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Samuel Morley was a very special man.

Son of John- who was no stranger to good deeds himself.sammorley510.jpgMorleys Factory(.Manvers St.area?)

Samuel Morley funded Childrens Libraries and helped the poor.

A Luddite sympathiser and Reformist.

His statue( that broke!). Is in our Arboretum.2489009_4959c794.jpg

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Must be the same family as I & R Morley in Daybrook. 

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My dad worked for a short time at Byron Horticultural on Watnall Road (I think).

A couple of other Hucknall companies that don't seem to get much of a mention were Stag Furniture (furniture makers) and Fanfare displays who made advertising boards. Both of these were located at the Farleys Lane end of Park Drive, just past Caddaw Avenue. There was also the Co-op dairy nearby.

I particularly remember Stag as there was always a smell of cellulose varnish (nail polish) around there.

 

I also note that as well as Johnson Avenue (named after George Johnson, a local councillor, philanthropist (I am told) and businessman, married to my cousin Kath) there is now, in that vicinity, a Betts Avenue. There used to be a Betts Street in Butler's Hill near Hankin Street but that seems to have gone. Betts Street was named after my grandfather. Betts is my family name.

A bit more family detail, John Griffin, mentioned previously on these pages, was cousin Kath's brother. Their mother was my aunt Dorothy.

https://nottstalgia.com/forums/topic/17359-the-lost-city/?tab=comments#comment-562475

 

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I remember Stag Furniture being on Quorn Rd in the mid 60s. It was near to Bosworths a building company who I worked for in their stores during the 1966 summer hols from school while I waited to hear about my “O” level results.

I believe Bosworths were a subsidiary of Simms Sons & Cooke who my dad worked for on Haydn Rd. My dad later moved to SS&C's Joinery Department on Spring Close Lenton in the early 60s. Spring Close was closed later in the 60s when The QMC was built and my dad then transferred to the open cast coal site in Langar until he retired in 1976.

BTW my “O” level results were pretty poor and it took me 6 years of day release & night school before I got to Uni. I'm convinced if I'd achieved decent “O” level results I wouldn’t have done so well later. It was definitely a wake up call.

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Nottsvans.jpgNottm Rediffusion vans.workshop.jpgRefiffusion House workshop.fordvan.jpgRediffusiom Ford van..peveril Dr.

1954.

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Beardalls since 1954 on Loughborough Rd. had a franchise from VW.

George Beardall put this pickup on the road.. and this was the place for bugs.

399d064cfb4262f0eab9df51e153bba8.jpgsplit screen.5601357399_8059befe3e.jpgLocal media advert.Beardalls_02.jpgAnother exclusive design...don't like the Reg though.vw-midlands-9.jpgEven a VW mag came from here.86ffa48e26c14357f5a91ae107339af6--camperconverted Camper van at Trent Bridge.23d59f64acddf25a4425243bffa74e74.jpgstill a talking point on Volkswagon forums.

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This is a long shot.

The Raleigh Industries had an athletic club based on Old Coach Road for many decades.

There were also various other sporting offshoots within the company which were run by interested employees such as a swimming club based at the Radford Baths & a Badminton Club based within the works canteen after work.

It is the badminton Club that is of interest & anyone who may have been a member.

My father was a member for many years & around the late 50s or early 60s donated a large trophy to the club as an annual prize to the doubles winners. This trophy was originally won by Dad for boxing as a very young man prior to the second world war. I remember it kicking around the house whilst I was growing up.

The Athletic Club had the trophy restored & replated & Dad presented it to the winning doubles team.

I am unsure of the exact year but suppose it would be around the early 60s or late 50s.

A picture existed (long gone) of the presentation & I remember the winners were in fact twin brothers

As already stated...a long shot but I have always wondered what happened to that trophy as it must be somewhere. The resources of this site are amazing so I thought it worth a try.

 

 

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lymn3.jpgLymns Bath St.premiseslymn2.jpg.1920's Rolls Royce hearse.lymn1.jpgHearses at Carlton Cemetery.lymn5.jpgcollection vehicle.

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This can be added to Nottms Rediffusion collection.RTV862_G.jpgNice bike an' all...Triumph?

I never realised Rediffusion were such a big company..Bermuda and Sydney and all over Britain.I located a 1940s Reliant van but couldn't be sure it was Nottm based.Three different liveries  in their time.

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Welcome Jopip

My dad also worked at "Raleigh"  years ago in the 50s/60s they used to have a sports day which I do have a couple of photos. I will see if I can dig them out, I think one was the football team and the other which is probably  not interesting was me on my dad's shoulders watching "Punch and Judy"

Now! Now!  members don't laugh   yes! I was a little girl once.

look forward to your post's Jopip

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On ‎6‎/‎19‎/‎2018 at 9:35 AM, jonab said:

My dad worked for a short time at Byron Horticultural on Watnall Road (I think).

A couple of other Hucknall companies that don't seem to get much of a mention were Stag Furniture (furniture makers) and Fanfare displays who made advertising boards. Both of these were located at the Farleys Lane end of Park Drive, just past Caddaw Avenue. There was also the Co-op dairy nearby.

I particularly remember Stag as there was always a smell of cellulose varnish (nail polish) around there.

 

I also note that as well as Johnson Avenue (named after George Johnson, a local councillor, philanthropist (I am told) and businessman, married to my cousin Kath) there is now, in that vicinity, a Betts Avenue. There used to be a Betts Street in Butler's Hill near Hankin Street but that seems to have gone. Betts Street was named after my grandfather. Betts is my family name.

A bit more family detail, John Griffin, mentioned previously on these pages, was cousin Kath's brother. Their mother was my aunt Dorothy.

https://nottstalgia.com/forums/topic/17359-the-lost-city/?tab=comments#comment-562475

 

Hi just a  question can you remember "Fine Fare" it was some were near The Blue Boar do you know how long it was their. When did it close down? 

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Yes, I remember the Fine Fare regional headquarters down Nottingham Road almost opposite Elkington's farm. It went through some name changes, I think. It was at a time when Garfield Weston https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W._Garfield_Weston was involved in buying out Burtons (of the Council House arcade) and Fortnum & Mason of Piccadilly, London (the Queen's grocers).

I don't know when it closed, I had left Nottingham, certainly left, Hucknall before that time.

Wagon Wheels are the things I remember that had the Westons biscuits name attached to them.

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On ‎7‎/‎17‎/‎2018 at 5:28 AM, IAN123. said:

Lymns Bath St.premises

The sign says "Complete Undertakers". Is there any other kind? Do "Incomplete Undertakers) bury you with your a**e in the air so it can be used to hold the flowers or a bike rack??

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Things have changed a bit Oz..but i know what you are saying.

Embalming..paperwork..often sending the remains abroad or flying a body home...arranging a double decker bus!...all encompassing now. The hassle i had from here and the IOW was smoothed out greatly by Geoff Leather.

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On 6/18/2018 at 10:34 PM, IAN123. said:

Samuel Morley was a very special man.

Son of John- who was no stranger to good deeds himself.Morleys Factory(.Manvers St.area?)

 

His statue( that broke!). Is in our Arboretum.2489009_4959c794.jpg

This bust in the arboretum is not the one that broke(fell off a lorry) but a new one made about 1926

 

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Ken Parr formed Pork Farms with a £9000 bank loan.Bowyers and other companies merged.Northern Foods was another Company name.Coy_0148.jpgBedford J Delivery van.Coy_0150.jpgDelivering pies & meats.Coy_0143.jpgTrays of sausages and cold meats.Coy_0146.jpgPork Farms Shop and Daybrooks Cleaners.

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I remember when Pork Farms first started. The vans and street hoardings announced "This Is A Pork Pie Area" - no mention of the word "Farms" - this appeared later, added via a caret so it seemed to be an afterthought.

They had a shop in Hucknall at the corner of Watnall Road and the High Street - where Proctor's jewellers used to be, next door to May Bullen's, Newsagents. At the time, I thought their products were really good and tasty. In fact, I thought that all the time I lived in Hucknall and Nottingham.

When I was in the UK last Christmas I noticed in Chichester Sainsbury's that Pork Farms Pork Pies were still available. I indulged myself and bought one. What a disappointment!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Far from being a full of flavour meaty treat, the pie was an abomination of rock hard pastry, NO jelly and tasteless fatty meat. As happens so often, a superior local brand loses all character and quality when taken over by some big conglomerate.

 

I should add that I gave some of the pie to my carer to try. Bearing in mind he is French and used to eating all sorts of strange things, he spat it out and declared it as inedible.

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I had a visit to Pork Farms factory in Beeston , they didn't waste anything, my love for sausages and pork pies waned for a short while.

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I think they just used to shove a whole pig in the machine at one end and the meat products came out  at the other. As you say, nothing was wasted. I used to like the pork pies made by Jack Baily’s at Upper Broughton but on my last trip I found that they had closed. I am always in pursuit of the perfect pork pie. Where can I catch one?

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Elizabeth Kings were good pies. I don't kn what happened to that company, but nowadays, Dickensons & Morris of Melton Mowbray make fantastic pork pies ! Great with onion or tomato chutney !

 

Edited. Still going since 1853, and now produced in Cotgrave !

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