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Yes Col.......the Raymede steps........when I was Marsdens Granville.......imagine what it was like delivering the groceries up there...........more often than not i'd carry them up the steps and get someone to watch me Bike while doing it..........but after,the free-wheel ride down Bankings was lovely......

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Hello,   Thank you for your reply Benjamin, and thank you for the welcome DJ. Both are really appreciated.   I spoke to my Aunt, Mum’s sister, this morning and she maintains that t

I moved onto Southglade Rd. (No. 40) around 1951/2, when I was barely 3. Prevously we lived at 76 Glaisdale Drive, Bilboro. Back then, there was no Beckhampton, no Rise Park, or Top Valley, or Bestw

I'm back Mandie,,,so much to tell you don't know where to start  lol,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,yes indeed Leybourne drive i'm sure was finished just before the war,,,i recall the remnants of an ''Air raid shelte

Merthyr,

I hadn't picked up on John Turner though I do recall 'Knight Errant'.  I do recall that at the 1988 Bicentenary there was a picture of another British actor who was I believe something of a minor 'Hearthrob' in the 1930s, but I've never been able to recall his name or find out more.  Another actor, Phillip Voss   ( http://www.unitedagents.co.uk/philip-voss) seems to have been a classmate of Bowles.

 

Freda Jackson, who played a starring role in the 1948 film 'No Room at the Inn' and was in many others, including a few Hammer Horror films also seems to have been at HP during the 'Co-ed' phase. 

 

The book 'High Pavement Remembered' also mentions two ladies from much earlier.  'Miss Lorna Duveen' became a popular Hollywood actress during the silent era, and Hilda Boot, 'Russianised' her name to Hilda Butsova and performed with the Diaghilev Russian Ballet alongside Ninette De Valois and Alicia Markova, before joining Anna Pavlova's touring company and moving on to a successful teaching career.

 

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Merthyr,

I hadn't picked up on John Turner though I do recall 'Knight Errant'. 

 

Hilda Boot, 'Russianised' her name to Hilda Butsova and performed with the Diaghilev Russian Ballet alongside Ninette De Valois and Alicia Markova,

 

Col

 

I remember John Turner, because as I said he visited the school once, and it was during one break time that he appeared in the yard and was surrounded by autograph hunters. Someone said he was the star of 'Knight Errant', but as I'd never seen the series I didn't bother joining in the crowd.

 

Re Russianised names, as you probably know, Alicia Markova was really Alice Marks.

 

 

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#190 + #191 the steps and bankings I had forgot all about those, the daily trudge up the bankings to whipple  but great in the snow ice and the steps, I can only remember going up them once I was only 9 or 10 didn't like it never went again. This brings to mind raymede close and the narrow road when you went there everyone could see you , when built they never thought residents would ever own a car.

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Raymede close trogg,.........did my Marsdens Granville bit up there mate..........still remember the names of customers......Hemsleys,Warsops,Allcocks,Jenners and Wilkinsons,..........amazing how the names just come back...........Ron Hemsley worked at Marsdens before me,..Warsops I think were mainly Raymede drive........went to school with Mick lovely lad passed away in his 40s,Geoff Jenner a best mate at school went to live in Spain many years ago.......his parents later owned a shop in Keyworth.....I also did a little courting with a girl off the close,which may surprise many of you.............lol.

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Trogg,

Thanks for the pics!  I think I've seen them before but still good to see.

 

Jill and Merthyr.... I'd never even considered that Markova and De Valois were 'made up' names.  I'm just so trusting..

 

Raymede Steps.  Until I looked earlier I'd forgotten that there were actually two lots.

 

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Raymede+Dr,+Nottingham+NG5+5FQ/@52.9958181,-1.174512,272m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x4879c1b4c614b7d9:0xa4737f5dea778b08!8m2!3d52.997236!4d-1.1722706

 

And as for the 'Bankings'.  Never heard of them.

 

Do you mean this?  I have no recollection of it at all.

 

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Raymede+Dr,+Nottingham+NG5+5FQ/@52.9950414,-1.1728511,81m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x4879c1b4c614b7d9:0xa4737f5dea778b08!8m2!3d52.997236!4d-1.1722706

 

Benj.  A couple of names.  John Waldron from Raymede Close when I was in primary.  Brian Cooper from Raymede Drive and Jeffrey Wass from Southglade. ( Emigrated I think).

 

Col

 

 

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That's the 'bankings' Col..........great sledging in the 50s...........free-wheeled down there on me Granville........then along a bit of Leybourne........and free -wheel down Hove road.............first houses at bottom of 'Bankings' were Bowlers Railway man with me Dad lovely daughter Margaret,then Milwards,Alan in my class at Padstow..........in Later years big Alma Beadsworth lived there,you must have heard of  Alma ?..........great family the Beadsworth's.............and no-body messed with Alma.....................

 

Col. I recall all the surnames you mention.........but different first names.............

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Hmm....... I think both Bri Cooper and Jeff Wass had sisters...... ;)

 

Waldron.  I can see him now.. not absolutely certain it was John.. 

 

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Jill and Merthyr.... I'd never even considered that Markova and De Valois were 'made up' names.  I'm just so trusting..

Col

 

 

 

At the risk of shattering any further illusions, and still on a ballet theme, I have to break it to you that Margot Fonteyn was originally Peggy Hookham and Anton Dolin was Patrick Kay.

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:Shock:  You'll be telling me next that Darcey Bussell was originally  Arsey Bucket or summat!!

 

Really, she was:  Marnie Mercedes Darcey Pemberton Crittle...  :)

 

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#204. No Jill, it wasn't me, they couldn't prove it. Besides she was over 18.:rotfl:

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I'm hoping someone can recognise anyone on the Bestwood photo's of benjamin 1945, I oroginally posted via PB on ben's behalf & now they have disappeared so now hosted via PostImage. Benjamin will be able to put names to faces when he gets behind his PC again.

 

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Henry Whipple 53/54 school team I was 8 the others are 9 or 10, photo taken in school playground which is exactly the same today.

back row.......clive bagshaw, trevor hatton, cliff hallot, mr.wall, Mick Laing, les Worrall, Richard bowler, Ray Weston.   front row, tony clayton, benjamin1945, Brian Lewin, Mick peach, bill Bayliss, john Bridgett, Malc unwin.

 

 

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Henry Whipple v St Marys, cup final replay Springfield school ground, Bulwell 1956,

Back row, John Hickman, geoff Jenner, Stan sheard, David Churchill, tony Leatherland, mick Disney  front row, trevor Turton, Mick Musson, benjamin1945, tony McNichol, Terry dexter,..............all great lads, 2 no longer with us that I know of, 3 emigrated, 2 I still see regular, one joined nottstalgia a bit back but not posted yet.

 

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Padstow school 57/58 class 2a,

left to right top row, Miss Parkinson, tony McNichol, roger kinnerley, girl ?, Irene howlett, Colleena mee, christine Middup, malc Richards, John bell, terry dexter, Mr.Bond headmaster,

middle row, Trev Widdowson, brian knott, diane Wilson, marilyn baxter, ann draper, kathleen Buckingham, julie hatfield, alan millward, benjamin1945,

front row, Charley Tacey, Valerie keetch, jim Webster, val Biddulph, Frank smith, ken pugsley, eileen rose, trevor turton, girl?, terry Atherton.

apologies to the two I don't remember,............but in my minds eye you were all lovely people,two have passed away that I know of,one I still see regular and one occasionally,...........if any of you on the picture or a relative recognise someone join some great people here on Nottstalgia.

 

 

So many happy memories from these photos that I treasure,hope some of the people on them see em,or their relatives,thanks again to caftan for putting em on.

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Nice one mick, thanks mate

Go for it then jill 

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Ah ah ah and lol, spot on jill, 

When i get back from hols I'll put the names in for uncle mort, but bet he and col name some anyway,

I'm still laughing at jilly clever clogs

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Don't forget that for many years I was a teacher of children the same age as those in the photos. I can spot a little charmer ten miles away! One little face stands out because it's got "Look at me, I take a pride in my appearance and I'm going to break some hearts" written all over it! Besides which, most of the rest look gormless!

 

Edited to add that I have never met Ben in the flesh, as it were (ooh-er) so I'm judging solely on who looks like a potential future Bestwood heart throb!  ;)

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I'm sure we'll meet jill one fine day

 

Just like to thank catfan again for re posting them,he's a diamond geezer

 

I'm well pleased they are back on,they are very important to me,such happy schooldays,hopefully some of the others on the photos or their families will see them and feel the way i do,could tell a story about nearly all of them,great people,,,,thanks again catfan,,,,,fair bought a lump to me throat, 

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