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Passenger trains ceased in 1931, but goods trains used it from Colwick until 1960, but from Basford to Bestwood until 1964.

However, Rigleys were scrapping steam engines at least until 66, when the signal box closed.

See vol 2 of GNR in the East Midlands by the RCTS.

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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

Hi Kev.

They never seemed especially frequent even in the 1950s. They had I think pretty much stopped by the mid 1960s and the tracks were taken up.

 

According to Malcolm Castledine in 'Railways North of Nottm.' :
 

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'Rigley's yard remained operational, cutting up steam locomotives and old rolling stock until early 1966. It was physically connected to the B.R. lines until Sunday March 6th 1966 when the former Great Northern signal box at Bulwell Forest was closed and the rail connection severed'

 

 

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P.S. Just beat me to it Fly..

 

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MC's book is good for info too, and great pictures.

Ive sold most of my railway books which I've collected from the early 60's, and now only buy stuff relevant to the GC, Notts, then East Midlands. A very tunnelled view I know, but if I see any books on 'copper capped GW' stuff, or live steam at heritage railways, I cringe !

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Like to thank cliff ton for putting the names to my school photo's which had become detached from the originals on account of the photo bucket thing a few weeks ago..........also thank Catfan for re-posting.........but a nice story too ,when i looked at them tonight.......i showed them to my 4 yr old Grandson,who like clever cloggs Jill, picked me out on every picture..........then he went even further and picked out my Dad on an old picture from the 50s with his Railwaymen friends..........theres more............he even picked out my Grandad from the 60s,receiving his gold watch with  about 20 others from the Railway.............i was amazed,and told him he was a ''diamond Geezer''.........'whats that Grandad ?'' he asked..........so furthered his education by telling him...........magic moments...........

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Several times when catching the bus from town back to Rise Park, if a 15 or 16 came along instead if the  89, we would get on it. Both go through the Bestwood estate. This is the first time I have ever been on that estate, and was surprised the first time, to see the houses are identical to Bells Lane/ Aspley estates. All the times I have read posts from those who grew up in Bestwood, I pictured you all living in a different, maybe more modern council house. I just figured it was much newer than my old house. By the way, those single decker 15 & 16 buses should be called Ripley Rattlers, Lol, by tge time we got through Top Valley, we were sometimes the only 2 on the bus. They need more ballast by this time as they almost rattle yer teeth out of yer head! (But I still enjoyed the ride, a novelty to me, riding a bus, no public transport in this neck of the woods)

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Katy, if I understand correctly the original Bestwood Estate was planned in the 1930s and some of the roads are already shown on maps as early as 1935.

Well into the early 1960s on Andover Road, just around the corner from Southglade where I lived, some of the houses had 'SP' painted on the front wall in white.  My Mum told me that this was a war time indication that a Stirrup Pump for firefighting after air raids, was  lodged at that house.  It's also an indication that those houses were built pre 1939.  I was told that building was suspended during WW2 and that the houses on Southglade were only 'footings' until completed after the war.

 

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I know Bells Lane estate was built in 1933,  well mam said so, said the houses were 5 yrs old when fhey moved in after marrying in 1938. Dad's cousin round the other side of our road, had the words STIRRUP PUMP on a sign attached to their house, and as a kid, I thought that was the name of their house.

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Went to high pavement 63 to 69. Biked up mill street every morning - just like the hovis advert.

Coming down Davids lane, what was the name of the street to the right just before the level crossing? it ran parallel to Vernon road the other side if the railway line.

I did a paper round from the newsagents, and the family who ran the bakery lived a few doors down from us on Bagnall road. 

And who was the lady who ran the greengrocery on the corner?

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2 hours ago, oldphil said:

did a paper round from the newsagents, and the family who ran the bakery lived a few doors down from us on Bagnall road. 

Do you remember the Maltby family who lived on Bagnall Road around the late 60s? Helen Maltby was at Manning with myself.

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4 hours ago, oldphil said:

And who was the lady who ran the greengrocery on the corner?

 

I think her name was Elsie, but I could be wrong as I was young at the time?

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Ref: Maltby.  There was a lad called Maltby in my year at High Pavement.  1960-65.  I can't recall his first name..

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I have just had a message from a new member John Walters he has not yet made a posting but I am sure he will, he used to live on Andover Road so I sure he will have knowledge of Bestwoods  own Casanova . I checked on the page and he was looking at the Bestwood Estate topic so hopefully he will read this and see that there are other members from Bestwood who will welcome him as other members from Nottingham will, So come on John lets here from you and welcome to Nottstalgia.

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HE maybe related to Ronnie Walters who lived on Leybourne Trogg,....who was a mate of my uncle John Jackson......the nicest man you would ever meet.......he was like my an older brother to me...........so yea come on John what do ya know about old Bestwood.........?

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On 22/07/2017 at 1:28 PM, catfan said:

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.

 

Had the pleasure this morning of bumping into Tony Clayton this morning (named above) last saw him 1960, recognised each other straight away,,we were collecting our medicines from the chemist,,great little footballer,although only very small a centre forward,,........now seen 3 of the above since 1960.............

 

EDIT............Just noticed photo disappeared again,

 

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Here is a photo of the play ground for Bestwood Estate Bulwell Common ,it also shows Bulwell Common Station and part of Bulwell, I am sure some of you can remember playing in this area. Date about 1951.

 

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Stuggling with that Trogg,, is Bulwell Common the bottom bit   ?

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Definitely ! Bottom left corner is Southglade / Andover Rd junction, and NCV car sales,  and to the right is the golf club. St Albans Rd runs straight across the middle.

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Got it now,, 1951 could have been on that Photo,, can just make out the old Pavilion i mentioned in 'Uncle John's scrapbook'' long gone now,,

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