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I moved to Southglade Road in May 1947, I was 2 months old & lived there until I was 19. I went to the nursery at the back of the community centre on Gainsford Crescent, then when I was 5 I went to the Infant school in the huts across from the community centre in the grounds that would eventually become High Pavement school. I attended Henry Whipple junior school & by the time I left Padstow had been built. Mr Bond was the headmaster for my first 2 years there being replaced by Jock, Mr Gallagher.

When I was a young child Southglade Road had only 2 houses after Padstow Road & it was the same for Leybourne & Raymede. There was no Deerstalker at that time, it came later. There was a Giles Goddard who lived at the farm at the end of Southglade. At the back of where the Deerstalker would eventually be built & running all the way up to St Matthews Church were the foundations of buildings which we were told were the remains of a Prisoner of War camp but I can't find any record of that. Does anyone know what the buildings that had stood there were for.

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I think this has been covered in earlier topics, but I'm certain one of the more knowledgeable members will clarify that.

Best of luck.

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This is one for our Ben who counts Bestwood among his specialisms!

 

Welcome to Nottstalgia, SandraD. My family had friends on Leybourne Drive. Didn't realise the houses were built as late as that.  Hope you'll enjoy this site as much as we all do.

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Hello Sandra,,

Born on Leybourne drive 1945,,lived on Andover road until 1967,,also went to Huts,,Whipple and Padstow,,knew many people on Southglade and all over Bestwood,, there is another thread started by cliff ton titled Bestwood estate,,if you look it up you will find much info about the old estate.

              If you name some names from your school days i'm sure ill know them,,

                           Ref the POW camp there during the war,i'm sure there was,,we used to play in some concrete bunkers,,which were probably something to do with it,,and our school football pitch was always called ''the Camp pitch............good luck

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I've merged the newly-started thread with this old one which had a lot of entries.  You'll find multiple posts from benjamin and many others,

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11 hours ago, SandraD said:

At the back of where the Deerstalker would eventually be built & running all the way up to St Matthews Church were the foundations of buildings which we were told were the remains of a Prisoner of War camp but I can't find any record of that. Does anyone know what the buildings that had stood there were for.

 

Welcome Sandra. I don't have any knowledge of Bestwood but I don't believe there are any records of a PoW camp in that location. A possibility though... you mention Southglade farm and there were a number of other farms very close by. PoWs were commonly used as farm labour so there may have been a small-scale camp to accomodate labourers.

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Think you maybe right TBI,,     The Concrete bunker like places,,were on top of the hill,,and would think more likely to have been Anti-aircaft gunnerys,,   however cant think of any reason why our football pitch was always called the ''Camp Pitch'?

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Yes ben, there were anti-aircraft guns situated on Sunrise Hill. The camp may have been to support that. Guns were also sited on Bulwell Common.

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Thats it TBI  Sunrise hill,,forgot that name,, funny enough just drove over where it used to be,,and the Sun was setting behind me,,.......lol

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Hi Benjamin. People I knew from Southglade & school. Brian Harrison, Patrick & John Whitchurch, Jane, Judith & Jillian Devaney, Margie & Irene Arnold, Jimmy Talbot, Pat Kay, Ray Bramley, Steve Guy, Carol & Margaret Lane, Joe, She & Valerie Kimberley, David & Derek Morton, Joyce Shilton, Clive, Pete & Delia Brown, David Crampton, Bill, Tony & Ray Bayliss to name but a few. I could go on all day.

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Nice one Sandra,,knew most of them,,

 

Bet also,,we knew each other  lol

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1 hour ago, benjamin1945 said:

Bet also,,we knew each other  lol

Ey up! This could be a bit awkward. Shall we look away now? :rolleyes:

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Love to know Sandra's surname,,but would'nt ask the lady to divulge on here,,.........a PM perhaps.? or a few more clues ?

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2 hours ago, benjamin1945 said:

Nice one Sandra,,knew most of them,,

 

Bet also,,we knew each other  lol

 

 

Ben, is there anyone anywhere who you haven't known at some time in your life ?

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34 minutes ago, Cliff Ton said:

Ben, is there anyone anywhere who you haven't known at some time in your life ?

No one who's female, CT!

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I also went to padstow, jock Gallagher was the headmaster then, he must have been head for a long time as he was still head when I left in 1983, I see his replacement quite often, and spoke to him today.

He tells me that he was headhunted for the job at Padstow, he is from Ramsgate, the kids must have loved him, being a more liberal man than jock Gallagher.

I never had any problems with jock Gallagher, I just thought that all head teachers were as hard as nails.

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Ben I can't remember a Ben from Bestwood. Which end of Leybourne did you live, were you anywhere near David Ward who lived on the top corner of Leybourne & Eardley opposite Carol Wardle. I lived Padstow end of Southglade near Lanes, Kimberleys & Mortons.

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Ben is my middle name Sandra,, Paul is my first name,, i was born on Leybourne between Hove road and Eardley,,but moved to far end of Andover in  1947,,post office end,,up what we called the first cul-de-sac,,

                          I knew the Arnold family and the Websters next door at the end of Leybourne numbers 218 and 220,,plus many more around there,,Kimberleys,,Smiths,,Browns,,Churchhill,, Bayliss all on Southglade.

                 In 1960 i started work for Marsdens on Andover road,,you may remember me there,, we also must have had many of the same Teachers at school,,Deakin headmaster at Whipple,,Miss Parkinson,,Mr HL Taylor,,Mr Price,,Mr Yarwood,,Mr Thomas,,Mr Betts,, all at Padstow,,

                       Ah just remembered a few girls off Southglade you may have known,, Julie Oldfield,,Susan Brearley,,Brenda Smith,,and Josie Morris..........happy days Sandra

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A few days ago there was a shooting incident on Eversley Walk, Bestwood.  I have a distant connection with that location.  In another thread, I’ve mentioned two elderly aunts who lived on Garden Street, Radford    https://nottstalgia.com/forums/topic/10134-garden-street-area/?;

 

When they left Garden Street they moved to a flat on Eversley Walk - it’s the top floor flat on the far right in this photo. 

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 I used to like visiting them because we could play on that balcony (no satellite dishes then). The people shooting each other weren’t even born in those days ( or even the parents of the people shooting each other). 

 

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That would be Bestwood park estate cliff ton,, which was built in the 50s, people tend to lump all the bestwoods together,,Bestwood estate is the old council estate,,you know the posher bit,, just saying. Lol,

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Andover

Teviot

Hove

Eardley

Southglade

Padstow 

Leybourne

Raymede 

Gainsford

Langcroft

Carnwood 

All these are old Bestwood estate,, no others,,all built in the 1930s,,and classed as part of Bulwell,, 

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On 11/11/2018 at 9:29 AM, benjamin1945 said:

Ben is my middle name Sandra,, Paul is my first name,, i was born on Leybourne between Hove road and Eardley,,but moved to far end of Andover in  1947,,post office end,,up what we called the first cul-de-sac,,

                          

 

Sandra   never came back ..........:(

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She wouldn't just dump me like that............she must be on holiday or problem with computer.......;)

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