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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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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

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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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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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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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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On 11/2/2017 at 7:00 PM, Jill Sparrow said:

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

Just found this site after doing a google search for Manning Grammar School. Read some of your posts Jill. Certainly entertaining and you have a much better memory of school than I do. Mum was still living on Bagnall Road until she died in 2016. The house my father built. Sadly we sold it.

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10 hours ago, Helen Maltby said:

 That would be my brother Alan.

 

Greetings Helen.  If your Dad built your house, it might explain my memory of Alan entering the school Lecture Contest with a discourse on Bricklaying and the various 'bonds' used by bricklayers.

 

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