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On 1/4/2019 at 4:01 PM, Helen Maltby said:

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. 

I only wish I could forget it!

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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

OH Jill.........you know you should have been at Padstow with me   :rolleyes:

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You were 5th grade i was sixth,,, and i'd have carried your books from school,,, cos ''my eyes adored you''   don't tell carnie........lol

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2 hours ago, benjamin1945 said:

and i'd have carried your books from school,,, 

Wish you'd been there when I had to carry that damned chicken casserole home along Gregory Boulevard! The casserole crock weighed a ton without the contents and the basket likewise. I spilled most of it!

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On 11/8/2018 at 11:15 PM, SandraD said:

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.

 

 

Only just seen this.

 

I was on Southglade from around 1951 and your recall is very similar to mine.  The Farmer Goddard I knew was Gervaise (Pronounced 'Jarvis') Goddard, commonly known as 'Jarve', or 'Run lads.. he's coming!!'  As for the 'Camp', yes I'm told it was a P.O.W.  camp for Italians.  We just decribed that area as 'camp'.  We went there mainly either for sledging in winter, which was pretty dangerous with all those brick footings about, or to get to the 'Spinney, which existed between the top of 'Camp' and Padstow School.

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For Patsy,,     all you want to know on here about Bestwood estate,,,  

 

Type in Andover rd in the search box Patsy,,and all the shops are mentioned,,

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Hello. I found this forum and read it from beginning to end as I lived on Bestwood Estate from 1948 when I was nearly 4 until 1970.

I lived on Southglade Road. I have only found one member I can remember up until now. There was a little lad 3 doors away from us at the other end of the block.

As he remembers., it was a good place to grow up in. Not only were there children in every house but the mothers all seemed to care about all of us.

Also, I thought it was a wonderful place as not long after we moved there, while the hedge was still not very high, we woke up one Sunday to find 4 or 5 cows feeding on the front lawn. I was convinced they had come for breakfast so I thought of them as my friends while the farm was still there.

 

 

 

 

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Welcome to you Pauline.  Keep searching, you’ll find more Nottstalgians who you remember and/or remember you.  There’s so much for you to plough through.  Actually, I’m wondering if you have a younger brother called Alan?  

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Welcome to Nottstlgia Pauline , I lived on Leybourne Drive  1954 to 1968, there are several others on this forum from good old Bestwood , whom I sure to welcome you soon. 

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Welcome Pauline.   I hope you keep on posting your memories... love your story about the cows and also how the mums in the street cared about all of the children......

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Here is a couple of photos of Bulwell Forest station, the first one is of the site of the old station with Rigleys Wagon works on the left. The second is of the site taken from Hucknall Road, I don't know where the photos came from so I cant credit them to the originator.

buwellforestrailwaystation.jpg

bulwellforeststation.jpg

 

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Them photo's evoked some memories of people that have been in my life Trogg..........Uncle's Bill,,John,,Harry,,all worked there,,,along with some School mates,,,

 

Edit,, think ive mentioned before,,but along those old Railway tracks the ''Master Cutler'' was once re-routed,,,caused by my Dad derailing some trucks in Bulwell Common Sidings..........''Ham Fisted'' must run in the family.................;)

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Talking of Rigleys i vaguely remember being in an adjacent field when very young. 1950 ish ?.....it was a very hot summers day......and lots of familys were there,,,i do believe it was a Rigleys social event.......the field had a rough Cricket and football area marked out,,....there was also a very small wooden hut from which one of my Uncles was serving Beer straight from a wooden proper old Barrel ,,,........but the main thing i recall was lots and lots of laughter,,,from genuinely happy folk..........

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When looking at these photos it brings it home to you how time passes so quickly. Old black and white photos of a derelict building and an overgrown railway track and you remember playing in that area when the trains were still running, also of the people who were about at that era and passed away years ago, or is it just me remembering the good old days.

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No not just you Trogg..............nicer days or Rose tinted ?.........thing is we were happy and loved the people around us........is that what made us happy ? or was it just because we were young.............?.

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The Black Diamonds was the Bestwood Colliery Band , I believe it is mentioned on this Forum, if you use the search facility you should find references to it. Also if you go on Youtube you will find a few videos of them.

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2 hours ago, trogg said:

The Black Diamonds was the Bestwood Colliery Band

 

https://www.google.com.au/maps/@-34.3280898,150.9134587,3a,75y,192.81h,73.81t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s9GNxBKEqUoFdNBfofq_0hQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

 

This bridge celebrates the importance of Black Diamonds (coal) to the Wollongong district of NSW south of Sydney. A few ex miners on NS will remember it.

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Is Brian Draper still the musical Director of the Bestwood Black Diamonds???

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I must have driven under that bridge a few times and never noticed it, when I lived in "the 'Gong". I used to like driving up the coast road, some beautiful scenery.

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