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use to go pass anson on my way to peveril school in the 70s boy could only dream of owning a bang and olsen nice gear,speaking of potted dog anybody got a proper nottingham recipe,living in auckland we get fxxxk all like that here and used to love my chrispy cob with potted dog,bought up down the green so we had fxxk all big family so potted dog and faggots where a sta[le part of living.

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B & O equipment was a big con, at least in those days it was - all style and no substance.

They claimed to be "high end" equipment (note NOT hi-fi) and charged huge amounts of money for stuff with a technical specification of about the same level as a Dansette record player. For example, their flagship amplifier at one time "boasted" a THD (total harmonic distortion) of 5% when hi-fi was commonly measured at 0.1 - 0.2%.

It looked nice though.

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I have to agree with this, a mate of mine swore by B & O stuff & wouldn't have it that the stuff was no better than Amstrad !

Where's DJ360 ? He knows a bit about hifi.

 

I think a lot is down to marketing & nothing more. Scania wagons for example are the most expensive in the UK but I believe there are much better & more reliable wagons about.

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On 4/29/2014 at 2:47 PM, Compo said:

There were so many 2nd hand/pawn shops on both Arkwright St and St Anne's Well road. I used to spen many happy hours rummaging through teh stuff looking for a bargain. Now all gone....only "Charity" shops all over the place selling stuff at inflated prices.

 

Bongo! I found a real second-hand shop in Edinburgh over the bank holiday weekend.  Spent ages rummaging through his stock and came away with a proper battered old teddy bear (they are not allowed to sell such stuff in bloody charity shops) - brilliant!

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20 hours ago, Compo said:

 

Bongo! I found a real second-hand shop in Edinburgh over the bank holiday weekend.....

Had a week in the Languedoc a few weeks ago and happened on this shop near the Cathedral in Beziers . Woulld have loved to have had a look round but doesn't look as though its been opened for ages . Don't know if you can zoom in but theres some interesting post cards in the doorway .

 

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11 hours ago, BilboroughShirley said:

Just a thought Compo, will you be posting a photo of the bear?

 

 

Here you go Shirley.....After a good wash and brush-up he is looking rather fine, don't you think?  The poor lad's a wee bit thread-bare bit otherwise he is now a happy chappie :)

 

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58345.1.640.640.UNPAD.jpgGonna sit this one here...where did they all go indeed. 1930- bus turning onto George Street.Cripps in the background..seemed Boots were always around here.Burtons wallpaper shop. All gone.

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Shoe Shop assistants that knew their trade?1940s-old-vintage-original-advert-advert...not just talking about the toe pinchers in Johnny James..the measuring thingy..with a lollipop after for a treat...like on Kings Walk.

Anyroad Oz might recall Devo's.

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2 hours ago, IAN123. said:

Anyroad Oz might recall Devo's.

Sure do Ian, Mansfield Shoe Company founded in 1867 and the Devonshire brand was introduced in 1907. As an apprentice passed this magnificent building every day on the bus on my way to work.

Alas, along with the hosiery and knitware industry, long gone.

A friend told me that the Pretty Polly site on Unwin Rd in Sutton in Ashfield is destined to become a supermarket

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I wonder if the branding had anything to do with the Cavendish family the Duke of Devonshire and Chatsworth House, At one time Hardwick Hall, not that far away, was also an ancestral seat.

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Shoe shops that made sure your feet fitted prtoperly into your shoes, using one of these contraptions:

 

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Could be Oz..i only knew The Duke of Devonshire on darts nights....

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