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3 hours ago, Jill Sparrow said:

Correct, Jonab. I have an ancient medical encyclopedia which lists Derbyshire Neck, together with a quaint drawing.

 

How much iodine deficiency is to blame for low intellect problems in places such as tiny villages and how much is down to in-breeding is a good question!

 

Keep taking the tablets, Beekay!!

‘Derbyshire born and Derbyshire bred;

strong in the arm but thick in the head!’

 

I’m pretty sure this is no longer the case, now the iodine problem is recognised....

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'Ah'm a Derbyshire man, born and bred, strong i't'arm and wick i't'head'. The first part of this is self-evident. The second part does not mean 'weak in the head' as some people think. Rather, it means quick as in lively, from the Old Englsih Cwick. 
 

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I thought it was about the cretin problem due to lack of iodine, which was prevalent  at one time.

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Sneinton Asylum after it closed but before it was demolished.

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The road up the right is Dakeyne Street, and the road across the bottom is Carlton Road.

 

Proper Nottstalgia stuff.

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Closed in 1912...So my relatives in Kemps cottages were alive when it was in use,,,like so many small areas of our City we have so many memories,,, in this area between Handel street and the March Hare up Carlton road about 400 yards i have many.....At about 18(1963) my mate and I used to have a pint in the Vine on Handel street grotty but friendly little local full of Sneinton characters,,,then another in the White Lion on Carlton road,,E5 on the Juke box always a must Ricky Nelson,,Travellin Man,,,then up to the March Hare to catch many a good group...Also worked within that small area,,there used to be a Marsdens in the 60s relief managed it,,,then there was the Big'ish Coop corner of STMathias road,,,got bashed about a bit in there in my Coop days......all good memories.........

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Are you feeling OK our Ben? The whole memory above has not one girl's name in it!

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Yes Affer,,it was on a corner going up Carlton road on the left.......i was only there a few days,,the lady Manager had fell while window dressing,,,i remember clearing the mess up including the blood...

                              Not sure but i think Cliff posted a photo of the shop........about 1962 when i was there,,the sign remained on the wall many years after Marsdens had departed the scene..........

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Ben, I remembered about your relatives in Kemps Cottages when I was posting the asylum photo.

 

I also have a few memories of that area. For about a year in the late 70s I worked in a printers on Dakeyne Street, and I used to park in the empty space which I now know was the site of the asylum.  A bit later I worked for a couple of years at place on Hooton Street (further up Carlton Road) and I went in the March Hare a few times; also the Red Cow (now demolished) at the end of Windmill Lane.

 

I don’t think I remember any previous references to a Marsden’s in that area. The big Co-op on the end of St Mathias Road was empty and derelict for years, but has now been refurbished as an “International Supermarket’. This is their website...you'll get the idea.  https://www.falcononline.co.uk/

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That photo gives my memory a shake,,,................Had several teeth knocked out in the Office.......Was attacked with a knife on the corner of St Mathias.......Stuggled with a bloke on Crutches on that Zebra crossing.......he almost won as well.........plus much more,,,happy days,,,,

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Coop,, Jill..,,..........and i really do miss it...........

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Just a bit further up the road is the bus stop where we used to display our Guy Fawkes and beg for coppers from the alighting passengers. I’m sure the bus stop was outside a newsagents then, and the shop is still a newsagents. We’d then spend our money on penny bangers from another newsagent, Johnny Wells’s, which, I think, was on the opposite corner to Marsden’s.

Remember Marsdens with fondness. Queueing up with grandma, breathing in the smells. Proper shop with proper assistants. 

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Morning Mrs Gorritt..........is this your Grandson young Affer ?........get your Granny one of those chairs Affer....good lad,,,

                            Got your note in the letter-box this morning,,,Ham Hock,,Ounce of Yeast,,Camp Coffee,,Sunlight Soap,,Beetop Sauce,,Duraglit,,1/4 of Gorgonzola,,and half a pound of Pork Dripping.......all ready in one of our new Brown bags with string,,, 16/10....

                     Here you are Affer,,carry this for your Gran,,............

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Brilliant, Ben! What memories! Saw some Camp in Sainsburys the other day, and I saved the fat off the pork joint the other week and had toast and dripping for breakfast for days!

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4 hours ago, benjamin1945 said:

,,Ham Hock,,Ounce of Yeast,,Camp Coffee,,Sunlight Soap,,Beetop Sauce,,Duraglit,,1/4 of Gorgonzola,,and half a pound of Pork Dripping.......

 

All sounds familiar....apart from Duraglit. I don't remember that and had to look it up.

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Two types Cliff..........one for silver one for Brass.........very popular in its day..........

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Remember all those brass and copper ornaments everyone had years ago?  My mum used Brasso to clean them all once a month! They always shone. Think we had Goddards Silver Dip for cleaning silver. I still use it.

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Along with Brasso they also manufactured Silvo......did'nt have as much Silver as Brass,so sales were much less.........

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I remember Brasso. My grandparents on Grimston Road had one of those fireplace sets of poker, tongs, brush and pan, which were all shiny brass. I was fascinated by them.

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5 minutes ago, Cliff Ton said:

I remember Brasso. My grandparents on Grimston Road had one of those fireplace sets of poker, tongs, brush and pan, which were all shiny brass. I was fascinated by them.

 

They were called ''Companion sets'' think we all had them.......................Edit.....sorry Red,,didnt realise it was one above,,:wacko:

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