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Car fans !... It's a 1973 D Super 5. Mine 10 years this year. Fast comfortable travel, manual 5 speed box (column change), self levelling headlights, steering long range lamps, the 3 year restoration became a real headache but I got there. No fairies doing magic work through the night like car SOS  !

Saw one in King'sLynn Saturday market place in 1957. Bright yellow , when most cars were old black things, I knew I  had to have one. First job in 1965, the boss's mistress took me and another lad on a 70 mile trip to a job in one, I was really hooked then !

Good things worth waiting for ……….tax and Mot exempt too 

 

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Flippin' lovely Fog...smooth ride too..we had a Safari with turning headlamps.

Well done and hard long hours no doubt.

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1 hour ago, fogrider said:

Car fans !... It's a 1973 D Super 5. Mine 10 years this year. Fast comfortable travel, manual 5 speed box (column change), self levelling headlights, steering long range lamps, the 3 year restoration became a real headache but I got there. No fairies doing magic work through the night like car SOS  !

Saw one in King'sLynn Saturday market place in 1957. Bright yellow , when most cars were old black things, I knew I  had to have one. First job in 1965, the boss's mistress took me and another lad on a 70 mile trip to a job in one, I was really hooked then !

Good things worth waiting for ……….tax and Mot exempt too 

 

The jacking system was unusual. You put the jack in the sill socket, started the engine, moved a lever and it lifted itself up. Unfortunately I had to jack it up on a hot day and the jack sank into the tarmac. I had to find a conventional one to lift it up!

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The one I drove had various height suspension, i think it also was capable of having a wheel changed without the use of a jack. Fingertip steering and brakes that would throw you through the windscreen if you as much as sneezed on the brake pedal!!

Edit, sorry for the repeat, didn't notice Phil's post, dur!

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First post, so be gentle with me!  Back on topic - I remember a big fire at Jersey Kapwood (?) on Alfreton Road - would have been 1975/6.

Also, I well remember the fire at the Forest ground, 1968 v Leeds.  I was in the East Stand (now Brian Clough stand), and saw it develop from a few wisps of smoke to the massive fire - thankfully, nobody seriously hurt.  I remember getting home early and telling my parents about the fire, and my Dad saying "you know, I thought it was foggy when I drove over Trent Bridge"! 

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1 hour ago, Gary Baldy said:

Also, I well remember the fire at the Forest ground, 1968 v Leeds.  I was in the East Stand

I was there that day too, stood in my usual spot in the East Stand level with the 18 yard box half way up the terraces.

I still don't know what started the fire, was it an electrical fault.

What I do remember is that Forest did not win any of the games that they played at Meadow Lane after the fire the upside was that we could stay in the Magpie longer before the match.

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7 hours ago, IAN123. said:

I have read that the losses at Meadow Lane cost Carey his job?

I think it greatly contributed, Ian123.  I believe that Carey was never fully in charge, and often had the team picked for him by the Committee.  During the season of the fire (1968-69), the Committee sold his best players, starting with Hennessey to Derby, followed by Grummitt.  I think the spell at Meadow Lane saw 4 defeats and 2 draws - 0 wins.  With his hands tied as they were, it's no wonder Carey was sacked for poor results!

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I went to a fire in Forests' ground, not the really big one, it was in the seating area at the West end (city end), all under those wooden seats was piles of fag packets, newspapers, crisp packets etc etc, a fag end dropped down there was taken as the cause. Once the wooden seat frames got going, that was it. 

I was told the big fire was the same, but can't be certain.

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Nottm Firebrigade site is very interesting..this Commer i certainly remember91162176-fireengine2.jpg.

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It certainly did Ian, was it vandalism or was it manufactured so there were no obstacles to building the Pheonix park?

 

Rog

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The Empress Roller Skate Rink...Glasshouse St.59758522-2831341586882089-71687466984857After the fire destroyed the building in 1910..Central Market took it's place.

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Central Division..practice car...and tower.29471426007-b65cacf381-b.jpgShakespeare St.entrance to Central.43691281014-e7a3aea4a1-b.jpgFire drill practice vehicle...29471421677-2c852af58b-b.jpgmiss yer' input Foggy!

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I miss Fogriders input too, we seem to have lost quite a few good/interesting posters recently who expertise in their field is surely missed

 

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On ‎5‎/‎24‎/‎2019 at 8:06 AM, plantfit said:

I miss Fogriders input too, we seem to have lost quite a few good/interesting posters recently who expertise in their field is surely missed

 

Rog

Well, I'm humbled. I've just been looking for the photo of the Overseas Column in Centrals yard (didn't find it ) and saw this post. In reality, the small number of people abusing the site is minimal in relation to the lovely and interesting people who make this site so interesting . So, spat over,  back to great memories of Nottingham and it's life.

Regards all.....

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On ‎1‎/‎20‎/‎2019 at 11:38 AM, fogrider said:

Re Ian123's great photo of Blue watch, Central,1938, I mixed up Hull City Police/Fire Brigade with Nottingham, I don't think Nottingham was ever a Police Fire Brigade.

My apologies to those I misled.

It's pre-war AFS uniform, the 'sergeants ' markings would be in red. Same period, 1938 to August 1941.

 

The I think the guy, dead centre is George Hodson, who was Deputy Chief at the time of the Dakins fire , 1969, and soon after Chief Fire Officer. I remember  him telling me he was in the AFS.

This is a bit late, but Nottingham WAS a Police fire Brigade back from the early part of the 19th century. The Chief Constable being responsible for the running of the brigade. That ended in 1941 when the National fire service was formed. I get there in the end...….

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