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That's the beginning of the building of Broad Marsh Centre, the gloomy bus station and the multi-storey car park. The road going down the middle of the top two photos is Carrington Street, and a lot of it has now completely disappeared under the shopping centre.

The top photo would be around 1970-71, and the second one is earlier - around 68-69.

In fact a lot of the old buildings on the west side of Carrington Street have survived.

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A couple of places I recall..bought a NATO winter parka from the Army& Navy store, Redmaynes for me arrurs ( darts).

Great leather belts and buckles from ?..when I was in full Boat Club mode. Across the road from the chip shop was an electrical store in late 1980 i paid £51.00 for a Sony Walkman.

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Can't help but think that Nottingham has lost a lot of it's character over the years due to modernisation. The history of the city could have been more sympathetically treated, look at Chester for a good example of how it can be done .

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I'm pretty sure Redmayne's had the first floor too, remember going up there, but you don't realise there were 2 more floors. Were they let as office space in my youth?

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Redmayne and Todd used to run the Thursday league football club that I played for, Notts Corinthians..............and it goes without saying we had the best Strip in the League,

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Redmayne & Todd was an absolutely superb sports shop.

My friend and I used to spend hours in there on a Saturday morning in the early 60s.

How we lusted over those shiney footballs and gorgeous cricket bats. We were regularly told off for "testing" the merchandise.

I bought a pogo stick from them for my 10th birthday in August 1960.

My knees were bruised to hell as I learnt how to stay upright on it. It was brilliant when I mastered it.

The other sports stores I recall were Suggs and the Co-op.

I bought my first table tennis bat, a Dunlop Barna in the Co-op basement where they also sold records

R&T, Suggs and the Co-op all used to regularly advertise in Notts & Forest football programmes.

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#18. Snap! AG. Me mam bought me a Slazenger bow and one arrer from Redmaynes. Put the arrer through a lad's football. - moving target; good shot!

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What was the name of the place that used to be on canal Street, that used to sell among other things, good quality snooker cue? Back in 1962 when I worked at Bilborough depot, I was advised to go there to buy me own snooker cue. We had a row of lockable tubes for the cues, (next to the dartboard). Timekeeper Alan Brown used to brush and iron the snooker table every week. I was taught to play by my old driver, Joe Handley, smashing bloke!

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I had some beautiful running spikes from Redmaynes while at school, white kangaroo leather with red stripes, they were the biz!  
A friend’s dad was something to do with the company. My friend sadly died on the rugby pitch when he was only 23 but his brother is MD of Gunn & Moore I believe.

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Great pic"s..could be wrong, didn't Remaynes have three floors? That's were the bows & rifles were.

It was an 7 years old paradise! 

 

Never a cricket player but didn't they have their own gorgeous bats?

 

Went there often,probably on my insistence with mum...

 

I recall it being expensive.

Did once come out with a brilliant football.:biggrin:

 

 

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On 11/4/2016 at 10:06 PM, Guest said:

 

A couple of places I recall..bought a NATO winter parka from the Army& Navy store, Redmaynes for me arrurs ( darts).

Great leather belts and buckles from ?..

 

 

Remember that surplus place.. always wondered if they had done a flit, remained untouched for ages.

 

Think I may have mentioned the leather place before, just before the canal, window was a display of belt buckles, memory thinks it was also, cobbler's, key cutters, Certainly a survivor by the nineties..:(

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10 hours ago, Beekay said:

snooker cue?

Mid Seventies,  "inherited' a cue,

Cue's London one piece, more relevant to this site...

.. Radford Billiard Works Nottingham, brass badge, on a one piece case, with a cork lining.. age or any info anybody?

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On 4/23/2021 at 3:26 AM, HSR said:

Never a cricket player but didn't they have their own gorgeous bats?

 

On reflection, think those bats were Gun & Moore, did they have their own shop? 

Remember Sugg sports, a SHORT Left off Shakespeare St, those bats, dominated the window display.

 

Did Sugg sports and Blacks (I recall on the corner) occupy the same premises?

 

 

 

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Seem to remember being able to see down from the Castle probably on Castle Boulevard ...the place where they made Gunn and Moore cricket bats...that were/are famous throughout the Cricketing world.........

                      Can't recall where their shop was........did they have one in Broad Marsh for a while ?

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