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7 hours ago, IAN123. said:

1861377.jpgGregory Boulevard junction,1952. Horse at water trough.

I think this was at the bottom of Mansfield Rd. near the old Carrington Station. You can just see Mansfield Rd Baptist Church in the background. I got married there in 1973 and my dad was in the 14th Boys Brigade that met there. I think they're still there. One of my old school chums Jeff Knibb was also in the BB there.

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12 hours ago, IAN123. said:

JR_TEM_Bygones_010618_03.jpgGregory Boulevard, 1922.Strange contraption near the bobby.TC Hine building to the left.

 

The Nottingham Post states this is the junction of Gregory Boulevard and Radford Rd. Before I checked I thought it might be the junction at the bottom of Burford Rd where there was the vicarage for the vicar of St Pauls on Radford Rd. The vicarage has now gone to be replaced by a block of apartments. St Pauls has also closed but the building remains.

There's a nice write up about St Pauls here:

http://southwellchurches.nottingham.ac.uk/hyson-green-st-paul/hintro.php

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Thanks mess..spent many a day in St.Pauls...hence the Bat 'round pub Thread.

My Dad coached fencing in their for years..

Go on Mumbling Nerd..pic of my Dad.

He taught MN epee, foil and sabre.

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3 hours ago, IAN123. said:

Thanks mess..spent many a day in St.Pauls...hence the Bat 'round pub Thread.

My Dad coached fencing in their for years..

Go on Mumbling Nerd..pic of my Dad.

He taught MN epee, foil and sabre.

 

That is quite something Ian. 

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10 hours ago, Mess said:

think it all began for me in that humble library building on Gregory Boulevard.

Me too, Mess. I loved the Hyson Green library and started visiting in my push chair. It ranks in my top 10 loved places. Like you, I later went on to discover the Central library in Nottingham. Wonderful building. Now both are no longer used for library purposes.

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Agree fully Jill and it was quiet !

I often did my homework in their..and got the 44 home outside Crofts Newsagents.

They had a brilliant record library too.

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Found an article on demolition in the 60's .Unknown to me....51313.1.640.640.UNPAD.jpgThis is Plimsoll Street...anyone know where?...ian 

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Plimsoll Street was off the top end of Bobbers Mill Road just before the junction with Vernon Road.

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Plimsoll Street was towards the top of Bobbers Mill Road near to where it comes out onto Radford Road. Nowhere near Vernon Road.

 

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Radford road being an extension of Vernon road,,would think commo got where VR and RR meet mixed up...easy done.

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One of my sister's first house was on Plimsoll Terrace off Plimsoll Street. Also had an aunt who lived corner of Bobbers Mill Road & Plimsoll Street.

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5 hours ago, benjamin1945 said:

Radford road being an extension of Vernon road,,would think commo got where VR and RR meet mixed up...easy done.

Hadn't thought about that. One does meet the other. I was just trying to work out how Basford became attached to Hyson Green.

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Reckon travelling from Vernon road........it goes Old Basford changes to New Basford as it crosses Valley rd/Western blvd its then Radford rd ,becoming Hyson Green as it passes Bobbers Mill........if all that makes sense........lol

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It does. When anybody mentions Vernon Road to me I instantly think of Catchems - Cropley Institute of Boozing!

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I remember Plimsoll Street quite well. It was on the left, just past the few houses next to St Stephen's church. All gone now.

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I recall Plimsoll Street well. At the top on the junction to Bobbers Mill Road (Top left on the photo) was a sweets hop run by my god parents. Across the road on Bobbers Mill Road there would have been two shops, one a newsagents run by the Beardsmores, and opposite, a fish and chip shop called Dogger Bank. 

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I loved the Wheatsheaf. On hot summers evenings my and my dad would walk down there and I would have Vimto as we sat on the walls. 

 

I also recall it as being a decent pub going into the 1980s. Its last reincarnation as a pub was a pub which had Reggae nights every Saturday. 

 

Now, its a Macdonalds. 

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Remember them well, M.D.

 

Catfans school teacher Eric Towle and his wife lived on Plimsoll Street when first married, in the early 60s. They both served as Sunday school teachers at st Stephen's church.

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We also visited The Wheatsheaf or The Whitemoor on summer evenings and usually saw one or two friends from Berridge with their parents doing likewise. Happy memories!

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Gregory Boulevard 1956.68627.1.640.640.UNPAD.jpgLooking towards Mansfield Rd.Baptist Church..is that a Bantum ?

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In most of the photos of old Nottingham most of the roads have the old stone sets, there must have been millions of them. All now seem to have been covered over, where did they come from and how did they make so many. There must have been a major enterprise to make so many with the equipment available at that time. The use of these for drives and patios I wonder how many disappeared when road maintenance was undertaken.

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On 14 June 2018 at 1:43 AM, IAN123. said:

4519418586_09e3cc9fcd_b.jpgBobbers Mill Crossing.Wheat Sheaf Inn.

Although I lived quite close I rarely went in the Wheat Sheaf. I went the other way, Pheasant, Dover Castle and Marqoise of Lourne or down the green, Radford Arms etc. I do recall the last time I went in the Wheat Sheaf. Christmas Eve a few years back the motor in the fan oven packed up. I knew what it was as it had been playing up for a while and I had bodged a repair which had lasted a while. Not a good time for the oven to give up. So I rang Greys Electrical (excellent) and they had one in stock. Problem was they were closing lunch time for Christmas holiday in 5 minutes and I'm an hour  away. So they suggest I meet them in the Wheat Sheaf where they're having their Christmas do. So we did the deal on the pool table in the pub that afternoon. 

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Dover Castle and the Lorne...two brilliant boozers..a good post Lets....

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