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They do a superb Full English breakfast too Lizzie.

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The big 'W'..not Mad Mad World..but 

Wakefields..great for Army Surplus ..i used to wear fell boots..looked great with a pair of ankle stranglers..they did half and half check hockey shirts..wowed the punks at The Sandpiper. Made by Bukta ..i think..and they sold brown ex-army cycle lamps..some with red bulbs..we  bought them for Ten New Pence and walked the Victoria tunnel to Carrington. Ex- prison issue pj tops nicely sported at a Sham 69 gig.

Late 70's i used to get off the 342 in Hucknall..they stocked those cheap baseball boots with the cicular ankle pad..and brown plimmoes!

Anyone recall those boilerhouse boots and Major Domo boots.

Mansfield branch was even better..wonder if our mate Oz ever ventured in there?e164f8cd2d4352a4faae9244ae7b0d18.jpg

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Thanks Bilborough Girl..this is the shop in 1981.2019-01-11-17-11-51.jpgKindly sent by a pal...great crusty rolls in there too!

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Glad to see my memory didn't let me down as I had completely forgotten the existence of Judges until I read about them up-thread and remembered that was where my mother bought bread circa 1950. I love the way this forum can take me back to things, places and people I haven't thought about in years. It's very encouraging to find that I CAN remember them with a bit of help!

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Lovely post!..me too..when judges scaled down..i went to Flewitts with my Mum..twice a week...and that was from Bulwell Hall.

Judges did minature Hovis brown loafs..we hollowed them out ..whilst still warm..and fired in a dollop of Anchor Butter...yum!

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Judges had quite a few shops dotted around.

59 Mansfield Rd.

622 Mansfield Rd.

78 Burlington Rd.Sherwood..Restaurant

155 Woodthorpe Dr.Mapperley.

Where Joseph Chester started out. Parliament St.Judges.

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I remember the one on Mansfield Road Sherwood,, from when i managed Thrifty opposite side of road,,about 1967,,from memory it was between Pork farms and Brittons fruit and veg shop,,they always seemed to have the more mature lady assistants,,

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I do remember Brittons on Chapel Bar Ben..stuck a sign in the narners:

'We don't squeeze your purse- don't squeeze our fruit'.

Certain members of our community pratically throttled them.

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30 minutes ago, benjamin1945 said:

I remember the one on Mansfield Road Sherwood,, from when i managed Thrifty opposite side of road,,about 1967,,from memory it was between Pork farms and Brittons fruit and veg shop,,they always seemed to have the more mature lady assistants,,

I went out with Tony Britton for a while, he ran the Sherwood shop.  He had a very nice Mercedes sports car with a 'pagoda' roof.  Then I met the man I ended up marrying, he saved me from spending a lifetime selling spuds 

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I took a girl out from there Lizzie,,beautiful she was,can't remember her name,might have been same time,,i had to do a runner she found out i was going out with someone else,,and got her brothers from St Anns on me case,, lol

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68931-1-280-99999-unpad.jpgsummat you don't see much now..'Late'..it was Meakins.. ..became Wakefields..The Herbalist we used was opposite the Yorker..Ben would have loved him..immaculate 3 piece..pince nez..hanky & tie always matched..and did a 'flourish' when he handed you your change.

Bagshaws was the offy next door..on Mansfield Rd.this.

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16 hours ago, IAN123. said:

Mansfield branch was even better..wonder if our mate Oz ever ventured in there?

Yes I certainly did, bought my hiking boots there and they served me well over many years, stitched welts and commando soles, only ever used saddle soap on them.

My most important purchase was a WWII gas mask bag, just the right size for my Tupperware sandwich box and a Thermos flask that I used throughout my apprenticeship.

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Good post oz..i had forgotten about those bags!

Flittermans was another cracking store..eons ago..i posted a thread on their clobber.

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These seemed to vanish when we went Decimal. Clarks of Retford would also dye an item of clothing too.

Don't recall the Furniture shop Reads...near Ryehill St.1970.68836-1-320-320-FFFFFF.jpg

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Dare i say better than Minsons..52466-1-280-99999-unpad.jpg.The Ready Made Centre..next door but one to The Hand Inn...thought that was a Furse Escort van...(know what thought did!)

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Just past the Hand Inn was Pearts..my Mum worked in many cake shops..from 1945 to 1971 on and off...thin as Keyhole Kate as well!

Croshaws and Joyces's later.

Nelson Square with thick custard slowed you down of an evening..wouldn't play a game of dobbie after a basin of that!

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