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Oh right.  Thanks Roger. I don't recall it.

 

Found this about the DOT works I mentioned above.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dot_Cycle_and_Motor_Manufacturing_Company

 

And this about Itom.

 

http://cybermotorcycle.com/gallery/itom/Itom-Tabor.htm

 

Col

 

 

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A DOT was featured on a recent episode of “Shed & Buried” on Travel Channel (one of the obscure Sky/cable channels).

 

As I recall, the owner wanted a few thousand quid for it, but I wasn’t watching too intently as I can’t stand the bloody awful Henry Cole who presents the programme.

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10 hours ago, IAN123. said:

Remember this place on Manvers St?

 

Next door to that shop was a "sack bag" shop/store, an old lady sat in there most days selling hessian sack bags,The garage I was apprenticed at was around the corner on Sneinton road

 

Rog

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Roxy Threads in Hockey used to make some good clobber. I had a great pair of patchwork jeans made there :cool:.

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Yes. I remember the shop you mention. Looked like polystyrene. Can't recall the name offhand. My favourite in there was Copperknob.

 

Welcome to NS. Hope you enjoy the site!

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On 9/6/2018 at 10:04 PM, Unmade Marian said:

I remember a fur shop near Sisson and Parker called the Canadian Fur Company - I bet you wouldn't catch them selling rabbit fur (that was what Coney was doncha know)

In 1963 I had been doing a lot of overtime so had extra cash to spend. I bought a really good quality sheepskin coat in the Canadian Fur Company's sale which I wouldn't have been able to afford normally. I wore it every winter for years until the edges down the front and on the cuffs began to wear away. I loved that coat and still have it packed away in the loft....although I don't know why since I will never wear it again!

I was also interested to see Jeanettes on King Street mentioned in this thread. I bought lots of things there in the 1960s.  

Anyone remember Rains electrical shops? There was one on Carrington Street and another on either Hockley or Goosegate - can't remember which. There may have been others around the city too. They belonged to a cousin of my husband. My parents bought my first record player from the Carrington Street shop as a Christmas present for me, long before I married into the family.

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You're obviously not 'The hostess with the mostest' Phil

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Good for when you entertain the family hordes at Christmas?

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13 hours ago, Bilborough Girl said:

Anyone remember Rains electrical shops? There was one on Carrington Street and another on either Hockley or Goosegate - can't remember which. There may have been others around the city too. They belonged to a cousin of my husband. My parents bought my first record player from the Carrington Street shop as a Christmas present for me, long before I married into the family.

 

I don't remember them, but this is from the early 60s.

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On 11/19/2018 at 8:10 PM, Cliff Ton said:

There were several branches of Millers electrical stores in the 70s & 80s. This is Lower Parliament Street .

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I was Warehouse manager here when it first opened. Parking was near impossible in the area sdo I used to cycle in each morning.  Kept me nice and fit and with the added bonus of being able to go to the NTMC for several pints and a sing-song on Friday nights after working until 8pm.  The bike ride home was usually an adventure after the evening in the pub :)

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Even though I posted the photo I don't remember that branch. I'm sure I remember one further up Huntingdon Street near the old bus station.

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12 minutes ago, Cliff Ton said:

Even though I posted the photo I don't remember that branch. I'm sure I remember one further up Huntingdon Street near the old bus station.

I think that might have been Bridgers Discount Electricals, opposite the bus station.. '80s.

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12 minutes ago, Cliff Ton said:

Even though I posted the photo I don't remember that branch. I'm sure I remember one further up Huntingdon Street near the old bus station.

Looking to the left of the picture near the top was the Palais and behind the bus was the old  central market at the end of the building was a petrol station.so really, you are only a couple of hundred yards away.

 

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2 minutes ago, TBI said:

I think that might have been Bridgers Discount Electricals, opposite the bus station.. '80s.

 

That's what I was thinking of !

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Miller Bros used to be the Central Garage. Some weeks after the opening there was a problem with the toilets. The toilet drain seriously overflowed into the store warehouse, once the garage workshops area. Lots of damage was done to the goods. The owners saw an opportunity here and decided to add lots more stuff to the list of damage for the insurance claim; they even brought stuff from other stores to add to the pile. Someone, who shall remain nameless, was outraged by the flagrant deceit, had a quiet word with the loss adjuster - who had already noted discrepancies in types of damage.  That someone was later given a new TV and video by said adjuster as a thank you for his honesty.  Anyway, I digress; the point I was going to make was that flooding continued for some time until it was noticed that the pavement outside had, at some point, been dug up and work had been carried out all the way along the side of the old garage. It turned out that a new drain had been installed along the roadside and in the process, the sewage drain from the (Then abandoned) garage, had been cut completely through and left disconnected. As a result, there was nowhere for the sewage to go except up the drain hatches in the warehouse.  Half a day's work by the council finally put things right.

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