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For those seeking an alternative to politics......... Long Row in 1970. The top of Maid Marian Way, the rear of the old ABC cinema just visible on the right. St Peter's Square

I go on a gardening web site where at the moment they are on about Pugh-Ernly- Whippingstool and his programme to try and stop child obesity.   They didn't think much to my comments of feed

Met Mrs PP there.....remember her skipping off the floor after a dance and I thought, hey! she's something special. Could not believe my luck when she asked me to dance for the ladies excuse me. She s

3 hours ago, IAN123. said:

thought it was Peter Lawford at first..

 

1 hour ago, plantfit said:

Well he looks a rate twonk whoever he is

He does look remarkably like Peter Lawford...who was a right twonk! At least, most of the Kennedy family thought so!

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Wasn't/isn't the Red Cross HQ near the Dunkirk FS? I remember doing a first aid course there in the 1970's.

 

(On reflection, it may have been St John's Ambulance).

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2 hours ago, trogg said:

LizzieM, its possible I may have worked with him as I was working there from 69 to 76.

No you wouldn’t have done Trogg, he’s not old enough, he’s mid-50s now.  

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2 hours ago, jonab said:

Wasn't/isn't the Red Cross HQ near the Dunkirk FS? I remember doing a first aid course there in the 1970's.

Yes, the Red Cross moved from a beautiful Georgian terrace to an ugly new HQ in the early 70s. I was a member of the Junior Red Cross and went to the new building on numerous occasions. I don't know whether it still stands.

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Now you've mentioned it, I remember the Octagon thread    https://nottstalgia.com/forums/topic/15867-the-octagon-and-its-predecessor/?

 

And the 'new' Red Cross building was mentioned here   https://nottstalgia.com/forums/topic/9777-a-bit-of-old-lenton-disappears/

 

 

Unfortunately, both threads have been ruined by Photobucket.  I might take a look at them later.....

 

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LizzeM  thanks I knew I was old, I used to go round all the stations regularly and knew most of them, after I retired I never went on a station for about 7 years, I then went on one where I served for 10 years and I didn't know a soul and they all looked young boys. When central closed all people who had served there where invited for a final photo, the only ones I knew were retired, they felt the same way. When all the retired ones had had a group photo taken all serving members were asked to join in the photo, some bright spark shouted out come on  children on here with us. 

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1 hour ago, IAN123. said:

Any member ..please fill me in on what areas this station served.

 

High Level ?   Notable for not really being very near any housing. I think it was a legacy from the days when railway companies were buildings as many lines as possible without thinking if they were actually needed. This photo shows what became its main purpose - difficult to read, but the lower part of the sign says "Alight here for Trent Bridge Cricket and Football Grounds".

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Remember being very young about 5, and looking out the train window and seemed to be very high up and looking down at lights,,and asking ''Where are we Grandad ?......Nottingham mate'' but we don't get off yet,two more stations''.........think it must have been ''High-level''.........got off at either Bulwell Common or Basford and Bulwell stations,,.......Grandad had free passes being a Railwayman,,and him and Grandma' took me all over the country,.......i was a lucky lad to have such wonderful elders.........

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Had an excursion to tahn this morning on my favourite mode of transport, the train ! Bulwell to Midland station 10 minutes only, the tram on steroids couldn't match that.

Did notice the old Portland Hotel on Carington Street looks an absolute eyesore with dirty old net curtains hung up at every window. Wondered why, then realised they are these days Student Lets. Say no more.

 

An early picture from the '60s ?

 

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The Portland was for a long time used as a temporary accommodation hostel, don't know if it still used as such.

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Great picture of Harlow Wood hospital.  Even when I was working there (1960 - 62) certain wards had the facility to push beds outside in good weather - there were red blankets to use when outdoors.  The outside  space was primarily there for children suffering from TB, as sunlight and fresh air was part of the treatment (along with good food, streptomycin injections and 2 oral drugs).   When I was there, some of the children had TB but this was presenting in their spine or joints.  

A certain person on here was a patient on the Ward in the photo, I think, but several decades later than 1920!!

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The Harlow Wood picture reminded me of Newstead Sanitorium/Hospital (very close to Harlow Wood) which specialised in TB treatment and where my Dad was a patient in the 1950's. At Newstead, not only did they have the beds outside in good weather but also seemed to have the big windows open all year round. Saved on heating bills, I suppose.

 

This was in the early days of treatment with streptomycin, PAS, INH and they worked.

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