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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

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On ‎6‎/‎13‎/‎2018 at 11:34 PM, philmayfield said:

There was a young man from Sparta

Who was the World's champion farter

He could fart anything from God Save the King

To Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata.

That verse from "The Good Ship Venus" reminds me of my Rugby playing days and  this verse too........

 

"The first mates name was Carter

By God he was a farter

When the wind wouldn't blow

And the ship wouldn't go

They called on Carter to start her"

 

 

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I remember Derby Road being one way from Canning Circus towards the city from at least the early 1960's. I used to go on the Trent bus (#60 and 61 series) to Mount St bus station. Inward was down Wollaton St. from Canning Circus, Tollhouse Hill, Mount St. Outward was up Derby Road to Canning Circus then the inward and outward routes conjoined on Alfreton Rd.

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I think Derby Road was 2 way while ever there were trolleybuses running. There was a service from town, via Derby road, Canning Circus, Alfreton road, Bentinck road through Hyson Green etc. and back. I can't recall trolleybuses going down Wollaton street. But I do remember inbound Trolleybuses struggling to negotiate the roundabout at Chapel Bar/Derby road.

Maybe that route was withdrawn earlier than the others but I don't thinks so because of the 43/44 routes. I used to catch one from the Albert Hotel to the Sneinton area when I worked down there, 63-ish. But I can't remember when they switched to motor buses either.

It was at that time when Canning Circus was a separate roundabout with flowers and grass on it where the pedestrian area is now in front of the Pubs. Derby rd Ilkeston rd and Alfreton rd went through and joined the circus at the city side of the Borlase Warren/Falcon junction.

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Ian you may be thinking of the German chap who looked after all the book keeping, which for a part 5 dealer was a full time job and bugger me I can't think of his name either but he was always based in the shop.

 

Try another one Dave Mitchell expert on all things centre fire.

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51 minutes ago, denshaw said:

Doctors surgerys usually had Readers Digest, always old ones.

Laughter is the best medicine!  No side effects or prescription charges! smile2

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7 hours ago, IAN123. said:

Dr.Turner on The Ropewalk was my GP and was convinced reception magazines...and the touching of...were a breeding ground.No gas fire here either.."Gods fresh air" was this man's

raison d'etre.

Sounds like a cheapskate!

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No Jill! truly an excellent Doctor, really.

I left Lavelles on Bentink Rd.  and went back to Dr.Turner...his methods were a little dated ..but that suited me.

Even down to the quill and ink  he used for prescriptions...which were all 

homeopathic.

 

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As a kid, I fished from the gravel spit where Fairham Brook flows into the Trent. It was considered the best place to fish  although I never had much luck there, then again I was never a good angler. 

A lad, older and bigger decided to push me out of the way and threatened to throw my tackle in the water if I didn't move. After some huffing and puffing I left, but I knew him and knew his bicycle. 

A rod rest has a nice point. A rod rest easily goes through a bike tyre. It's quite a way to walk carrying fishing gear whilst pushing a bike with two punctures.

Some time later he caught me on the street and thought he would extract retribution. What he didn't know was that the lady walking some distance behind me was my mam...

Never had any more trouble from him after that.

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Would that be Albert Iremonger the Notts County goalkeeper and Notts CC cricketer?

If so he was my grandad's sporting hero and he kept the Cremorne in The Meadows (closed in 2005, now flats) before the Ferry

Image result for cremorne pub nottingham

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I recall having T.B. test at school  only to find shortly  afterwards  I had to go FOREST DENE for x- Ray's etc , i recall a DR ROBERTS and i was having to go there a fair bit . I eventually  was admitted to the ( RANSOM SANITORIUM   for T.B ) I was only 14 at the time , because my grandmother  had had T.B. and I was a close contact and had to undergo  tests to find out what was wrong with me. I was put on a women's  ward as to old for children's 

ward , I only saw my mum 1 day a week as I was the eldest of 8 . The tests really frightened  me in particular  this one  , BRONCHOSCAPY , as I was alone with the Dr during the whole  scary time . I was diagnosed  with  BRONCHIECTOSIS   of which I have suffered  throughout  my life . At aged about 22 I was rushed in to the same hospital  with double pneumonia  and pluerisy  , I was in a bad way , it was very serious  I was looking down on my own body and the next I was being  pulled up towards a bright  light down a dark tunnel  , something I will never forget .I have tried to obtain medical  notes of mine but to no avail . A former  patient  from the mid 1960s and 1970s .

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My paternal grandmother, Kate, was a patient at the same place for some time. I believe this was during the war as my father was away in the navy at the time. My aunt, who is almost 90, recalls going to visit her mother and struggling at home to look after the youngest child, Claude, born in 1939 and died 4 weeks ago, with the help of her elder sister, Mary, who was a nurse.

 

Grandma was eventually found not to have TB but suffered a collapsed lung. Her bed and those of other patients was sometimes parked outside in the snow. She didn't suffer any ill effects and lived to be almost 90. 

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1 hour ago, Jill Sparrow said:

Claude, born in 1939 and died 4 weeks ago, with the help of her elder sister, Mary, who was a nurse.

 

 

???   Is it me?   :Shock:

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