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When I worked at Boulby Mine in Yorkshire, my labourer used to give me a lift to and from work. He'd beat me through the showers as I'd have to hand over my reports etc at the maintenance window. I got outside to his car, and he told me there was an identical car to his, his door key fit the door, but the ignition key wouldn't turn, it took him a couple of minutes before he realized he wasn't in his car.

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I'm the first to agree we need "banter" (whatever it is).  If the site was only about Nottingham and absolutely nothing else, it would become a bit academic and serious and only suitable for anoraks.

I completely agree with you CliffTon.  I still find this new set-up a real pain, having to scroll down looking for a topic I want to read and seeing pages of Word Games.   I used to spend a lot o

It is a pity that DJBrenton was not given counter arguments based on facts and research. It is called debate. He was just told to 'shut up' either because there was no counter arguments or because he

Yes Jillit must be the same surgery but i can not remember the Alma Inn,yes do have a vague recollection of Dr Cox i think he was my Grandparents doctor.We lived at Nuthall so not too familiar with shops and pubs on Alfreton rd.and area.l know when doctor Laval made house calls he had a car it was an austin A40 Devon or Dorset depending on two doors or four doors it was a pale green,also did you know G.H Boot the motor factors on Forest rd east we brought car accessories in the sixties when my father had a garage at Watnall dont know if the they are still there now.My Grandparents both worked at Players on Radford Blvd.my grandad enjoyed his fag allowance they worked there for many years until they retired in 1963.

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5 hours ago, Brew said:

The Mk 3 Cortina could be opened with a teaspoon!


The key to my Mk1 Escort also fitted my dad’s Ford Consul and Granada. I dare say it would also have opened many other Fords, too.

 

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The security on Ford cars during the late sixties early seventies was woeful.

Whenever I parked my Cortina when going to an away game with the Forest I used to take the rotor arm out.

All you needed to get in them was a wire coat hanger a pro could do it in seconds.

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On 12/1/2019 at 1:30 AM, IAN FINN said:

Did anyone ever go to the surgery of Dr.Laval and Dr Stebbings? They were located on the Nottm side of Bentinck rd. and Alfreton rd.i went there with my mum when i caught those kids diseases like measles,mumps,whooping cough and dlptheria this would be between 1950-1958,i remember in the waiting there were many people it was silent with a large clock on the mantle piece ticking very loudly.The doctors made house calls in those days which was better than having to wait in that scary surgery.

 

I recall Dr Stebbings well, at the Mary Potter centre well into the 80s. I Do remember him laughing when he was taking stitches out of my private parts after being bitten by a dog. 

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On 12/1/2019 at 8:35 AM, jonab said:

I remember Laval and Stebbings at the Health Centre on Gregory Boulevard (Mary Potter? - although I don't think it was generally called that at the time).

I’m 99% sure that the health centre on Gregory Boulevard was always called Mary Potter. 

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I can add the other one per cent Let's., I remember it being built. Our gp surgery was transferred there from no.2, Player street, when our doctors I think, retired. They were Dr.Hickton and Dr. Epstein as I recall. Can't remember any other gp, but I bet there was. I were only a youngster at the time. Had my very first 'flu jab there and was ill for about three weeks. Only changed my gp., when I got married in 65' and transferred to 1a, Bailey street, Basford. That was Dr. Keavney, and Dr. Keavney jnr.

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Whatever happened to the saying "Fred Karno's Army"? The last time I recall hearing it was when in the RAF. I was on a mobile radar unit and we would prepare for a trip to a given location  when suddenly and very frequently we would be re-directed elsewhere. Someone once said "It's like bloody Fred Karno's army is this!"

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A fashion accessory sported by the majority of the teacher's at my school..

Along with the leather elbow pads on the tweed Jackets. Could you buy jackets like this? Or did they sew them on themselves? :(

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The patch idea originated in Universities. Poorly paid professors sewed patches onto their tweed jackets as they wore out, in order to make them last longer. During the early 20th century manufacturers began to make the jackets with ready sewn patches. [Source: a number of different history sites]

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...just happened to be passing here.

 

i can't see a Bryden Street anywhere in any of the lists or maps I usually look at.  What date did it exist ?   Approximate area ?

 

Could it be Dryden Street ? (which still exists)

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