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On 10/30/2019 at 10:48 AM, Brew said:

Whatever happened to proper butchers shops!

Come and visit us at Jacksdale Main Rd   

"" Paul & Shelia "   excellent REAL BUTCHER 

any size or cut of meat you want Paul Shipley will always give 100% customer service 

All his pies /sausage rolls pork pies all home made come and try his ham joints Thursday if you get there in time they are still warm.

also try Paul's roast ham it's to die for.

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5 minutes ago, mary1947 said:

Come and visit us at Jacksdale Main Rd   

 

That's not too far away Mary I'll give it a go at the weekend, thanks

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Woodcock's are no longer in business but Ron Woodcock works for Barlows butchers in Newthorpe, another first rate shop. Been going there for nearly ten years and not been less than totally satisfied with anything purchased yet.

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Thanks for the information woody next time you are in Barlows and you see Ron ask him if he remenbers Ian Finn i knew his brother Mick and his dad Syd i seviced their Bedford home delivery van at John Finn Ltd at Watnall,send me a link of black pudding lol.

 

 

 

 

 

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13 hours ago, woody said:

Woodcock's are no longer in business but Ron Woodcock works for Barlows butchers in Newthorpe, another first rate shop. Been going there for nearly ten years and not been less than totally satisfied with anything purchased yet.

see my message to brew 

take s trip to Jacksdale "Paul & Shelia Shipley" main st 

        A REAL BUTCHER 

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In the sixties was there a pub in the city centre which had a "music hall" downstairs. I was chatting on line with my friend who is a Nottingham native and he said I was imagining it. Whether I am right or wrong I am sure someone on here will know.

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Gem, pure guesswork  on my behalf..The Old Malt Cross, I know St James's St really well..but when friends mention it I have no recollection!

 

Edit...the Palais?

 

Which leads me to a question?

 

Those with more life experience, where did you enter the palais?

When I attended the Metal Mickey Rock Disco from about 1982, take your pick Monday nights, Friday nights & Saturday afternoons it was always the Covent St end. Very basic, Set of stairs with a table and a till.

In the late 90's the entrance was just left of the main upstairs entrance, with what to me, appeared an old dedicated kiosk.

This was hidden behind fire escape doors in 1982.

 

 

 

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Had a chat with my mate Dawson & he told me his lad got a first class honours degree from University after three years of hard graft. 

Dawson happy as Larry. Not bad for a Nottm born fork lift driver producing a brainy son..! 

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Anyone who comes away with a first deserves credit so well done that man...

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Well done Dawson Junior :victory: 

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What ever happened to FLY2 ?

Been absent awhile, not been in the silly word games either.

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Not a question I thought you would ask Catfan given your associations. Suffice to say we should draw a veil over the answer lest we open a can of worms and start a war.

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1 hour ago, Brew said:

Not a question I thought you would ask Catfan given your associations. Suffice to say we should draw a veil over the answer lest we open a can of worms and start a war.

Or maybe finish one.

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I just had a message from Ben, he is just giving Nottstalgia a miss for a bit ,but sends his regards to everyone especially the Ladies. He dose not change dose he.

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On 11/21/2019 at 5:27 AM, HSR said:

Gem, pure guesswork  on my behalf..The Old Malt Cross, I know St James's St really well..but when friends mention it I have no recollection!

 

2 hours ago, mercurydancer said:

The Malt Cross had a musicians gallery on the first floor. Still has. 

 

And this is what it looks like after its recent refit.   https://maltcross.com/room-hire/the-balcony

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Strange, I know but can't recall the Malt Cross..Do remember a Chinese Restaurant that would sell you a bottle of lager, I'm guessing roughly the same location below street level, well after 2am.

 

What was the name of that 'corridor pub'. Free entrance, just up from the second cookie club on St James St same side, used too attract night workers looking for a beer.l liked it in there, good fun atmosphere.

 

also the big club up the same alley but on the left,  about 3 floors, wasn't the main room dancefloor surrounded by some sort of cage?

On the top floor, they had some sort of Spanish salsa  dancing classes about 1995..last thing you want after paying an entrance fee!

3 pounds!!!

 

 

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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.

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Was the surgery  in a large old house near to and on the same side as The Alma Inn?  If so, it was previously the practice of Drs Cox, who were man and wife. They also lived there and their housekeeper was a Miss Vera Smith. Vera was a friend of my relatives, Emily and George Ward who lived not far away in Garden Street. Dr. Cox, male, died and his wife retired to Mapperley Park with Vera as her companion and general factototum. It was a fractious relationship because they were both cantankerous.  Vera often spoke of that large old house where the three of them rattled around in rooms over various floors, all of which she had to clean!

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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).

 

Stebbings lived on First Avenue, Sherwood Rise at the time I was living at Second Avenue. Nasty tempered old cuss out of his surgery, pleasant as anything in there - especially to private patients, which I was a couple of times when I went for a medical  prior to changing jobs.

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My father in law tells a great story about Dr Laval. He’s long dead so no harm in retelling now. Dr Laval and my wife’s grandfather who owned Flints newsagents opposite the surgery were best friends. Dr Laval didn’t own a car so in order to attend some social or other he borrowed Mr Flints car as he often did. My father in law was doing his national service in Derby at the time and used the car to get back after weekend leave so waited for the Docs return. He eventually turned up absolutely ‘as a newt’ and my father in law noticed that the car, although the same make and model was not the right one. He quickly had to drive the doc back to the pub he’d been to where he found the owner of the car pacing up and down cursing that some rotten sod had stolen his car. Mild chaos ensued and father in law had to apologise for the mistake and calm the situation while the good doc snored away in the wrong car. Eventually all was well and the owner pacified. The correct car was gathered from where the Dr Laval had parked it hours before. By the time Dr Laval had been delivered home my father in law had to drive to collect some buddies who he always gave a lift back to camp. They were fuming as he was hours late and they all got a rollocking and put on a charge for being late back. 

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Just goes to show why it's a good idea to stay away from doctors!

 

Speaking of which...I've mentioned this before but, after giving birth to me at home, 62 years and 1 day ago, my mother needed stitches.  It was 5am, dark, extremely foggy and very cold.  Mum's midwife was away and dad had already fetched the on call midwife from elsewhere in Nottingham in very poor weather conditions.  She tried to contact mum's GP but without success so it was finally arranged that she would need to go to hospital.

 

At the eleventh hour, there was a knock at the door.  In came a chap who looked resplendent in evening dress, silk muffler, black tie and who was carrying a black bag.  He almost fell into the house and was ushered upstairs.

 

This was Dr Patrick Kelly, blue eyed Irishman from the practice round the corner on Alfreton Road. He explained that he was on call and had been to a party!  Dad thought he looked a bit merry but he knelt down beside the bed, threaded up his suture and stitched up my mother.  The problem came when he tried to get up. He couldn't!  Dr Kelly suffered from lumbago and his back had locked. It took the midwife, my father and grandfather to lift him from the floor, howling in pain.  No wonder my father said he'd never forget the day I was born!

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2 hours ago, letsavagoo said:

 He eventually turned up absolutely ‘as a newt’ and my father in law noticed that the car, although the same make and model was not the right one. He quickly had to drive the doc back to the pub he’d been to where he found the owner of the car pacing up and down cursing that some rotten sod had stolen his car. 

 

Perhaps one of the improvements in modern car technology. The idea of being able to get in and drive the wrong car is (I think) something which couldn't happen today.

 

I remember stories of cars such as a Ford Cortina or Escort, where the owner could take his key, walk along a row of similar cars and find he could get in and drive several of them.

 

 

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