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Yes it said 1939 nnsc on the title..but going by the Big Broadcast 1938..and The Revenge film..thought i'd play safe!

A photo  recently on PTP said 1965..a mk.3 Capri on it!

Regards .ian.

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On 9/23/2018 at 7:28 PM, IAN123. said:

Yes it said 1939 nnsc on the title..but going by the Big Broadcast 1938..and The Revenge film..thought i'd play safe!

A photo  recently on PTP said 1965..a mk.3 Capri on it!

Regards .ian.

 

Maybe the person who took the photo was wrong about the year!

 

Anyway I've tracked down the posters displayed on the wall - see below

 

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This one isn't quite the same but maybe the film was renamed 'Revenge' in this country?

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Excellent nnsc!.i would say you are right..it was common practise to put films on that were not 'just released'..i went to see The Robe at the Cinema..in 1970!

Thanks...ian.

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Yes, that seems a very good suppositon, nnsc. End of the Trail was ultimately a tale of revenge, and being a few years out of date could well have been re-named.

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Sorry I don't know Ian. Not a big film buff, just intrigued by Revenge possibilities and googled a bit,lol.

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Sneinton Blvd and Colwick Rd.68807.1.640.640.UNPAD.jpgThe Surplus Store is now The Food Junction...anyone recall Colwick Tackle Shop?..great place for gear 

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Nice shot of Dank's next to Nequests on South Sherwood St.Think they had a shop on Thurland St.52723.1.280.99999.unpad.jpgLovely skylight on The Empire roof.

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Spent so many happy days in here.65497.1.640.640.UNPAD.jpgWent in on Bob a Job week and ended up staying! ..The Bromleys ran The Design Centre and it was a happening place.Slavomir the writer became a family friend...and we went to the Toy Fairs at Xmas...i was given the Corgi Zoo Set..Bedfords with trailers etc..The Peacock was a miserable gaff...only made mildly interesting by the Pistol Range in it's cellar.

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Same area..but mid fifties.63833.1.640.640.UNPAD.jpgApart from the 'Unit 4+2' monstrosity on Burton St.this is pretty much how i care to remember this area. Ivor Thirsts

Mansfield Arms..just a glimpse on the left.Moulin Rogue and The Golden Key and what was to become Dolphin Motors to the right. My mate smashed his arm and collar bone on that crossing, retrieving a Mexico 1970 football..ouch!

Never forget our neighbour who was in Palestine in '47 and 'scarred'...fast asleep on that very crossing at 11pm.

Me Dad had to do a Firemans lift and put him to bed...good times.

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On 9/23/2018 at 3:07 AM, IAN123. said:

Bentinck Road and Southey St.1955.67142.1.640.640.UNPAD.jpgTo the right where the kerb rounds..was that a Ukranian Bakery or Library one time?

In the late 50s there was a shop named 'Radiovision House' on that corner on the right. As well as TVs and radios they had a good stock of flying model aircraft kits and parts, balsa wood/tissue/motors etc. I bought a kit of an SE5 WW1 biplane, elastic band powered. As well as other balsa wood frame, tissue covered generic types, rubber powered and gliders. I remember having to leave the garage door open when doping the paper on those things, it made me nauseous if I didn't.

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I can remember Southey Street - for all the wrong reasons!  It was a direct route to home from Trent Uni after attending evening lectures. There were ladies of errr.. negotiable affection who frequented the corner and one, mistaking my eye contact whilst stopped at the lights jumped in my car! I panicked, noted the sign opposite re; CCTV and immediately thought of the headlines and my name across the front page.

She got out after much begging by me but not before giving full vent to her ire and demanding I do things which I'm quite sure are utterly impossible.

I went the long round with the doors firmly locked after that.

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I too remember Southey St. for similar sordid reasons. Derek Leatherland and his brother, who owned Leatherland’s Office Equipment on Castle Boulevard and also ran Truman Aviation at Tollerton, lived in a big house with a large walled garden on Southey St. I often wondered why he chose to live there. Perhaps the family were there before the area went down the pan. I also remember the steep hill at the top of Southey St. where my BSM driving instructor took me to practice hill starts.

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There were and probably still are some beautiful houses in that area. The decline in the neighbourhood was a shame.

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Started to decline late fifties early sixties  slywink

 

Rog

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Back in Victorian times I'm told it was quite a well to do area. Looking at the frontages on Forest Rd I can well imagine it, certainly some the houses are huge when you get inside. Sad that most have been turned into grotty little bedsits. 

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Going back to Pasture Road at Stapleford, I had a schoolfriend who lived there whose father was the man who filled the blast furnaces at Stanton ironworks. I had been round there on a school trip before but one Sunday afternoon a couple of friends and I were invited to Stanton to see things right up close. We actually went up the steps around the furnace where we could see through peepholes the molten steel dripping down.  

The flames coming from the furnaces at night were known locally as ‘blue monkeys’. My friend’s nephew was the original founder of the Blue Monkey brewery and he named it that because of his grandfather’s association with the foundry.

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A female friend of ours was waiting one evening in her car on Balmoral Rd. just of Forest Rd. to collect her son from a High School evening activity. She was warned in no uncertain terms by one of the local ‘ladies’ to get off her patch!

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The Forest Fields area was a very upmarket place at one time. Bygones did a good issue on some of the buildings a few years ago which recalled the days when professional people, including solicitors of a totally different kind, were in residence.

 

During my years at The Manning, there were problems with males loitering around Gregory Boulvevard and, more specifically, outside our school railings, watching 5th and 6th formers on the hockey field. This concern was never alluded to specifically but staff were concerned about it, especially as fourth formers upwards were allowed to leave the premises at lunchtime and often went for a walk on the forest or to the arboretum to get away from the Harpies for an hour or so. Some were propositioned by dubious raincoat wearers and we were warned to stay away from the Waverley Street and Mount Hooton Road areas but were never specifically told the reasons why.

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