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Shame about British steel,, and Scunthorpe in particular,,,done a lot business there in my VG days,,some great clients,,Brumby corner,,Scotter,,etc,,

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It was in a village just outside Scunny that a lady in shop heard me talking to the owner,,it went,,

Scuse me are you from Nottingham? 

Yes duck

Would that be Bulwell? 

Yes duck,,how did ya know?

Heard your voice,,thought you my husband,, 

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Terrible shame about the steel works,bad for Scunny and bad for the country and bad for the employees

 

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Worked Scunny   for VG and the Coop........if youv'e never been you probably have a bleak place in your mind,,,its far from that.......iv'e always liked the place and the people.........full of characters.....i was canvassing for VG 1986,,,when the owner i was talking to was arrested..... He must have been innocent i saw him regular for about a year after that,,,

              Another time i was sat in a van waiting for a store to close (10pm) so me and a colleague could do a staff search,,,we were on the main st in Scunny and it was a friday night,,,just before the store closed a Lady (shall we say of the night) came knocking on the passenger window where my colleague was sat,,,he repeated to me what she had just said to him     ''you looking for business mister''...........loved scunny......lol

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Spent a bit of time lurking around there about 1970/71.  Can't say I was impressed or otherwise by the town centre.  A lot of redevelopment made it a bit too much like a lot of other places I thought.  Not the character that Bulwell still has even now. Didn't have much to do with locals so can't really comment, but they didn't have two heads or owt.

 

I remember visiting a pub with a disco but no licence for dancing, so this guy did a sort of John Peel, playing lots of rock stuff and giving his opinion on it, while everybody stood about trying not to dance along.  Weird. 

In my head it was called the Everest, but I can find no reference to it, though all the streets round there are named after Everest type stuff and there was a 'Sherpa' pub at one time, so maybe I got it wrong.

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3 hours ago, plantfit said:

Terrible shame about the steel works,bad for Scunny and bad for the country and bad for the employees

 

Rog

 

It is indeed, though it doesn't seem like such a bad deal for the shareholders of the owning Co. (Greybull), who bought it for a quid  a couple of years ago and went to Govt. for a loan only last week because they were skint, but managed to invest £40million in a French steel company.

Funny old world.

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I can't comment here.  There's a thread for this sort of thing.

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5 hours ago, DJ360 said:

I can't comment here.  There's a thread for this sort of thing.

You've already commented here. Two posts back.

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Just me then..

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Nowt wrong with chillin out Ian,     enjoy

 

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miniature fish ponds,do you think they will catch on?

 

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Please don't encourage the lady of the house..when in Spain she saw this green netting in all the gardens. 6ft high...yep..pallet arrived today"soft border screening" she has dubbed it.

My Anglo Saxon/ Bulwell expletives when i signed the tablet of the driver...ensured the Husband of The Year Award..ain't coming to Tipp.

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Just got home this afto from a fantastic girlie week in Corfu, we’ve had so much fun, good food, sunshine, bit of shopping and a just a few alcoholic beverages.   Two of us had decided to go and visit a friend who’s lived in Corfu for the past 50 years after marrying a Greek, who sadly passed away a few years ago.  She was at the airport to meet us with an ”Ayup” and away we went, a laugh a minute and so much banter.  An English friend of hers joined us one night for dinner and she didn’t know what had hit her, this woman sat mesmerised listening to us lot, she thinks she’s posh cos she originates from Guildford!!   

I then went to vote and was told I was the 500th person to vote in our ward today.  Doesn’t sound like a very good turnout does it, this was at about 8pm.  I didn’t get a prize but did get told off by one of the ‘workers’ in the Polling Station as I happened to just mention to my husband that he only needed to vote for ONE person as he followed me into the booth.   

Right, think I’d better get myself a drink now, don’t want to get withdrawal symptoms after this past week! 

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Glad you enjoyed it Lizzie, Corfu is such a beautiful place. I bet you all shook up the locals !  englandflag

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Not seen Brew since Saturday.. You OK Brew?

 

 

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Rog, after your pictures of the narrowboat I've finally got round to trying to picture mine. Due to the length of the shell I can't get it all on one shot so just done the cabin.

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Is that scratch built BK if so you made a good job of it,thinking of making one myself,

 

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The biggest problem was painting the tiny flowers on the can etc. The helmsman looks like he should be in Village People !

It can be radio controlled with the relevant bits, but I'm afraid I'm not that clever. B.

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Had a lovely walk/scramble on the bank of the River Dove today. Just checking out what work needs doing for the fishing club. There were swarms of Mayfly and fish rising to take them. There was an abundance of large insects flying around, Damsel Flies,Crane Flies, Butterflies and even a moth that looked like a Jersey Moth - first I've seen hereabouts. Sunny day by the river - who needs a fishing rod?

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Nice post Terry,bought back a lot of memories for me,scrambling over river banks, spotting fish rising,seeing wildlife all around,costs nowt but worth a fortune

 

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Back last night from a gorgeous sunny and interesting holiday in France, and found it amazing that NOBODY on the coach ever mentioned B****t, and not one French person we encountered ever mentioned it either. As usual, we were all made to feel most welcome.

Yes, I appreciate that they like our spending power, but it was good to be in a different environment for a few days. 

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That's definitely the last time I park in Morrisons !!!

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