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Do you remember Arthur Miller who also worked at City Treasury? He was my uncle. Sadly, passed on in 1974. A lovely man.

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34 minutes ago, Jill Sparrow said:

Do you remember Arthur Miller who also worked at City Treasury? He was my uncle. Sadly, passed on in 1974. A lovely man.

If my memory is correct, I am sure he is the chap who sat near us. Always worked with his sleeves rolled up and the window open, even in the depths of winter. He used to say it was a habit from a previous job.

Often heard on the phone "Arthur Miller speaking......no, not that one"

Let me know if I'm on the right track.

Sorry to hear he passed away.I left in April 74 with LG re-organisation

Phil

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Sounds like him. Wore dark framed spectacles and not much hair. He married my aunt Hilda Sparrow in 1952. Unfortunately, his family had a history of high blood pressure. Arthur died suddenly of a massive cerebral haemorrhage, as had his own father and his brother. He was universally liked by everyone who met him. His widow is still with us, aged 88.

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That's stirred a few memories, In one corner of the rates office there was Arthur, Geoffrey Atkin, Eric Spencer,  a couple of bailiffs (forget their names) and me and Bob Woodcock. Doug Pimbley (yes, that one if you remember your footballers) was the Cashier.

Quite a few tales about all of them,  which I'll share when time permits.

Off to Sawley now while the sunshine holds (with my spare cables plantfit)

Phil

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Arthur Miller was born in July 1929 and died in 1974, aged around 44 years. I think he was on medication to control his blood pressure but it didn't prevent his death.

 

A few years ago, at a family funeral, I met his son, my cousin David Miller. It was like seeing his father again. The likeness was stunning! 

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4 hours ago, Jill Sparrow said:

Arthur Miller ..........I think he was on medication to control his blood pressure but it didn't prevent his death.

 

Maybe it caused it. :(

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Nottingham City Transport by F. P. Groves. Published  by The Transport Publishing Company in 1978.

 

The author was General Manager of NCT.

 

Should be available second hand.

 

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The back cover is blank.

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Another landscape format hardback, published  by Venture Publications in 2002.

 

Sparkling colour photos by G. H. F. Atkins with about half the book devoted to the Nottingham and Notts area.

 

I'm sure I remember seeing the photographer on those 1960s summer Saturdays at Huntingdon Street - a middle-aged man in a tweed jacket who used to stand aloof from us teenage bus-spotters (who could blame him?) who seemed to use his camera only rarely.

 

This book may not be easy to find.

 

Front cover of course shows a South Notts Leyland proceeding down Huntingdon Street:

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Back cover is a scene at Derby:

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I do like the Bedford Val

 

Rog

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My contribution to the transport collection,Nottingham's Trams and Trolley buses,by David j Ottewell, Nottinghamshire county council Community services publication

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Full of pictures and places in Nottingham

 

Rog

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1 hour ago, Willow wilson said:

Top pic. Is that Trent bus garage in the background? 

 

Not sure which one you're referring to. This is the scene today and a lot of those buildings in the photo have survived. The white building at the far left at the top was a Barton garage.

 

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 I've been in them all at sometime in the 60s. That brick building on Kent st. corner with the clock just beyond the coach was probably Trent travel and holiday booking offices which I'm recalling. 

Thanks for your response.

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I believe there was a Barton's Bus garage somewhere there, don't think it was Trent bus garage.

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Well, yes, but what it refers to there as Dutton's garage is not visible on that photograph, being on Kent Street off to the left. I should add that whatever was there in my day (1960s-1970s) was never a Trent bus garage. Their depot was/is next door to NCT's depot on Parliament Street opposite the ice Stadium.

 

To clarify, that picture shows in order on the left hand side - the Central Market, the entrance to Kent Street, what is apparently called Huntingdon House - and which as you say housed the Trent booking office, also Cappocci's snack bar, Sketchley's and other premises - and lastly the Barton garage building (the white one). These two pictures show some of what was there, with the Trent booking office on the corner.

 

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Now today's book. Barton Part One - 1908-1949 by Alan Oxley. Published by The Transport Publishing Company in 1983.

 

This often turns up on Ebay.

 

Front cover shows a scene at Beeston Square in 1925.

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Back cover is mainly blank.

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The second volume in the series. Published now by Robin Hood Publishing in 1986.

 

This is harder to find but still comes up on Ebay.

 

Front cover picture is Pearson's Hill, Bramcote.

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Back cover:

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The third and final volume, from the same publisher in 1994.

 

I'd begun to think this third volume in the series had never appeared until I saw it on Ebay.  

 

Front cover is at the Red Lion, Sandiacre.

 

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Back cover is practically the same as the previous volume.

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More photographs from Mr Atkins.

 

This book was published in 2004.

 

Front and back covers show the famous extra low height Dennis Loline 861.

 

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Not about transport, but I'm currently reading a book by Joy James 'Yo'd Mek a Parson Swear'

It's very well written and full of funny, sad, interesting and nostalgic memories of her life growing up in Nottingham the 1940s & 50s.

With an eye for detail the author takes the reader back to those good and not so good old days during and after the second world war.

 

I've just found out that there are other similar books by Joy James so I'm looking forward to reading those too.

 

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Joy does post on here occasionally, she was a singer at the Musters hotel. See the thread about Musters.

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