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Was he also one of the ones who took pleasure in beating up the first former and burning their caps in the tree stump?

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2 minutes ago, IAN123. said:

St.Marys..next door to Baker & Plumb.

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There was the girls school behind the Cathedral opposite our school. They didn’t want anything to do with us though!

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2 hours ago, katyjay said:

Yes, Bill Brindley was in his class. 

Serious for a minute, just in case you didn’t know, that Peoples College has an old boys association. I got in touch with them a couple of weeks ago and they posted my info on the web site. I just Google Peoples College Old Boys 

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Hubby went to the old boys annual dinner a few years back at the Notts County F.C place on Meadow Lane. There were 5 others there from his year.

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12 hours ago, katyjay said:

Hubby went to the old boys annual dinner a few years back at the Notts County F.C place on Meadow Lane. There were 5 others there from his year.

Cool - was it fun? I asked them to keep me up to speed so i could go to the next one and maybe even do a tour of the old place.

I left at the end of my 4th year when they closed it down and if i remember correctly there were 2 years behind me. I was lucky as I went off to sea school but it must have been really bad for some of the others particularly the younger ones. I think the council planned the closure badly.

Does you Hubby have good memories of the place and some of the teachers - I do 

 

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He always talks of doing brickwork lesson in the late morning. When they'd finished the wall, they had to knock it down so the room could be used as the canteen for lunch.

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They had finished doing brickwork when I got there. Obviously we did woodwork, metal work and tech drawing - ask him if he remembers Ernie 

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Was he the woodwork teacher?

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1 hour ago, katyjay said:

Was he the woodwork teacher?

Yes, we had him for Woodwork and RI (he was a little strange to say the least).

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On ‎7‎/‎27‎/‎2015 at 8:37 AM, Cliff Ton said:

Isn't Botany Bay in Australia?

 

Bit late to this, but I presume the OP was referring to the little park at the top of College Street, which I think is called "The Bay of Biscay", see the bottom of this page which is a 1928 article from the Thoroton Society transactions for use of the name.
 

Botany Bay were allotments (probably Botany Bay Gardens originally, if they followed naming of others in the area) and are clearly shown on Sanderson's 1835 Map "20 Miles Around Mansfield " IIRC, which I think is the same period as the map that Cliff Ton posted. They were still present on the 1st editions 6 inch and 25 inch maps but not named.

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1965. I wanted a motorbike. Went to the BOD (Bank of Dad) with a repayment plan. You lend me the money I'll pay you back, Eventually.  Went to Hooleys, lots of nice shiny bikes and scooters in the window. 

Think their two wheel shop was on Greyfriargate at the time, near to the Sherwood rooms.   I wanted a BSA, Truimph or Royal Enfield or what ever I could afford.  Finished up with a Lambretta Li125. Red, and shiny.  Mistake!

 

Seeing as the BOD was funding it I had no choice.  Being a bit raw negotiating a motor deal, I and BOD took the salesmans (Bit like Swiss Tony) word for it.  Nice machine, I've got someone looking at it this afternoon etc etc.

Put it down to one of the lessons of life.  Lambrettas are a heap of excrement.  Broke down within days of getting it back to Clifton.   Went back to Hooleys, they denied having ever seeing it, but eventually they found it at the back of the workshop and fixed it after 6 weeks.  After which it still broke down.

 

There after it continued to be the curse of my youth.   Took it to Jossylns (Jozzo's) on Radford Road, who agreed it was a heap of excrement but he managed to fix it.   2 lessons learnt.

1.  Never buy anything motorised from Hooleys

2. Never buy a Lambretta.

3 Eventually part chopped it at Jozzo's for a Honda 50.

 

 

 

 

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Nice Velo - had a Venom in the early 70's - they were 10 a penny --------- if only !!!

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I worked from 1962 as a  apprentice till 1972 in the next work bay was Frank giacone there was Frank Wright good on automatic cars Edward beers mechanic mic price  pat abbot geof hill  John grain John Hollingsworth Steve ayes perio giacone Jim white Doug clews forman.  Bob darling  Barrie altman John the pole  John armitage all petro car mechanics  bodyshop Charlie bacon Dave Andrews George turton b Bert turton forman  trim shop mic Palin cliff  and Jeff painters of the lorries and  building the backs of them bill peg Bernard Ives and my best mate in them days Ron needam mic cotter. Built his green ford Anglia himself and had help now and then from us ted ramble was cotter's mate and co driver he married Josephine out the office down stairs

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Yes Bob came from Scotland a small fishing village he went on to leave hooleys and ran a pub in basford I believe  he had a new house somewhere on the new estate near Apollo drive  Bulwell there we fitted a 1500 got engine in a red cortina gt

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On 7/13/2008 at 7:25 PM, mariag said:

We moved to Australia in 69

I was a apprentice with frank giacone  around 1963 to 1972 so I would know you unless you worked at traffic st we worked derby road

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Just reading the references to Hooleys, the City Fire Brigade bought 2 Triumph motorbikes from Hooleys in 1961, from the previous posts, Derby Rd seems to be all cars, the only reference to motorbikes is Greyfriargate, so did Hooleys sell motorbikes from a different shop than Derby Road ?,  can anyone clear this up, ie where did Hooleys sell motorbikes from in the sixties ?

Regards all 

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Hi Fogrider, yes Hooleys sold motorbikes and cars at Greyfriar gate. Their showroom was in Richmond House facing the roundabout that was there. The showroom was between Albion st and Canal street. Richmond House is still there. 

Bike spare parts and accessories were sold in the basement of the old church on Derby road. 

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Thanks Willow, that clears that up and I can have a look for old maps etc now

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My late father worked in the Parts Department, and was very close friends with Bob & Charlotte Darling, as was my mum. 

My Aunty Liz & Uncle Dave also work there. As a Child I spent a lot of time in and around the Garage. Waiting for Dad to clock off beside the Petrol Kiosk, where Bernice “Four Star” managed the Pumps. Dad, had very fond memories of friends and going into the Hand and Heart Public House. Bob and my Dad, sat and had a drink with Windsor Davis, of “It ain’t half hot mam” when he was appearing in Pantomime. There was also a minor bird, that used to swear a lot!

My Dad, got me a old Yellow Raleigh Chopper, which was rebuilt and got resprayed in Purple Velvet, the exact same Colour as his Mk3 Cortina, very happy times. He later moved with a few of his friends to Cowies on London Rd, after Hangers was taken over.

Hooleys was a RS Dealership and had there own racing team at one point, it was also the first Dealership to have one of the First Ford Sierra Cosworth In the Showroom.

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Many cars in Australia at that time ended up with black vinyl roofs as a result of hail storms, Boot lids and bonnets were easy to replace but the cost of repairing the roof was prohibitive so hence the vinyl roof.

"Wrapping" cars with vinyl or velour I.L.O. a respray is big here at the moment however I do not understand why anyone would want their car to look like grandmas' settee

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On 2/20/2020 at 10:48 PM, Jackobite said:

My late father worked in the Parts Department, and was very close friends with Bob & Charlotte Darling, as was my mum. 

My Aunty Liz & Uncle Dave also work there. As a Child I spent a lot of time in and around the Garage. Waiting for Dad to clock off beside the Petrol Kiosk, where Bernice “Four Star” managed the Pumps. Dad, had very fond memories of friends and going into the Hand and Heart Public House. Bob and my Dad, sat and had a drink with Windsor Davis, of “It ain’t half hot mam” when he was appearing in Pantomime. There was also a minor bird, that used to swear a lot!

My Dad, got me a old Yellow Raleigh Chopper, which was rebuilt and got resprayed in Purple Velvet, the exact same Colour as his Mk3 Cortina, very happy times. He later moved with a few of his friends to Cowies on London Rd, after Hangers was taken over.

Hooleys was a RS Dealership and had there own racing team at one point, it was also the first Dealership to have one of the First Ford Sierra Cosworth In the Showroom.

What was your father's full name  also in the petrol box office there use to be George carby  filling your tank up and his son Brian worked in the body shop

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