k p lehmann

East of arboretum.. ie peel st, north sherwood st, etc 1940 to 1970

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I've got some photos of Nrth Sherwood St and Forest Road but am unable to transfer them onto this website. notfickjustdontnonote ... .. .

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9 minutes ago, k p lehmann said:

I've got some photos of Nrth Sherwood St and Forest Road but am unable to transfer them onto this website. notfickjustdontnonote ... .. .

Probably because they'd be pornographic.!!! Bearing in mind the reputation that Forest rd had!

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Know what you mean Waddo but back in the day this area was referred to as Sandfield and quite a select area in which to live.  Not sure that the High Schools would be situated in this vicinity had they have known how it is today not to mention the wonderful houses and  two parks etc. Time waits for no man as they say.  Any one got a spare screw for my Tardis - Wilko's is shut !

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Correct KP..hence Sandfield House etc..this area was full of big bay windowed dwellings of good wage earners!

Nottm police were quite content for years to allow those areas to be swarmed with 'pavement pounders'

Partly to stop Mapperley Park getting the totty. Even at the expense of the two High Schools. Crawled along Mapperley rd ..eventually.

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There used to be a good pub at the corner of Goldsmith St and Forest Rd. whose name escapes me but is on the tip of my tongue.

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It was phil..and if you met a lady in the Arbo pub..you'd get 'small ' in the Vernon..which served good grub and boasted a fine wine list.

Came out one evening to the carpark and my Alpha had ran into a fence..in my haste...one had forgotten to engage the stop stick!

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I do remember the Arboretum Hotel which had a good restaurant. Both that and the Vernon were owned by George Akins back in the late 60’s.

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Feast yer' eyes KP!

My Father priced some work on a prince henry he owned....costly!

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One of our lady members works really hard on the Arboretum..i visited it recently and it still is a great place to relax.33bc723d48d74f4bc4667640d8bbebfb--nottinBefore the Ladies was moved near the Monkey House.The ice cream van parked outside..was never a 99 kid-

Preferred a cuppa and a Bar Six from the cafe.arboretum-tea-rooms1.jpg1952, these tea rooms sadly detroyed by fire.

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That top pic of the boy pushing the pram, is such a lovely crisp black and white photo. 

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Kath..some lady from Nottm put them up on the Net- amazes me what animals the arbo had..even upto the early 1970's.

Story goes..the bust behind the kids on photo one...is just that..a bust!

It did have a body attatched but when the roping and winch snapped..disaster...taken back to the stonemasons and altered for a plynth.

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Remember it well. As a family, we often walked there and back on a Sunday afternoon, early to mid 60s. Once got caught in a tremendous thunderstorm and dad's new Harris tweed jacket was ruined!

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A bit like our Street , this one- we and a Geordie bloke were the only two on the Street that had a car.3ecf8ba2b1717263a545e051d241b8f0.jpgAddison Street.

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There is now a cafe open on the arboretum park.as soon as you get inside Waverley st gates its the lodge house

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