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Sorry to lower the tone of the thread but, does anyone have any memories of the school crossing patrol lady who also worked as a stripper at the Welfare?

This would have been late '50's. Her crossing was at the zebra across the High St. near Roy Allsebrookes to the Byron. She was quite well endowed (you could see why she had the second profession - and perhaps even a third which we don't know about). She was sacked from the school patrol when the authorities found out as it was considered she was a poor example to set to youngsters.

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This was before they were called lollipop ladies and the text on their placard read "STOP CHILDREN".

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I only ever saw her in her uniform - which was a bit more cover-all than what she's wearing there!

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10252034_566561220108257_553742226241978Aerial shot of Rolls Royce and the aerodrome.

Don't know when RR closed but do recall hearing engine testing for a good few years.

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I’ve been to Hucknall Aerodrome twice in my life.  The second visit was Chulla’s ‘ham tea’ .......a day  I shall forever remember as many of us gave the good man a lovely send-off.

The only other time I went there was to do a parachute jump in 1972.  I had a boyfriend at the time who was in the USASF (US Army Special Forces) and he did a lot of parachuting in his job.  I watched him training in Germany a few times and thought I’d give it a go.  One Saturday afternoon I drove with a girlfriend to Hucknall, took one look at the little plane, got very very cold feet, did a u-turn and never went back.  Coward, yes. Sensible, most probably!!   My soldier went off to Vietnam and I never heard from him again :(

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I had to google that NBL cos I didn’t believe you!!  They’re called the Green Berets I believe.

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The US special forces are made up of several outfits Green Berets amongst them, the most famous at the moment are SEAL team 6, the ones who topped Osama Bin Laden.

 

As if I would I lie to you Lizzie, shame on you for even suggesting itsmile2 now if I were back  in my early 20s then maybe ;)

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Jonab..was this the photo mate?

It is undated..maybe you can help..

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That's the one, Ian, thanks.

I can't really help with the date but the station lay derelict for a number of years post-Beeching.

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On ‎6‎/‎20‎/‎2018 at 5:22 AM, IAN123. said:

Jonab..was this the photo mate?

It is undated..maybe you can help..

Don't know if this helps but Hucknall Central station was closed to both passenger and freight services on 4th March 1963 and that photo was taken in 1959

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My mate John Draycott works for Bodill..."since school like".

Up on Portland if i recall.67527.1.640.640.UNPAD.jpgEarly Bodill family..camping out?

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My dad worked there for a while on machine assembly.

 

Landmaster were on Watnall Road, way past the airfield and RR.

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Lord Byron's statue stands proud above Co operative House in Hucknall.59245.1.640.640.UNPAD.jpgThe canal St.branch in Nottm was of similar design.

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I remember the statue well but I never knew that it was of Byron until I left Hucknall. Daft, really considering he's buried only a few yards away (even if he is without a heart).

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