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2 hours ago, FLY2 said:

Maybe, but we must persevere to retain our history and heritage.

A mud hut could serve good ale, but I don't want to see one in Nottingham ! 

 

I disagree, plastic & glass look good & modern, lets bury the past once & for all.

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I went to Peoples College Secondary Technical School on College St, behind the Cathedral and just up from the Playhouse from 1961 until it closed then went to sea school. During the summer holidays I got a job working as a laborer on the new Bluecoat School on Aspley Lane doing the back breaking work of “hardcoring” foundations under the gym floor. After a month or so I got promoted to canteen manager, “dead cushy”, spending half my time making tea in an old wash type boiler and going to the shops for fags and lunches. Thursday afternoon was payday and almost everyone would skive off early to the Whitemore, to drink Home Ales. I was about 16 and the blokes would cover for me and only allow me to buy one round - such Gentlemen!

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I think People’s College is now part of NCN or our University.  

Answer on a post card please if you know. 

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At the top on the right you can see Drury Hill when it was still there; and on the left beyond the phone box is Church Gate before M & S extended over it.

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Nice picture with clear memorys for me,,,,looks like my little grey 'Mini van' passing by,,,,,and i'm sure that coffee lounge on the right used to be a Jewellers where i bought an Engagement ring..............

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50 minutes ago, Cliff Ton said:

 

At the moment it still is a jewellers  https://goo.gl/maps/e5qN1TcUmokz6TDSA

 

I'm sure my Wife's wedding ring came from there,she worked for M&S across the road.

 

That's one of the infamous  Mr Gerald Ratners businesses,

Who'd have thought a few words could cost so much. (approx £500m wiped of the value)

 

Whilst speaking to a few businessmen he was asked,

So Gerald “How can you sell this jewellery for such a low price?”,

 Gerald answers, “Because it’s total crap.”

 

 

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H.Samuel Listergate closed down just after Christmas. 

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The light coloured 2 storey building with the steep roof near the top of the street is Severn's, located where it had stood since 1450. It was moved to Castle rd in 1970.

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