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Squires removals were down the Meadows, their son Tim was a polio sufferer and had to wear leg irons,he'd be about 65 now, be nice to get in touch with him again,last time I saw him would have been about 60 years ago

 

Rog

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Cheers Rog.The builder on the previous post amazed me. Is that a veg patch in the photo..he looks like no one is getting in!

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From coal and flour sacks to stringing champion tennis rackets..this Lenton firm was well respected.images-3.jpg

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The PictureHouse Cinema opened on Bonfire Night 1912.picturehouse-advert.jpgSome time ago a members relation played a Cinema/ Theatre organ?picturehouse-advert-octagonal-room.pngFebruary's film offering -1915.

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1970s-uk-wrangler-magazine-advert-EXR398Don't recall Wrangler at Colwick...but went and bought ' slight seconds' from that place in Calverton.

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On ‎10‎/‎15‎/‎2018 at 12:29 PM, Brew said:

The most abiding memory is the smell of cutting oil and the slap, slap of the leather belting driving the machines.

Went to Calderdale Industrial Museum in Halifax at half term. In the basement is Sadie, an oil engine driving a room full of every machine imaginable via leather belts. The noise was unbelievable! The volunteers in every bit of the museum really new their stuff - all retirees. I was amazed by my youngest daughter (12) who exhausted the staff with her questions. She is scary! managed to predict the pattern on a carpet piece from the bobbin order. I finally know the big difference between Axminster and Wilton.

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B O G O F

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Stag Furniture..meant quality.1970s-uk-stag-magazine-advert-EXRFT1.jpgWorthy of an instant sale on the 'Quiz of the week'.

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"Was the Stag furniture factory out Colwick way ?   I remember being told stories about a fire at the Stag factory which was just a few years before I joined. A vast fire loading and a shortage of water meant it burnt freely, water turning to steam before it reached the fire.The lads said there was whole tables and chairs going up to the sky in the flames and heat storm.

I assume they started up again somewhere else ?

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Stag had a factory at Hucknall but the Head office and the other manufacturing site was on Haydn Rd. On the corner of Quorn Rd. There was no fire at the Haydn Rd. premises during the 25 years I worked in the area. I do remember seeing the fire at Stanley’s, Bulwell, though out of my window.

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Stag had a factory in St Anns, I forget the location now, but that was the one my late Uncle worked at, sometime in the early 50's he and several other employees set off for Dunedin, New Zealand, to establish a factory there, where he stayed for the rest of his life.

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Haydn road, I remember P.P.Paynes knitwear down there, massive place, full of lovely girls ! no memory of Stag on Haydn Rd, I reckon I've got the name of the furniture factory  wrong, nothing new there ! 

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Got it ! the furniture fire I remembered , nowhere near Colwick !,, it was a furniture warehouse on Queens Rd, 24th March 1967, a year before I joined. The old record I found says there was 14 other fires started by flying debris and that three road vehicles and 4 railway wagons were also destroyed.

Demolished straight after.

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Comparing old maps, before and after that Queens Rd fire, it must have been the old timber yard buildings, London Rd end, between the railway lines and Queens Rd.

That building disappears after the fire.

Looks like there was a pub on that corner with London Rd,  The Lord Gordon maybe ?

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Indeed Fog...lost many a lunchtime in here.nottingham-ng2-generalgordon.jpgGeneral Gordon...a stones throw from the new Fire Station?

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