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You'll be saying next there's no such thing as Santa Claus.

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Of course there is, don't talk so silly !

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Hey jonab, send me £1k & I will post you a bag of "Magic Beans"  !!

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That is a brilliant link David. I have it in my favourites and quite often just spend a while reading through it. So much information on Nottingham, not only streets but people, places and lots of other interesting bits of knowledge. If you want to know anything you can usually find it on that link somewhere.

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Just had a read about Pennyfoot Stile Ian.  Courtesy of Nottinghamshire History. Very interesting. Thanks for the tip. I enjoy  NH and was going to add the entry about the stile from the website but was worried about the rules of copyright, so I haven't added it.

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Carni ..that site ..like you say is brilliant for facts.

I wish i knew more about the real old Nottm.It's not really an area for pics...given the period , but maps and illustrations are fantastic.Our language has changed to.A medieval section on NS would be good..need a brainbox!

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willoughby_st_1960.jpgThis is Willoughby Street..with a tint i feel - dated 1960.

Reminds me of our street, in the evening..when the office workers went home..only 2 people owned a car...us a 1936 Light 15 and Geordie Jim up the road ..a Thames van.

Bill 4 doors up had a TK Bedford..he drove for Atlas Express...part from that..street soccer it was !

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king-street-nottingham-j4f0rc.jpgnever noticed this monument before..i knew it as Childrens Corner.

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Someone has done a compelling history of Beeston on the net.

Covering old history with pictures and illustrations..not able to do the fancy link do dah!

Google Beeston History..some great work and research.

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Thats it!

Lovely job done...wish i was clever enough.

Well done to those involved.

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Long-_Stairs-from-_Cliff-_Rd.jpgThis is 1933 , sure one of our members helped with Long Stairs this year.Taken from Cliff Rd.during demolition.

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Was not Cliff road at one time river lean,? and  above the steps was this the Galley's  of Justice?.

I think that these are the steps are the ones that the prisoner's used to go down to the boat for transportation to Australia.

 

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Makes sense Mary...i went in that transportation pit...i think it was still Shire Hall then..this was with my Dad..1991 i'd say...that chair in the corridor looked spooky.

And with the name Marsh down there you could be spot on.

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It looks very likely and the story in mentioned on here else where, not sure of the validity of it though.

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Spot on Mary.

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fa735e1f43743985ad22836470bf2bc8.jpg1958,Chuch Gate ..looking up Pepper St.

I presume at the top is Bridlesmith Gate...this being photographed from the loading bay of todays M&S.

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71511acb71a767b1b446d8e9ec2775fb.jpgBefore The Bench & Bar and MCconomy and Oddbins.etc... 

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Having worked in the Georgian building on the right of the photo, every time I see images of what was destroyed, I cringe. Obliteration of Drury Hill should never have been permitted. If the idiots who ruined Nottingham had been stopped, the city would now rival York, Chester, etc, as a tourist attraction. It grieves me that such vandalism was sanctioned.

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This present day council is no better, even worse still.

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Whilst I agree about these quaint areas being potential tourist traps I have no doubt I would be joining in the chorus of protest about the ruination and commercialisation of Nottingham's heritage if it were so.

I worked on Fletcher Gate for awhile and walked up Drury Hill and the steps up to Weekday Cross every day. When they pulled it down there were no protests, no demonstrations , everyone in my experience thought it was OK and looked forward to something 'new, modern and state of the art' to make tired old Nottingham a better, brighter place.

It was of its age. Sadly they got it wrong and are now tearing it down and starting again but in 50/100 years time will they be mourning the destruction of the post nuclear brutilist architecture of Broad Marsh etc?

I'm not having a go at you and I'm no lover of the council and some of their decisions but hindsight is a wonderful thing.

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