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Ian

To be honest, I had never heard of Pussers Rum (just had a look on the web for details). I don't know, there something about the taste of Navy Rum that doesn't agree with me.

 

My substitute poison if 'The White' (Wray & Nephew) is not available is Appleton's. Now that does have a nice taste, although weaker than 'The White', at 40%.

 

The last time I went to Jamaica, 3-years ago, I went on the Appleton Rum Tour. Now I did really enjoy that - plenty of samples!! 

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I've merged a newly-started thread about the Palais with an old one which had existed for a few years. This is now the combined Nottstalgia knowledge of the subject.

Ay up me duck - new guy here. Used to play sax and sing in the Mike Miller Band at Nottingham Palais in the 70s.  Our 2nd band there was Tristram Shandy - it still had the revolving floor in the Bali

Palais like Locarno started going early 60s.........i'm 73 now but still get that ''same old Feeling'' (carni) when i think about walking in the places,,Band playing,,lovely lasses dancing round their

You obviously enjoy a drink. You'll probably bulk at what I mix my Wray with.......Red Bull, Lucozade and sometimes Coconut Water. You would be surprised how drinkable these combinations are. Even if you don't like them at first, by the time you have two or three you stop fighting it.

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And I thought I go on sometimes!! No digress to your hearts content. You lost me at Four Roses......

 

Back to what I was doing before the two doubles. I've resize that photo, tried to copy into the post, to no avail. Tried Postimage, reduce to image to thumbnail, tried to insert using 'Insert other media' using the URL - no joy.

 

Lets try it this way (copied from Postimage) - F-W-Towle-bag.jpg. Thats the thumbnail link (i think). Are you able to open it and paste the actual image in your reply.

 

 

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Right, I'm getting really cheesed off!! This is what is written on the bag.

 

F. W. Towle

 

"ALL FRYING DONE IN PURE LARD"

 

HIGH CLASS

FISH & CHIP

SUPPER ROOM

 

620 Main Street, CARLTON

 

WET FISH FRESH DAILY

 

Try Our Noted Tripe, Cowheels & Trotters

 

Something has just dawned on me. Was F. W. Towle in competition with the shop next door ie the butcher. Why is a Fish and Chip Supper Room offering Tripe etc. Umm - presumably buying from next door, and cooking to eat on the premises.

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Ian

 

Time for me to hit the hay..... those doubles have done the trick!!

 

I love the "All frying done in pure lard" - no government quango's in those days nannying us with '5 a day'

 

Before I go, one last thing. Vi had to go after 3-hours - she was getting hungry. I asked what she had for lunch, she said Bread & Dripping. Umm not had that since taking it to school for dinner time (generally in the play ground whilst playing football).

 

Vi wants a back garden to be proud of, so I am planting a bare-rooted Prunus Amanagowa that's 3-years old - it was delivered to me yesterday - that was my other surprise for her today. I am planting the tree on Monday, and I said that I want to do an 'opening ceremony' and photo shoot with Vi and her new tree (centre stage) - I always take progress photos anyway.

 

We are going to have tea (well Vi will have her herbal tea, I'm gonna have a 'special coffee' - coffee with rum (only one though!!,) and bread & dripping sarnnie's to celebrate.

 

Right that's me done for today - talk tomorrow. 

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4 hours ago, Anthony Hood said:

 With reference to the bus photo, Vi has vague memories of the bus driver and the lady on the extreme left standing in front of the bus, but cannot remember their names.

 

 

If Vi means the lady on the left with the flowery scarf , that was my great-aunt , Ethel Trueman (nee Hart) . Her husband I think was the gent extreme right in front of the coach called Frank Trueman (though not sure if he was a driver) .

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I must be 'loosing my marbles', I can't for the life of me find that bus photo again. Where have you hidden it?

Can you reply to this message and include the photo again please, so that I can confirm if we are referring to your great Aunt. I will ask Vi on Monday. 

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Here tis ! I see you are finding the vagaries of the site ! To find a previous post I usually try and remember a key word from the thread and use the search box .

 

Actually the husband of Ethel Trueman (nee Hart) is the gent standing under the wing mirror . I think !  

They both died when I was just a nipper . I only remember them living in Kimberley after they left Carlton .

As previously mentioned Ethel is the one with the flowery scarf and standing next to her in dark hat and coat is Mrs Haslam who lived Park Road , my mums Godmother .

Just spotted the driver far right !

 

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Hi David

Just got in from the garden (started at 07:30), boy it's nippy out there this morning. Dug up 3no fruit trees - boy those roots were tough!! Thought I would sign in again before popping down to B&Q. I digress...

 

The lady that VI vaguely recognised was the lady on the left of the row of four gentlemen (unfortunately not you great Aunt). When I Vi tomorrow I will mention Ethel and Frank Trueman, also Mrs Haslam. We'll see if her 'light bulb lights up above her head!!

 

Vi couldn't make out if the bus was Trent or Barton - any idea? Where do you think these day-trippers were going, Skeggy maybe!!

If you know of any more names, 'shout out', and I will pass onto Vi.

 

Incidentally, Vi mentioned that she went to what is now called Porchester Road Junior School on Morley Road. I can't remember what name the school was in her day.  She hasn't mentioned having any photo's, so that might be another avenue to explore for her, ie photos of the school (preferably class photos, and names of children). Vi was born in 1928, so I looking at approx 1935-1940.

 

Incidentally, I visit the same school every afternoon - school run to pick up my Nephew. I'm just round the corner so handy for my Sister!!

 

Anthony

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I' ll leave the photo posting advice to others as I use flickr to host my photos and it's quite a convoluted process to get them on here .

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20 hours ago, Beekay said:

Where does one park ones zimmer frame when going on the dancefloor?

 

 

There is a Dutch bloke at one of the Hotels where we stay in Nerja ,,he uses a Zimmer all the time except on the Dance floor.  He and his Mrs,who i would guess are both late 70s,,) really give it ''Welly'' he stands in one spot and just uses his hands to throw his Mrs all over,,the floor often clears and folk stand back ''Clapping'' them,,............its funny when they finish,,he takes a ''Bow'' and shuffles back to his Zimmer''...........so Barrie' just park near the Dance floor and go for it...............lol

 

 

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20 hours ago, Anthony Hood said:

Ian

 

Huh - Where was Victoria Bingo and Casino?

A big welcome robin oppsss!!! sorry Anthony Hood.  The Victory/ Locarno was the start of St Ann's Well Road, facing the Vic was Bath St thus going up to the wash house victory swimming baths and  Sneinton  market, there was a roundabout and standing with your back to bottom of Bath St  The Salvation Hall was left, then Market St then St Ann's Well road. 

The only recollection I have of it being a Casino was of the few fruit machines it had in side, I used to go with mum to the Bingo only to keep her company of cause.

What is interesting is that you did actually  play Bingo, you had a card with the word "BINGO" at the top  and the caller would say ex! under the B 24 under the G no 5 and so on.

 

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Anthony here....

 

Ian

Thanks for that. I've started copying and pasting images like this for Vi....it's easier to show her as she does not have broadband at hers.

 

I visited Vi yesterday (with my Mum) - between um I hardly got a word in edge-ways. No that's a first!!

 

Anthony

 

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Did anyone go to the Palais on a Saturday morning.  I used to go in the late 60s early 70s with quite a few friends.  I think it was 6d to get in and was from 10am to midday or was it to 2pm can't quite remember but I know we really enjoyed ourselves - maybe it was for teenagers as said can't quite remember.  No I think it was midday as sometimes we follwed on to the cinema on the Queens Road in Beeston (Essoldo?) for the sat'day afternoon film again 6d I think to go in.

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