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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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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

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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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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Never took a girlfriend to the Palais or Locarno........always went with the intension of dancing with someone NEW and getting a date..........usually went with a mate.....but sometimes even by mesen...........last time i was 40 and recently divorced....long story but got kicked out that night......i was innocent Honest.....

          I Was getting to my feet at the bottom of the steps when the lady i'd been dancing with helped me up......and we went for a drink to the Nelson'' up Hockley......finished up having a lovely night.........another night to remember........wonder if i'm still 'Barred'?

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My parents had their wedding reception at The Palais on 25 June 1949.  Ben would be a tad too young for admission at that time!  The two youngest bridesmaids, aged 6 and 3 years might have found him of interest!  My cousins Rosemary and Ann. Both grew up to be very good looking and both are now deceased.

 

 

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Thinking it was about '85, remember seeing WASP at the Palais, Mon/Tues night, Wrathchid supporting. 

Not a huge fan of either, too busy playing pooyan over the road at space city but had previously bought a ticket.

Anybody else attend? remember outside?

Madam X, roughly 2 Weeks later was cancelled...

 

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Just watching the local news.......and it showed the ''Palais'' now called 'Prizm'' or something.............was shocked to see the outside looking so 'Grubby''.......even the 'Ball'' was Grotty looking.......

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First went there as a 16 year old on a Monday nights, I don't think alcohol was on sale ;does anyone know?

Later years I used to hate wearing a jacket and a tie and trousers instead of jeans. Young clubbers nowadays don't know how lucky they are. lol

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16 hours ago, Deepdene Boy said:

LIzzie, it was where my Mam and Dad met in 1962, so without the Palais, in all probability, I wouldn't be here now.

Ditto....1936....Dad was a sax player in the band.

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On 10/26/2021 at 10:26 PM, Deepdene Boy said:

I've got a lot to be thankful for from the Palais. I wouldn't be here without itslywink

Nor would my kids, grandkids or Great grandkids! They could have all belonged to my best man, had he not ducked behind a column to dodge Mrs PP during the 'ladies excuse me'. 

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When the 'Palais' was the 'Palais''.........just the steps bring back memories.......going in alone.....coming out Hand in hand''.....being thrown 'Down em'' was even memorable.......going in with Sandra coming out with Christine.................60s 70s magic times.....

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I did visit The Palais early 80s, probably turned away more times than I was let in, I was more Rock City & The Asylum, but like @benjamin1945 it’s the fighting I remember, proper music off & all out brawling, girls screaming, bottles & glasses chucked, getting thrown out & back in for more, bouncers lost control, and my youngest brother claim to fame when he sparked out so called Forest/ManUtd/Celtic/RepublicOfIreland hardman over a girl called Paolo, she worked in the travel agents near the train station, gets a mention in Mr Keans autobiography.

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