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Trinity Square Over The Years

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This says 1958..Waddo, NBL ..check out the height of that pole ladder!

It shows demolition in progress.pextc1958.jpg

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Mention of Herberts. I am still trying to find a picture or something of my Rover when John Herbert had it. I can imagine a picture of it parked on Trinity Square somewhere. Here it is at a Wollaton Park Autokarna before I had it.  I remember his shop well when it was on Trinity Square. It is now on Wheeler Gate.

 

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Did we search before Malcolm..we found one ages ago...but wrong Rover.. it was a cyclops..which your beauty ain't!

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I had one of those too, dad called 'em "poor mans Rolls Royce".

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5 minutes ago, IAN123. said:

Did we search before Malcolm..we found one ages ago...but wrong Rover.. it was a cyclops..which your beauty ain't!

Beauty mine isn't at the moment. It is waiting for an engine rebuild which it will get this year. It had a heavy bang on its o/s back wing while John Herbert had it and it was never properly repaired. Jack Hopewell at West Bridgford were responsible for the repairs and they did one god almighty bodge up! And charged him for it.

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There’s a very nice Rover 60, 1958, for sale at Sherwood Restorations in Southwell near to me. £13,995. They can be a bit expensive there but might be worth a look just out of curiosity. The only Rover I ever had was a 3 litre SD1. I saw it a few years after I’d changed it and it was a complete rust bucket.

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Has one of too too although not the coupe verson, had an after market blue perspex sun roof. It was always a swine to start.

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Is there a website phil? Never mind driving through France!..buy a motor..meetup ...holyhead and home!

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20 minutes ago, The Pianoman said:

Beauty mine isn't at the moment. It is waiting for an engine rebuild which it will get this year. It had a heavy bang on its o/s back wing while John Herbert had it and it was never properly repaired. Jack Hopewell at West Bridgford were responsible for the repairs and they did one god almighty bodge up! And charged him for it.

Here is the receipt relating to the above bodge. £140 was probably a lot of money then especially considering the size of the bodge up!

 

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I knew Jack Hopewell’s quite well. They looked after our company’s Jags and could obtain them new when they were difficult to source. They drove one off the ramp with the door open and ripped it right off! They serviced a car for me and I found various tools left under the bonnet which I returned, much to their embarrassment.

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Another view to replace what was ravaged thru'PB..never went in the Welbeck...too young..but recall the smell wafting..when those big doors flapped.bf2352d2201b3d81c68949c592d7462c.jpg

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7 minutes ago, IAN123. said:

Is there a website phil? Never mind driving through France!..buy a motor..meetup ...holyhead and home!

Yes, look for Sherwood Restorations. I bought a Lotus Elise from them some years ago and I regularly look in for a browse and a chat.

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8 minutes ago, IAN123. said:

Another view to replace what was ravaged thru'PB..never went in the Welbeck...too young..but recall the smell wafting..when those big doors flapped.bf2352d2201b3d81c68949c592d7462c.jpg

An uncle of mine worked at the Welbeck before the war. We do have a pair of rather nice etched glass decanters that came from there and I do recollect some old knifes and forks with WH on the handles!

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42 minutes ago, philmayfield said:

An uncle of mine worked at the Welbeck before the war. We do have a pair of rather nice etched glass decanters that came from there and I do recollect some old knifes and forks with WH on the handles!

Our Ben obviously didn't work at The Welbeck! Might have been embarrassing for your uncle if he had! :blink:

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There were a very nice set of hugh wall to ceiling mirrors in the Welbeck dining room . George Akins bought them at the Welbeck disposal sale and they adorned the rear wall of the Victoria Club dining room. I don’t know if they or the Victoria Club are still there.

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I can remember Trinity Church before it was demolished and thought it was an imposing building even then.

A few years ago I brought a MGB roadster from Sherwood Restorations, the cars are a bit expensive but they are of good quality and the service from the garage is second to none. The wife said I was going through a midlife crisis, my son and grandson called me a born again boy racer as I loved getting the back end sliding around traffic islands. I had to sell it in the end as the only way I could get out of it was  open the door and roll out onto the ground , then haul myself onto my feet using the side of the car.

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1 hour ago, philmayfield said:

The only Rover I ever had was a 3 litre SD1. I saw it a few years after I’d changed it and it was a complete rust bucket.

Phill, do you mean the 3.5 litre sd1? They didn't do a 3 ltr!. They did a 2.3, 2.6 and a 3.5 v8.

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