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if I remeber the Gaumont before being demolished became a nightclub "Maddison's"  went for a meal there with Forest Football squad,

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Moved into our new home today,,now sat quietly apart from a little jig when the music of Dr Hook gets too much to sit still, The site seems to have got back to its friendly ways,,so I'm back,,

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Was the cinema above the Odeon, the "Carlton"? To become ABC Carlton. Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong.

(Corner of Mount st. & Chapel bar).

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1 hour ago, Beekay said:

Was the cinema above the Odeon, the "Carlton"? To become ABC Carlton. Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong.

(Corner of Mount st. & Chapel bar).

 

Yes it was......and later after that it changed its name again and became a Cannon cinema.

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What do we mean by 'above' the Odeon?   I certainly remember the ABC/Cannon. but in my mind it was just over the road and down a bit from one of the Kardomah's.. and not close to the Odeon..But I have to admit that my memory of Central Nottm fades more every day and isn't helped by all the change..

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Hi  Col, if you stood outside the Odeon and looked up Chapel bar towards Derby Road, you would be able to tha ABC Cannon. I would guestimate about 150 yards up on the same side, across mount street. I can remember when I was a bus driver, we used to drive down Derby Road, around Co-op island onto Chapel bar and turn right onto Mount Street at the cinema and go up to Granby Street (that became Maid Marian way eventually),

So, yes, it was just above the Odeon. Cheers mate.

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StuartC, nice to hear from you, thank you for your message.

In reply to your query, I started in 1962 as a 19 year old conductor and when I reached 21 went into the driving school. Was a driver from 1964 until 1967. After initial training at Carter Gate (Parliament street), then moved up to Bilbotough depot. Bearing in mind there were thousands on NCT, can't honestly say your mates name rings a bell, (if you'll pardon the pun). Said it many times, they were the best years of my working life.

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In a early post I did say about the Gaumont  changing  to a night club called "Maddisons"  can any one remember it?

At the same  time if my memory is right there was Blotts  Home Pierpoint and the Black Orchid on Lenton lane. Do any member go to these nightclubs?

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Love bumping into famous people..........Had short chats with a few,,,,,Fenella Fielding my favourite in the big Coop..........closely followed by Dawn French in Waterstones..Birmingham..not forgetting Georgie Best  in Peterborough.......you little name dropper PP........LOL   oH nearly forgot Judi Dench on Maid Marian way when it was being built in the 60s..nearly knocked her over running to catch a bus...she wern't best pleased...

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I love Bernard Cribbins. 
My dad was called Fred so “Right said Fred” was very popular in our house in the 60s. I used to love him in the TV ad for Hornby trains too.

BTW did you know that Gossip Calypso was written by Trevor Peacock? Trevor is probably better known as Jim (no,no,no) Trott in The Vicar of Dibley. He also wrote “Mrs Brown you've got a Lovely Daughter” for Herman’s Hermits. Check out his Wiki entry and you'll see he wrote a lot of stuff in the early 60s before turning to acting.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trevor_Peacock

Sadly he's now in a nursing home with advanced dementia.

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Along came this bloke in a bowler hat'''

 

Which he lifted and scratched his head''

 

Next line please......................

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Don't dig there
Dig it elsewhere
You're digging it round
And it ought to be square

The shape of it's wrong
It's much too long
And you can't put hole
Where a hole don't belong

 

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No Ian, i took her up the lift

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For a bit there I was convinced that 'Gossip Calypso' was by Lance Percival.. until I reminded myself that it was..

.who had the hit here..

 

But further research shows that the song was written in 1943 and has been recorded numerous times since.

 

We MUST get this stuff right!!!:laugh:

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4 hours ago, IAN FINN said:

Did you go dancing with Fenella ben maybe The Whistle Stop.

 

Surely no dancing at the Whistle Stop?  As I recall upturned milk churns for seats and just a 'basement boozer'.. though to be fair I never went in in the evening.

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9 hours ago, radfordred said:

Best draw the curtains, people looking in might think I'm having a fit or watching Joe Wicks :crazy:

 

 

 

 

I useter have the 78 of that.  May still have it somewhere in the loft..

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Above post, reminds me of a bloke I used to work with, the whole factory floor was wooden, he would do that type of tiptoe toe tapping legs kicking type dance, the floor was all his.

 

I was told the maple flooring was carefully removed & staked on pallets? 

 

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Master's uncle kept a pub. When he had to go down the cellar to change a barrel,  being only 18-30ish old, customers , they would put Dave Clark Five (Glad all over) on the jukebox. Then when they all stamped there feet a voice would come up from the cellar, What the B_______ hell are you lot doing, I'm getting cover in dust and muck. When I get back to the bar i'm taking that record off (45mpm) and bunning it.   and I'm banning the lot of you.

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On 1/25/2021 at 10:37 PM, mary1947 said:

In a early post I did say about the Gaumont  changing  to a night club called "Maddisons"  can any one remember it?

At the same  time if my memory is right there was Blotts  Home Pierpoint and the Black Orchid on Lenton lane. Do any member go to these nightclubs?

My dad used to say ask a daft question and you won;t get an answer. 

So if no one wishers to answer, I'll thow my dummie out of the pram or maybe just not read any other comment's.

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I'll answer you Mary........

 

NO Never went  !!!!

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Just watched this great 60s number on Facebook....

 

''Save the last Dance for me''       ''The Drifters'''

 

'''YOU can dance with the man who held your hand let him hold you tight'''

''But don't forget who.s taking you home'''

 

Next line please............

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Just remembered we also had Bernard Bresslaw's comedy record “Mad Passionate Love” in our family record collection during the 50s and 60s. The B side was a song called “You need Feet” a parody of Max Bygrave's hit “You need Hands”

Bernard Bresslaw sprang to fame in The Army Game followed by the Carry On films. The Army Game was a very successful ITV show and featured many well known actors such as William Hartnell, Alfie Bass, Bill Fraser, Norman Rossington and Dick Emery.

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