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The cult shop that was Birdcage. 66945-1-280-99999-unpad.jpgImage, Bus Stop, Boogaloo- all round here.

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6 hours ago, IAN123. said:

Two Nottm kids on a Carters Drinks tasting.

 

Guaranteed a sugar rush ther Ian

 

Rog

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I notice in a lot of these pictures from the forties and fifties and in some cases sixties the "workers" all look thin and tired yet the dignitaries look well fed and healthy and probably never done a days physical work in their lives, looking at Ian's last picture the Raleigh worker is around forty years old yet he looks a lot older than the suits who are all probably late fifties early sixties, about the only time the "worker" had ever seen a cigar would be at christmas time yet the bloke on his right is probably blowing ciger smoke over the poor sod,

I'm no communist but can't help but feel for the poor sod stood there wringing his hands and knowing his place in society when all the others have not got a clue what his life is like and the hardships he has to deal with, and are they really interested? perhaps not

 

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Regardless of when it was in the picture has it ever been any different?

 

If it's circa early 50's food rationing is still in effect for some foods and was a time when the lack of processed foods made Britain's population surprisingly healthy thus the slim figure.

 

I don't look at him and think 'poor sod' I see a man on piece work who wants them all to bugger off so he can gerron wi it.

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Regarding bosses and workers my father told me of when he was working on the shop floor in the 30's the company chairman would visit the factory on a Saturday morning dressed in his hunting pink, ready to ride to hounds. That must have been pretty demoralising for the workforce. My father ultimately became company chairman in the 70's but he didn't keep up the tradition!

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Kinnock once visited Plessey years ago. All the department staff were gawping, whilst I turned my back. I couldn't bring myself to make eye contact.

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Remember when he fell over on that beach, he made eye contact with the crabs and cockles that day,don't think he impressed them either fly

 

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Yes, I well remember that Rog. Brilliant !

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Talking of hunting pink (as above), I recall the Wakefield brothers regularly appearing in Hucknall on a Monday afternoon dressed thus ready for the weekly meet of the South Notts Hunt.

 

The Wakefields in question were Geoff who owned Wakefield Chemist of Hucknall, Beeston Long Eaton and Lincoln, Frank who owned Wakefields Army Stores (numerous branches throughout the area) and Philip who owned the Hucknall Furniture Company. All now gone, it seems!!

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The Royal Children...boozer with a great history..including the shoulderblade whale bone...gets it's handle from Princess Anne's nippers in the 1680's.

 

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The Rose And Thistle..just off High Cross Street..a Select Bar by all accounts.

 

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1897 here..on Lower Parliament Street.

The Original Dog & Partridge..pictured with Bass and Wilford Chemist.

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Random replies to random things... the photo of South Sherwood Street was taken from the roof of the Newton Building, or the old Student Union/refectory judging by the angle, and also the one of the Council House? I knew those views reasonably well, having worked for years in Newton, in what was originally the SU/refectory kitchen, so we had easy access to the roof, which as I was in the photography/video services dept, was very handy! It was also very handy on the day we heard the unmistakable purr of a Merlin engine, so we bolted out on to the roof just in time to get a personal fly past by a Spitfire, and a wave from the pilot!

 

The Royal Children pub is actually name after Charles I’s children - the younger ones were taken into captivity by Parliament during the Civil War, and so separated from both their elder brothers (Charles and James), *and* their parents. Indeed, none saw the youngest boy, Prince Henry, again: he died not long after.

 

Poor Queen Anne had no surviving children, but numerous miscarriages, and one baby that was either still-born, or only lived a few hours. Thus we got the Hanovarians: the next in line to Anne was her cousin, the Electress Sophia, but the title was grabbed by her husband George, who loathed her :(

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York House! First wife did her teacher training in this building.

I recall dropping her off and occasionally collecting her if work allowed.

Great days...………….

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