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Wonder if it was cast at the bell foundry in Loughborough. I used to watch them casting bells when I worked in the Herbert Morris offices just opposite.

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Taylors Foundry..it says..Little John is in E Flat and is the deepest toned non- swinging bell in England.

It weighed before tuning..25100lbs.

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Ya beat me to it Ian, but just to add a bit, the clock was built by 'Copes ', our very own word famous watch maker.

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Forgot about Copes!..did they have a maintenance contract for 101 years or summat?..cheers Waddo.

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Don't know about the maintenance contract, but if they did, it's up in 8 years time!!. To add further, apparently it's the most accurate electric chiming clock. Another + for Nottingham, although it doesn't mean much nowadays!!

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On 2/7/2019 at 1:22 AM, IAN123. said:

A rather neglected looking Bobbers Mill.27750306-2072227909460131-67037011048818

My guess is this is Bobbers Mill road looking towards Radford road from near Darley road. Could this be one of Smith's old factories, checking the car number for the possible date. St Stephens church on the left skyline.

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I believe it was Copes who installed the clock on the Evening Post building. They also had contracts for various public clocks, St Mary's at Highbury road Bulwell, and the clock in the little cottage on Huntingdon street bus station to name but 2.

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Willow, juding from the car number plate, BTV614K, this must have been after early 1972, as NCT took delivery of two Bedford coaches registered BTV601/2K, in the spring of 1972.

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Cheers Willow..sometimes a photo just throws up more questions than answers..but we get there in the end.

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18671715-1762716870411238-45081208601413Jolly japes by the looks of things...1936 at The Lighthouse Cafe and River Steamer mooring at Gunthorpe.Was this the old Toll House?

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We had a discussion about this Cinema a while back.40458299-2393216557361263-42785955206177Between Lyons and Liptons.

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Lister Gate..51505784-2659764774039772-90357547313555The original venue for Weavers is to the left..before settling around the corner..where it remains today. If i recall correctly Silver Mirror Studios photographed the deceased in 'pose'.

Nice bangers hanging in Dewhursts..no e: numbers and rusk and connective tissue in them!

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9 hours ago, IAN123. said:

Was this the old Toll House?

Yes it was, it is now an Indian restaurant. If you continue down the lane along the river past the Unicorn it is just before you get to the lock and the weir

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Cheers Oz..not been that way for eons..Gunthorpe was a place for seeing a married woman on the sly..many people i knew were caught there...

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Barnstorming at Wollaton Hall.41162386-2404390872910498-72743142973820.Tiger Moth with wingwalker Philomena on top...1972

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