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Top man HSR. Staff wore Tartan shirts..i was addicted to the Galaxican machine in there..

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Did you master the spinning 2p technique to get a 10p credit? I was useless! A mate of mine could do it close on 100 percent. The machines in bowling alley sometimes with a penny !

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Never.. useless too..downstairs at Selectadisc was a great haunt..run by Legsy  Alan Peck.

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Your mention of downstairs Selectadisc reminded me of something, I recall it being open at night..well after 7pm. remember having to carry my purchase's! This was 1982-83.

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Stayed open til' 10pm..always remember buying Valerie by Steve Winwood.

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On ‎4‎/‎11‎/‎2019 at 10:31 PM, IAN123. said:

Princess Margaret roughs it at Calverton..1954.1954-overalls-trans-Nv-BQz-QNjv4-Bqb-Sry

Is that Gp Cpt, Peter Townsend RAF, on her right? The doomed courtship and hopeful marriage that never was?

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Someone mentioned the Wig Parlour a while back, to the right of the Dog & Bear.67166-1-280-99999-unpad.jpg

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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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The third of a Bridlesmith Gate theme.67173-1-280-99999-unpad.jpgTemperance Building..next door but one to The Fountain.

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3 Breweries...53271-1-280-99999-unpad.jpgMansfield Rd.1960- The Nottm Brewery Co . The Roebuck survived demolition and became various pubs after.York House subsequently filled the gap.

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Basford,Alpine Street.

56388-1-280-99999-unpad.jpgPrince Of Wales Brewery..Murphy being the chemical side and entrance of the company.

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Highurst St.Radford53063-1-280-99999-unpad-1.jpg...Pearces had this outlet as an ice cream factory.. as did Midland Counties, but originally Hooleys brewed 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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Pack of hounds pile of a train in 1906.gettyimages-3322607-612x612.jpg...bound for Aston Hall?

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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

 

Rog

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Yes, I well remember that Rog. Brilliant !

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