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58547.1.640.640.UNPAD.jpg1950's in the square..feeding the birds.51422.1.640.640.UNPAD.jpgThe 40 heading for Wells Road, Fine Fare & Boots on Parliament Street.Now occupied by Boots Chemist ( 6.shop)..i used to know most of the nations branch numbers.61955.1.640.640.UNPAD.jpgThe Jolly Higglers..next door was La Roche Butchers, famous for hot faggots which were eaten in the cinema.

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3 boozers from times past.0-NTGM009891.jpgThe Lord Belper..Robin Hood Street..nice vans.

Circa '66.0-NTGM002063.jpgNow we're talking..The Wrestlers at Sneinton Hollers..Bendigo is further down.0-NTGM004589.jpgReal irish and a Select Bar!

The Rose & Thistle on Wollaton Street.

Camped in the snug with a bag of Big D plenty..whilst pops was with his gun crowd.

Got swallowed up when City Gate building flew up...The Toll Bar were'nt the same.

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On 12/7/2018 at 7:32 PM, IAN123. said:

Hollowstone and caves.caves.jpgRear of the Ice Stadium can be seen..a Public House stood near the Herald estate one time.

 I think that is the first pub my friends mum and dad ran. Spent many hours there with her before going to the Catholic Club near who had a disco type thing on at the weekend.  Racked my brains but can’t remember the name.

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SG..the The Town Arms was nearby..but i was trying to recall the pub on Hollowstone. Near Sam Wards garage was a club that did Disco's..Den Shaw remembered it last year.( forgot..duh!)

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Just found it! Horne's Castle.4f418b9b766e7327c331256aeb473b95.jpgstrange i always thought it was on the other side..in this gap..where the cars are parked.99f18e7ed394e0876ff7a93f84208166.jpg

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Horne's Castle pub...1920's. Built in the mid -1700's and Horne himself was a nasty character by all accounts..even a Nottm saying came from his antics.hornes-castle.jpg

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I never went in the club, it was there late seventies. A few bus drivers went in there, it was good for a late drink.

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With help of Den..this was Pemberton St...ran behind Canal St66862-1-280-99999-unpad.jpgThere was a small copshop up there in the late 60's and early 70's.

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Number 6 terminus..........Arnold road,, outside the rent office.................Carolyn lived near there,,    28 terminus end of Leybourne    Sandra lived near there,,.........18 terminus was Edwards lane....................God knows who lived there.........lol

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On 12/18/2018 at 8:14 PM, benjamin1945 said:

Number 6 terminus..........Arnold road,, outside the rent office.................Carolyn lived near there,,    28 terminus end of Leybourne    Sandra lived near there,,.........18 terminus was Edwards lane....................God knows who lived there.........lol

It was Katie...and if you knew her she was two timing me!

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Lovely girl PP,,   lol

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Great bit of history there, I reckon late '39 or 1940, the AFS was a make do and mend outfit at first but these lads have uniform. 'Heavy' civvy car (requisitioned) towing a trailer pump. Ladders fastened to the roof. Brilliant.

Nottingham was one of the most pro-active cities for wartime fire precautions. Somewhere down Trentside, there was a huge pump station to send water up a large emergency main to the City. I think that's been mentioned on here before. Long gone.

There were 10,000 gallon underground tanks under the pavements in the City centre. We used to go and top them up every 6 months, 20 odd years after the war ended !  There was one somewhere near the Black Boy. Really heavy 2 part lids with a 1" diameter brass screw in one corner to ID them. 

Probably still there...…...

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Cheers Fog...think it was Peveril that told me about those tanks and fireponds..would love to know more..ian

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The biggest underground tank was in the middle of Canning Circus. That, and one of the 10,000 gallon ones on Elliot Street were using during the Dakins fire, Jan 1969. 

Most emergency water tanks -EWS- were surface things made of square section shuttering panels. The soft , smaller ones, were temporary ones put up as required to pump water over a distance,  or at a fire when a temporary tank (called a dam) was set up to feed water from various directions so a pump at the fireground could draw water from it, a buffer supply basically. There were even flat bed lorries with soft tanks on the back in case of water main damage. ( mobile dam units).

The metal built surface tanks would freeze up in winter and kids would play in them in summer, I have read reports of children drowning in them. 

Never seen a photo of an EWS in Nottingham, some evidence was left after  their removal as EWS was painted on nearby walls, in a big white circle, with arrow to its' location.

One remained on a wall in Hull until the early eighties, proudly kept by the grocery shop owner who's wall it was on. He retired and the estate agent who moved in painted the whole wall white. What a t**t 

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