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I only wish you had posted them individually. 

The painting above posted by Enigma is Goose Fair. It depicts the fair when it was held on the market square and you can see the clock of the old exchange building peeping through. It's by Arthur Spooner and was commissioned by someone with plenty of cash. Spooner as a joke painted the policeman as a likeness of the man who had commissioned it. One of my favourites. 

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58 minutes ago, Cliff Ton said:

Apparently there are 724 paintings in Nottingham Castle

Some good some bad, most are mediocre but only got as far as page two so there may be some fit for hanging in the shed...

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The only painting I have clearly in my mind, having seen it every time I’ve been in the Castle Gallery since childhood, is ‘Elsie on Hassan’ by Dame Laura Knight, who wasn’t a dame when she painted it.  I’ve tried to copy it to here but unable to from that website.  Her husband was a bit of a lad .......never realised until looking at some of his paintings tonight ...... he enjoyed painting Male models .....  Ohhhh, I say :Shock:

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Seems like a nice boy !

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14 hours ago, LizzieM said:

The only painting I have clearly in my mind, having seen it every time I’ve been in the Castle Gallery since childhood, is ‘Elsie on Hassan’ by Dame Laura Knight, who wasn’t a dame when she painted it.  I’ve tried to copy it to here but unable to from that website.  Her husband was a bit of a lad .......never realised until looking at some of his paintings tonight ...... he enjoyed painting Male models .....  Ohhhh, I say :Shock:

Here is the painting I’ve always remembered from the Castle.  I finally managed to lift it from another site ;)

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Lovely Lizzie it reminds me of "The greatest show on earth" with Betty Hutton was It? She was the trapeze artist.

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On 3/5/2019 at 3:59 PM, nonnaB said:

Lovely Lizzie it reminds me of "The greatest show on earth" with Betty Hutton was It? She was the trapeze artist.

Just seen that film today, 13th march. It was on film 4 at 11.00am. Also starred Cornele Wilde, Charlton Heston and James Stewart. Beekaythumbsup

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1 hour ago, Cliff Ton said:

looks like a block of expensive apartments.

 

You could be closer to the truth than you think Clif ton, maybe not just yet but possibly in the future

 

Rog

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3 hours ago, Cliff Ton said:

The castle is currently wrapped up as part of its £30m makeover, and looks like a block of expensive apartments.

 

1 hour ago, AfferGorritt said:

Oh, and Cliff Ton, don't be giving this council any more ideas, we've enough student accommodation as it is!

Actually an opportunity there for the entrepreneurs... top of the range accomodation for well-heeled students. :biggrin:

 

Not so tongue-in-cheek either. I know students often get a bad press on here but a point many don't consider.... in these straitened times Academia is a growth industry. Aside from various establishments of further education in Nottingham and just taking our two Universities, a total business in excess of £1billion per year with 10,000+ jobs. Total students approaching 70,000, imagine the infrastructure and thousands of ancillary jobs to support that. Like them or not, students are a huge part of the City's economy. 

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Off to bed. Good night all. Barriethumbsup

 

This thread didn't last long ! I thought Nottingham castle might be a bit more interesting.:sorry:

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9 minutes ago, philmayfield said:

More interesting than Newark Castle - except Nottingham Castle isn't really a castle!

That's me told !!

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19 hours ago, Beekay said:

Just seen that film today, 13th march. It was on film 4 at 11.00am. Also starred Cornele Wilde, Charlton Heston and James Stewart. Beekaythumbsup

 

Wish I had seen it.

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1 hour ago, philmayfield said:

except Nottingham Castle isn't really a castle

What is it then Phil ?

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1 minute ago, Waddo said:

How many of them do we get in Nottingham Rog ?

I remember two in 1978 and three more in 1982, (but I think they were lost).

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