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On 10/28/2018 at 1:36 AM, DJ360 said:

 

Yep.  I remember that path.  It ran from the bottom of the  Bulwell side of the embankment on which Basford North stood, on Highbury Vale just across from Northern baths.  There was an old WW2 Pill Box there at the base of the embankment.  The path then ran up alongside the railway and the platform of the station and then followed the curve of the line towards Bulwell Common, behind Saxondale Drive and Brayton Crs.,  but emerging onto Brooklyn Rd. From there a quick right and left onto Park Lane, which would take you up to Kersall Drive.  We used that route to walk down to Northern Baths, and the presence of railway lines, steam engines and the rest was, to us, just a normal part of what made life interesting. 

I recall one day we watched from that path as a train pulled in at Basford North heading to Nottm.  We'd probably been for an early swim at Northern Baths.  A young girl was trying to get off, but was struggling with the leather strap which, IIRC, you used to lower the window so you could access the outside door handle.  Eitherway, she failed and despite us trying to attract the attention of platform staff, the train left with her still on board. ..

 

In the 50+ years since, I've occasionally wondered what happened, but I'm sure she will have been rescued somehow.

I am at my big brother's house at the moment and he was talking about  Henry Mellish and some teachers he remembered.  He was at Henry Mellish from 47 to 53

 

TE Smith (TESS) Deputy Head - Geography

Laurence Bampton / English.Drama

Llewellyn (wife also taught there - everyone addressed her as Sir

P C Croft (Percy) / Physics - Young chap / friendly

Pablo / Chemistry Mexican moustache

Curly Hobson  - PE / Bald as a coot

Hewitt / Latin Nasty BUG.*** Naval CCF Broke a chair and threatened someone with it

Burnham / Latin

Froggy Marshall / Head of French

Sparrow / Student  Teacher / English  Funny Voice - much mimicked

Frank E Clarke / Maths

Jones (Mona) / French / Music

Bob McCandless ***** Science

Hutchinson (Hutch) / Geography / CO of Airforce CCF

George Goodall (GEG) Maths / Frightening Sadist - When your homework was wrong he would say "Take it to Mr Tom Sanderson" (Tom Sanderson was a Nottingham Tripe Merchant)  Always announced homework by saying

"For your evenings meditation"

Swaby (Maths)

IKR Stamper / English, Rowing Coach

Evans (Art)

 

Do any of you  remember any of above

 

 

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20 minutes ago, MargieH said:

Sparrow / Student  Teacher / English  Funny Voice - much mimicked

Not one of my relatives...I hope!

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I started around 54/55. TE Smith was deputy head and stood to the left of the stage as you faced it in morning assembly.

Pablo Atkins was chemistry master and took rowing. He died a few months ago aged 101.

Ernie Burnham took me for Latin. He was also a selector for Notts C.C.

Froggy Marshall - never had him but he became deputy head when TES retired.

David Sparrow, physics, was my form master in 1a. The only man who could eat a banana sideways!

Frank Clarke. Maths. Very unpleasant man. Ex RAF officer.

Moaner Jones. Had him for French.

Bob McCandles, physics. Nice man. Strict Methodist.

Pig Hutchinson. Another unpleasant ex RAF officer. Ran the CCF.

Goodall had just retired but his name lived on !

Charlie Evans, art. Nice guy. Ex Lancaster pilot. Got me through O level art which I still brag about to this day. (I do have others!)

Those I’ve missed out were not there at my time.

Hope this helps Margie. Best wishes to your brother. He must have had a good education!

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Good list of teachers there to bring memories back to Mellish Old Boys, including Loppy’s father-in-law.

Margie, the last two names mentioned must have gone to greener pastures at that much better Grammar School in Gedling where we spent happy years! 

Ike Stamper was head of English 

Mr Swaby was head of Maths (I think) 

Both were certainly already at  Carlton-Le-Willows when I started there in 1961. 

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3 minutes ago, Jill Sparrow said:

Not one of my relatives...I hope!

I think he’s been mentioned before and we could find no direct connection. He was a nice guy and went to be senior physics master at Apsley Grammar School.

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Margie, the two teachers I’ve mentioned above are on the school FB photo of the original teachers.  Both on top row, Mr Swaby  is 3rd from right, Ike Stamper 6th from right.  

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Lizzie, Mr Swaby and.Mr Stamper both came to CLW when it opened in 1954.  They sometimes used  to ask me how my brother was getting on and seemed really interested ....

 

I logged into NS on my bro's laptop and he typed in the teacher's names as it made more sense than his dictating them to me (and I can't see standard keyboards very well - I'm better with a backlit iPad)

 

 Phil and Col,  he was really interested to read your posts about the area around the railway as he came to school on the train from Daybrook and remembered the way he walked to school from the station, too.  

 

Phil, he was also reminiscing about the school sixth form cap which was black and yellow stripes and the prefects' caps which had a tassel on!   He said the school dinners were atrocious, cost 2s/1d per week and you had to walk through the kitchen to get to the dining room.  The tuck shop accepted sweet coupons, as rationing was still in place in his time at the school.  He also did rowing with the school..

 

 

 

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Nah then youth!

Happy Birthday to Sue( Mrs.Catfan)

Photo of the lady in the Kitty Cafe on Friar Lane yesterday.P1090719.jpgBest wishes Sue - and to Catfan.

Ianx

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Happy birthday Sue x.   When we went in the cat cafe, there was a tiny cat who was very determined to try and grab my food

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Opened in 1937..Bulwell's Adelphi Cinema.large.jpgWill Hay is on here: sure the first film shown was a Cary Grant movie.

 

1937 promotional picture.images-14.jpg

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What a building..........and what memories i have of the place......first Snog with Christine.......first X film.......first place banned from...........even remember the lady who took your money at front desk.........Mrs Richards ,wife of my first Marsdens manager Ike Richards,,Andover road,, 1960,,,

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Such grand buildings inside and out.

 

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The Jockey got all the attention 'cause of the aggro..and the Monkeys and the  Lion for the cracking pint to be had.10003559-363165327216174-728422089488291But The Star Inn weren't bad..tucked in the corner ..was this tied Shippo's house... and a nice pint of wallop as well.We'd pile in here..never mind Johnny Tillotson and Mathis on the jukey..the craic was 90.

A bit more salubrious than the Scots.

Memories..

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Used to get off an 82 or 85..nip in the Dragon for a Meal for 2..ring me Mam from those phone boxes..whilst it was being cooked..to tell her to warm the plates...dash up to near The Framesmiths..to catch a 44 or 71 that swung round the back..get off at Grindon..and sprint up with the Egg Fu Yung to catch the late horror film with me Mam..good times.

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I did my best to get you home sharpish so your supper was still hot !!

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Looking at that...whizzes me back to 1973..The Sweet, star jumpers and smash. Phils Fish Bar fried the gerters..then Franks Hardware..he lost an eye down the pit and opened the shop with his compo..nice bloke..chew the fat about owt' from Croydex tap swirls to the problems in Cyprus.

Eileens was next door..always a bangin' supply of Hales Cakes. I got the betting bug early..and the way around the law was..i wrote my horses down with a stubby pencil..on a flattened out PG Tips green wrapper..saying this were me Dads round robin or reverse forecast. June..i think..would then write them out on a Haslams slip..Mercer and Eddery would often figure..town were to savvy..and wouldn't have fell for this scam...yep Eileen was some Woman for one Woman.

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This is an early Hucknall Lane..long before the Lido and the TA building..green and narrow...the viaduct is there..but no houses shoehorned under the arches..so the Dickie Dido ran freely.44913676-918071288392239-623790095327454

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