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Mentioning June,,her surname was Radford,,,got me reminising (sp),,,she was very brave,,about 4ft 10in with real north Notts accent,,called 'entry's' Ginnells,,

           Working down the Meadows one day and four 'Lifters' with bag fulls of Coffee and Gillette razors' were trying to exit the store,,,she stood with arms outstretched across the doorway shouting ''Get em Ben''.........rather than getting us both beat up i managed to persuade them to leave empty handed,,i was sensible some times...........June played hell with me for the rest of the shift,,,saying ''We could have had em''........lol'

                      She was a real character,,i pass her old house in Kirkby every day now and always think of her.........Anyone who worked at the coop 20 or 30 tears ago reads this they will remember 'little June.......

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Thinking of June got me going now,,,not quite a chulla or our Jilly....but here goes'' to the tune of Copacabana,,,

 

Her name was Junie...Junie Radford,,

she wore big Booties on her feet,,and a dress down to her knees,,

She would roll around the floor,, and shout 'i got yer,,

At the Coop,,Coop in Kirkby,,

 

The hottest spot north of Bulwell,,

The Coop,,Coop in Kirkby,,

Catching thieves were her Passion,,,and she alus got em,,got em,,

At the Coop,,,,,Coop in Kirkby north of Bulwell............

 

 

 

 

 

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Can I add a verse?

 

His name was Ben - Oh!

He was a grocer.

He'd slice your bacon with a squeeze.

Slap and tickle with your cheese!

"Let's see your haslet.

Don't tell me husband!"

Those women queued down Denman Street...and it weren't for potted meat!

But when the blinds came down

Our Ben would hit the town.

Loafers, Levis and liberty bodice,

Oh, boy did he look sweet?

 

Shop at Marsden's, Vernon's and Farrand's.

Dots, Shirley's, Pams, Lizzies and Karens

 

He'd got crackling...under the counter!

Tea bags were rationed but never the passion,

Down at Marsden's.......beep, beep, beep, beep...

Ben fell in love!

 

To be continued......:Shock:

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How can i compete with our Jill...........10/10 

answer is I CAN'T,,,,,LOL

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Her name was Carni

She was a looker.

She came in after some cream cakes and Ben asked her for a date.

"You're just a shop lad!

Go mind your Hovis!"

And while a tear came to Ben's eyes, Carni fingered the pork pies.

 

"I'll let you ride me bike."

"Just go and take a hike!"

Flicked her ash in his corned beef pasties..and she'd wrecked his life!

 

Shop at Marsden's, Vernon's and Farrand's,

Annes, Dorothys, Maudes, Janes and Sharons!

 

Melting Moments behind the freezer.

Didn't go for his gherkins either!

 

Down at Marsden's...beep, beep, beep, beep!

 

Can't win em all! :mellow:

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Well done you lot. Our Chulla will be chuckling at your verse. I'm  just going to read them all again.:biggrin:

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Never thought that this thread would go from DavidW's Photo of my old Park Tavern days of football to carni fingering my Pork pies and Jills brilliant verse.,,but tracing back its all relevant due to a Store detectives cousin or nephew Geoff Astle and his untimely passing through heading a football.

                     Its in the news today,,but i honestly feel that today the Balls are like the old 'Frido' ones and very light,,and can't cause the damage of the old style heavy leather ones,,,may be wrong,what do i know.

                          Loved the banter Jill,,,to me this is what Nottstalgia is all about,,,you've made my day mi duck...........

 

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I'm surprised you still talk to me, the way I'm always pulling your leg, our Ben. However.... laughter is the best medicine! :rolleyes:

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Despite the title of the thread, so far we haven't seen the pub which gave its name to the team.  Surprisingly, it seems to still be there.

 

On 9/2/2019 at 1:13 PM, benjamin1945 said:

Old Basford Southwark street,,,,corner of Barlock road,,,

 

https://goo.gl/maps/XmaeHzXqZBEqboEE7

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Thanks cliff ton,,,thats the place,,,so many memories,,not just my football days,,,was my local, from going in the garden with a lemonade,,to about 15 years ago,,,went in about 3 years ago for a mates funeral,,,could see all my old friends and family in my my minds eye,,upset me not been back.

                     It was also one my Mam and Dads favourite locals,,,in fact my Dad was born in a little old Cottage next door,,,

        It had a Gents only room on the right of the photo,,where the football team used to meet on a Sunday night,,all in our Suits,,whilst our lady's played the Juke box and danced in their Trouser suits with all the ex Teddy boys in the Bar..........there was a room at the back called 'the basket room'' on account of the seating,,where locals used to sing to a Piano,,very happy days.

                       In all my years going in there never saw a fight,,,even though there were many rough and semi famous villains amongst the clientele,,all well behaved in there,,,it was always 'ey-up Ben wanna pint''

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Well, I couldn't let Ben's story end on a downbeat the other day, so I've given it a happy ending.

 

Take it away, Barry Manilow

 

His name was Ben - Oh!

He was a grocer.

He'd slice your bacon with a squeeze.

Slap and tickle with your cheese!

"Let's see your haslet.

Don't tell me husband!"

Those women queued down Denman Street...and it weren't for potted meat!

But when the blinds came down

Our Ben would hit the town.

Loafers, Levis and liberty bodice,

Oh, boy did he look sweet?

 

Shop at Marsden's, Vernon's and Farrand's.

Dots, Shirleys, Pams, Lizzies and Karens

 

He's got crackling...under the counter!

Tea bags were rationed but never the passion,

Down at Marsden's.......beep, beep, beep, beep...

Ben fell in love!

 
Her name was Carni.
She was a looker.
She came in after some cream cakes and Ben asked her for a date.
"You're just a shop lad.
Go mind your Hovis!"
And as the tears came to Ben's eyes, Carni fingered the pork pies.

"I'll let yer ride me bike."
"Just go and take a hike!"

She flicked her ash in his corned beef pasties..and it wrecked his life!


Shop at Marsden's, Vernon's and Farrand's.
Annes, Dorothys,  Maudes, Janes and Sharons.

 

No melting moments behind the freezer.
"The charm isn't workin'. You call that a gherkin?"
Down at Marsden's...beep, beep, beep, beep
Can't win em all!


Her name was Nonna,
She was Italian.
"I want salami by the slice and a bag of Whitworth's rice.
What's with those cheekbones?
You from Verona?"
And as he scooped the potted meat, Ben began to feel the heat.

He thought he'd grab his chance
And asked her for a dance.
Among the tins of Fray Bentos pies, they found a true romance!

 

Suet puddings, tinned steak and kidneys.
The women all want home deliveries!

 

They queue for passion over the counter!
Well worth raiding the coffers for Ben's 'special offers'
Down at Marsden's....beep, beep, beep, beep,

 

It's Ben they love!  :Shock:

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