20 Best Things Nottingham Has Given The World


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10 minutes ago, DaveN said:

20 Best Things Nottingham Has Given The World

They forgot Sturmey Archer and Raglan Lathes 

 

What about the 20 (or more) "worst" things that Nottingham has given the world

I'll kick of with these

  1. Maid Marion Way (An eyesore from day one that ruined a beautiful city)
  2. Players cigarettes (No narrative needed)
  3. Shipstones Beer (Definitely an acquired taste, unloved by many)
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20 Best things, as follows, NOT IN ANY PARTICULAR ORDER....

Clif Ton

Brew

Trogg

Compo

DJ360

LizzieM

MargieH

SueB

Carni

KatyJ

JillSparrow

Loppylugs

Ozstalgian

NonnaB

Deepdeneboy

PhilMayfield

Mary1948

Pevril Peril

MelissaJKelly

Benjamin1945.!

 

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I can think of a few more but it says 20 Best. Like Oz, I can think of some worst 20.

It's said the best thing out of Nottingham is the A52, either way.  :rolleyes: ( Not saying I agree mind).

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3 hours ago, Beekay said:

20 Best things, as follows, NOT IN ANY PARTICULAR ORDER....

Clif Ton

 

I can't think of any other occasion where I've figured in any kind of list, best or worst.

 

It's the Oscar Wilde thing..... "the only thing that's worse than being talked about is not being talked about."

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Credit where it's due CT., credit where it's due. You've pulled me and others out of the quagmire many times.

Without NS, I  woulda been in blissful ignorance of Nottingham ages ago. It were quite an eye opener to World wide web of new friends. Sounds cliched but true, even Compos jokes.

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Mine were a random choice Ian. I picked the names from the the people who have communicated with me over the past 19 months, on various topics. Lots of advice and the odd rebuke when I've dropped the occasional  cobbler. No disrespect to others.

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Cheers Big ears

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Boots    These boots were made for walking

Chopper    Bike of cause

Its good to talk    Ericsson;s 

Addiction    Player's Home Ale's and Shipptons

Sally Army 

Oldest Football Team.

The worlds oldest out law   Robin Hood 

8 minutes ago, Beekay said:

Sorry Mary, took a year off you, shoulda bin 1947, not 8.x

Whose Big Ears?:wacko:

Me Noddy you big ears   no offense ment.

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2 hours ago, Foghorn said:

Any road out

A very big warm welcome to  "NOTTSTALGIA"   Foghorn 

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Thanks BK

Welcome Foghorn.

Evenin' All

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Today I started digging a new trench for growing Green Beans.  Opposite side of the garden to usual.  I have a bit of ground between what we laughingly call a 'patio', and the fence.  It's normally topped off with limestone chippings.. as is much of the land between house walls and patios/paths. So I have decided to dig a couple of metres out and use the space for beans.

 

Next thing you know I'll be digging up the lawn and growing spuds.. building an Anderson Shelter and  joining the Home Guard..

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Col, We planted 26 runner beans yesterday next to the 20 healthy spud plants which I've already had to eearth up twice.

Our soil is very good and it's usually quite warm here in East Anglia.   The spuds were just sprouting supermarket ones and I cut each one into 2 or 3 pieces, each with a sprout.  The beans are several years old according to the packet so we'll just have to wait and see if they're any good!   Anyway,  it gave us a bit of exercise assembling the bamboo poles to support the bean plants if/when they grow...

 

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It used to be the tradition in Hucknall to plant beans on May 12th. Before or after that date and the plants didn't grow nearly as well. All the people with allottments near ours (Wigwam Lane) diligently planted beans on that date. 

 

I know it's a load of rubbish but I wonder if any Hucknallites still maintain that notion?

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