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The latest article - about Rock Cemetery. Any extra information welcome.   https://scenebeforeinnottingham.wordpress.com/home/landmarks/church-rock-cemetery/

It happened. I was in the Vernon at the time minding me own business, watching said film when a row of 5 or 6 seats arced across the auditorium in front of the screen accompanied by a lot of shouting

I did A levels at Digby around that time Lizzie and was on the student union . I also used to DJ between the bands breaks on the Saturday night dances . I do remember there being a folk club

15 hours ago, Cliff Ton said:

 

I remember a wine bar (but not its name) which was on the lower end of Mansfield Road,  approximately opposite the end of Woodborough Road, or a bit further up. It only existed for a few years in the 80s. The entrance was a door at street level, and the rest of the bar was upstairs on the first floor. I didn't like it much, but never liked wine bars anyway. This place isn't mentioned on Moz's website, but it might've been Vino's.

 

That's a good shout Cliffton, would that be the place, that later, became the Maze?

 

Over the road, I recall seeing Tony McPhee, supported by Harry Stephenson, this was an underground venue, again my memory escapes me...

The chap that played with Harry, also played the Booze Band Jam at the Gregory (Black Les Paul)

 

Anybody recall the 'baked bean boogie jam' upstairs at the Imperial on St James's St?

 

 

 

 

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The Maze is/was the back room of the Forest Tavern.

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9 hours ago, HSR said:

That's a good shout Cliffton, would that be the place, that later, became the Maze?

 

Not the Maze, I know that and it's not the place. I think my mystery Wine Bar wasn't as far up Mansfield Road as that.

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For my website, I'm trying to create timescales. So I want to know roughly when clubs were open. Currently my scales are by decades, but if people know exact dates that would be good. Any help appreciated.

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On 4/20/2021 at 1:33 AM, HSR said:

my memory escapes me...

 

Bobby Browns???

 

Moz, any info on the Free Appreciation Society ?would be interesting, attended a few 'get together's.

 

Also, Nottingham Blues Society??? 

Looked into this..other than what iv'e posted on on here, always drawn a blank.. 1989-92

 

Recall the university having a Rock Society.. Narrowboat and Salutation? 1983?

 

 

 

 

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Pretty sure Ben Bowers was in the old Boots shop at Canning circus, (top of Derby road/Wollaton street.

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Thanks Phil.,if it is that one, my sister in law worked there for a while and on one occasion, she was carrying a tray of raw steaks and one slid off. She asked if it should be binned but the chef said, " Not bloody likely, run it under the tap and rinse it. It'll be alright"!

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Oh dear. I’ve eaten there a few times! :(
If we knew what went off in hotel and restaurant kitchens we would never eat out. If you drop a steak on your own kitchen floor you don’t chuck it out do you?

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Thank Jill, for reminding me of my age. Bet you'll tell me next, you don't remember buses going round Canning Circus Island and down Derby Road to town.

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Of the group of shops (all co-op i believe) immediately below the Albert Hotel, the first shop had a permanent contract with NCT for replacing glass in the first floor windows. The trolley buses in their rush to get away from that stop invariably lost one of their poles through the window.

I remember that doll's hospital too. Not that I ever used it, you understand.

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I've seen a picture recently (usually shown on Paul Robey's TV program) of Commerce Square in the Lace Market containing a place called Sgt Pepper. The photo (as on Picture Nottingham) claims to be taken in 1975. Does anyone know if Sgt Pepper was a club?

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Apparently a live album called 'Both Ears and the Tail' was recorded by Martin Carthy & Dave Swarbrick at the Folkus Folk Club in Nottingham in 1966. Does anyone know where this was?

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