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When I caught the 43 trolly bus to school, it ran down Listergate. This would have been 1963-66. Strangely I have memories of 'Woollies' being below the pub? Or was it on both sides of the pub?

What was the pub called?

 

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I remember Woollies being on the corner,am I not right in thinking that? God how many times as kids we have walked down Listergate, to the Meadows & beyond.

Trying to picture the pub, can't really say I remember it?

Of course having a closer look at the pic i can see the pic & Woollies,Mmmm will have to rack my brain now obviously age is playing games with my memories!! :(

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Ok that's better,zings are becummin clearer my dear :P

I am absolutely positive Woollies was on the corner,as to the name of the pub?

I'm off now to see the rellies, they are all from Nottingham so hopefully later today I can post some interesting snippets.

bu99er the rellies we had a lot of fun reminiscing but no one remembered what the pub was called :( but Woollies was definately on the corner, that we do know.

Caz

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With persistent delving and investigation.. cross reference, allied to dogged perserverence, coupled with tenacity to the quest, it transpires that the pub was the... Sawyers Arms..

and yes Woolies was on the corner.. don't think they had always been there though, I seem to recall they expanded around the early 60s to incorporate that corner position..

ilko..

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It must be a difficult job being a double glazing salesman in Ilkeston!

Indeedy Ilko is right, it was indeed the Sawyers. This being one of my Watering Holes in the late 60's early 70's. Being close to Peoples College. Though for the life of me I can't remember what it was like inside?

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I have absolutely no recollection of this pub at all. Lister Gate I remember,C & A was there & I got a lot of clothes from that shop to wear to Sante Fe'!!

Marks & Spencer & British Home Stores were there too.

The Town Arms was more familiar to me as we hung out on the Trent Embankment,though I didn't drink as I was still too young ;) It all looks so small today,& even when I go back it even feels small.

Caz

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yes the sawyers arms...now u may well ask how i know seeing as i am oh so much younger than u lot...well as my sis caz may be remember..my first job on leaving school was at dolcis in the broadmarsh center,and that was our watering hole after work...of course only being 16 i drank coke :lol: is it not there now ?? if not when was it pulled down.

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Hey they are really cool photos,everything fits now.

I was still in Nottm when the last pic was taken,yet it looks so old fashioned doesn't it? Woollies was exactly as I pictured it so the dementia hasn't completely taken over? :(

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Woolies was in a V shape around the Sawyers Arms, This pub was very tolerent of younger drinkers. A used to work as a shelf filler in Macfisheries in Broadmarsh in the mid 70's. And after work a few of us would have a quick pint in the Saywers, this was also the first Pub I played the Video Game 'Pong'. Not sure if it was the first in Nottingham, but a few people did come in just to play the Pong Machine. If this sends you all retro try going to Bar 7 at Canning Circus ( formally the Royal George ) as they have Space invader and similar machines.

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and the tree is in both pics !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Can you believe that anyone would stand there for 4 years, with a camera?

Waiting for that old guy to return with is missus! :o

THanks to SFisher for Clarifying the Fact that woollies was in both places,

Video Games now heres a new thread... :)

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I remember Wollies, you are all right. The original shop was to the right of the Sawers Arms, later on they built an extension on the corner to the left of the Sawers Arms but the two shops were linked across the back. You could go in one store and come out of the other. When I was sixteen, god what a long time ago, I worked in Burtons Taylors which is the corner shop on the right of the first picture. I remember when I worked there that there was a river running underground under the shop. When it rained hard the water would flood the basement. I also remember when I was little there was a car park infront of Wollies opposite the Electricity Showrooms, this would be where the BHS store would be now, if it's still there.

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When we moved from Hyson Green to Wilford in the late 50's, I used to travel from Wilford to the Windley School on Forest road - on my own - on the bus. On my way home, I used to "drop off" the 43 trolleybus as it slowed down for the junction in the overhead outside Brurton's where the 40 and 47 turned off to go dowm Greyfriar gate to Wilford Road.

I used to hit the ground running, slowed down and dived down Broadmarsh to get the 14 to Ruddington. I only recall coming a cropper and going ar$e over tip about twice................

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Hello Brian Welcome back.

Can you remember ? WEas there a Cafe on Broad Marsh Bus station?

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Friends Just look at that photo that Micks posted and compare the scene to what is there now, no comparison i think you will agree.

Friends Sometimes i wish i had a time-machine. Friends

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You didn't find the switch on the 'Exclusive'?

Should'nt have had the leather seats then!

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I dont think its changed that much since the 1986 picture on page one.

To take the same picture today you would need to be in the cafe at British Home Stores.

Gawd has Woollies been gone that long?

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When we moved from Hyson Green to Wilford in the late 50's, I used to travel from Wilford to the Windley School on Forest road - on my own - on the bus. On my way home, I used to "drop off" the 43 trolleybus as it slowed down for the junction in the overhead outside Brurton's where the 40 and 47 turned off to go dowm Greyfriar gate to Wilford Road.

I used to hit the ground running, slowed down and dived down Broadmarsh to get the 14 to Ruddington. I only recall coming a cropper and going ar$e over tip about twice................

This isn't Brian Draper by any chance, is it??

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Brian uses those old News Groups!

Try a PM?

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Woolies was actually either side of the Sawyers and they both met at the back. Wonder where they chucked the empties out? Sawyers, I mean. British Home Stores was up a bit after Woolies Two and C+A was opposite BHS. Dunn+Co gents outfitters was on the corner of that street which led to Broad Marsh. It was a street which was called - strangely enough - 'Broad Marsh'. Pub called the 'Eight Bells' was down there. Probably named after what the locals' liked to knock out of the GIs in there during the 2W war. pieinface

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With persistent delving and investigation.. cross reference, allied to dogged perserverence, coupled with tenacity to the quest, it transpires that the pub was the... Sawyers Arms..

and yes Woolies was on the corner.. don't think they had always been there though, I seem to recall they expanded around the early 60s to incorporate that corner position..

ilko..

Had I have seen the pic earlier I'd have known straight away that it was the infamous 'Sawyer's Arms'...

I often walked by, honest, to collect something or other...

Notoriously rough pub, with much clientele drifting across from Nottingham's former no-go area of Broad Marsh!

The original 'bring your own sawdust' place.

Cheers

Robt P.

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Here is Listergate in 1907

The obelisk in the 1907 picture was known as 'The Fountain'.

A Crimea War or Boer War memorial?

IIRC, it was demolished late 50's/early 60's.

Cheers

Robt P.

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With persistent delving and investigation.. cross reference, allied to dogged perserverence, coupled with tenacity to the quest, it transpires that the pub was the...  Sawyers Arms..

and yes Woolies was on the corner.. don't think they had always been there though, I seem to recall they expanded around the early 60s to incorporate that corner position..

ilko..

Had I have seen the pic earlier I'd have known straight away that it was the infamous 'Sawyer's Arms'...

I often walked by, honest, to collect something or other...

Notoriously rough pub, with much clientele drifting across from Nottingham's former no-go area of Broad Marsh!

The original 'bring your own sawdust' place.

Cheers

Robt P.

There was another pub across from the Sawyers, on the way to Broad Marsh. The name I have forgotten?

Both were renowned for being frequented by American servicemen during WW2

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Reckon Redmayne's & Todd had their original sports shop, just down from the beginning of Carrington Street.....sizeable place it was too.

Do they still have a shop further down Carrington Street, or are they only in Trinity Square?

Cheers

Robt P.

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Yes, Redmaynes once stood on the corner of Carrington street, and on the opposite corner was Enfield Standard Power cables, where I once worked shortly after leaving school..

part of my job each morning was to go outside and sweep traffic dust off the ledges, and I would often nip across to see what Redmaynes had in their window.. a cunning maneuver which offered brief respite from the hoardes of trolleybus commuters, all of whome would be intently staring at my endeavours whilst the bus was waiting at the lights...

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