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I seem to remember a very weird-looking building on Wilford Rd, quite large, somewhere on the left down 'apeny bridge end. It was completely wood-covered, like waney-edge fencing painted dark creosote. Anyone remember it or what it was?

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It wasn't something to do with the wood yard was it,a place for drying wood,not sure,may be some sort of storage area for livestock,perhaps Cliff Ton has a picture of it that might jog a few memories

 

Rog

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I wondered about it when I first saw TBI's post, but I don't know the area that well and I couldn't find anything which might fit the description.  Maybe a few more details or clues........

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Cheers Rog and Cliff. My mum lived off Wilford Rd and can't remember it but I don't think I'm imagining it. It stood on a corner, I thought initially towards the river end but I now realise it couldn't have been that far down. Possibly corner of Deering St. 

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On 9/16/2017 at 10:11 PM, TBI said:

I seem to remember a very weird-looking building on Wilford Rd, quite large, somewhere on the left down 'apeny bridge end. It was completely wood-covered, like waney-edge fencing painted dark creosote. Anyone remember it or what it was?

 

On 10/2/2017 at 1:55 PM, TBI said:

Cheers Rog and Cliff. My mum lived off Wilford Rd and can't remember it but I don't think I'm imagining it. It stood on a corner, I thought initially towards the river end but I now realise it couldn't have been that far down. Possibly corner of Deering St. 

 

  

TBI,

The weird looking building you describe housed one of John Jardine's machine shops and offices. Jardines occupied Deering street and Cremorne Street with fabrication shops, lace machine shops, foundry and electrical repair shops. Quite a complex for a street area. The y had a huge metal plate guillotine that shook the surrounding properties when shearing through metal plate. The restricted the guillotine's use to the day shift. The company was owned be Hovering Gravels and closed and moved to Colwick around 1966.

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Does anyone remember Glorias Cafe on Wilford rd. i would go there for lunch while on day release at PCFE in the early 60s i think it was just short walk from Castle Blvd.

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Nope!  ;)

I was at People's College around '65-'67.. We tended to grab a 'cob' or somesuch in the college refectory and swill it down with a couple of pints in the Trip....

 

But to be fair, I don't really know that end of town..

 

 

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In the fifties when I was at the ROF some of us would do a fast walk and back to a cafe on Wilford Rd for lunch.

We got fed up with the canteen and wanted a bit of fresh air as well. Glorias caff rings a bell. 

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There was a cafe just up from the bike shop almost opposit the labour exchange, I had a friend who did the cooking there in the late fifties.

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The bike shop was Fred Bunney, almost opposite the irish Centre, and beyond that was the Navigation Inn.

 

This shows the Bunney place, so I guess the cafe would be a bit further off to the right.

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There was a cafe just round the corner in the photo....Midland Cafe....went in there every workday morning for a couple of years.

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To the left of Bunneys bikes was that Kingston motorcycles?

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I can remember my brother and his friend swimming across the Trent and if I am correct near / half way  across the Trent near the swing bridge you could stand up, as  the Trent was only waist high. Wilford Road end of the Trent used to be great Sunday afternoon's laying on the grass in the Sun with your trannie listing to the top of the pops, now all that's there is bird mess from the Geese,

OH! THOSE WERE THE DAYS MY FRIEND. We thought they would never end.

 

Bottom or beginning of Wilford Road for about 20/50 yards is Wilford Street please correct if I am wrong. 

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