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Why & when did you leave Nottm?

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That sure resurrected an old thread.  :). Hard to believe it was ten years ago when I first posted to it.  Must be gerrin ode. 

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Margie, the spill chucker on my machine insisted that Hucknall (Ucknall) in my first post to the site should be Chuckwalla. It seems to think my moniker is OK though.

 

loppylugs, I'm surprised that this thread went dormant so quickly. I glean from skipping through the pages that there are a number of expats here. I'm sure most if not all have genuine and legitimate reasons for leaving Nottm.

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Hi jonab, if I'm not mistaken, there is already a similar themed topic somewhere within the annals of NS, but I'm damned if I can find it. 

Maybe Cliff can come to the rescue ?

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FLY2/Cliff

 

Thanks for that. A slightly different emphasis between the two. I'll be interested in reading them both.

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Wow! Gaps of 10 years on this topic! Still, quite a few of us are still on the right side of the turf!.

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Still don't feel settled here.Jonabs post was very good to read.

I fell in love with a couple of places...Windsor in Nova Scotia was one...Monterey the other.

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I left Nottingham in 1975,,after being offered Sales Manager position for East Anglia,,so up and went,,

        As much as i love Nottingham would do the same again,, came back divorced,,skint and single parent,, its been a rocky ride,, never a dull moment,,loved Peterborough and Norwich,,   ahhh love to do it all again,, well most of it,,   lol,

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Always an element of humour Ben..think sometimes i confuse happiness / heart and home.

Roaming in a camper van would be ideal..a new dawn and sunset everday.

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I know what you mean Ian,,even in the good times always felt ""got to be summat else"" 

      I never blamed anyone else for my mistakes,,all down to me, always looking for ""Rainbows end,,waiting round the bend ""  ey up song coming on,, CARNIE. Lol

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My Huckleberry friend...........Nottstalgia and me.        Start the day with a sing song aye benj. Can't beat it. :)

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Hmm, time flies!!

I spent my last two Christmas/New Years holidays down at my late parents house in the "new St Anns", 77 and 78, but much preferred where I was living at the time in North Yorks, less folks and better countryside. Just a short walk to the cliffs and North sea, short bus ride to some great beaches.

Then in July of 79, made my last but one trips to my parents, then down to Heathrow for the Quantas flight to Melbourne via Brisbane and Sydney.

Last time I was back in Nottingham, it was a flight from San Francisco International.

I hate to say this, but I was glad to get back home, Sacramento, that is. Nottingham was so crowded, streets had shrunk and were so narrow. Even though Sacramento was twice to three times Nottingham's population, it seemed less crowded and the streets were twice as wide!

I presently live in rural southern Missouri, in the Ozarks, America's oldest mountain chain, what's left of it that is.

I love it down here and it will be my last resting place when my time comes.

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Ozarks are indeed lovely John..and is quite breathtaking..most folks i know who are considering moving or downsizing..want to move near a Hospital!

Edit: just noticed similar thread..merge time Cliff?

 

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After a couple of shuffles I ended up settling down just 50 miles up river on the Trent. Think the Trent is in my veins. Last week I fished my local stretch and caught some nice grayling and a trout - a bit different to fishing on the Embankment steps 70 years ago for a few humble gudgeon, I keep thinking about travelling over and having a dabble at maggot drowning off the steps. :biggrin:

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Being close to the Trent it's very noticeable how much cleaner it's become in my 56 years in the area. You can now stand at the side and see the riverbed.

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I left Nottingham when I went to university in 1974. I came back a few times to stay with my parents in between jobs, but I never returned permanently and I now live in Leicester having worked in Southampton and Oxford. At least my final move meant that my parents didn't have to travel too far to see their grandchildren.

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