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Ah I know the Irish attitude to problems.

 

Back in the 60s I left EMgas having completed my finals and the first job I got was in the ROI . Ardumman Hall (spelling) between Letterkenny and Ramelton right on the side of lough Swilly.

 

An old mansion house that had been allowed to run down, we had 6 months to convert it to a hotel, the owner also ran some milking beast which was great fun. Then a few months after I left the troubles started.

 

Had a great 6 months though

 

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1 hour ago, IAN123. said:

Anyone recall The Pelican pub on Pelican street? It closed in 1958 but the name was transferred to Catfan Country,Bracebridge Drive- Bilborough 1962.

 

Not personally, but my great great grandad - and his son my great grandad - lived on Pelican Street in the 1880s, approximately opposite The Pelican pub. 

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I worked near the top of Alfreton Road facing my work place was a Pawn Brokers, also going back towards the city were two pubs one was on a corner of the right hand side can't recall the name of this pub  the other was near the top of Alfreton road  I think it was called the white horse (its still there) also further down Alfreton road was a pot and glass shop the owner was a Mrs Oakland she had quite a lot of knowledge about Nottingham shops she knew Mr Spalding who was part owner of Griffins & Spalding's

Elaine  who I worked with at Barbara Chapmans  salon,  mum used to work at Jersey Kapwood's  (spelling not sure) which used to make cloths for M/S factory! now gone! and made into a car park, but the chimney was left for some reason still standing (maybe they could not get hold of Fred Dibbner who used to blow up chimneys for a living) the chimney has just been pulled down but the factory went about 10 years ago.

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On 03/02/2018 at 6:43 PM, mary1947 said:

Did Diane have long hair as I seem to recall a student with same name,?

Yes, Mary, I think she did. Diane was around my sister's age, born 1950. I think they were at Peveril together.

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3 hours ago, mary1947 said:

 the other was near the top of Alfreton road  I think it was called the white horse (its still there) also further down

Pub is Running Horse and yes it is still there. Never seems to be able to make its mind up whether to open or not.

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5 hours ago, mary1947 said:

, but the chimney was left for some reason still standing (maybe they could not get hold of Fred Dibbner who used to blow up chimneys for a living) the chimney has just been pulled down but the factory went about 10 years ago.

Just for the record, Fred didn't blow up chimneys, he couldn't get an explosive certificate, so he used to fell them using a rather crude method. Or if space was at a premium, would take them down, piecemeal. And yes, I've worked on that stack too.

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That might have been a one off,overseen by someone who had a explosives license, but Fred never had a license. His method of felling stack's might have been more cost effective, but believe me, it is not the most reliable method!. Did he ever mention the ones that went wrong?

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8 hours ago, The Pianoman said:

Pub is Running Horse and yes it is still there. Never seems to be able to make its mind up whether to open or not.

The Pianoman can you remember the name of the other pub? it was across the road from the Running horse and about 50 yds down Alfreton road on a corner, I can  remember one Christmas after we left work we called in for a drink but can't remember what it was called or even if it's still there. Can you thow any light on the subject Pianoman.

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I seem to think that the Rose and Crown came just before the pub I'm on about but I could be wrong. thanks for reply.

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The next pub down on that side of the road would have been the windmill, which is quite a long way down and after the forest road junction.

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There is a pub opposite side of the road to Running Horse and a bit further down that seems to have all its windows bricked up. Would that be the Rose & Crown?

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There is a new pub opening at the top of alfreton road, in the old bank - fancy dress shop. It should have opened last week, but there must be a delay.

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That looked rather derelict last time I went past. Riding on buses has its advantages - you get time to notice things instead of having to look where you are going!

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https://nottstalgia.com/forums/profile/2144-radfodlad/

This mentions the yard. The pub is a 50s style. I'm fairly certain it replaced an older building of the same name. 

Edit, that yard apparently was Pownalls.

 

 

Another edit. That link is a bit round the houses. The thread is called Nottingham Scrapyards Pownalls.

(I wish it were simple to link in this website.)

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I think I can see what WW is referring to. Alleyway to the side of the pub.

 

On 21/07/2009 at 0:40 AM, Radfodlad said:

I have childhood memories of one of Pownall's collection points. I cannot call it a scrap yard, as I only remember it as a place where you took clothing/material etc and getting a couple of Pennies for it.  It was situated on Alfreton Road, virtually opposite the Forest Road junction, to the right of the alleyway that is there now, that leads to the flats, that were not there in those days of course.

 

 

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Didn't Pownalls have a site near Bath St / Sneinton Market ?

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Thanks to member's for posting pubs that I had forgot names of. 

A good photo of the Rose & Crown Cliff thanks for posting, the other pub  was the Organ Grinder which like you say changed its name.

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There was also a Jacky Pownalls on St Ann's Well Road but I think there were quite a few brothers and the were all "Rag & Bone" merchants.

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58 minutes ago, mary1947 said:

There was also a Jacky Pownalls on St Ann's Well Road but I think there were quite a few brothers and the were all "Rag & Bone" merchants.

It was across the road from my Gran's café, they sold second hand furniture and stuff like that.

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