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I once lived in the cul de sac above and left of the Capitol, and could clearly see it, and hear the trains. The Leen runs parallel to the green strip.

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10 hours ago, Cliff Ton said:

The building in the lower centre is the Capitol; the Colliery was behind and to the left, now occupied by a bit of green space and a bit of housing. Not sure I'd want to live in one of those houses.

 

Yes, I can now work out which window I was looking out of as a child.  We had friends who lived on Lynmouth Crescent and the Colliery must have been directly behind their back garden. Often visited them and never realised.  I suppose the whole area is riddled with mine workings.

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I had friends on there too Jill. The Whylds, who owned a filling station on Ilkeston Rd near the Loggerheads pub.

A crowd of us would often play in their garden which ran down to the Leen. Yes, we often fell in ! 

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Our friends were Bernard and Jean Hutchinson who lived at, I think, number 7. I remember how quiet it was down there.

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Back to the top end of Peveril Street, where it comes out alongside the bank building at Alfreton Road.... 

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The ugly 1960s building standing empty for years on Alfreton Road has finally been demolished.

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Yes Phil.

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Years since I've been on Alfreton Rd. Where exactly was this office block? Nr Bentinck Rd?

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No, much further up towards the City centre on the RHS just above Boden St. It was attached to the original mill factory, since demolished.

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3 hours ago, Cliff Ton said:

The ugly 1960s building standing empty for years on Alfreton Road has finally been demolished.

The worst thing is that I think I can remember it being built! :blink:

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1 hour ago, Jill Sparrow said:

The worst thing is that I think I can remember it being built! :blink:

 

I'm increasingly having that problem with a lot of demolition sites around Nottingham.

 

Broad Marsh bus station and car park have recently gone. Not only can I remember them being built, but I can remember what was there before they were built.

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Good case for " All our yesterdays" CT. Are yer gerrin owd ??

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I don't think I'm gerrin owd, I reckon I probably am old.

 

I have photos of me as a kid with various of my grandparents. I'm now older than my grandparents were in those photos. That's when you know you're old.

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I found that out years ago when I was hairdressing. The children's hair I cut when they were tiny grew up and brought their own children in to have their hair cut. It took me by surprise and I would have only been 26/27

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You must have started young, nonna ;)

 

I remember my mum talking about a hairdresser on Alfreton Road, just around the corner from Bobbers Mill Road, in the 1930s. My grandmother was a regular customer there. In later years, the premises became Streamline School of Motoring. I learned to drive with them when I was 17. Now, all the shops have been knocked into one large bathroom/tile showroom.

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I worked at Godfrey's on Noel st opposite swimming baths. My boss and all her family ( sisters, brother and father)  . were all hairdressers and fantastic competition winners. 

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