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Joe B lived near the top of Woodbank Drive in Wollaton when I lived there. 

Always stacks of kids hanging around on Sunday mornings, especially if Joe had scored ! Great days.

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Things you don’t see anymore (times 2) A 1945 photo of my aunt, wearing a turban and scrubbing her front door step on Queens Grove, Meadows. She dug her heels in and refused to move when the

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This is the original of the Terry Hennessey song

The opposition fans used to sing Terry, Terry Hennessey who the f****n hell is he.

 

This is the original Barry Lyons Song

Of course the Ian Storey-Moore song was She'll Be Coming Round The Mountain

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I used to get my steelies from the foundry at the bottom of Sherbrook road in Daybrook (Name...anyone?).  I think they mostly came from dismantled railway trucks at the time. This would have been about 1959/60ish.

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14 hours ago, mary1947 said:

Scampton as you enter the base there used to be a Lancaster Bomber

 

Correct Mary,there was and under it was a Tallboy or Grandslam (earthquake) bomb,when the Lancaster had served it's time as RAF Scampton gate guard it was to be moved to the scrap yard but before it could be moved the thing had to be dismantled,on removing the bomb it was found to be still LIVE, bomb squads all over the place,parts of Lincolnshire evacuated,no one knew it was live and it sat there under the Lancaster and no one took any notice,safely defused and disposed of,do a search to see how big these bomb were

 

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Remember telegraph poles?  Here's a survivor on the former Caledonian Railway at Scotstoun in the west end of Glasgow:

 

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Anyone remember F.W. Woolworth? This one is on Renfrew Street, Glasgow:

 

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Not an impressive frontage Compo, if they were still in operation it would no doubt be re-branded as Woolworth Local or some such.

Wonder if they ever stocked sticks with an `orses `ead `andle ?

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22 hours ago, Compo said:

Anyone remember F.W. Woolworth? This one is on Renfrew Street, Glasgow:

 

 

Just returned from holidays and met a couple of people there, the gent started working at Woolworth's when he left school at 15 he was on the shop floor, general dogs body, but he slowly worked his way to the top and ended up manger of all the NOTTS/DERBY stores. We had a great time remembering things about the old "Wooly's.

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Me Mam and her sisters wearing 'Turbans'...............loved me mam and Aunties,....most lived Bulwell,,Basford,,Bestwood,,

miss just nipping in to see em,.......ey-up me ducks every day...........Gwen,Marg,,Rose,,Connie,,Nel,,Doris,,........all lovely Lasses...........

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Couple of West Indian ladies i know still wear em.........and of course the Punjabi chaps.........

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10 hours ago, katyjay said:

Funny you should mention turbans, saw a young girl working in a hairdressing salon, wearing one the other day.

They were all the rage in Lord Byron's day as unisex headgear. There is nothing new under the sun, as they say!

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To go with the housewife turban, there was invariably the wrap around "pinnie" or pinafore, replaced some years later with the quilted nylon housecoat.

I also seem to remember that a yellow duster was part of the uniform as well - carried at all times to deal with every molecule of dust that dared to fall anywhere within range.

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Things you don’t see anymore (times 2)

A 1945 photo of my aunt, wearing a turban and scrubbing her front door step on Queens Grove, Meadows.

She dug her heels in and refused to move when the council re-housed the street’s residents, I believe she was the last person to move out of the Grove

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And woe betides anyone who actually stepped on grannies front steps after she had scrubbed and 'cardinalled' them.

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On 13/04/2018 at 4:36 PM, DaveN said:

Round Light Switches

 

 

I still have this one in my shed Dave:

 

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1 hour ago, Brew said:

 

 

Bloomin' 'eck! Twenty eight quid for a switch and patress that were being chucked away just a few years ago.

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