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When I retired I swore I would not have another mobile phone. That lasted for about two weeks. I couldn't live without my smartphone. I rarely make or take calls as I don't share my number other than with family but as an encyclopaedia of information in my pocket its invaluable.

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Some folks only request information, which is fair enough by me. Maybe they don't want discussion, chat, banter etc. Different people want different things from a forum, and that's fine.  If

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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So here's me, semi-traditionalist....no smart phone, no fancy gadgets to go wrong in my basic car, second-hand computer the size of a small planet and books for reference. Grow my own veg and soft fruits, brew my own beer and cook from scratch every day and listen to Radio Caroline daily. What a boring old fart I must be!

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On 26 luglio 2019 at 10:11 AM, Compo said:

So here's me, semi-traditionalist....no smart phone, no fancy gadgets to go wrong in my basic car, second-hand computer the size of a small planet and books for reference. Grow my own veg and soft fruits, brew my own beer and cook from scratch every day and listen to Radio Caroline daily. What a boring old fart I must be!

 

No Compo just sensible. A lot of things are nice to have but often not neccessary. We all have our weeknesses for gadgets.

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I only wear my watch when I go out because it looks more like a bracelet. In fact it comes to pieces to connect in what order I like.

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I can remember a lot of those, which makes me feel old.  In some of the photos, I can remember the earlier version of the subject.

 

The Woolworth photo is only in Vic Centre, whereas for me Woolies was the big one on Lister Gate.

And the Broad Marsh bus station photo shows the only-just-gone version and I can remember the one before that.

BHS before they went into Broad Marsh Centre.

Friar Lane before Maid Marian Way cut through it.

Gee Dee models when they were at the bottom end of Hockley.

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Students sporting their university scarfs !

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Regarding the Nottingham Post article, It mentions the fountains in Slab Square dating from 1927. I remember those fountains being built in or around 1972.

 

 

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I still have and use them regularly CT. There are two flavours in my desk drawer Black and Blue, there may even be a couple of red ones somewhere in there

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I'm  like Brew CT, I  still use inks and a fountain pen. Trouble is no bugger wants to write to me. It's  all, "I'll text ya, or I'll  email ya". The art of writing seems to be dying.

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Here are two bottles of ink from my desk drawer. I use a fountain pen for birthday and Xmas cards. Bottled ink keeps for an amazing length of time.

 

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On the subject of writing; I still use the contents of this packet occasionally. 50+yrs old and still works! 

 

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