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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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"Just a moment I'll get the ladder!". Its obviously a 'photo shoot' but where did they stack them  at the end of the day?        

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Decent crusts on any bought sliced bread regardless if it is from a local bakery or a supermarket loaf.

Whilst I am on about bread, which numpty invented those non-plastic (fibre/cardboard?) bread bag tags. I know we need to reduce the amount of plastics but if you are going to replace it make sure you come up with something that works.

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On 11/5/2021 at 11:35 PM, philmayfield said:

You can now buy pork chops with a kidney in.

Don't really want to. I can't stand offal in any form. My grandparents used to love all sorts of it especially tripe and onions. When I used to go round to see them and smelt it cooking on the range I used to turn round and go home. The smell of liver and kidneys were just as bad. For me many a good hotel/B&B full English breakfast has been spoiled by black pudding despite me asking for it to be left off the plate.

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Double Decker Red buses number 84 ......going to and from Sutton in Ashfield to Nottingham........

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Yes thats right............seem to remember you caught it in town but couldnt get off until you were out of City limits..?

Same going into town...you could'nt get on inside City limits..?

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There were signs on posts that said ‘Nottingham Corporation Protection Point’ or words to that effect. I remember one in Daybrook Square. It was so that the longer distance buses couldn’t poach City Transport customers.

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Talking of Trent buses - as opposed to TrentBarton - one of my early memories is going to Mansfield on the bus from Nottingham. The buses on that route were Atlanteans (rear engined) when all the buses everywhere else were still the old style front-engine rear platform. Atlanteans seemed very futuristic and exotic back then.

 

 

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2 hours ago, philmayfield said:

There were signs on posts that said ‘Nottingham Corporation Protection Point’ or words to that effect. I remember one in Daybrook Square. It was so that the longer distance buses couldn’t poach City Transport customers.

There used to be a protection point at Forest Road stop on Alfreton Road. It was used for the 16A service from Balloon woods crossroads via Coventry Lane, Aspley Lane to the city. I have posted this before on a previous post.

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I think there was a protection point at Cinderhill island going into Nottingham for the MGO buses i can not remember where the protection point was for leaving Nottingham was.

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By Protection points do you mean the very old Iron signs still by the roadside marking the ''City Boundary'' ?

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The protection point I'm referring to was just written on the bottom of the Corporation bus stop. It was to cover the MGO buses from Ilkeston. B2 I think it was. Likewise, you couldn't get off a blue bus until the stop opposite the Wheelhouse, coming from town.

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59 minutes ago, benjamin1945 said:

By Protection points do you mean the very old Iron signs still by the roadside marking the ''City Boundary'' ?

No, they were green with white lettering, slightly shield shaped as I remember. A bit smaller than a 'bus stop sign.

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13 hours ago, benjamin1945 said:

Double Decker Red buses number 84 ......going to and from Sutton in Ashfield to Nottingham

Red and Cream Trent buses Ben, You could get a dark red East Midland from Mansfield to Nottingham.

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On 3/27/2022 at 9:15 AM, IAN FINN said:

Are Bartons buses still going

Yes Ian, now called Trent Barton. Trent bought Barton Transport in 1989 they combined the Trent and Barton brands in 2005.

I always thought the Barton buses looked "funny" as I was more used to seeing the AEC Regents or Bristol Lodekkas of Midland General or Mansfield District Traction. The only NCT buses I have ever been on were trolley buses from Slab Square down to Trent Bridge and back

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Oz i used MGO everyday to go to Alfreton High School from Nuthall in the late 50s to the early60s they were the AEC Regents loved the sound of that diesel tickover and sitting upstairs on the front row doing homework it was about a forty minute ride each way either the B3 or the C5 it was one and threepence return or 8pence each way.

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Did they not have brown colourd buses going to West Bridgeford? 

Which double deckers had seats that went all the way along and just had a side passage to get to your seat?

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Yes, West Bridgford had their own brown-and-cream coloured buses until they were taken over by NCT in the late 60s.

 

A lot to companies had buses with side gangways on the upper deck. It was to reduce the overall height of the bus so that it could go under low bridges. 

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13 hours ago, Cliff Ton said:

A lot to companies had buses with side gangways on the upper deck. It was to reduce the overall height of the bus so that it could go under low bridges. 

Yes, the blue Midland General had them they were AEC Regent III with a Lowbridge body. As a randy teenager if you sat in the aisle seat you could often enjoy a well endowed clippie leaning over you to collect the fares from the seats away from the side aisle.

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