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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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Seeing Compo's NCB rent card, sent me digging in my "treasures". My grandparents (mum's parents) occupied the following rented houses (all Corporation except Langdale Road) :

September 1935 - January 1937, 126 Middleton Boulevard, Wollaton Park. Rent 19/6 - increased to 19/9 from April 1936.

(Not sure where they were for the next two years - rent card missing).

January 1939 - March 1940, 84 Hawton Crescent, Wollaton Park. Rent 18/8.

March 1940 - September 1948, 17 Langdale Road, Bakers Fields. Rent 18/6 - increased to 18/11 from June 1945.

September 1948 - August 1954, 11 Aslockton Drive, Aspley. Rent 16/6 - increased to 16/9 from April 1949, 17/2 from April 1951; REDUCED to 16/6 again from August 1951, increased to 17/3 from April 1953, 17/4 from April 1954.

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I miss toys in cereal or at least where you could collect tokens to send off for something FREE. I recently saw tokens for a towel, but it still cost lots even after you'd collected the right number of tokens.

I also miss Secret chocolate bars! They brought Wispa and Vice Versas back out a bit ago and I would love it if they did it with Secret bars too!

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I still miss the little Bi-carb operated submarines from cereal packets. Welcome to the forum by the way


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There were also plastic divers you put in flat top milk bottles filled with water.

When you pressed your palm on the top, the diver sank.

Something to do with a bubble of air trapped in the divers back.

A 'Cartesian Diver'

But there were no plastc bottles in those days.

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Smashing vid Mick. I shall try that - I have a couple of those plastic pipettes somewhere.

I seem to remember the divers being out at the same time as Mike Nelson was popular on TV. What was that series called?

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1935? in some ways looks earlier? in some ways later (length of the woman's skirt)

Is that the town arms to the right? (I know it was a pub, just not sure of name) in 1960's was bit of a drugs scene, later caught fire

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Yes that's the Town Arms at the bottom of Short Stairs the road off to the left is Red Lion Street(Narrow Marsh)

Date? certainly before Cliff Road was built.

There is a a picture on picture the past taken in 1926 that looks to have been taken at the same time


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Interesting old area of town. In the 1980s I worked very close to there on Plumptre Street. At that time it was a small back street printers with a view down the street to the old ice stadium. I worked three stories up in what was probably an old, wealthy merchant's house up in a loft doing artwork, using an industrial camera and making printing plates. Used to wave to the girls working in the facing windows of the textiles factory across the road!

I recall coming out for my lunch one day and seeing an episode of Connie with Stephanie Beacham, being filmed in the street on Broadway. Happy days.

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To be honest - I'm no longer for sale. I rent myself out at reasonable rates these days <g>

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