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There was an 8-Track player in my 1974 MGB when I bought it - since removed!

You can get all sorts of shoe horns from Amazon!

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What about button hooks?

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Used to hate the stuff and I'd tend to go out of my way to avoid Shippo's pubs (though I did use the Horse & Groom occasionally). Whether you drank that stuff or Home Ales was very much a territorial thing around the suburbs and people tended to go with what they were brought up with.. There were only two Shipstones pubs in my locality, The Ram at Redhill and The Cross Keys in Arnold, the vast majority being Home Ales in line with the proximity of the brewery.

In my humble opinion, Home Bitter was vastly superior to that stinking stuff emanating from the bowels of Basford! :)

Sorry to come in to an old post but some of the comments about the disgusting taste of Shipo,s beer can be explained, I was a pub manager with Shipo,s just before Greenalls took over, I was at the New Inn, Carringhton and The WhiteMoor, Bobbersmill, I hold a Master cellar-man cert, for cask conditioned beer. The three main reasons the beer tasted a little vinegary or shyte if you was a customer was 1,The life of real ale (cask Conditioned) had a certain life and if sales was slow or too much was ordered it would start to go off, thus a sour taste. 2, If the pipes was not cleaned at least once a week yeasts would build in the pipes and the same problem would occur.3, Sometimes in could be held at the Brewery too long before delivery same problem again. I must say when Greenalls took over it greatly improved through tighter checks and Training managers about cellar hygiene and keeping the beer better. All to no avail cause they are nearly all gone ie' The local, who would have thought it could happen twenty years ago?????

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That's very interesting to get a view of the subject from an insider. An alternative to the opinions sometimes expressed where takeover of a local brewery by a larger company is always seen as only a bad move

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White Swan at Basford was typical as regards "vinegar" I always said (through guesswork) it as per no.1 in the reasons, Landlord got real narked if you asked for a pint of Sarsons or asked when were the chips coming.

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Thanks for the explanation and a publican's view, Wack, interesting.

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I never knew the 'shelf life' just thought it was for the other reasons, bad keeping and maintenance.

Some of the nicest pints of beer I ever had were at the Shipstones Brewery itself and at The Loggerheads.

As good as any of todays micro brewerys.

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Sorry to come in to an old post but some of the comments about the disgusting taste of Shipo,s beer can be explained, I was a pub manager with Shipo,s just before Greenalls took over, I was at the New Inn, Carringhton and The WhiteMoor, Bobbersmill, I hold a Master cellar-man cert, for cask conditioned beer. The three main reasons the beer tasted a little vinegary or shyte if you was a customer was 1,The life of real ale (cask Conditioned) had a certain life and if sales was slow or too much was ordered it would start to go off, thus a sour taste. 2, If the pipes was not cleaned at least once a week yeasts would build in the pipes and the same problem would occur.3, Sometimes in could be held at the Brewery too long before delivery same problem again. I must say when Greenalls took over it greatly improved through tighter checks and Training managers about cellar hygiene and keeping the beer better. All to no avail cause they are nearly all gone ie' The local, who would have thought it could happen twenty years ago?????

When I worked as a barman in the Horse and Groom (1966)there was a big turnover in bitter especially.

Stan,the landlord,was a stickler for keeping the pipes clean.I don't know how long the kegs were stored at the brewery but the beer was still shite.

Shipo's....Bleaaaah ! I can still taste it

Baz :ninja:

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I have a book titled: Kimberley Ale: Hardys & Hansons 1832 - 1982 writen by George Bruce.ISBN 0 9500730 9 1

We were given that book when we worked for Hardy and Hansons - just seen it on Amazon for £64

There is an 8 track player and tapes in my OH "office" nay rubbish room :biggrin:

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Apple coarers (Spelling?) made from bone.

My Mum had one (Probably still has) and made thousands (And I mean THOUSANDS) of apple pies (My Dads favourite) using it. And of course there were the baked apples filled with treacle and raisins, with "Carnation 'evaporated' Milk" poured over it.

And there's another one or two "Carnation 'evaporated' Milk" , and 'condenced milk'

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I recognise it well. The conductors used to use those ticket machines on Nottingham City Transport buses I think.

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I recognise it well. The conductors used to use those ticket machines on Nottingham City Transport buses I think.

Not NCT More like Trent

NCT machines had five push down leavers on the front

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Yep and Bartons........Its a bus ticket machine....before the driver did it all.

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and always someone there to help young mums get pushchairs on and off of course yo had to fold them up in them day, and the elderly and didabled would always get a hand with shopping bags and getting on if you needed it

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had the big leather satchel too and the thumb operated coin belt clip .

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Not NCT More like Trent

NCT machines had five push down leavers on the front

You're right of course. It shows how often I was taken on City Transport buses. Still actively avoiding them.

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and some of them push chairs were very heavy and dificult to fold with one hand while trying to hold shopping and cary a small baby\child no wonder i usually had a taxi home espesialy when i had a baby and a todler we had no car in them days and big shops and butchers and things were either in town or beeston soeven if i walk to town or beeston when the weather was fine andi often did .once i had got all my weekly shopping i could not carry it all on the pushchair and walk all the way home and eldest would be getting tiered by that time so a taxi home it had to be.

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I often use "City Transport"(South Notts) to get into Town & find the half hourly service very good.

And free to me as I have a bus pass :)

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i dont use bus tram very often despite having had a bus pass for a few years now except pehaps to take me from one sine of town to the other bus and tram stops just too far for me to walk to and from now but hoping when i get my scooter i will use the tram a bit more to get backwards and forwards to town.

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