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I'd forgotten the tune.  I've only seen the clock once and that was when I filmed it on 8mm.  That was silent film back then in 1974.

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Catfan! What a lovely surprise!

 

Well, Rameau isn't one of my favourites and the version played by the water clock was too fast and very tinny!  I think Kitten on the Keys or The Cat's Fugue would have been better!  :rolleyes:

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Much better speed, Enigma. Can sound a bit sewing machined if played without any expression.

 

I seem to recall playing it for an AB piano exam many many years ago. That's probably why I don't like it!

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Ribs rather than Rameau..this Butchers was great for me on the way home.Before the brickyards in Hucknall this place did decent meatpacks.30928076720_75f9d4d401_b.jpg

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Katyjay mentioned the Market in Vicoria Centre.bf0c1da345e79983c19b14dd31374de0--nottinit was, when first opened a hive of activity..4 cafes, fabrics, clothes, records,flowers, meat, spices,haircare, mini market, vegetables etc..

Anyone remember the Bingo Stall?

Nuts and cereals..cold meats from around the globe.

Carrabean stores and Asian.

The small booths either side of the entrance.

Then you had the outdoor market..a first floor type version of Sneinton one...dint' last long..no plate smashing there.

Supermarkets killed it...and then they themselves left town.

At one time..Tesco was the only place in town.

When Sainsburys left Broad Marsh..it was written in the deal. 'No Supermarket'.

The rent & rates also killed Vic Mkt..shame.

 

In Good Times.564f8c6058e795177c4f09d28fb5badd.jpg

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I thought we were blessed when Nottingham had two shopping Centres less than a mile apart.1477362.jpgWhen Victoria Centre came ..i didn't know myself, shopping out of the rain, relax, have a frothy coffee and climb the ramp onto Glasshouse St.and drive home.But living in town for the first two years of this centre..a decline and change in the way we shopped occured.Those who didn't or couldn't afford the rents and rates...which were high..(and rumoured that rich Arabs owned them)...got squeezed out.Shops and small Grocers on Mansfield Rd.began to close..this major thoroughfare became dusty & dirty.Even Parrs which was a stones throw from the new fruit and veg market looked jaded.Supermarkets..and there weren't many of them took in the slack, as bread, cake and Deli shops closed.

West End Arcade died overnight..Kings and Queens Walk suffered too. At one time the Pet Shop and Peppers seemed the only viable premises.

Scan, Peter Brown, Habitat, Westerner,Etam, Orange Hand, i'll leave it, Boots, Wimpy, Westerner, Mothercare, Jessops saw off competion and the Hockley area seemed to die a slow death.Eventually small independent shops and outlets became popular once more.

It will be interesting to see 'the New Broad Marsh Centre'..and how it will work.The strapline is "all shops lets are filled". Be interesting to see if the city can sustain to large shopping complex's.

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I remember Nonsuch - as 'Hairy' kids in Grantham (anyone remember Hairies? A now-forgotten youth culture between the hippy and punk eras), Nottingham was the 'promised land', and Nonsuch and 'the hippy shop' on the first floor of the Viccy were our primary targets, though Miss Selfridge in the Viccy and the original Chelsea Girl on Wheeler gate, as well as Sisson & Parker's and Blackwell's bookshops, and the original (tiny) Token House were also on our shopping itinerary. We ate in a first floor 'Tudor' restaurant on Upper Parliament St, on the north side of the road, can't recall the name.

 

In later years, I knew a guy who worked on the concrete shuttering when the Viccy was being built: according to him, someone misread the plans and the rear stairs were positioned the wrong way round (should have faced the rear entrance, not the front, as they did) - the concrete had been poured and had gone off before the error was found, so they were just left: I was highly amused that the replacements were put in correctly during the big revamp when the bus station went!

 

I personally liked the Food Court - working at Trent Poly at the time, it was handy for a variety of grub, especially Edward's Patisserie, which did a lot of Polish cakes, and which moved there from a dreadful street in Hockley (Broad or George, forget which), so I didn't have so far to go for lunch! Still miss both Edwards and the Food Court, though I no longer work in the city centre.

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I'll Leave it..was a shop i shan't forget in Vic Centre.. along with Orange Hand and Westerner.. home of the Doobie Bros clobber.

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Does anybody remember a shop called One Stop? about 1976. On the site that later became Tesco's.

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Wasn't One Stop originally called Scan? or is my memory failing me?

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Thanks Yes! Scan ..do you also remember it being called One Stop or is my memory failing me!

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One Stop rings a bell..became Debs then..i bought 6 picture sleeves of Holidays in The Sun for 10p...they had banned stocking Pistols stuff ..after Queen Liz's " obnoxious" comment.

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You got six copies! I only got four, cost me 6.66p recurring.

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On 1/2/2019 at 1:33 AM, Fishfinger said:

I remember Nonsuch - as 'Hairy' kids in Grantham (anyone remember Hairies? A now-forgotten youth culture between the hippy and punk eras), Nottingham was the 'promised land', and Nonsuch and 'the hippy shop' on the first floor of the Viccy were our primary targets, though Miss Selfridge in the Viccy and the original Chelsea Girl on Wheeler gate, as well as Sisson & Parker's and Blackwell's bookshops, and the original (tiny) Token House were also on our shopping itinerary. We ate in a first floor 'Tudor' restaurant on Upper Parliament St, on the north side of the road, can't recall the name.

 

In later years, I knew a guy who worked on the concrete shuttering when the Viccy was being built: according to him, someone misread the plans and the rear stairs were positioned the wrong way round (should have faced the rear entrance, not the front, as they did) - the concrete had been poured and had gone off before the error was found, so they were just left: I was highly amused that the replacements were put in correctly during the big revamp when the bus station went!

 

I personally liked the Food Court - working at Trent Poly at the time, it was handy for a variety of grub, especially Edward's Patisserie, which did a lot of Polish cakes, and which moved there from a dreadful street in Hockley (Broad or George, forget which), so I didn't have so far to go for lunch! Still miss both Edwards and the Food Court, though I no longer work in the city centre.

I remember Non Such..squishy badges containing oil & paint..on the right person they were fascinating at the time..didn't they also have a shop on Bridlesmith Gate?

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