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Memories Of My Nottingham Days 1975 - 1986

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Hi Russ. NCT bought out South Notts. Bartons had finance problems and joined forces with Trent to make Trent Barton. Bellamys are a local coach company and have just started running 2 old Routemasters on the Arnold Route. I worked for NCT from 1979 until 1995.

Whats the anagram of Shipstones?

Thanks Denshaw.The anagram of Shipstones is " Honest p1$$." Ha,ha.

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For much of my time in the area the pubs were "tied houses." The city centre pubs were dominated by Home and Shipstones where as Hardys & Hanson's pubs tended to be in the surrounding suburbs.I understand that both Home(Daybrook) and Shipstones(Basford) are now closed whilst Hardy's & Hanson's(Kimberley) still exists.However, can you still buy a pint of Home or Shippos in the area and,if so,who's making it ? By the way,do you know the funny anagram of Shipstones ? Not sure if I'm allowed to put it on here though ?

Changing the subject to transport.My days were just before de-regularization.The main buses were City of Nottingham,Barton,South Notts, and Trent.Do you still any of those or have they been replaced by other companies ? Thanks for any contributions to this post.

Hi Russ

Hardy's & Hanson's is no more, bought out by Greene King

Val

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I understand that both Home(Daybrook) and Shipstones(Basford) are now closed whilst Hardy's & Hanson's(Kimberley) still exists.

The demise of Nottingham brewering was well documented here in 2003 by the BBC but that was before Hardy Hansons was absorbed by the great GK in December 2006. RIP.

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Hi Russ

Hardy's & Hanson's is no more, bought out by Greene King

Val

Hi Val,

Thanks for the info on Hardys & Hansons.A sign of the times I suppose.

Regards.

Russ

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I understand there was the "old" Miltons Head prior to the Vic Centre being completed in 1974 - a year before I started down there.However,I do remember the "new" Miltons Head.It was popular with the younger sect(of which I was one !) and a dreadful place.There were signs everyhere written in the landlords scrawl saying don't do this and don't do that ! Is the pub still there and if not what is the building now ?

When Home Brewery and Shipstones closed down did they just do that or were they taken over by another brewery ? (I am aware that Hardy's & Hansons were taken over by Greene King,by the way.)

I remember the Tap 'n' Tumbler in Wollaton Street.I guess it is still open but can anybody remember the pub's name before it changed it's name? Thanks.

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Would that be the Wilberforce Tavern?

I was browsing through CAMRA's Nottingham Good Beer Guide(1978 version ! ) before.The Wilberforce Tavern is mentioned in there and so I'm certain you are right.You and Beefsteak are great in keeping me up-to-date with my Nottingham past.Thanks.

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Would that be the Wilberforce Tavern?

Wasn't the Wilberforce Tavern opposite? Demolished to make way for the hotel - there also used to be a great chippy right next door.

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The "New" Miltons Head is long gone (I think it's Currys or similar now)

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The Garage was formerly the Ad Lib club from the 70s/80s as you say a right warren of rooms not undisimilar to the Aribba.
The Ad Lib club was next door to the Sandpiper punk club in the Lacemarket. Everyone from Sham69 to the Lurkers appeared there. A right cellarful of noise with sweat running down from the walls and ceiling.

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Wasn't the Wilberforce Tavern opposite? Demolished to make way for the hotel - there also used to be a great chippy right next door.
It was a dedicated teddy boys pub in the late 70s.

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The Ad Lib club was next door to the Sandpiper punk club in the Lacemarket. Everyone from Sham69 to the Lurkers appeared there. A right cellarful of noise with sweat running down from the walls and ceiling.

I saw the Damned there in about 1978

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Hi Russ. NCT bought out South Notts. Bartons had finance problems and joined forces with Trent to make Trent Barton. Bellamys are a local coach company and have just started running 2 old Routemasters on the Arnold Route. I worked for NCT from 1979 until 1995.

Whats the anagram of Shipstones?

Hi den. I notice that you worked for NCT for quite a while. Were you based in nottingham? If so you must have known Pete Savage who was a recovery driver. He worked for them for over 20 years and passed away nearly 5 years ago! He was my brother. chrissy. x

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I worked at the Sherwood depot and also Parliament Street, the name Pete Savage sounds familiar.

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I worked at the Sherwood depot and also Parliament Street, the name Pete Savage sounds familiar.

Pete was based at parliament street and the last picture i have of him he was sitting in the canteen having a cuppa! I think the pic was took not that long before he passed away. Chrissy. x

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I rember the Golden Ball in bulwell/basford...going there to see Shakin Stevens...( why ?? )....also seeing Led Zep at the 'Boat club' on the trent

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