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Just heard all 10 dongs while laying in bed (window open) like I was in the Market Square 

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Can't let another dreich day photo of my old home town pass by without giving it a "like" Ian. It's strange to think that I could have been walking on Long Row or catching the bus up to Mapperley when the photo seems to come from such a different era, bootees an`all!

Nice Vanguard!

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Commo I have to admit I had to look up the word "dreich" , a really appropriate word for that day.

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lyons1_1.jpgIn reality i couldn't have been a happy child..i remember the stupid ...whilst others whizzed around on a Mobo Scooter.Life was like a movie... living in town..the smell of fuel fumes through the vent of the ice cream van, the splutter of handicap 3 - wheelers, sweet smell of cherries from the barrow lads..stacked on false grass..why was the paper pink on a certain day, Streamline Taxis with white boots & bonnets, baseball boots and bush hats, drinkers panned out in the sun of the square, black marias...that changed to navy, humbers, hillmans and huskys, Honda 250s with crashpipes,barefoot window dressers in Griffins, roasting coffee at The Granary, hotpants and tanktops...all this against a backdrop of Schools, Captain Cook, flat top milk and fights.I remembered the trivial and forgot to forget it.

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Ian, an evovative post that brings back so many memories of childhood in Nottingham. It was the Football Post on Saturday nights that was pink.

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Nowt to do wi the Square, but as well as The Pink`Un, am I imagining it, but was there also a Green`Un on Saturday?

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51 minutes ago, Commo said:

Nowt to do wi the Square, but as well as The Pink`Un, am I imagining it, but was there also a Green`Un on Saturday?

I remember The Pink Un.

As a child, I was regularly taken to the pictures on a Saturday evening. Usually, it was the Scala in Hucknall (Annesley Road, opposite the billiard rooms and National School, long, long gone). The Scala had separate queues for the Downstairs and for the balcony (the posh seats). There was always a news seller there and on a Saturday he would be selling The Football Post. He would patrol the two queues shouting "Pink Un, Pink Un" but when he reached the queue for the balcony he would change his shout to a singular "Pink One" and then quickly retreat to the downstairs queue with "Pink Un. Pink Un".

 

I don't recall a Green Un (or even  Green One).

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In the sixties the Football Post was pink and the Football News might have been green or white.

Used to get good tips when delivering them round the village and in the local boozers.

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Thanks Oz, that was the one, Football News. Interesting to think that there was enough interest then to be able to support two specialist publications reporting the same results in the same city!

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Must be that the Green Un didn't extend as far as the wilds of Hucknall. By the time I was living full time in the City (mid/late 60's), I don't think either of those publications existed.

 

I do remember the Evening Post was published in several editions throughout the day (seven o'clock, or was that seventh edition? being the most popular). Does that still happen?

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The Football Post lasted well into the 70's, because I always had it delivered next day with the Sunday papers.

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14 hours ago, jonab said:

Must be that the Green Un didn't extend as far as the wilds of Hucknall. By the time I was living full time in the City (mid/late 60's), I don't think either of those publications existed.

 

I do remember the Evening Post was published in several editions throughout the day (seven o'clock, or was that seventh edition? being the most popular). Does that still happen?

There’s only one print per day of the Nottingham Evening Post and it’s  now called Nottingham Post.  It’s available early in the day and is most likely printed the day before (in Derby I believe!) so the ‘news’ is already a couple of days old by the time we read it. There’s little wonder the circulation is very low nowadays.  

 

My Dad bought the Football Post every week, in fact it was delivered and arrived not long after the days matches had been played!   I remember across the top of the front page were little cartoon characters of the local teams mascots.    The Football Post doesn’t exist anymore, which I think is rather sad, it was good that little local teams had a write up.  

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I always enjoyed the letters, and the crossword too Lizzie.

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67178.1.640.640.UNPAD.jpgThe Market Square, 1950. Beastmarket Hill. Trumans Vaults, Fifty Bob Tailor..opposite Burtons on Friar Lane..not much has been done to replace Moot Hall..though it may be re- bars and concrete i am seeing?89687.1.280.99999.unpad.jpgSo, eight years later- early 1958.

Burtons..as always and The Moot Hall Snack Bar..installed after being bombed in WW2.63545.1.640.640.UNPAD.jpgA more familiar sight for me at least 1973....Ratners The Jewellers have taken up residence..perhaps the Cafe was only a temporary structure.

Just to the rear of the bus- Tobys distinctive orange sun canopies can just be seen.

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7 hours ago, IAN123. said:

Ratners The Jewellers have taken up residence

 

We bought my wedding ring from there in 1966, I can remember as plain as day going in one weekend when Chris came to Nottm. The style I wanted was very 'in' at the time , a barrel design, not right really for my little fingers, it caused me many problems because of this. I didn't want a new one, I wanted to keep the one that I married with at Gedling church, so eventually I had it reduced in width at a jewellers in W-ton. The ring cost 10 Guineas at Ratners in 1966.  Nice to see the picture Ian, and bring back my memories for me.

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We bought both our rings from Ratners, mine a signet ring in 1966 and Sandy`s wedding ring in 1968. I wear hers now on my little finger next to mine.

 

 

 

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I bought an Engagement ring from there Commo about the same year........wish i could remember who for ........lol

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