Caz

The Old Market Square

Recommended Posts

I once smacked a bloke on the side of his head with one of those, by accident of course !

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for all those Ian, a good nostalgic collection. We had moved to Yorkshire by the time that they were taken but is how I still remember good old Slab Square.

 

 

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes - thanks Ian. I am not making much of a contribution  but appreciate what you are doing for us. Owe you a pint or two.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Some brilliant pics Ian. Thanks for posting. Takes me right back to my youth. I left Nottingham in 1972 to go to Uni. I've since lived in Long Eaton, Loughborough and Grantham but never managed to return to the city although I keep nagging my wife.

BTW did you spot Tug in front of the Council House keeping a watchful eye on the demonstrators?

The bald guy with specs in The Village People tribute pic has got the biggest forehead I've ever seen. Do you reckon he's an alien? lol

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
14 hours ago, IAN123. said:

s73.jpgmilk race in the square?

Skincraft was cleared out in the 1981 riots.s26.jpgThe square was hosting a Village People Tribute act..back then !

Studio Links outside broadcast truck also.s2a.jpgDoing what us Brits do best...queueing.

Ian

Once again great pictures.

I see that place of great refinement and breading - Yates Wine Lodge. Yates Ruby Wine - nectar of the gods for a 13 year old!

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
46 minutes ago, IAN123. said:

Yes Martyn..i don't anyone who hasn't been sick on the stuff.

There is a Yates's in Newcastle..folk there told the same tales..were they wine importers?

I lost count of how many girls I met and said goodbye to in Dolcis doorway and how often we would sit and listen to that string quartet playing on the mezzanine deck of Yates.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I don’t know what they imported except it was the cheapest in town. We would go there first on a night out even when we would sometimes be going into the shire. I can’t remember the night, I think Wednesday, we would go to Hucknall Miners Welfare for their dance night. We would go to Yates first, load up and buy a bottle to take out then on to the Miners Welfare. I sometimes wonder how I kept in on piece with some of the surf we got up to.

 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Dennis McCarthy wrote a fantastic book about Nottingham born celebrities called, "Local Boy Makes Good". I think my Dad still has a copy.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
17 hours ago, Martyn said:

I see that place of great refinement and breading - Yates Wine Lodge. Yates Ruby Wine - nectar of the gods for a 13 year old!

1

THE Yates's tipple had to be their Birthday White Port - sold loose from their Offie on Market St at about 2d a gallon. Absolutely dreadful stuff, it could have powered the Apollo space missions.

Supposedly only sold one day a year - on the founders birthday but, judging from the number of people who have told me of similar experiences to mine after drinking it, it must have been more widely available than that.

Note: it wasn't really 3d a gallon but it was stupidly cheap - Mr Yates annual gift to his loyal customers.

It appears from GSV that the Offie is no longer there.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, PeverilPeril said:

Had  a tipple in Yates's Liverpool last Friday. Just like Wetherspoons.

Are you still standing 

Yates’s has either gone up market or Whetherspoons have gone down. The thing about Yates in Nottingham would be the contrasts, Kings downstairs was quite posh, the main floor was almost the equivalent of the wild west, with that string quartet playing on the balcony.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The Yates in Nottingham in my day had sawdust on the floor. I was thrown out of the Palais and banned for some months after starting my Friday night at Yates :rolleyes:

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Don’t remember the sawdust but I was half blind when I was in there. Those bouncers at the Palais could be vicious!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'd forgotten the sawdust on the ground floor but, yes, it was there. It gave a characteristic "perfume" to the whole establishment.

My memory lapse was possibly due to us congregating on the balcony bar (can't remember what it was called) near to where the Talbot Trio had their setup - no sawdust up there.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The upstairs at Yates's was quite refined, with copper topped tables, and so called weak 'champagne ' on draught ! 

The little off licence on Market St was well stocked too I recall.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes, you could.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
12 hours ago, IAN123. said:

Scenes from the Square.trolley_2.jpg42 & 43 Trolley bus queue.burton_2.jpgCouncil House casts a Summer shadow..Burtons sun canopy and a busy 50's Pelham St.black_2.jpgThe ornate canopy of The Black Boy Hotel.beastmarket.jpgBy way of contrast...one rainy Beastmarket Hill..for Commo!

Looks like shopfitting or real boarding up next to The Bell.

 

I didn’t frequent the Black Boy but I remember when I was in my very early teens it was a trendy spot for the young ladies. I knew many in their late teens and early

twenties who were attracted by the MG TD set that hung out there.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Not sure of that Ian. Looks to me like it could be a view from top of Griffin's looking towards Moot Hall bottom of Friar lane. Which would put the factory in the Castle Gate area. On the left is the building on the corner of S Parade/Wheeler gate

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There's a thread on 'stalgia titled 'The Last Tailor in Nottingham'.

It puts the Ten Bob Tailor on Beast market Hill, so it was around there, it closed in 1977 according to beanbag1216.

On the right of the picture somewhere is the Truman's longbar, I went in once only in 1960 and thought it was old and worn out and no place for a young teenager.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Alderman Bowles with a fag in his hand. How things have changed!

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for the photos of the Council House and slab square IAN , these are how I love to remember the centre and loved my time going down  there. How I wish it could go back to how it was in the 60s instead of the anonymous slabs we have now.

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think that is a sure fire bet, they just don't appreciate quality or is it age will not let me accept change.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The times they are a changing ! Not for the better I dare say.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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!

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...