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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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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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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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14 hours ago, Deepdene Boy said:

Derby Evening Telegraph published a Green 'Un for thefootball results.

Newcastle EvenIng Chronicle had the Football Pink.....says it all really.

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4 hours ago, benjamin1945 said:

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

Don't you just love him! ;)

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"Gabbing" lovely word that,where did it come from?

 

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I've only heard 'gabbing' once since I left Nottingham and that was when I lived in Ashford, Kent. It was in a shop (M&S, I think) and the floor supervisor was admonishing her staff for not attending to their work but standing around gossiping (or gabbing). Her accent wasn't particularly Nottingham but there was a definite East Midlands tone there which stood out amongst the Sarf London and Kent dialect native to that area.

'Gleg' I heard a few times in the south of England usually as in "gizza gleg" meaning "let me have a look" - which, no doubt, is the same as in Nottingham.

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"Gab" is a recognised word, think of a gabble, meaning idle chit chat. There is an online platform like Twitter, though not so politically correct, called Gab.

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I notice there aren't any women listening to him, perhaps they were all doing the shops, sommat us men aren't very good at so sitting listening to someones opinions might be the better option

 

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My theory is this:

From the position of the sun it would be late afternoon. In those days the pubs didn't open until 5pm. (6 on Sunday). So it was waiting time.

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