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The Old Market Square

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3 hours ago, Martyn said:

Amazing pictures! People patiently waiting in the queue for their turn to board the bus. I remember those ticket machines.

The "Ultimate"  !

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Conductors were on duty in the Market Sqare too in those days, collecting fares before the bus arrived !

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

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Is there a punch up thread on here..?.

Then again might offend my followers..forget it!

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The Peoples Place: some 1970's photographs of folk relaxing in the time honoured way...in slab squares20.jpg.must be an Army display..lunchtime snooze.s27.jpgThere has to be one!...s15.jpgstudents having summer fun.

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s2b.jpgThis old boy takes a breather..1977 jubilee bin.s13.jpgRadio Trent organise a pancake/ egg and spoon race..john peters..running?s29.jpgHaving a chinwag.

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s28.jpgThis nice geezer lived on Dryden Sts1a.jpgthis was a weekly occurance..someone drops a bottle of Fairy in the fountain.s14.jpgThis man preached the word of God regular.Barclays Bank is now a pub.

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s25.jpgBritish Rail worker watches red indians.s78.jpgHillman Hunter taxi at the rank..Halfords & Mac Fisheries in the background...another pub todays22.jpgA fag and rest in the sun.

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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.

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s79.jpgAn inspector calls...in an unmolested Market Square.s2c.jpgSilver Jubilee shoppers.s77.jpgjonab was right the other day..William & Glynns Bank.

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s21.jpgRest them weary feet.Meakers and Trueform Shoes s18.jpgDemo about closure of Bus Depots.exchange.jpgA 'lady of the night' is escorted from the Exchange pub to a meat wagon.

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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.

 

 

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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.

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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

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Mess..was he a Frankenstein lookalike?

Spotted this picture of Tug watching over the BBCs55.jpg

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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!

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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?

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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.

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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.

 

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s54.jpgMidnight in Moscow?..Kenny Ball performs in the Square.s52.jpgThe late Dennis McCarthy entertainss53.jpgYou to me are Everything.Eddie Amoo and Brother from Real Thing band.s76.jpgThe day draws to a close.

Much and many thanks to Stephen Fisher for allowing these great images to be seen on Nottstalgia.

Regards.

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

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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:

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

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