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On Sunday morning there were several people 'preaching' to the uninterested and unconcerned. Everything from Peck extolling the virtue of communism to end of the world doomsayers and everything in between.   Occasionally there would someone who heckled the speaker but it was mostly good natured.

There was a catholic who brought his own little wooden pulpit, a man who stood alone but always started his speech with 'I am a group of young people' - his beef was immigration and would no doubt be arrested now days for the things he said.

One guy I remember had an khaki shirt with all the trouble spots of the world written in felt tip on the sleeves. Claimed to have been in every one (the latest at the time I think was Biafra). He 'knew and could prove' who was responsible for the atrocities because he was there. It was Loki, Norse god of mischief!

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We were walking around Doncaster market area a couple of years ago and there was some woman walking up and down preaching the gospels or sommat,shouting at the top of her voice, I shouted back,"why don't you shut up and go home and get your husbands dinner ready", loud cheers went up from the crowd and loads of people came up to me and shook my hand or patted me on my back, I had loads of South Yorkshire friends that day

 

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1 hour ago, IAN123. said:

Works ongoing on South Parade, 1958.64322.1.280.99999.unpad.jpgMaybe a little early for Mac Fisheries?

 

Mk 1 Jag looks small alongside the Morris Oxford

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Just pinched this pic. off a FB site, takes your mind back

                                                     

 

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Looks like the mayor's green roller parked out front, the one with the ANN registration. Can't see coppers or there wouldn't be loafers on the steps. 

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Didn’t the City Council gift that registration plate to Princess Anne?  I’ve been trying to remember the woman’s surname, she was well known but I don’t think she was ever Mayor. I can remember what she looked like, she was a big dark haired woman.  

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ANN 1, or 1 ANN. I Can't remember which now.

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I think it was on Ann Yates’s civic car, ANN 1. I believe she was chairwoman of Notts CC ar the time. She lived at the Manor House at Rolleston. I believe the Council gave it to Princess Anne as a wedding present. It’s currently on a BMW convertible. I doubt Princess Anne would have drawn attention to herself by displaying it.

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Do I remember a mayoral car registration NTV1?

 

TV was one of the Nottingham vehicle registration locality identifiers (I don't know the technical term).

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We'll probably end up with a Trabant or a Moskovitch nowadays. Maybe even a lilac or rainbow coloured Smart.

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Last time I saw the NTV1, some years back it was on a green Jag or Daimler.

 

Never heard of Ann Yates, I wonder why the council would sanction a special registration for someone who would only be transient. Was the County Council based at the Council House then and not across the river?

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NTV 1 and 2 were City Council cars. ANN 1 belonged to the County council. Yates inherited the registration. The fact it was her name, without the E, was coincidental. She was chairwoman of the County Council from 1968 to 1974.The County Council were based at County Hall. I don’t know where they were based prior to that. The civic cars carried personalised registrations long before they became generally popular.

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I used to know someone who drove the Mayors Rolls, he said it was quite old and uncomfortable.

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Quite often the mayoral car was driven for evening appointments by selected drivers from the City Transport. This was told to me by an old friend who used to be the M.D of NCT.

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15 minutes ago, denshaw said:

I used to know someone who drove the Mayors Rolls, he said it was quite old and uncomfortable.

 

I've never ben in one of those old Rollers, but if you look at the front seats they are like a large sofa. If you were the driver and turned a corner, I imagine you could slide out of the passenger door.

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An old friend, no longer with us, used to be chairman of Newark and Sherwood Council. He was a farmer and like most farmers I’ve known enjoyed a drink or two! He had to attend many civic receptions mainly in the evenings. He used to look forward to himself and his wife being collected and delivered back home in the civic car and not having to worry about how much to drink!

 

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Dunno about cars, but I do recall that many, if not all of the Fire appliances stationed in Shakespeare Street had assorted Nottm reg letters, followed by 999.

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Last time I saw the NTV1, some years back it was on a green Jag or Daimler.

 

Never heard of Ann Yates, I wonder why the council would sanction a special registration for someone who would only be transient. Was the County Council based at the Council House then and not across the river?

Notts County Council started back in 1889 at The Shire Hall in High Pavement after centuries of administration by the magistrates at Quarter Sessions which dated back to feudal times.

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On 12/23/2018 at 9:11 PM, IAN123. said:

Nice festive picture of Nottm Market Square.65259300-hi016922849-1.jpg

 

 

7.30 AM Sunday morning..............striding across the square after a great night out,,no finer feeling.............please Lord,,just one more time.......lol

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