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All the buildings up to the Blue Anderson shelter and beyond to the taller building have been demolished to make way for Beestons revamp.

Only pet mart refuses to budge....[blue Anderson shelter]

Bip.

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I lived near Beeston for thirty years and found the place very good for shopping but unfortunately over the last ten years it’s getting a little tired.

Hence it’s taken on the appearance of a bombsite in many areas.

But as soon as the tram comes that will all change….I hope!

And I will tell you another thing there are specialist shops in and on the outskirts of Beeston that one can’t find out here in the wilderness of Sawley.

and another plus the bus service is better

Bip.

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In my child hood ,I always had a great sense of apprehension on approaching Beeston ,either by bus or car , because it meant we were visiting relatives (All my fathers surviving family still lives in the area.) and it was always a treat for me. It usually involved a walk to Highfields , culminating in a visit to the boating lake , great day out

Is the boating lake still opperating anybody???

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Is the boating lake still opperating anybody???

I remember that lake well. 4 of us took out two boats. I was in a boat with Alan Carter (who lived in near Beeston Station, went to Bramcote Tech and later Plesseys) who insisted on trying to rock our boat to it's limits. I tried to counter his rocking and of course the inevitable happened and we went in. We pulled the boat to the side and did a runner, soaked to the skin. His suffering was greater though as he lost his glasses for good in the lake.

Happy days! Are you out there Alan? Do you remember?

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A BUNCH OF US FROM OLD BESTWOOD EST USED TO GO TO THE BEESTON LADS CLUB ABOUT 1960 WE HAD TO CATCH 2 BUSES TO GET THERE,LEARNED THE JIVE WITH A GIRL CALLED BEV.GOT TO KISS ALL THE GIRLS IN A DANCE CALLED THE BLACKOUT ARCHES.THE OTHER LADS FROM BESTWOOD WERE HARRY FEWKES,COLIN PETTIT RICHARD AND PETE ROBINSON,AND KEITH MERCER WE ALL DID OK THERE UNTILL THE POLICE STOPPED US IN BEESTON ONE NIGHT AND TOLD US TO STAY IN BESTWOOD AS WE WERNT WANTED IN BEESTON.DONT KNOW WHY THEY PULLED US.MIGHT HAVE BEEN COS WE WERE DRUNK AND ONLY 15,LOL.

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May be an image of 1 person and roadmade my day this..pinched from FB......have mentioned Beeston lads club on here a couple of times....from 1961 ish...

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Great that you remembered Trogg......you may remember some of the lads i went with....all off Andover road.......Colin Pettit...whose back garden would have pretty well nearly backed on to yours,,,,Richard and Pete Robinson not forgetting my life-long friend Harry Fewkes who sadly passed 6 years ago....

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That's a memory from my childhood, too. My father was born in Beeston and when I was a child, my paternal grandparents lived in Humber Road. I remember driving past the Lads' Club in the car with my dad when we went to visit them.

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I can remember names from 60 even 70 years ago....but lately i will be watching a film and a famous face is in it...and i can't for the life of me name them

Happened the other night couldnt even name Sean Connery.......or Michael Caine...a tad worrying....

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43 minutes ago, benjamin1945 said:

I can remember names from 60 even 70 years ago....

 

Judging by many of your posts, that's certainly true of all your female acquaintances during those years.

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  • Cliff Ton changed the title to Beeston Lads Club

Been conversing on FB with a Lady named Avril...who was there same ERA as myself........reckons we could have Danced together....:rolleyes:

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