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I lived on Vale Cresent South from around 1960 to 69, my parents lived there until the 1990's.

pete c....still riding a vespa

pete look under pale for a message, josie sends her regards

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I remember the Scales, John Dudley, Russel Palethorpe, Chris Morley, Pat Crowley and Sandra Talbot.

I lived at 44. I remember the shops on AInsley Road and also the Coop. We used to hang out there sometimes in the evening.

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Hi

I discovered this site purely by accident but it does make interesting reading. I used to live in Holbeck Road but had friends on the estate. I used to spend a lot of time hanging round the shops on Grassington Road - there was a large Co-op, a ewsagent (owned by an ex Forest Player?) and a grocers I think. Was the grocers called Bradbury's. I also remember the beer off.

I don't suppose anyone has any photos of that area from its heyday that they could post on here do they?

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Welcome to Nottstalgia jamesrob1. You may not be aware of this site http://www.pictureth...rg.uk/index.php which is where alot of the photos come from.

For your particular interest, it has a few showing what I think may be the newsagent you refer to on Grassington Road

http://www.pictureth...019410&prevUrl=

http://www.pictureth...019412&prevUrl=

http://www.pictureth...019409&prevUrl=

http://www.pictureth...019408&prevUrl=

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These are fantastic photos - a bit early for me as these were different owners by the time I was there in the 1960s. They are nonetheless really nice to see. Thanks for showing me these. It's a pity there isn't one of the Co op as well.

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An amazing thread. I was born at 2 Vale Crescent North in 1960, and one of the photos above shows the house, and even the window of the room in which I was born.

I moved away to Sawley, aged four, in 1965, but the whole local area is deeply etched in my mind. The smell of raw tobacco takes me straight back to St Peters Street and Hartley Road! I wandered far and wide, much to my family's concern, even getting to the laundry on Canterbury Road, near the Player's Bonded Store on Ilkeston Road. I'd seen the chimney and wanted to know what it was attached to. And I used to play on the waste ground now occupied by Beechdale Baths.

I used to love going to the library at the end of Beechdale Road, as my mum used to borrow the small "Thomas The Tank Engine " books and read them to me. We went through the whole set.

Names from the estate are Tomlinson (next door to us, The Goviers), Pugsley (soot from chimney sweeping dumped in the back garden), Smith (a family opposite our house with several members all working at Players, walking to work separately, in line, six feet apart). Gloria Morley (a friend of my sister, Jean). Paul Ganney. Mrs Parkes. Alison Maddocks. Aubrey Moult.

The beer-off was "Wilsons" as far as I recall. The Co-Op should be a listed building for it's design alone!

Bill Allen, father of MP Graham Allen, was a cousin of my mum's, and lived not far up Beechdale Road. Graham's mum described him as "bright red" in his political views. His grandma, "Auntie Maud", use to drink a quart of Shipstone's Nut Brown every night, bought home in a reusable bottle having been drawn at a local beer-off.

I went back a few years ago and took some photos.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/point_and_click/2265053203/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/point_and_click/2265047945/in/photostream/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/point_and_click/2265047943/in/photostream/

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Welcome Hark at it!

You can embed those images in your post.

Regarding Ainsley Estate, did anyone know a Polish lad down there, Tony Opala?

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bean2 all

i lived on Ainsley estate in the 80s n 90s, Northdown road. no it not the same down there anymore

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I used to go to Peveril School along with Gloria Morley and Jean Govier. Anybody got any contact details.?

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bean2 all

i lived on Ainsley estate in the 80s n 90s, Northdown road. no it not the same down there anymore

Welcome Bean :)

Bean and Gone.

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Bean and Gone.

Are you saying this thread is dead ?

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Not quite, but......... Mr Bean who started it is one of those people who registered, logged in, made one post, and has never logged in again since.

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I used to go to Peveril School along with Gloria Morley and Jean Govier. Anybody got any contact details.?

Jean is my sister, now living near Long Eaton. Gloria lives in East Anglia, and the two are still in contact!

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Wow ....that's nice after all these years. I went out with Jean for a short while, a schoolboy crush LOL

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Hah! I'll mention this. It's amazing how these memories stick with us.

Some random other names:- Paul Ganny, Aubrey Moult ("Aubrey Strawberry"), Alison Maddocks.

I moved away aged 4, in 1965, so these really are dim memories.

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I lived on the est from 51 to 73. Leslie Camm moved out around 55 and I the Brodells moved in (Phil(Pip),Jeff and Chris) not sure whether the Bentleys lived next door. Knew many of the names mentioned in earlier replies.

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Did you know Georgie Wood,? ginger lad,worked with him in the 60s.

or the 'Smith' brothers,famous for ru nning Radford ameteur Boxing club

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Knew Brian and his elder Brother Paul(Smith) lived at the top of the crescent

Does anybody remember the big bonfires that used to be built for bonfire night on the wasteland at New Bridge, all that wood just seemed to materialise out of nowhere.

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Hi Happy Jack, I lived on the est 50-early 70, the Newsagents changed hands and was owned by Bill Morley, at that time I had a paper round there. The Green Grocers when I knew it was owned by Mr Hoyes, as I used to pal up with his son Len.

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