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the photo of holbrooks garage you can just see the rear of your grandfathers sunbeam Talbot 90 he also used to be friends with howitts the printers and they had a large twin diesel cruiser that was moored near trent bridge we had to refuel it with 5 gallon jerry cans when they were off for a gin palace cruise to Newark we also did the engine overhaul on a large six seater speed boat a real monte carlo job never thought I would see a picture of the garage thanks so much

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in reply to a previous post edgar Jessop was right I used to get spares from atkeys on church st lenton they then moved to the building on the railway bridge at Radford bottom of Ilkeston road the counter man had an amazing memory he knew every part number for anything you went in for meeowed

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in reply to a previous post edgar Jessop was right I used to get spares from atkeys on church st lenton

This might be the Mann Egerton days, after Atkeys, but it's the same place.

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Did'nt Hooleys park newly delivered cars under college st. Seem to remember watching this when at school.

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Iandawson,

If you watched cars being parked under College Street when at school does this mean you went to People's College?

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I used to spend a lot of my time gazing in those windows as a teenager. Funny though, whilst I saw Lotus, I don't recall ever seeing a single TVR in there. One of my favourite cars at the time was the TVR Griffith.

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Dolphin motors,Ncv,Nice cars,and just down from the Noor Jahn on Mansfield rd. A small car dealer which had a large folding glass door, to allow street exit etc..can't remember it's name though.

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Couldn't find ideal location for this subject, but does anyone else recall the 'cigarette' cars that were floating around Nottm years ago? I think there was a JPS mini,a NO.6 corsair and a Gold Leaf cortina.Or was I on the Macko??

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Another landmark building is about to disappear - not an architectural joy but one that many people know and refer to when describing an area. The old NCV - Nottingham Commercial vehicles - site on Bulwell Common is fenced off in readiness for being demolished to make way for a new Aldi store. It has not been owned by NCV for years, but its name was maintained by subsequent owners and users.

The business was born in the 1950s when a man named Barker, who had been the manager of the commercial vehicle business of builder F Evans, located at the bottom of Bedford Grove, off Highbury Road, decided to form his own commercial vehicle-build business, building bodies of vans, lorries and other things on rolling chassis. Our father, who knew Barker when he worked as the foreman painter and sign writer at Evans, became his sign writer when dad left Evans to work for himself. Barker eventually sold the business and it continued for some years before finally finishing. It then became the home of various car sales and repair outfits, keeping the NCV name. So, goodbye NCV.

I've just noticed, on the side of the van, that Raleigh made toys. I don't remember that.

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Does anyone remember Widdowsons Garage on Wollaton Road near Raleigh Island ?. They had a restored motorbike in the front window for years. I bought it. It was a BSA A7SS, 500cc. It was a lovely bike,in metalic green, but the sunlight had faded the side in the window so it looked a bit odd.

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Frank was a pal of mine, him and Geoff had a garage full of tasty gear E types series one land rovers bikes and all sorts don,t know what happened to them after Geoff died.

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Does anyone remember Widdowsons Garage on Wollaton Road near Raleigh Island ?. They had a restored motorbike in the front window for years. I bought it. It was a BSA A7SS, 500cc. It was a lovely bike,in metalic green, but the sunlight had faded the side in the window so it looked a bit odd.

I think I know the one you are referring to; it was demolished a while ago. It used to be where these new houses now are and this Streetview confused me at first because it's very different to the last time I saw the place. https://goo.gl/maps/gvZOC

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Re #265. I was working at Raleigh when that lorry was registered, and I cannot think of any toys that they made. Unless you class a 3 wheel trike for little kids, a toy.

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Borrowed this from the RCTS site so it's really a railway photo, but the stuff on the right is also Nottstalgia material. This is London Road bridge looking towards Sneinton around 1966. In those days - and until fairly recently - there was a Ford dealer in the buildings to the side, variously Arriva, Sandicliffe, Cowies, etc etc.

And in the early days it was Carter Gate motors (Carter Gate now being Lower Parliament Street). A great old Scammell recovery vehicle.......and a train coming in off the old Melton line.

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Hartwells, that's one I forgot. My first Ford was a Focus in 1999 and every time it went for a service the company name had changed.

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Do you mean the type a child sits in and pedals?

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