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Me & our Kid...1967 as the Station Master locked the doors for the last time.37046592_2604850449740905_57048665294016

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Thought about the above photo...it looks soot stained...i thought Arnold rd and Moorbridge were not finished until 1939?

Dj or Fly..help required please.

Ian.

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It doesn't look like anything near Moorbridge that I recall.  I can understand the Arnold Rd idea, but the angle of road c.f. track looks too much for Arnold Rd.  But then there were two Arnold Rd bridges.

 

One crossed the Leen Valley Line between the Arnold Rd/Andover Rd. Gainsford Crs. junction... between it and Hucknall Rd. There would have been little building on the road around 1937.  The next was the bridge over the track from Basford Northern (Basford and Bulwell) to Leen Valley Junction... just past Sunrise Avenue, off Arnold Rd.

 

The 'new' bit of Arnold Rd from Hucknall Rd out to Edward's Lane was I think mostly post WW2.  The bit from Hucknall Rd down towards Basford Crossings was built up much earlier. I think even Heathfield Est. was built pre war.

So. in short.  I dunno....but I reckon most of the lines around the area were built  pre 1900... the GC being the last.

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On 7/30/2018 at 9:28 PM, IAN123. said:

Me & our Kid...1967 as the Station Master locked the doors for the last time.37046592_2604850449740905_57048665294016

 

And I'm pretty sure that is the Golden Key pub opposite..

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Col..think it was The Cross Keys..green and cream tiles...only a small pub.

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:)

 

I've had this discussion on a couple of other sites.  It was definitely the Golden Key.  A tiny pub... next door, or very close to the Moulin Rouge cinema.

 

I believe the Cross Keys was further down into 'town' Byard Lane I believe.

 

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Cheers Col..i'll have a look around..the mists of time ...and age!

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Struggling to find a pic.  Mal put one on 'Nottingham Way Back When' a while back, mainly of the old Moulin Rouge  'Dirt Mac' cinema, but it also showed the Golden Key.  Another source for licensees in the 1890s lists: 

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Arthur Edward Rippin, Golden key, 29 Milton Street

 

I'm now confused as to where Mansfield Road ends and Milton St starts. Main reason I don't participate much in discussion of old city centre stuff is because I simply don't remember that much. It's 48 years since I spent much time there.  But I used to come home from college with a friend on Fridays around 1966.  We'd have a couple of games of snooker somewhere around Shakespeare St way and then a couple in the Golden Key before he got his bus up to Carlton way and I got mine to Bestwood Est. Before Bob first suggested it, I don't think it had even registered with me that there was a pub there.  It was so tiny.  But I do remember a golden key over a doorway even from being small. I used to look out for it from the top floor of the bus.

 

Nearest I can find.  The cinema before it was the Moulin Rouge. Pub next door but tantalisingly the name isn't visible.

 

https://picturethepast.org.uk/image-library/image-details/poster/NTGM019076/posterid/NTGM019076.html

 

Here you go.  Moulin-Rouge.jpg

 

Not easy, but with a magnifier you can make out the pub name and the Golden Key symbol laid horizontally just below it.

 

And found this from Cliff-ton in another thread.

 

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So many stories connected with this area..in that one shot.

The Krays..with ladies did a midnight visit to view a film there.

I saw Batman about 16 times...there was an arch to Dolphin Motors..drinkers from The Key..wee'd in there and often got caught.

My Brother was pestered by a pervert outside that pub...and caught on Waverley Street..30 years later at a programme sale at The Meadow Club...our kid had a stall...he went white..same bloke ..he never forgot his face...he was following kiddies from Stall to stall.My Brother went up ...took him near County '75 office..and walloped him..still doing it after 30 years.

Mind you when i was in nappies..my oldest bruv..blew up a motorbike left behind when Dawsons left. A tanner return on Domestos blue Bottles at Boots..we scoured the town for them.

My Dad bought his weeks supply of Embassys along here..at Gauntleys..i lit up one day..with the Gas Poker..got caught..no supper that night..innocent times.

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How appropriate - there's a customer at the Moulin Rouge box office wearing a mac....       

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( Clearer on this Col.)It was permitted to wear one when raining.

Stephen Lowes play..based on this Cinema is excellent..'Glamour'.moulin.jpgGolden Key can be seen above Reliant roof. Are they acro's or cast drainpipes on the moggy 1000 van?

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On 7/19/2018 at 4:14 PM, IAN123. said:

Black Bob who was a Porter...handed me an enamel sausage shape platform sign..which i still have...we explored this destruction nightly.35183178440_4174dc636c_m.jpg

Should you ever wish to sell the "Totem" (Platform sign), giz a shout, Ian!

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Compo..i saw replicas on the net somewhere....not a chip on mine..some fakes come 'distressed'.

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Replicas are ok but they are not the real McCoy are they.

 

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Bittern at Rugby

 

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Sir Nigel Gresley at Lincoln

 

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Rog

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