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I don't know if any of you know this but when reading small text, as in #91, you can enlarge it by holding down 'Ctrl' and moving your 'scroll wheel' that's on top of your mouse. You then turn it the opposite way to return to normal size text.

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Old Market Square , Nottingham c1960s

Old Nottingham City Transport Single Decker

King Edward Street, Nottingham 1976 Former site of Central Market after it moved into the Victoria Centre & was being used as temporary parking for the Nottingham City Transport buses Ph

:) Hi Michael, absolutely LOVE the Book Cover you've put on @ #90. Few colours and a simple yet strong design.

Absolutely fascinating; doesn't it make you just want to step back in time and walk up those Council House steps?

In fact I could even believe that it's the number 31 bus parked, all ready to take me to my grandma's who lived at the top of Woodborough Road, Mapperley. :)

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I don't know if any of you know this but when reading small text, as in #91, you can enlarge it by holding down 'Ctrl' and moving your 'scroll wheel' that's on top of your mouse. You then turn it the opposite way to return to normal size text.

An easier way is to hold down Ctrl and then use +or - you can count the number of time you press each key so it is easier to return to "normal" size script/picture.

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In fact I could even believe that it's the number 31 bus parked, all ready to take me to my grandma's who lived at the top of Woodborough Road, Mapperley. :)

Just like this........(although this one is on the return journey)

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Is that picture when the terminus was at Westdale Lane? The 31 was extended farther along Mapperley Plains to Somersby Road about 1956, but I seem to remember they also built a wide layby so that the buses could turn there without having to reverse. Is there anyone out there who can say how they did the manoeuvre at Westdale Lane? Did they turn into Westdale Lane and then reverse round the corner onto Mapperley Plains, or did they turn in one of the side-roads off Westdale Lane? I can't remember ever going to the terminus (although I certainly did many times up to the age of 18 months!) My later childhood journeys on the 31 to see my auntie and uncle were only as far as Porchester Road.

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Is that picture when the terminus was at Westdale Lane?

I think it is, but I'm not sure. I didn't know the area in those days so I can't speak from experience.

But......in the background you can see an old school building, and I guess it is the one which used to be at the corner of Hazel Grove/Plains Road. That would mean the buses are parked on Plains Road (facing Nottm) just before the junction at Westdale Lane, which I assume is where the terminus was.

(Incidentally, the school is no longer there - replace by the ubiquitous apartments)

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Thanks for that MB, I hadn't seen that one before.

I've just looked back at your original post, and I missed that you said it was from around 1959, so it's obviously a later version than the one I posted. Yours shows Clifton Estate with its routes - which I remember - whereas on my map Clifton was still fields!

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When I took the photos at the 3 ponds today I saw this, it is parked behind the 3 ponds I think a local coach company runs from there.

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Not the best of photos but it seems to have a reg plate on it, but it looks to be older than a d reg which would be 1966

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