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Mess' post says that he used the 40 motorbus to get to his first job to Wilford in 1967. In that case it would most certainly have been a motobus as the last trolleybuses ran on the 40s and 47s on Saturday 9th October 1965 (coincidentally the day that my wife was born)

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Looks like the word & song players have woke up bored to death, here have something Nottingham.  Have a good day, try & get yourselves outside today, it's later than you think    

Old Nottingham City Transport Single Decker

Old Market Square , Nottingham c1960s

A month after I  got married DDB.

My outing was in 1962. They were crappy trolleys on that route !

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Yes Deepdene boy your right not sure of the date for the 40/47 trolly bus but  the very last trolly bus left  Queen St to Nottingham in 1966. By the time it had reached Valley Road 20 cars were following behind, At the Parliament Street Depot a chorus of "Auld Lang'sSyne " was struck up. 

 

sorry for wrong info on previous post.

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19 hours ago, Deepdene Boy said:

Mess' post says that he used the 40 motorbus to get to his first job to Wilford in 1967. In that case it would most certainly have been a motobus as the last trolleybuses ran on the 40s and 47s on Saturday 9th October 1965 (coincidentally the day that my wife was born)

In 1966 I used the 40,47 from St Ann's to the city & back to travel to school.

Leyland motor buses which a few years later Were used in the driving school. 24 ATO was the bus I passed my PSV test in 1974.

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Saturday 9th October 1965  Forest played Westbrom at home Forest won score i think was  3-1 

Allso that day was when I married master at St Stevens 3 00 pm, 

 

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Correction Mary! 9th October 1965 at the City Ground, those fabulous boys in red played West HAM! ....and scrapped to a 5 - 0 win! Addison, Hinton, Storey-Moore, Wignall and Wilson the scorers. The attendance was 19,262 and, for the moment, I can't recall all their names but I'll get back to you.

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Earlier post mentioned Lamcote coaches. When I went to Bramcote Grammar our school bus was Clarkes of Epperstone where it would commence with stops at Calverton, Lambley, Arnold, Daybrook and last pick up at Mansfield Rd/Valley Rd junction. At that point a Lamcote coach would join the same boulevards/Derby Rd route to Bramcote. Our last pick up, a swotty lad named Peter, would excitedly advise whether or not the Lamcote had already passed. This would be an indication to our driver to put his foot down and beat the Lamcote to the Bramcote. Most of the drivers were up for it and there were many neck and neck finishes to the school gates with the kids standing up, egging the drivers on and, of course, the obligatory hand gestures whenever one coach overtook another! Exciting stuff! But it came to an end when Clarkes lost the contract and we were shipped to school on Roy's coaches...on an old, dirty, cold double decker bus that was frequently overtaken by cyclists! Oh! Them were days!

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4 hours ago, Arnold Mick said:

Addison, Hinton, Storey-Moore, Wignall and Wilson

Alan "Noddy" Hinton is having a book called Triumph and Tragedy, The Alan Hinton Story published some time this month.

I remember "Noddy" as having a powerful shot with either foot and unfortunately because of Ramsey's wingless wonders never got the recognition he deserved. Strangely enough his nickname at Derby was Gladys.

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4 hours ago, Arnold Mick said:

Correction Mary! 9th October 1965 at the City Ground, those fabulous boys in red played West HAM! ....and scrapped to a 5 - 0 win! Addison, Hinton, Storey-Moore, Wignall and Wilson the scorers. The attendance was 19,262 and, for the moment, I can't recall all their names but I'll get back to you.

Please, Please don't blame me it was the master that said Red Men had won. 

Maybe  with it being our wedding day he wanted to leave the reception qickly for our honeymoon. (Can't think why)

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12 hours ago, mary1947 said:

Many thanks to members for replys.

 

 

Lived in the city 23 years then moved out to the sticks,

 

When in the city if a bus was pulling into your stop and you had to run to catch it the conductor would wait till you were 3 yards away then he would ring the bell. (sorry Big Ears) Often you would have to walt for the next one.

When moving to Hucknall befor the tram and Tesco your bus would be a red one  Trent/Barton , if you wanted to catch one and it was near the stop, the driver would stop the bus for you to get on, and if you came from Nottm and ask the driver to stop out side your house then he would drop you off.  After iving in the city I thought these buses and drivery's were great.

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14 hours ago, Oztalgian said:

Alan "Noddy" Hinton is having a book called Triumph and Tragedy, The Alan Hinton Story published some time this month.

I remember "Noddy" as having a powerful shot with either foot and unfortunately because of Ramsey's wingless wonders never got the recognition he deserved. Strangely enough his nickname at Derby was Gladys.

He was good at Forest (after being signed from Wolves) but a certain Mr Clough got the best out of him at....can't bring myself to write it!....D..D....Derby

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Gladys (where he was loved and won TWO 1st Division champions medals) has been living in Seattle for the past 40-odd years. He become a local media celebrity in the Pacific NW as the face and voice of the Seattle Sounders.

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I will have been on that bus on many occasions; mainly on the Clifton routes, or even to Loughborough.

 

The photo is at the old South Notts garage at Gotham. It later came under the ownership of NCT and closed down for good only a few weeks ago.

 

https://www.nctx.co.uk/nottingham-city-transport-commemorates-closure-gotham-garage

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