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i remember taking 'Christine' off Andover rd there in 1960..........thought i might get a 'cuddle' in them double seats down the side,....i was wrong,halfway thru the Picture she put her first Glasses on,telling me not to laugh.............well i did,and she Slapped me hard,.......never did get me cuddle...........lol.

Bless her........lovely girl...........

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Through this door...and it's the original, although painted black in my day...I walked with my mum one cold morning early in 1962. I was just 4 years old. The door led to Miss Smith's office and my mu

Lovely visit to Berridge yesterday and nice to put faces to names. Planning a few things I could talk to the children about and sort out my school photos it made me realise that it was 59 years since

Yes, it was emotional. I stood outside the Brushfield Street gate earlier in the morning and the memories came gushing back of my mum who passed on 9 years ago.   Oddly, I've discovered that

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#174 The Bug hole was the Boulevard cinema on Radford Rd. Heading towards Basford, past The Grand on the left, cross Gregory Bvd and it was on the right. Supermarket there now. Cheapest matinee seats were -/4 pence. They were wooden seats on long cast iron frames bolted to the floor. Someone took a spanner in once and caused a whole row of occupied seat to collapse! My Auntie Evelyn was also shot on the temple with an air gun.there. Narrowly missed her eye and knocked here out. Usherettes sold penny and tuppenny suckers at the interval. And people say that Hyson Green has gone downhill since then!

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#174. I'm certain this cinema has been mentioned before. The 'Bug-hole' was the Boulevard. It did not dispense a ticket when you paid, instead there was a clang as a metal disc/square fell in front of you. The 'carpet' down the isles was pit conveyor belting. The seats were not upholstered and fastened together in groups. The place was bordering on bedlam. I once went there and was aware of something irritating my neck whist I was watching the film, to find that it was youths gobbing on me from a couple of rows back. Funny enough I can remember two of the films that I saw there (went there three times, I think). One was Green Dolphin Street, and the other was a Johnny Weismuller Tarzan film. Interestingly, the Tarzan film changed into sepiatone half way through.

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This was the Lenos.

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Great pic of Lenos Cliff Ton although I remember it with a large canopy over the entrance.

Went there a few times when I lived in Forest Fields in the 60s. The locals described it as a flea pit but it provided some good entertainment for a reasonable price for a hard up 13 year old.

I remember seeing Morecambe & Wise in The Intelligence Men. I've got it on DVD and it still makes me laugh.

I was thrown out once when an usherette was convinced I was about to throw an ice cream carton off the balcony (I wasn't)

My mate's doctors was up the cul de sac where the lady with the pushchair is crossing. Big house made of Bulwell stone. Still there but I don't know if it's still a doctors surgery.

Across the road was Stevensons mentioned somewhere else on here. Great for trendy clothes. Don't think Jeff's Fashions came along until later.

On the same side as Stevensons and heading towards town was Gill's the chemist. Great bloke. He used to sell me sulphuric acid for my chemistry set. He'd get arrested for doing that today.

Further down still near St Paul's Avenue was a record shop where I bought my first 45s using a record token (remember those?) I'd been given for Christmas. Think a single was 6/8 back then.

I got The Beatles I Want to Hold Your Hand and Dave Clarke's Glad All Over so that was in early 1964. I've still got them.

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I was at berridge in the 50s infants and then juniors and then girls went to Bentinck girls school. My brother Pete Gibney was in the senior boys but that would have been in the 40s as he was about 10 years older than me ,my sister Barbara (older than me) and my late sister Sheila (younger than me ) were also at Berridge. I remember the big rocking horse in one of the infant classrooms the teacher was called I think Mrs Peake and she always wore a smock and I'm sure there was a rope hanging from the ceiling .I can't remember much more about the infants its such a long long time ago.

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My older sister started at Berridge Infants in September 1955. I asked her for some names of those she went to school with. She's come up with: Linda Underwood who lived further up Berridge Road,,Lesley Webster from Chadwick Road, I think, later won a scholarship to NGHS, Susan Webster (no relation), Douglas Widdowson, Susan Meakin of Brushfield Street, Katrina Brown, Andrew Price, Nicholas Clark, Andrew Binks of Hazelwood Road, Dorothy Cannock, Carol Stokes, the elder of the Roper girls whose parents kept a wool shop on the corner of Berridge Road and Hazelwood Road. Probably also Josephine Jordan of Bobbers Mill Road.

 

Most also went on to Peveril. They'll all be 66 pushing 67 now!

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You are a Diamond geezer caftan.................reckon I know which one is Jill on all of em..........:rolleyes:

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I'm the good looking, allegedly highly intelligent but sad, child!  ;)

 

Seriously, grateful thanks once again to my good friend Catfan!

 

Picture 1. 1967/8.

 

Back row from left: Kevin Burgin, Martyn Jewers, Roger Lowe, ?, Stephen Binns, Neville Eccles, Dennis MacDonald, Rennival Carruthers, Christopher Holbrook.

 

Next row: Mr G O Chandler, Trevor Huddlestone, Philip Walker, Winsome Eccles, Yvonne Cutts, Linda Fletcher, Doreth Campbell,Marion Hitchin, Lorraine Seymour, Ann Green, Wendy Matthews.

 

Next row: Jane Handfield, Jane Humphries, ME!, Deborah Noon, Jennifer Harrison, Susan Parr, Georgina Roebuck, Diana Bradley, Pamela Clayton.

 

Front row:  Noel James, Michael Brennan, Colin Hudson, Christopher Fox, Steven Tunnicliffe, Adrian Bell, Jeffrey Whyley.

 

The chap on the right was Barry Watchorn, a student teacher on placement.

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1966/7

 

Back row:  Kevin Green, Ian Munro, Baljit Singh, John Heawood, Christopher Fox, Geoffrey Hollington,   Kevin Burgin, Roger Lowe, Steven Tunniclffe.

 

Next row: Christopher Riley, Martyn Jewers, Jayne Topham, ME!, Doreth Campbell, Bernice Bond, Lynn Bartles, Trevor Huddlestone, Alex Smith.

 

Next row:  Pamela Clayton, Alison Smith, Jocelyn Smith, Jane Humphreys, Hortense Gayle, Winsome Eccles, Wendy Matthews, Jennifer ?

 

Front row:  Rennival Carruthers, Jeffrey Smith, Colin Hudson, ?  Michael Brennan, Malcolm ?, Ian Macfarlane, David Webb.

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Picture 3

 

Berridge Infants, 1964/5

 

Back row:  Miss Smith,  Dean Bradley, Stephen Binns, David ?, Christopher Fox, John Heawood, ?, Ian Munro, Colin Richardson, Baljit Singh,

 

Next row:  Trevor Wigglesworth, Eric Taylor, Kenneth Smith, Christopher Riley, Ann Green, ME!, Kim Machin, Eric Horsley, Colin Hudson, Noel James, Kevin Green.

 

Next row: Sandra Thomas, Jane smith, Winsome Eccles, Deborah Noon, Janice Clarke, Jayne Topham, Jocelyn Smith, Lorraine Seymour, Jane Handfield.

 

Front row: Christopher Holbrook, Glenn ?, Steven Tunnicliffe, ?, ?, ?, Martyn Jewers, Gordon Pearson, Trevor Huddlestone.

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Picture 4. 1963/4

 

Back row: Trevor Huddlestone, Kevin Green, John Heawood, ?, Ian Munro, ?, Stephen Binns, Colin Richardson, Lorraine Seymour,

 

Next row:  ?, Deborah Noon, Susan McDermott,  Bernice Bond, Ann Green, Jane Humphreys, Jane Topham, Christopher Fox.

 

Next row: Christopher Riley, Jane Handfield, Noel James, Colin Hudson, Alan Bradbrook, Janice Clarke, Eric Taylor,  Anne Hutchinson, Glenn ?

 

Front row: Dean Bradley, Gary Walker, Stephen Horsley, Richard Sewell, Wendy Matthews, ME!

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Picture 5. 1962/3

 

Back row:  Christopher Riley, ?, Martyn Jewers, Dean Bradley, Gordon Pearson, Stephen Binns, Leno ?, Gary Walker, Peter Briggs, Trevor Huddlestone, Peter ?

 

Front row: Steven ?, Alan Bradbrook, Colin Hudson, Deborah Noon, ME! Jane Humphreys, Lorraine Seymour, Ann Green, Jane Smith, Susan ?, Glenn ?, Eric Taylor, Richard Sewell.

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Picture 6

 

1965/6

 

 

Back row:  Mrs Price, Michael Chomyn, Robert Lindley?, Stephen Eccles, John ?, ?, ?, Stephen Holbrook, Rajit Singh, Geoffrey Warren, Trevor Huddlestone*

 

Next row: ?, Robert ?, Sally Grey, Shirley Wilkinson, Elaine Johnson, Jennifer Dench, Susan Wilkie, Sharon Marlow, Tasneem ? Christopher Fox*, Andrew ?, John Heawood*

 

Front row: Alison Smith*, Jocelyn Smith*, ME*, Jane Flint, Jill Maddern, Phyllis Lawlor, Christine Lamb, Jacqueline ?, Zena Marshall.

 

* denotes children who had been sent up one year.

 

I was only with this group for one year and am not sure of all the names. Mrs letsavagoo will be able to fill in the gaps!

 

 

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Finally, picture 7. 1968/9

 

Back row:  Mr Grainger, student teacher, Dennis MacDonald, Ian Munro, Kevin Green, Peter Withey, Kevin Burgin, John Heawood, Trevor Wigglesworth, Gary Walker, Mark ?

 

Next row:  John Thorpe, Philip Walker, Hortense Gayle, Susan McDermott, Marion Hitchin, Susan Freestone, ME!, Kim Machin, Kenneth Smith, Colin Hudson, Mr T T Williams.

 

Next row:  Jayne Topham, Wendy Matthews, Jennifer Harrison, Jane Humphreys, Christine Skidmore, Susan Parr, Jane Smith, Pamela Clayton, Diana Bradley.

 

Front row: Colin Simpson, Michael Brennan, David Webb, Ian MacFarlane, Dean Bradley.

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I'm with Jane Flint now. The back row l to r is Keith Hudson, Michael Chomyn, Robert Gilman, Steven Eccles, ?, Charles Haskey, Lindsey Webster, Stephen Holbrook,?, JEFFREY Warren?

next row. Neil Harrison, ?, Carol Grey, Shirley Wilkinson, Elaine Johnson, Jennifer Dench, Susan Wilkie, Sharon Marlow, ?, Andrew Smith, ?

Front Row. ?, ? Jill Sparrow, Jane Flint, Jill Madden, Phylis Lawler, Teresa Jordan, ?, ? Zen a Marshall.

In the other photos you mention Martin Jewers. He lived just around the corner from me. Had a sister Jane. Martin used to dress in his mums clothes often and would often be heard clip clopping around in heels. 

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4 hours ago, Jill Sparrow said:

My older sister started at Berridge Infants in September 1955. I asked her for some names of those she went to school with. She's come up with: Linda Underwood who lived further up Berridge Road,,Lesley Webster from Chadwick Road, I think, later won a scholarship to NGHS, Susan Webster (no relation), Douglas Widdowson, Susan Meakin of Brushfield Street, Katrina Brown, Andrew Price, Nicholas Clark, Andrew Binks of Hazelwood Road, Dorothy Cannock, Carol Stokes, the elder of the Roper girls whose parents kept a wool shop on the corner of Berridge Road and Hazelwood Road. Probably also Josephine Jordan of Bobbers Mill Road.

 

Most also went on to Peveril. They'll all be 66 pushing 67 now!

Denise Roper was in Janes class and brother John was in my class. I'm a bit older than Jane and Jill Sparrow. Didn't know the Ropers had older sisters.

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#200

 

Thanks David. Some of those names I recognise and some I don't but I will amend the list I keep with the photos.

 

Martyn Jewers, I believe, still lives in the same area and is now a churchwarden at St Mary's in The Lace Market.

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Asked my sister about Christine Roper and she confirmed that they were the same age and attended both Berridge and Peveril together. She recalls them waiting for the bus to Peveril in the mornings and Christine working out the bus times which drove sis up the wall! Apart from that, they got on well!

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