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from the church down to curson st used to be 4 shops then the shop on the corner brought the one next to mick robos to make his greengrocers shop bigger and it became bigger that was in 70s so it became three shops i carnt for the life of me remember what the first one was could have been a barbers at one time but not sure. seth hogg had the butchers shop for many years befor mick had it quite a small shop ar the front but the back was quite big my mum always used hoggs butchers for beef lamb or chicken or rabbits allpork products came from hickingbottoms who specilized in pork they had there own pig farm mapperly lambley areaand butchard all there own meatsand did all there own bacon, hams, brawn,sausages ext but best of all faggots tuesdays and fridays.

bob i too remember alfies later mecame known as morrisons well before the morrisons of today . also remember the big pidgeon releases from netherfield . remember fords opening when i was at ashwell st school and used to pass both these places everyday on my way to schoollwhen i moved to station rd girls school before we moved to cavendish rd to live.

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Nowt really to do with the thread , but one summer we used the Carlton side shelter as our 'gang hut' (There was all of three of us!) With the blessing of the signal man. We fixed the catch on the doo

I do remember the signal box at Carlton when it still operated gates back in the mid 70's (My Dad took me up there when he was on the railway at Nottingham) the buildings were demolished and there we

When I worked at Raywarp on Alfred St North in the early 60s. We didn't smoke at our machines; but just used to pop to the toilets for a crafty drag (Smoke) every so often. We had a large cutting tab

first shop from the church is now a Chinese take away (and a very nice one at that!) then theres the as new shop and next to that are flats. then following that accross the road the bike shop remains and then the corner shop on dunstan street.

looking the opposite way from the church you have a pasta/pizza take away, a flooring/kitchen shop, a florist that's been there donkeys, (can anyone remember the discount shop that was next to it years ago?) then the pet shop, then the tackle shop next to that. after that thsres a new Chinese chippy that also does English breakfasts. then of course is the co op followed by bargain booze, the cobshop, danielles discounts, hair dressers and the bookies. oposite is the card shop on the corner opposite natwest (stick with me, were heading towards the church again) then the shop that's allways empty and unused, another hair dressers and inn the bank. accross the road is bombay spice Indian restaurant, then a cafe (used to be a green grocer when I was a kid) then the post office and of course the butchers and another take away and second hand furniture shop then the garage.

there's most of the shops of today :)

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dont forget dave bests coblers next to post office. i know he still there cuz i was talking to him just last week when we called in at micks for some lunchand some os his sausage and bacon.

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ah yes! he cut a couple of keys for me last week, how did I forget!? + the photo printing shop next door

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if you look at my old netherfield posts you will find one that talks about all the shops that used to be between curzon and dunston sts were the bike shops now are.

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The barber shop next to the church was run by Mr Little he was know by the old Netherfield men as "Icy Fingers" ,Tony who later had the barbers near the Post office started of there before moving near the post office ......there was another barber next to Chambers and Whitehead green grocers belonging to Mr George Brown ,he only knew one style "Short back and sides".

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i thought i was right bob my dad used to go for his hair cuts there or fishers on station rd. sometimes now i just have to search my memory a bit morehow old are you bob did you go to ashwell st school.

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There was another renowned family butcher in Netherfield near the bank on the left as you go towards the station, Name escapes me?

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I went to Ashwell street school and although I pass the 11+ I went on to the "Chandos Academy for young gentlemen" ....I lived on Carnarvon Street until I was 23 , moved to West Bridgeford for about 6 months then back to Nevo and lived in a flat above what used to be Bamfords shop next to were Lindas Babyland used to be .

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every year they used to release Racing Pigeons all sent by train from places up north like Newcastle, after they were released we would collect any eggs from the baskets and put them under our own Pigeons ,a few hatched but most were broken in our pockets on the way home .

My neighbor keeps racing pigeons, but they always win?

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oposite the mortuary I seem to remember sloping of to the left after the Fox And hounds there was a double story little textile factory

I don't know if anyone else remembers.

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I recall that area around Carlton station very well; Dawson's cycle/motorcycle shop (later Crosslands, run with the minimum of tact and diplomacy by my old mate Bill Smith, the scruffiest greaser in Notts) and also Imperial Garage, owned by Trevor Day who also owned Collis Van Hire. Another biker mate, whom I only knew as Trell, worked for Trevor. In the early 1980's I'd sometimes go in the Fox and Hounds for a pint or two with Trev and another mutual friend, Mo Oukil, an Algerian chap who ran a small garage specialising in Renaults just off Conway Road. Yet another biker who was a mate for many years, Richard Rothwell (known to everyone as Phantom cos he had a Bantam) lived in the flat above the Midland Bank, where his then wife worked.

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Don't ring any bells mate, sorry.

Are you related to Paul and Christopher Scrivens from Gedling ?...........

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Scriv, Sorry I can't be more precise with when he worked there. He is my Brother in law. He had some kind of accident and severely damaged his foot. The closest I can get to when he worked at Imperial is 80/90s. He lives in Gedling.

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#64 Building on the right of the photo used to be a doctors surgery in my younger days. Wondering if it still is?

It was Dr. Hunts, I'm quite certain of that

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