Cliff Ton

A bit of old Lenton disappears

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All good jonab...nice to have Some reaction!

Seem to recall those paper spud sacks had a wire loop around the top?

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The building of Abbey Bridge.Building-_Abbey-_Bridge-and-the-_Castle-Great craftsmanship in those days.

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My Grandad and Gt Grandad had a timber business somewhere there, probably under the arches(?) in the 1920/1930s.  They went bust in the Great Depression.  The company was called Moss & Alvey, but sadly I have no other info. 

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Correct Lizzie at the end of 1928 Moss & Alvey rented 5 arches to the sum of £2.10 shillings a week.

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Oh thanks Ian, another piece of my family history discovered.  Great Grandad Alvey was a Manager in the timber trade up in Scunthorpe docks, certainly when my Granny was born in 1898. At some stage he moved the family back down to his roots in Nottingham and opened a Newsagents on Park Road, Lenton, just around the corner from Abbey Bridge. In 1916 his daughter, (my Granny) married my Grandad who was also in the timber trade so I suppose they thought it a good idea to start the business.  Tough times. 

 

 

 

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As far as i recall Alveys supplied shoreing timbers for excavations..especially..i think around Low Pavement / and railway diggings.

Remembered that from RCTS film shows!!

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abbey_st_1990.jpgused to moonlight at Thomas Corks..this photo cheers me up!

Bookies runner on most jobs in the past.

Also a member of the DOT club..a rare and respected position in amongst Turf business.

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Used to ferry George Atkins around in a cab late 60s early 70s I worked for Starline behind Canning Circus at the time. Bit of a lad our George but a good fare, always a good tip....

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I worked for them..no probs...just told not to mention skeggy beach..or some similar beach.

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I worked for George at The Wilton Sporting Club...just past the Dog & Bear on the opposite side of Bridlesmith Gate. Doing chinese food for the table players.

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Know it, Starline had the contract for all Georges places at one time, they even went out and bought a nice second hand Merc to pick him up in.

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