Public toilets - where did they all go?


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Hope they cleared everybody out first. In years to come it could be re-excavated, only to find a mummified corpse in one of the cubicles, still clutching his Sun.

The loss of public loos is purely down to misuse by druggies and faggots. Yet again, the law abiding suffer. I refuse to pay for a wee in these horrible cubicles, so dept stores or cafes have to suff

An organised mass “wee-in” in the Old Market Square might attract the Council’s attention. They couldn’t lock everyone up!

It's totally wrong though, that council cuts should be forcing people into shops and pubs to answer the call of nature.

Thing is, public toilets have become ever more sophisticated and consequently ever more expensive to provide and maintain.

Obviously not for the ladies but I can't see why a french style cast iron pissoir can't be provided in the Old Market Square!

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Didn't there used to be one down a little alleyway off, was it Kings St - near Jeanettes "high fashion emporium"!

Yes it's Greyhound Street.

See my post #62 Greyhound Street comes off King street then turns right & continues on to Long Row East.

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The loss of public loos is purely down to misuse by druggies and faggots. Yet again, the law abiding suffer.

I refuse to pay for a wee in these horrible cubicles, so dept stores or cafes have to suffice.

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The loss of public loos is purely down to misuse by druggies and faggots. Yet again, the law abiding suffer.

I refuse to pay for a wee in these horrible cubicles, so dept stores or cafes have to suffice.

when they are open,at least blokes can sneak away pretty easily I feel soorry for lasses
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I wonder how long those nice green tub chairs will remain in there before someone walks out with them.

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You needed wellies in most.

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He liked the contents.

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Still is.... Ugh!

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I'm surprised nobody has yet mentioned the palace of Victorian plumbing, ceramic and glass which served the Embankment and lost when the Town Arms AKA The Riverbank extended. I seem to remember long rows of polished brass and white porcelain.

Outside was an important bus stop and waiting area where the trolley bus turned round to go back into Nottingham.

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The Arboretum was that bad for flashers and touchers, one time my Mother took me into the ladies loo,she had taken a Bonomint- I being a pest climbed up on the seat to nose into the cystern...consequently my plastic sandles got filled!!

Crying with one leg in the sink, my Mum let rip at the park keeper.

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There used to be a superb gentlemens' toilet in The Victoria Club when it was a fine dining restaurant and casino. (I'm talking back in the 70's). When you had finished washing your hands there was a flunkey standing behind to hand you a towel!

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Another almost forgotten topic within a topic is Lavatory Attendants as they were called, later Toilet Attendants, men for the men's & women for the women's.

This job was given by the council to (usually) slightly disabled folk to keep them in employment, but as time went by & councils just believed in cuts they became a dying breed.

The embankment toilets mentioned were kept spotlessly clean & tidy, the brasswork was immaculately kept, a wash & brush-up service was also available for a small charge too.

A small bar of soap, a clean towell & a nice clean sink with hot & cold water on tap was provided.

This wash & brush-up facility was later withdrawn & replaced by "baby changing" facilities instead. This have been the start of the "think of the children" culture where nothing else mattered anymore.

Sadly those attendants are rapidly declining & can only think of one attendant at the Bullwell toilets & one in town on King Street.

Also noticed apart from mass closure of public loos, even the one in Bullwell Bus Station is locked at 6pm every night, NCC must think the public don't need loos after that time, I'm glad i'm not a bus driver anymore hellothere

Vandals are the biggest scourge of all time, public facilities being withdrawn due the wanton destruction of public property.

We need a real no nonsense approach to crime, until we get it we are stuffed.

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My Brothers and myself availed of the wash n brush up,if we went home filthy..we were for it!..no fish supper from Angeloes Queens fish Bar or listen to The Play For Today.

The one under Theatre Royal was 10p.

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