Nottingham Evening Post
Brian wiseman commented
Can we sort more dates soon
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More dates please
Further dates please
Jeff Jones commented
I’d like for this paper to extended into the 1980s please
Does anyone remember this place, think it was in Hockley. We would go to the Salutation, Flying Horse, then Frodos. They didn't sell beer just wine, cider and my choice-Pernod!!
We would finish at the Sal, I can still hear 'Benny and the Jets' and 'bluebird' blasting out, then off up to Mount St bus station to get the last bus home-11.10 weekdays or 11.45 Saturdays
Can anyone remember a lovely little department store between The Flying Horse and Marks and Spencer? I think it was Farmers.
Anna B commented
1971 I married and bought the lad to live in Nottm, that same year I went to the festival on Wollaton Park and saw the Sherwood Rangers display, 1972 I was in it.
We had a good one on the forest one year, I managed to get hold of some 76mm blank rounds for the Saladin's main armament as well as the usual belts of .30cal for the machine guns, lets put it like this anyone who was there will remember it well
Can anyone remember a Festival balloon race at Wollaton Park one year. Any clue as to the year? The RAF was also there with a learner parachute drop device. I went on it. It was quite high and "victims" were meant to jump off and fall slowly to the ground thus simulating a parachute drop. Loads of people made it to the launch platform. Lots chickened out when they were up there. I did manage to do the drop and it was quite enjoyable - once launched
Tony Ball commented
Came across this photo in Picture the Past and reminded me of something which disappeared without anyone noticing it had gone.
In the 70s there were several Jeff's Fashion Centres around Nottingham - in the days when you had to wear flares, wide lapels and platform shoes. Anybody who was in their teens/early 20s in the 1970s (a lot of Nottstalgia viewers) must've bought something from a Jeff's shop
This is the era where the powers that be decided that the total annihilation of the meadows was needed, along with its community..
To be fair though they did arrange for an excellent alternative ie:
Balloon Woods (superb views!)
Basford Flats (more superb views!)
Broxtowe estate (wonderful community spirit)
The Bestwood estate (nuff said!)
plus a host of other salubrious areas..
all far superior to the Meadows environment, and INDOOR TOILETS! - WOW! we'd all been waiting for this luxury for years! - no more pulling out the chamber pot at night.. and a BATH! - ahhh pure luxury!.. imagine we'd been stinking for all those years. and we didn't really know it .. its a good job they stepped in when they did!
AND look at the magnificent job they've made of the meadows today, an environment fit for a king, with waiting lists chocka block with applicants waiting to get in!
AND - twice as many waiting to get out
Joyce Lawrence commented
Just above slab square and just before the Bell (?) there was the Redifusion shop, which sold records downstairs. (Alan Cotterill, tight git, used to give me a six pounds a week allowance for records) Mostly I ended up using my own money! I did get freebies from the reps - but mostly they were rubbish. well, there was this one single by a brand new band called - Roxy Music! !englandflag!
can't remember the name of the manager, but I did meet him years later in his own shop down in Derby! can anyone else remember the shop and his name? all the staff used to come up to the Penny at the weekend!
Then, later on selectadisc hit the streets - I think they started out on Bridlesmith gate - record heaven or what
Emma potts commented
During the early 70's, i worked on Goldsmith st, at premises formerly Nottingham Tape Recorders, ( NTR) next door, away from town was a curry house, The New Taj Mahal, where i sampled my first ever proper curry (not Vesta!)
There was also The Ace book store, which sold naughty mags and films, as well as being a good place to source ska music.
Just before The County Hotel was a sweet shop, the name of which ive forgotten, along with other shops, that im damned if i can remember.....can you fill in the gaps?
Just across from there,on Wollaton st, was Joes cafe, where a "one up" (pie, peas and chips was 10p! It was run by.surprise surprise, a man called Joe, who was a bit hard of hearing, and would usually respond to anything said to him with "EH??????"
Martin Neilson commented
Does anyone remember the name of the television shop that was on the corner of Nottingham Rd and Dovecote Rd of Hilltop in the 70s?
I was born in Hucknall in 1945 and can remember all the older shops, the High Street, Annesley Road and Watnall Road was buzzing, Chapels and hairdresser's everywhere, Market day was Friday, the town was always so busy then, so was Saturday- Oh such happy days.........
Stallards on Chapel street which is now empty, and Mrs Peppers sweet shop
I lived in Bestwood Village back then & frequented all the local Welfare's, Bestwood, Hucknall, Creepers, (Basford Hall) Newstead, Annesley & probably others I can't remember. They had disco nights & boys went to them, & that's the reason I went... I now go line dancing to Underwood miners welfare with SWMBO so no chasing men, sulk..
I was born at Westville in 1945 at my grans.........moved onto Station Terrace, I can remember the old Hucknall very well.......the old post office being next to Bailey's pot shop and the old cinema Scala on the Market Square before the Co-op building took it over and the food office being next to the Trinity Church......
the old Hartwells fruit and veg shop being very small, next to a sweet shop and a wool shop which joined onto the Chequers Pub.........
I can remember all the old shops on the town in the early fifties......... Peppers on one side of Albert Street and Woolworths on the other corner of Albert Street, Fords next door, then the passage which led upstairs, was the YMCA before it was a dance hall, the other side of Fords was a kind of delicatescant before Fords took it over and next door to that was a dentist called Raymond Payne......an opening which lead to the back of the shops and then it was Bob's fruit shop, a barbers called Pat Griffin who was there for years which joined onto a big ugly shop called Mussons, then a shoe shop and the Barclays bank which was on the corner of Wollaton Street................
Many more shops on the High Street as well which were mostly family run.........Opposite the Byron Cinema was a newsagent called Roy Allsebrook's next door was a dry cleaners run by my aunty Ethel, later became Skeavington and Payne, then Sarah Bodill hairdressers, then Butlers bread shop, a tobacconist, Flossie Brown's hairdressers and Locks the Hardware shop an entry which lead to the back of the shops, then a big mans clothes shop..........
The old police station was at the bottom of Duke Street, corner of Portland Road, there was a fish and chip shop opposite called Calladine's, next door to Corman's old Factory who was next to the Toc H association at the corner of Station Road..........wow, I could go on and on............
Phil Woods commented
Moved to Hucknall in the 70s shops I remember are Barry Austin and Taleders (not sure spelt right) Going down Nottm Rd Hucknall what about the Welfare many a good Friday night spent in there
Jenny Thorpe commented
I used to live on Hanson Crescent in Hucknall,(in the 60's) and as I remember Watnall road and the High Street from Slaneys opposite was, and still is Annie Bransons, and a small paper shop. Green Dragon....used to be run by my friend Deborah Bishops parents, remember going to many a birthday party there. Further down the road, just after the Beardall St junction (I went to Beardall Infants) was Henry Paulsons, green grocer, George Hansons, still there. Houghtons (pronounced Hootons...or probably 'ootons then!!) a small grocery shop where we always bought our bread. Small stationery shop bit further down (name escapes me at the moment) opposite Jack/Hedley Wrights, fish and game shop. Pork farms on one corner, Sketchly on the opposite corner. Turn right towards Bullocks and yes I remember Dine Out too, I used to work there for a while for pocket money while I was at college, was run by Jesus, (pronounced achsoos according to himself but everyone called him Jesus!). Bit further down was the Plough where I used to go to the upstairs room to watch groups such as Judas Priest in the 70's, and learned to play pool downstairs, often for free if you knew the trick!!
Back up the High Street Barclays bank on the right, Fords a bit further on and then Finefare, Woolworths, Frank Sissons. Across the road I remember Nellie Ricks (Knitting wool?) Doretheas (Posh frocks?) a redifusion somewhere? not sure which side. Pet shop Post office, Stallards.Over the road and round the corner Mrs Peppers opposite the Market place, and the Methodist Church a bit further down the road, a vets a bit further just before you get to Annesley road.. Co op along the side of the market place, opposite the library. Don't ever remember Central garage being on the High Street, as Susyshoes says, only on Papplewick Lane
Was trying to remember with friends last night the names of the old shops in Hucknall high St when i was a kid.
Can anyone fill in any gaps please?
Before The Pilgrim Oak (Wetherspoons), the building was a Co-op but before that it was an old building which housed 'Fords the family Store' which had Vince Dickens dancing school above it. Must have been knocked down late 60s and the new Co-op supermarket was built which turned into 'The 'Grim' in the 90s.
Fords then moved further down the High Street to what it now Jack Fultons. Cant remember what else was in that stretch except Fine Fare which was then another supermarket, which turned into Mr Cool, then Farmfoods and now Peacocks, next door to Fine Fare was Rediffusion which is now Done the Bookmaker. Between Fords and Barclays Bank was a shoe shop (cant remember the name) and then across Woollaton street it was Hartwells fruit & veg shop (then Dewhurst butchers) think its a tanning shop now.
Across the road was Johns army stores, 'Dine Out' and I think Baileys pot shop? Also im sure was a Clarkes dry cleaners?? Pork Farms was on the corner of Watnall Rd and High street and on the opposite corner was Sketchleys. Then Nellie Ricks which is now 'Cheapest Cigs' a few gaps then Gas showrooms which was next to Nottingham Building Society who then bought out gas showrooms and doubled its size in the early 90s. Dont know what was where Bon Marche is now but Yorkshire bank is a fairly new building and it used to house 'Central Garage'which then moved onto Papplewick Lane. Further down on the same side next to the Post office was 'Dorotheas ladys clothing shop'(now Ladbrokes), and a butchers shop?? Opposite is the Red Lion not sure what was where The Gold Shop is now, but at the bus stop was Brittanic Assurance, Wighay Plumbing, Parrs butchers. across Titchfield street on the corner was Liptons (maypole?), Midland Bank, Wakefields furniture store, Crawleys jewellers, Boots (still there) and across Albert St was Woolworths which, when it closed was split into 2 shops, Bewise and next door Superdrug now stands.
Phew, can anyone fill in any gaps for me please? I can remember Highams/Stallards on Chapel street which is now empty, and Mrs Peppers sweet shop