Nottingham Evening Post
Further contributions containing the 1950-2000 editions would provide a massive boost
Very little of the Evening Post is available please restore further
Wendy Clay commented
More dates please
More dates please
Carl h commented
Less Irish and Scottish influences more for the east mids
I am researching my family history and have recently found out that my Grandfather died in Nottingham Workhouse on 15th August 1956 age 41.His name was Edward Fernandez.
He was a Carver and Gilder and I assume he was working and living in Nottingham as his wife and family lived in Hull.
I would love to find out more about his circumstances as to why he ended his days
In the workhouse.
If anyone who visits the Nottingham Archives could help me I would be so greatful.
More episodes please to turn a new chapter in our history
Brian wiseman commented
Can we sort more dates soon
We need further contributions please
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