Nottingham Evening Post
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
Started my club life with the dungeon where great acts like steam packet( long john, rod stewart, Julie driscoll) lead me to see Jimmy Cliff ,..Jimmmy James and the great Jimmy Hendrix at the beachcomber. Friday and Sunday nights were spent in the Brit, Boat and the Union clubs at Trent bridge. We all use to gather outside Saxones and get the bus down Arkwright street, past Selectadisc .The pigalle, colemans, flying horse,bodega and many more places would take mer down the nostalgic route...i then left nottingham for a student life in Manchester where i worked some of the best clubs in England..the twisted wheel. time and place and the legend that was Blinkers where George Best spent many an evening....Worked the Hippo club in 1971 and became part of the sandpiper, babel set ...would love to hear from anyone who has tales to tell .....ps am still into my music and the odd night clubbing
Margeret Astill commented
I attended Mundella from 1957 to 1962. I would like to hear from Susan Fox, Diana & Pamela Frost (last heard of in Perth Australia) Jane Litchfield, Philippa & Eleanor Swingler, Kay Smith, David Brasher, Richard Wak Walker and anyone else who knew me.
I particularly remember the dance lessons where we girls wore short colourful tunics, heating milk for coffee in the 6th form, and writing that long long poem about Forest winning the Cup (yes Sandra Lawton and Derek Jones, you were in on it too) Lots lots more, perhaps we should write a book
In the 70's me and my mates used to frequent the Old Dutch establishment and some of us, including me, even worked there - as table clearers and washer uppers.
Does anyone remember this place that was located on Thurland Street - opposite the NatWest bank I think it was.
And did anyone by any chance ever take a photo of the place?
Lolla Mason commented
Who remembers the Flying Horse pub?
How on earth could they allow its destruction. More crimes of the 1970 Planners.
I remember the glass panel in the bar floor where you could see the cellars
When did it finish trading as a pub?
What do you remember about the place
Jan Warren commented
I hope you can help, I just wish to post a comment in the hope that people may have any photo's of my dad that passed away a number of years back. Ian Lovely (Lugs) worked at Warsop Main for a number of years so I am reaching out to anyone who happened to be a mate of his. As I've got very limited photo's of him I'd be interested to look at any that people may have... I know it's a long shot but it's worth a try.
Many thanks in advance.Regards,
I went to Warsop Vale school in 1969, having moved to Sookholme for a short while with my parents. I have very fond memories of the school and my teacher, Mrs. Ledbeater/Ledbetter was wonderful. At the time they taught a very strange method of spelling that was based on phonetics (I imagine it was short-lived) and so, at the age of eight, my spelling was atrocious! I clearly remember the segregated playground with the boys on one side and the girls on the other, and the fantastic Christmas party in the school hall with a magician, party food and presents. My parets moved us to Clowne on Christmas Eve of 1969 and I cried because I didn't want to leave the school or the wonderful rural playground that had been mine for that one short summer.
I have lived in the USA for the past thirty years but today I visited my parents and decided to take a nostalgic drive around my old hunting ground. Very sad to see the old school derelict and draped with vines but happy that Sookholme has become somewhat gentrified with our old tithe cottage now a Koi Carp centre!
I would love to hear from anyone who was at the school in 1969 and with whom I might have enjoyed those happy memories. And if anyone has any photos from that period, please post them!
Please do extend the records up until the 1980s at least
Please add more years we’ve been waiting for a long time since any new dates you seem predetermined to add every Scottish and Irish papers before large English or Welsh cities
Peter Bagnall commented
Conclude the archives
Still not being contested??
Introduce more years
Break with more later editions
An extensive collection is required
Indeed add the full quota of dates
Lee Potts commented
Can we compere more years
Add more worthwhile