Nottingham Memories

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I was born in 1951 and lived in Leicester St, St Ann's up until August 1967 when the family moved to Bestwood Park.Whilst living in St Ann's I had put up with an outside toilet,no central heating and no running hot water.What a luxury it was to live in Bestwood Park!!!

I remember the flying horse hotel I have fond memories of my auntie Kath working in the hotel kitchen at 8 years of age I'd go down the allyway at the side and tap on a window through the metal grid with a pencil run down the allyway and round into the back of the hotel where the turntable for cars were auntie would meet (...Read full memory)

i lived in newbasford i was born in my house at 3 high church street 1967 that house no longer exists the council knocked the area down 1978 i lost good friends and neighbours sadly my mum and dad are no longer around i had a wonderful childhood my memories will never fade of the new basford i remember

I was born in 1949 and then spent the next 15 years living there or visiting my grandparents in Broad Oak Street. The house in Broad Oak Street forms a part of my identity. I remember every nook and cranny - the coal cellar full of magnificent blocks of stacked up coal; the pantry behind the curtain which moved in the (...Read full memory)

Cannot believe I stumbled across this photo in a calendar that was given free with a local newspaper a few years ago. On close examination I realised that the couple facing the camera on the left hand side are my grandparents, Jean and Trevor Martin! What luck that they were there at the time of the photo. Amazing!

From around 1953 until 1961 I used to stay with my Grandma Hindley who lived just off Bentick Road and then later on in Plimsoll Terrace, Denman Street, Radford, Nottingham. I can vividly recall Plimsoll Terrace - a two up and two down terrace house with communal yard at the back door and outside loo. The (...Read full memory)

I was born in Nottingham in 1939 and we lived on Parkdale Road, Bakersfields. Have many happy memories of Parkdale Junior School - Parkdale Cow Sheds! Mrs Stubbins taught the 5-year olds, then Miss Walmsley, Miss Hancock was next, followed by Miss Raistrick and finally Mrs Waffington. For five years from (...Read full memory)

I think it was 1953 and I was 10yrs. I was at the Bentink Road Scool and as I remember, the schools in Nottingham entered a dancing team and we practiced for weeks. Our practice was in the St. Michaels Church hall, opposite our school. I still have the photo and remember several (...Read full memory)

I was born in Nottingham in 1947 and left when I was 19 to join the RAF where I stayed for 25 years. I have some happy memories of the place - the Palais on a Saturday and the boat clubs near the Forest ground where they used to have live music in the early and mid '60s. Looking back they were death traps and there would (...Read full memory)

My 5x great grandfather, William Roper, Keeper of the Forest, lived at the racestand (LHS of the photograph) from ca. 1813-1852. During the Pentrich Rebellion of 1817 a mob who were intent in breaking into the racestand to remove weapons stored there were prevented from doing so by William Roper. The (...Read full memory)