Category Archives: Memories of Nottinghamshire

Skipper on the Trent

Les Davey started working for British Waterways in 1960 when he was 27, and describes the job he loved on the huge lighters (barges) of the River Trent as “…an adventure every trip”. The work was hard and sometimes took … Continue reading

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Co-operative Society Bakery Division

Edited and Compiled by Paul Nix Before World War ll, my father worked for the Co-op delivering bread with a horse and cart. At Christmas, each team would set forth to the outer estates of Nottingham, piled high with bread. They carried … Continue reading

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Trades & Characters

Edited and Compiled by Paul Nix Did know that there was a blind coalmerchant who used to work the Donkey Hill area. He would put a sack of coal on his back. His wife would put another one on her back. He … Continue reading

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Streets & Places

Edited and Compiled by Paul Nix I remember when you could walk down “Drury Hill” which was demolished for part of the Broard Marsh Centre. The road was very quaint with little shops on either side, I am sure they must have used … Continue reading

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Shopping & Town

Edited and Compiled by Paul Nix My father – (Charlie) Gale was a trolley-bus driver from 1919 to 1954 in Nottingham. Every Saturday morning my Mum and I went to “town” from Beeston and visted Sneinton Market and Central Market. My Mum always … Continue reading

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School & Childrens Games

Edited and Compiled by Paul Nix Memories of Meadow Lane Primary School Chilwell in 1955. Queueing up on the first day with the line right out of the front door on to the street. The reason being mothers and children had to … Continue reading

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River & Parks

Edited and Compiled by Paul Nix This brings back lots of memories flooding back just for me sitting there, seeming to watch the world go by in all weathers some days you catch fish others you don`t but just being out in … Continue reading

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