Steve Fisher, Nottingham - miscellaneous photos around Nottingham

This site was last updated: August 2021

As I have spent many years taking photos around Nottingham, there are always photos that do not fit into a specific project or event. Even reviewing some of the old photos can produce information that did not seem relivent at the time.

The photos below are random and follow no specific order, they are just presented as they are.

If and when I find more photos I will add them to this page.

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A shot of Bilborough Grammer School taken from my Parents house in the early 1960's.

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When Bilborough Grammer School closed it became Bilborough 6th Form college, which I attended. This photo was taken in the mid 1970's.

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While at Bilborough 6th Form college, I got a a part-time job shelf filling at the Mac Fisheries supermarket in the Broadmarsh Shopping Centre. While there I took a few photos around the centre.

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A photo of Rediffusion shop window, as its all about the Queens Silver Jubilie I assume it was taken in 1977.

If you think technology is expensive today, just look at the price for a 12 inch TV (287, that would be over 1000 today ( 2018 ) )

Taken in the 1977.

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Above are a few general shots around Broadmarsh.

Taken in 1970's.

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Remember when all buses had conductors.

Taken in the 1980's.

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The garage that used to be down from the Palais Nottingham, on the corner of Lower Parliament Street and Huntingdon Street.

Taken in the 1970's.

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The old newspaper offices on Lower Parliament Street, Nottingham.

Taken in the 1970's.

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The Rose and Thistle, Wollaton Steet, Nottingham.

Taken in the 1980's.

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Inside Mortimers Cavern, Masonic Place, Nottingham

Taken in the 1980's.

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While reveiwing the old photos I spotted that some had price lists in the background, so you can compare prices today I have extracted some of the lists.

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Taken at a works Christmas event at the Sherwood rooms (later Astoria, MGM and currently Ocean ) in the late 1970's. Remember these were club prices!

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Yes, Yates Aussie White, Once Sampled never forgotton.

Taken in the 1980's.

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Remember how Yates, Nottingham used to look.

Taken in the 1980's.

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Remember the Black Orchid / Isis

Taken in the 1990's.

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Did you ever experience the Sunday Lunchtime entertainment at the Variety Club?

Taken in the 2000's.

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Remember when lots of Shipstone pubs in prominent positions have a Ivor Thirst Neon sign.

Taken in Ilkeston, Derbyshire the 1970's.

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Even Back in the 1970's I used to do Band Photo Shoots

Virgin Records, King Street, Nottingham ( yes, King Street - check the background and the marbled wall on the very left ).

Corset Shop, Chapel Bar, Nottingham.

Taken in the 1970's.

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Nottingham has always had its own style

Taken in the 1970's.

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Once Nottingham had its own Independent radio station ( Radio Trent ). It used to attract big acts to be interviewed at its Studio on Castle Gate, Nottinghan. This used to cause big crowds outside the Studio.

Taken in the 1980's.

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Who can forget the technology of the 1980's - Phillips Laserdisc, Grundig V2000 VCR, Grundig 22 inch colour TV, Boot Audio Amp and Cassette deck, Pioneer turntable, Garrard loudspeakers. Sennheiser HD424 headphones.

Taken in the 1980's.

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Of course many things have changed in the past 40 or so years

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Raleigh cycle works, early 2000's

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Hyson Green Flats, Nottingham, being demolished in late 1980's

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Smile your on camera, Taken in the early 2000's

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Remember when the Coop on Upper Parliament Street, Nottingham used to put this inflatable Santa on its roof at the back oh the Shop ( Wollaton Street )

A mate of mines company had hired the top floor / cocktail bar of the Royal Hotel ( now called the Crowne Plaza ) on Wollaton Street which was opposite the Coop. He was giving a presentation to Senior Managers at the company. The issue was the Managers were looking at the screen behind my mate with their backs to the windows, but my mate was looking out the window towards the inflatable Santa. Every so often the Santa would start to move in the wind and appear to dance and wave at my mate. He still does not know how he finished the presentation without cracking up. Taken in the 1990's

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Like every photographer I tried a few Plane shots, Taken in the early 1970's at East Midland Airport

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I even travelled further a field and took pictures. The Bull Ring Birmingham, Taken in 1970's

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A view from Nottingham Castle looking toward Wilford Powerstation and Clifton Beyond, Taken in 1970's

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A view of the Railway sidings by Wilford Road, Nottingham. Taken from Nottingham Castle in the 1970's

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I know its badly out of Focus ( no autofocus back then ), but who remembers giving your mate a Crogy on your bike. Given the legendary manhood wrecking ability of the Raleigh Chopper, these two lads appear to know no fear. Taken in 1970's

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Above - The Flying Scotsman at Nottingham Midland Station, either 1973 or 1974. I and a mate had been allowed the afternoon off School to see the train and take photos.

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Taken in the Samuel Pepys wine bar on Goldsmith Street, Nottingham in the Early 1980's

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Taken in The Fountain Inn, Bridlesmith Gate, Nottingham, probably late 1980's

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The Magistrate Court, Burton Street, Nottingham, probably late 1980's

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Think this was taken in the lace market, guessing the late 1970's

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A blow up of part of the above photo, this may help someone identify the location.

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Starting to go through my early digital photos - A Green Goddess filling up at the Shell Garage, Priory Island, November 2002.

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