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Discussion in 'off topic' started by RoyleBlue, Oct 8, 2020.

  1. RoyleBlue

    RoyleBlue pfm Member

    anyone live in this part of the country?
  2. fegs

    fegs pfm Member

    oh yes
  3. Big Tabs

    Big Tabs looking backwards, going forwards

    Ay up, yerrate?
  4. stevec67

    stevec67 pfm Member

    Nearby in Melton, years ago. Nice place. Nottingham is great. Other bits, like the old pit villages, less so.
  5. mandryka

    mandryka pfm Member

    If you’re exploring that part of the world, some of the most beautiful countryside I’ve ever seen is in Rutland.
  6. Big Tabs

    Big Tabs looking backwards, going forwards

    Depends which you are referring to. (not many villages left, more akin to small towns.)

    Some have turned around, some are requiring further investment.
  7. Big Tabs

    Big Tabs looking backwards, going forwards

    Nottinghamshire reaches further North than some folk think, past Sheffield. It changes quite a lot from East to West and North to South in its 'feel.'
    It seems to get flatter the closer to Lincolnshire you get. I live near the Derbyshire border, were it gets hillier.
    London is about 1hr. 20 mins. from Newark-on-Trent by train, but takes about 30 mins.+ more from Nottingham.

    It is arguable that the Luddite (and early union movement) began in Nottinghamshire, Arkwright Mills and (arguably) the industrial revolution beginning close by in Cromford.

    I am sure there are better counties, as I am sure there are worse...
  8. RoyleBlue

    RoyleBlue pfm Member

    Great. Am a hospital worker and thinking of relocating next year. Wifey is a Yorkshire lass so looking potentially around Mansfield / Chesterfield area as don’t need bigger hospital any more. Any tips greatly welcome.
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  9. Jamie

    Jamie pfm Member

    I'm in Tollerton in the Rushcliffe area. Locally we only have 7 cases and (for Rushcliffe) the rate per 100,000 is 181 (compared with 497 for the city area), so not bad in the immediate vicinity.
  10. Big Tabs

    Big Tabs looking backwards, going forwards

    My daughter (R.N.) works at Kings Mill and I trained and used to work there. It is a good hospital.

    I also used to work at Chesterfield Royal Hospital, and Nottm. City.
    Queens Medical Centre is a pain to commute to, and I personally don't like the building.

    PM me with area's you are interested in, and I will be honest...

    Look at the Robin Hood line (railway) it has easy access to Nottingham, and house prices are cheaper than in the city.
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  11. droodzilla

    droodzilla pfm Member

    Most of my family still live in Chesterfield.

    It's a good little spot even if, like many Northern towns, it's declined economically in the last few decades.

    The hospital is another matter; let's just say that several family members have had grim experiences there.
    Big Tabs likes this.
  12. Woodface

    Woodface pfm Member

    Just move to Sheffield. Greatest city in the world.
  13. Big Tabs

    Big Tabs looking backwards, going forwards

    It would be unprofessional of me to comment on the hospital.
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  14. Gingerbeard

    Gingerbeard Ayup Me Duck

    Lived there for 40 years and sadly, now very glad to be out! City has been seriously underinvested with the shopping malls an embarrassment. Nottingham used to be renowned for its shopping (as well as it’s female to male ratio ;)), but its really declined and is a shell of its former self!

    Hospitals are great though, although A&E’s sadly overwhelmed with drunks over the weekends (pre Covid)

    Had my far share of scrapes as well, just seemed one of those cities where trouble was always around the corner

    I did also have a lot of good times and memories, but would be in no rush to return.

    Travel half an hour or so out of Nottingham to the Peaks (Matlock, Crich, Dovedale etc.) for some truly beautiful countryside
  15. Gingerbeard

    Gingerbeard Ayup Me Duck

    It was also a travesty that Selecta Disc closed down, the best record shop in the area by a country mile
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  16. Woodface

    Woodface pfm Member

    I haven’t visited Nottingham for ages, used to really like it & Selectadisc was amazing.

    The central square seems to be a magnet for trouble with different drunken groups converging upon it.
    Gingerbeard and fegs like this.
  17. matt j

    matt j pfm Member

    Really? When? It's where they put the christmas market FFS so it's hardly the bronx!
  18. Deej1992

    Deej1992 pfm Member

    I honestly read this thread and thought it was another lockdown one o_O
  19. slavedata

    slavedata pfm Member

    I live East of Nottingham in the Vale of Belvoir, beautiful area. But like everywhere getting too much building and new estates.
  20. Woodface

    Woodface pfm Member

    On a night, all the pubs kicking out, people heading down to nightclubs etc. They don’t care where the Xmas market is. I think Nottingham has always been a bit lively.

    One of the maddest places I’ve been out in on a night is York, things change after sunset.

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