Clumber Street from the 60's/70's

Memories of old Clumber Street.

Memories of Clumber Street in Mansfield as we knew it from the 60’s/70’s from my collection . I’m sure some Mansfield folk will remember the shops in the photograph sadly long gone, but would welcome their story’s and nostalgia memories.

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  • My Father, Andre Russell, worked for Julian Jelonek in the early days and took over the shop when Julian died at an early age. Andre continued to work there 6 days a week until the shop was bulldozed to make way for the inner ring road. He was very sad to have to stop working, he loved his work, always at the highest standard. He died in 2016 aged 99.

    By Bob Russell (11/11/2021)
  • That’s right Pete, the Bali used to be the Flamingo Coffee Bar. A great place where the mods used to meet up, there was a disco upstairs playing soul music, one of the DJ’s was a tall thin lad who’s nickname was Batman if my memory serves me well, it was a long time ago.
    Me and my mate Geoff had some good times in the Flamingo 53 years ago and we are still riding our Lambrettas today. I would love to see some photos of the Flamingo, good times.

    By Tyronehemsell Titch (21/02/2021)
  • Great photo, Mr. Bee had a small opticians shop near the bus stop, I think the music shop was Hardy Smith who had a great band at the Palais.
    Ted Trenam, ex Woodus lad

    By Ted trenam (01/03/2020)
  • There was a music shop there (musical instruments of all kinds), all top quality stuff, can’t recall the name. Any ideas? Thanks.

    By Steeve Cee (08/01/2020)
  • Regarding the photograph showing the shop owned by Julian Jelonek, the gents tailor, my husband recently purchased a lovely woollen striped jacket from a charity shop in Mansfield,the label inside read Julian Jelonek, Mansfield. It is wonderful that these garments still exist. I think the jacket is around fifty years old, it is in wonderful condition and he does intend wearing it.

    By josephine cairns (08/01/2020)
  • I don’t know if it is the same place, I was asked by a Nottingham man called Keith Symons who had an early disco in Notingham to do some decorations for a coffee bar he was opening in Mansfield called the Flamingo. I made a load of flamingo cut outs to decorate the walls and a large painted sign–bit Sgt. Pepperish–on the front of the counter. Plus some other bits and bobs. I was a ex student at the time living in Nottingham and moved away soon afterward. I have often wondered what happened to the coffee bar and decorations.
    Pete Haywood.

    By Pete Haywood (15/12/2019)
  • Would love to see an earlier photo of this view, is the E. Patrick business the premises used by Henstocks Motorcycles in the 60’s as my father Harry was the manager? Spent many a happy hour in there on Saturdays & school holidays. The bikes were lifted through a trap door to be worked on upstairs.

    By Stephen Walker (24/07/2019)
  • I used to go to the Flamingo Coffee Bar on Clumber Street, it was great, used to have a dance floor upstairs. Brilliant music.

    By Vanessa Stafford (24/07/2019)
  • Thank you for your comment Pete ,nice to think such photographs bring back memories .I’m sure there will be there will comments regarding the gents tailors Julian Jelonek of whom served the Mansfield folk for many years .

    By Mr G.Burton former "Woodus Lad" (12/06/2019)
  • Hello Graham. In the late 60s me and my cousin used to frequent a coffee bar on Clumber Street. If my memory serves me right it was called the Flamingo and I think it was the building that later became the Balti restaurant which is shown in your photo. It was a meeting place for some of the mods in Mansfield. I can’t remember how long it was open for or what it was before it became the coffee bar.

    By Pete Higgins (06/06/2019)

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