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61 of 65  Thu 8th Mar 2018 7:00pm  
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On 28th Jan 2013 7:25am, Rob Orland said:
On 27th Jan 2013 9:02pm, Foxcote said: I should like to know more about the Weighing Machine, Stoke, it was demolished in the 1950's. It looked really old. Does anyone remember it?
Although it was before my time, it does mention Dane Road, and I reckon it could possibly have been in the corner of St. Margaret's Field, which you can see in this Google Maps link, where we often used to play as kids.
The weighing machine was, as Rob stated, in the field at the junction of Dane Road with Walsgrave Road, and Ansty Road, the farther side of the field on Ansty Road being Wyken Croft Road I think. Edited by member, 8th Mar 2018 7:03 pm
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62 of 65  Thu 8th Mar 2018 7:28pm  
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Looking at your group of Stoke photos, Rob, I am immediately transported back home, as I know all these streets like the back of my hand and lived in Momus Boulevard from the age of ten. I noted in a recent quiz programme on TV that Momus was the god of mockery. So named perhaps because when built it was merely half of what one would expect a boulevard to be!
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Annewiggy
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63 of 65  Mon 23rd Apr 2018 4:18pm  
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Just looking through a 1689 will of one of my ancestors Samuel Harwar. He mentions a close of land called Lamplands which he asks them to sell to pay of his debt to Edward Day, to put towards his financial expenses and to pay off any other debts. Cash flow must have been bad! Has anyone come across the name Lamplands, I can't find it on a map.

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jonboy
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64 of 65  Tue 24th Apr 2018 2:11pm  
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On 8th Mar 2018 7:00pm, Prof said: The weighing machine was, as Rob stated, in the field at the junction of Dane Road with Walsgrave Road, and Ansty Road, the farther side of the field on Ansty Road being Wyken Croft Road I think.
If I remember rightly the weighbridge was situated in the area of what became the builders yard belonging to Youells opposite the Walsgrave pub.
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65 of 65  Tue 24th Apr 2018 3:20pm  
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That looks as if it is where it was jonboy. This is a 1928 map, no Dane Road but the position is where you describe it.
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