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butty
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1 of 19  Thu 7th Jul 2011 2:55pm  
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I was 3 or 4 years of age when I remember a party being held in Thomas Lane Street to celebrate V.E.Day. I lived in Proffitt Avenue and remember joining up with Thomas Lane Street. On the same day a film show was also held in the Old Church School, what the show was about, I cannot remember. Is there anyone out there that does recall these events or maybe has pictures of the day?
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InnisRoad
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2 of 19  Thu 7th Jul 2011 9:13pm  
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VE Day was Tuesday 8th May 1945. It was Saturday (the 12th) before a street party was organised close to where I was born (Ashwood Avenue, Coundon). My brother, who was three, went off to the street party and when he returned, there was I, a screaming new-born infant!
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Rob Orland
Historic Coventry
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3 of 19  Wed 23rd Apr 2014 12:46pm  
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Hello again everyone, I've been given another wonderful set of photos to scan, which are now on the site under "Mystery photos". This time it's a bunch of street party photographs from VE Day, 1945 - taken around the Keresley area. Some places are known, like Hardy Road and The Wallace pub, but it'll be great if anyone can identify the rest of the places.... and even better if you recognise any of your friends or relatives celebrating our country's hard earned victory. http://historiccoventry.co.uk/photo-mysteries/content.php?pg=keresley-ve-day-parties And some of our more senior members might even recognise themselves as kids.... now that'll be worth sharing! Cheers
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NormK
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4 of 19  Wed 23rd Apr 2014 1:13pm  
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The only thing I noticed is 1a and 1b are of the same party... Thumbs up
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Wearethemods
Aberdeenshire
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5 of 19  Wed 23rd Apr 2014 1:40pm  
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Great find Rob ! It would be good when the locations have been identified to have a 'then & now' shot. Maybe Midland Red can help ? Did anyone else notice the lack cars/vehicles on the streets ?
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mcsporran
Coventry & Cebu
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6 of 19  Wed 23rd Apr 2014 2:14pm  
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Pictures 2 and 4 seem to be the same too.
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mattash
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7 of 19  Wed 23rd Apr 2014 2:47pm  
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Pictures 7a and 7b seem to be taken from approx, no 4 Benson road. The block of houses missing (bombed out maybe) has been rebuilt, If you google earth it you should have a red car to the left of the shot. Pictures 1a and 1b appear to be no1 Fraser road on google, should be a black car to the left of pic. Thumbs up or down, whatever the case might be.
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deanocity3
keresley
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8 of 19  Wed 23rd Apr 2014 6:13pm  
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The children's gathering is Chesterton Road / Hardy Road
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deanocity3
keresley
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9 of 19  Wed 23rd Apr 2014 6:40pm  
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No.1 is not Hardy Road but Conrad Road I think, photo 7a is Benson Road, houses no.11-21
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deanocity3
keresley
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10 of 19  Wed 23rd Apr 2014 7:01pm  
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7b is also Benson Road, 3 houses have since been built in the gap on the left, photo is showing the left side facing towards Halford Lane
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deanocity3
keresley
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11 of 19  Wed 23rd Apr 2014 7:03pm  
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Street 3 is Norman Place Road, the houses are opposite the bus terminal by Bablake playing fields astro turf pitches Photo 1a and 1b is Frazer Road, the house with the tree in is no.20 Baby parade is from Frazer Road too, as you can pick out mums and babies sitting at the table in photos 1a and 1b
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pixrobin
Canley
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12 of 19  Wed 23rd Apr 2014 8:08pm  
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The only thing I can add to this is the fact that it appears that all the houses are of a design built between the wars. Also it seems that the pictures were not taken on a simple camera as where there are shots along the party table the photographer has focussed on the table and the houses in background are out of focus.
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deanocity3
keresley
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13 of 19  Wed 23rd Apr 2014 9:31pm  
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Photo's 6a and 6b are on Beresford Ave with Fisher Road junction off to the right. Note the chimney and windows on the end terrace are the same as on google street view
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artful
lancashire
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14 of 19  Fri 25th Apr 2014 8:10pm  
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On the Wallace pub photo's no's. 1 & 2 the house opposite with the garage was owned by my uncle, afraid that is my only recollection.
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Rob Orland
Historic Coventry
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15 of 19  Fri 25th Apr 2014 9:44pm  
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Thank you all for such an amazing and quick response to these photos so far. Over the weekend I'll make time to update the HC "mystery" page with all your new information, which is much appreciated. I wonder if there are any 70+ year-olds out there who recognise themselves as kids???
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