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Catshed
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1 of 13  Fri 28th Sep 2012 2:09pm  
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After having a meal at the 'Bear Inn' at Berkswell on Tuesday I decided to get to bike out again in those 3 glorious hours of autumn sun we had on Thursday morning to discover a bit more about the area. It always amazes me what gems we have so close to Coventry. Here's a few photo's. The Church of England parish church of St. John the Baptist is a late-12th century Norman building. The War Memorial in the grounds of St. John the Baptist Parish Church. At first I thought it was a folly as I've never seen a War Memorial like this. Inside the Memorial. The low sun catches the colours of the stone. The two storey gabled and timbered porch added in the 16th Century, also note the sundial on the tower.
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TonyS
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2 of 13  Fri 28th Sep 2012 3:29pm  
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Lovely photos Catshed, thanks for posting Thumbs up A friend of ours got married a couple of years ago, fabulous setting, beautiful church.
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nirvana
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3 of 13  Fri 28th Sep 2012 4:53pm  
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Worshipped in that church many times when I lived in Old Waste Lane, a beautiful church.
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anne
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4 of 13  Fri 28th Sep 2012 6:18pm  
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The Almshouses and Museum are worth a visit, too Wave
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pat
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5 of 13  Fri 28th Sep 2012 11:46pm  
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Also if you walk through the churchyard keeping to the left and through the stile there is a lovely walk where you can see the large Berkswell house lake and woods. I think it leads onto Heart of England walk Thumbs up
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PhilipInCoventry
Holbrooks
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6 of 13  Sat 29th Sep 2012 9:36am  
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Hi all & thank you Pat Wave I too have so enjoyed walking between Berkswell & Hampton many times over the years. I remember the walk route being changed when the then new airport terminal was opened. It is an easy walk in either direction with an extention from Berkswell railway station. Please do check the train times, as Hampton station is not so well served as it used to be. Good food at the Railway pub next to Berkswell station is a bonus. Wave The ramble was a regular feature in the old Evening telegraph.
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LesMac
Coventry
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7 of 13  Sat 29th Sep 2012 11:02am  
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I recall being sent on my bike to collect watercress from a stream near Berkswell. Think it was somewhere behind the church. While I am here, I have always ponounced Berkswell as Barkswell. I have at times been told that I am wrong. How do you pronounce it?? Les
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NormK
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8 of 13  Sat 29th Sep 2012 11:36am  
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It has always been Berkswell for us Les.
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NeilsYard
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9 of 13  Sat 29th Sep 2012 11:52am  
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I moved from Berkswell last year after having spent ten years living in what used to be part of the old stable block at Berkswell Hall. This was the view from our house: And yes - its Berkswell, as we used to say - 'where all us Berks live!!!' Big grin
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Catshed
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10 of 13  Sat 29th Sep 2012 2:27pm  
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Is that where you get your 'nom de plume' from? As I briefly saw something about a 'Neals Yard' and thought 'Naaa, can't be connected' and something about Berkswell cheese.
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NeilsYard
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11 of 13  Sat 29th Sep 2012 2:52pm  
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Big grin Wish I was connected with Neals Yard in Covent Garden, Catshed but it's just a coincidence. The 'Yard' comes from my surname - Yardley Thumbs up It's just plain Neil to all my Historic Coventrian colleagues on here. Cheers
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anne
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12 of 13  Sat 29th Sep 2012 11:12pm  
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What a smashing view NeilsYard - you must miss it.
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Midland Red
Cherwell
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13 of 13  Sun 30th Sep 2012 9:36am  
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On 29th Sep 2012 11:36am, NormK said: It has always been Berkswell for us Les.
Yup - "Burk Swell" not even "Burks Well" ! The station always used to be "Berkswell and Balsall Common" Wink
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