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tricianorton
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1 of 18  Fri 5th Oct 2012 6:56pm  
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Hi does anybody remember there being a Newsagents/Tobacconist on Warwick Row in 1953/4. If so could anybody tell me where it would have been on Warwick Row and also what it was called. Thank you Tricia
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Midland Red
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2 of 18  Fri 5th Oct 2012 7:48pm  
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I delivered papers in 1961 for Walter Adams whose newsagents and tobacconists shop was on Warwick Row - I think it was probably no.25, which is now Right Move, although I may be wrong I can recall that my dear old grandad used the shop for many years prior to that, and from my memories of the owner, I rather think he would have been there in 1954
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Mike H
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3 of 18  Sat 6th Oct 2012 1:04am  
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Walter Adams was one of my great uncles. Smile
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tricianorton
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4 of 18  Sat 6th Oct 2012 10:23am  
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Do any of you remember an attempted breakk in at Walter Adams', it would have been early 1954.
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Foxcote
Warwick
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5 of 18  Sat 6th Oct 2012 6:24pm  
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I have been having a look to see if I could have come up with some more info for you but only came up with the phone book info, which was Walter Adams, 27 Warwick Rd, I think they must have meant Row surely? Anyhow, my husband would like to know if anyone can remember another Tobacconist, he isn't saying that Mr Adams wasn't in situ there, but he reckons there was another one nearer, end of Warwick Row, where that canopy affair was or still is over the modern building on the corner on the same side. He said it was a quality old shop and doesn't think it was a Newsagent, and he thinks he got his first Meerschaum pipe from there and is adamant it wasn't from Mr Adams as this one was more on the corner. He said it was demolished by about 1960?
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Midland Red
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6 of 18  Sat 6th Oct 2012 6:38pm  
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A "real" tobacconists on Warwick Row was Hansons, somewhere near where Age UK is now
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Foxcote
Warwick
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7 of 18  Sat 6th Oct 2012 6:41pm  
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Ah, you have sorted it then, I found F.J. Hanson, Wines and Spirits, 7 Warwick Row, and discounted it cos it didn't mention 'Tobacco' and neither did Stu Roll eyes But it has to be it surely. Do you remember the building, he said it seemed quite quality. Been looking for a photo but no luck yet. Thanks, I'm off now for dinner Cheers
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Midland Red
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8 of 18  Sat 6th Oct 2012 6:58pm  
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Yes, that's the one - I remember it because my dear old dad used it for his St Bruno supply! And a good guess, as Age UK IS no.7 ! Thumbs up
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anne
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9 of 18  Sat 6th Oct 2012 8:32pm  
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I worked at Age Concern, as it was then, in that building during the 90's. It would be good to see that house as it was in the 50's. I believe that there was a private school along there in the 19th century, which Mary Anne Evans attended. Lol
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mayjan
Green Lane,Coventry
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10 of 18  Sat 6th Oct 2012 8:57pm  
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Hi Anne, Wave I work as a volunteer in the Age UK Warwick Row office and have done for the last 5 years. We still occasionally receive post addressed to the school at 7 Warwick Row. Thumbs up
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Midland Red
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11 of 18  Sat 6th Oct 2012 9:11pm  
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It's now referred to as "Alvin Smith House" - who is/was he?
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anne
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12 of 18  Sat 6th Oct 2012 9:25pm  
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He was a past chairperson who did a lot of work for the charity Smile
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anne
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13 of 18  Sat 6th Oct 2012 9:32pm  
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On 6th Oct 2012 8:57pm, mayjan said: I work as a volunteer in the Age UK Warwick Row office....
What do you do there, Mayjan? I was the Mental Health Support officer.
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mayjan
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14 of 18  Sat 6th Oct 2012 10:44pm  
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Hi Anne Wave I do admin work one day and I help with the new volunteer applications on another day, inputting data onto the computer. Wonder if you would know any of the staff that are there now? regards Jan Thumbs up
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Foxcote
Warwick
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15 of 18  Sun 7th Oct 2012 10:04am  
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On 6th Oct 2012 8:32pm, anne said: I worked at Age Concern, as it was then, in that building during the 90's. It would be good to see that house as it was in the 50's. I believe that there was a private school along there in the 19th century, which Mary Anne Evans attended. Lol
The school was the Loveitts property and was run by two Miss Franklins, daughters of the Rev. Franklin of Cow Lane Chapel. George Eliot went there at 13 years. I believe there is a plaque.
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