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Winnie
Coventry
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1 of 9  Tue 9th Oct 2012 11:36am  
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Hello! Wave I'm new to this site and it's fascinating to read all the posts, my family is from Coventry so it's great to see all the stories. My grandfather used to work at Carbodies on the Holyhead Road, I'm not sure of the exact dates but think it was the 1940s & 1950s... does anyone have any information on this? Or do you know anyone who worked there? Or did you work there? I know it's a bit of a long shot but it would be so great to find someone who may have known my grandfather, as he unfortunately died before I was born.
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Rootes66
Dunfermline
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2 of 9  Tue 23rd Oct 2012 10:51am  
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As locals will probably already know, the London Taxi factory on Holyhead Road (Manganese Bronze) has filed for administration. Coventry's last car manufacturer? More information see Administration
Hugh

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Beesman
Cornwall
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3 of 9  Thu 25th Oct 2012 12:17am  
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When discussing the sad demise of industry in Coventry with a good friend of mine, Carbodies was about the only company we could think of that was still manufacturing and seemingly doing okay. Sadly it looks like they will soon be joining GEC, Triumph Motorcycles, Peugeot, Jaguar, Courtaulds, Massey Ferguson, Triumph cars, Alvis and many others. Sad
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Salmons
sheringham, norfolk
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4 of 9  Fri 10th Jan 2014 3:38pm  
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Hello Winnie, There is a history of the Carbodies Company, called 'Carbodies The Complete Story' published in 1996, the author was Bill Munro. It will tell all about the company but may not mention your grandfather. I am interested in the company during the 1950s as I am writing a book on the Daimler Roadster and New Drophead Coupe built by Carbodies 1953-7. It would be very useful to contact people working there at that time. Best Wishes, Dennis
Dennis Mynard

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PhilipInCoventry
Holbrooks
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5 of 9  Fri 10th Jan 2014 5:28pm  
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Hello & welcome to you, Dennis (Salmons). Wave Wave
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Midland Red
Cherwell
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6 of 9  Tue 4th Aug 2015 12:36pm  
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New factory at Ansty Park Thumbs up
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Kaga simpson
Peacehaven, East Sussex
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7 of 9  Wed 5th Aug 2015 5:56pm  
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Beesman, hi. Just a small brag. I once knew over 90% of the part numbers on the London taxi-cab, was it Mann and Overton the dealers? Regards, Kaga.
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PeterB
Mount Nod
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8 of 9  Tue 24th Dec 2019 3:09pm  
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Some "kind soul" has broken open the fire exit door on the footpath at the back of the Holyhead Road works allowing a glimpse inside the now stripped factory. Presumably due to be demolished as I can't see an alternative use for the site. Peter.
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busman
Corley
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9 of 9  Tue 24th Dec 2019 5:15pm  
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Think I saw an approved planning application for a mix of housing; a supermarket (Lidl, I think) and extensions to BMW Dealership.
Roger Burdett

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