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Iain MacBean
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16 of 20  Wed 7th Mar 2018 6:50pm  
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The corner building shown, Restaurant Roma, was in 1950 a derelict house, not certain if it had been bombed. I can remember in the mid 50's it was rebuilt as a motorcycle showroom and workshop. At the rear of the premises under the advertising hoarding is a little lane that ran down to a bridge that crossed the Sherbourne river. Think there may have been a warehouse there and parking, it was used by a car delivery company to deliver new vehicles on trade plates to dealers. I can remember quite a few Jaguars passing through.
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OddSock
Coventry
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17 of 20  Fri 16th Mar 2018 2:17pm  
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Can anyone out there remember the barbershop on Queen Victoria Road? It was in a run of terraced houses on a small off-shoot of QV Rd, starting opposite what was the C&A (then Argos, now New Look) building, and ending up joining Spon Street/Fleet Street. This off-shoot disappeared when the area was flattened to make way for the Co-op development in the 1980s, before Ikea came along! Can anyone remember the barbershop, maybe its name?? I can remember the shop front being painted bright, pillar-box red.
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Annewiggy
Tamworth
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18 of 20  Fri 16th Mar 2018 4:01pm  
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Hi Oddsock. There is an article in 1967 Coventry Telegraph about Frank Page’s barbers shop in Queen Victoria Road about what happened to the monster pike that used to be in the window. Would this be the one.
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OddSock
Coventry
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19 of 20  Sat 17th Mar 2018 10:31am  
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Hi Anne It could be? I never went in the place myself, and I don’t recall a large fish in the window but that’s not to say there wasn’t one? Have you a date for the Coventry Telegraph issue, and possibly a page number, so I can follow this up on my next visit to The Herbert using their microfilms? Thanks for your reply.
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mcsporran
Coventry & Cebu
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20 of 20  Sat 17th Mar 2018 11:12am  
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The article is in the CET dated Mon 11 Sep 1967, pages 12 and 32, available online.
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