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mickw
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196 of 221  Sat 27th Feb 2016 1:08pm  
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PhilipInCoventry
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197 of 221  Fri 4th Mar 2016 11:47pm  
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Hi all Wave I have just discovered a post by someone on another website, talking about me. "Readers have been writing in to tell us of their experiences at the old children's orthopaedic hospital, which withstood air raids during the Blitz. . . . in 1946 I was born with club feet, so I started my life seeing Dr Penrose at the Paybody Hospital. By the age of nine, I had had five operations on my feet in order to get my feet to point the right way. My recollections of these operations, was always to wake up 'plastered', and, as we lived in Binley Woods, the long journey my parents had to make in order to visit me. I remember distinctly having to go to the Paybody's clinic; I think this was situated in the Lower Holyhead Road, in order to receive exercise on my feet, and to receive more plaster from Nurse Bailey. Other memories are of going to Trueform's for new boots, and then going back to the clinic, in order to have the soles built up. After 16 years of seeing Dr Penrose, he finally discharged me, only for me to injure my knee six weeks later playing football. This resulted in me being referred back to Dr Penrose, and then back to Paybody's for an operation on my knee - this was in January 1962. I was in there for six weeks. One guy had been in there for 22 months, with both legs in plaster, with a bar running between them, in order for him to hopefully walk correctly. I was allowed to go home early, because the hospital was going to change to the eye hospital. Others were transferred to the Coventry & Warwick Hospital Don Inwood, Handleys Close, Ryton on Dunsmore." He is talking about me!!!!! What a pip! I was looking for the address of the Dover St clinic to see if I could help with Janey's post & have come across this. " . . . One guy had been in there for 22 months, with both legs in plaster, with a bar running between them, in order for him to hopefully walk correctly." That was me, he is talking about!!!!! I wish I could make contact with him if he is still alive, but no links in the directories.
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mayjan
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198 of 221  Sat 5th Mar 2016 5:51pm  
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PhilipInCoventry
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199 of 221  Sat 5th Mar 2016 6:28pm  
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Hello & thank you Mayjan. Wave
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PhilipInCoventry
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200 of 221  Tue 22nd Mar 2016 12:24pm  
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On 21st Mar 2016 10:31pm, TonyS said: ... a bright navy blue (nearly turquoise) pinstripe suit...
Hi Tony, I have enjoyed being part of voluntary groups for most of my adult life, having been myself so helped by the professional skills & dedication of so many during the first fifteen years of my life, where I was in & out of Paybody hospital throughout. My earliest was the Enterprise club in Avon St & then Coventry Mind, but my interest in Myton goes back to the days when the then Bishop of Coventry asked for help in starting a hospice centre. That was around 1980ish. I shared fun times with various charitable groups, including a working lunch at McDonalds, where a team of burly rugby players had to enjoy a children's party lunch which included doing all of the party games, & I, being so small, nothing like the huge rugby players, had to sing "Little bow peep" wearing a tutu. Another time, I was on an accountants' course at Warwick, where I was staying at the Warwick Hilton Hotel for over a week. For two evenings, I was sponsored to dress as a butler, with full garb. No one recognised me, even though I was serving drinks to work & study colleagues over the two evenings. On another occasion, I walked with a sponsored group from Coventry to Kenilworth Castle where I was wearing a full wedding dress. So, my impulse to buy a dazzling pin-striped suit was quite conservative in comparison, even if all of the staff in the outer office asked for the lights to be dimmed.
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Midland Red
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201 of 221  Tue 22nd Mar 2016 1:20pm  
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Dreamtime
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202 of 221  Tue 22nd Mar 2016 2:00pm  
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You should not encourage him MR. Big grin Big grin Big grin
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Midland Red
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203 of 221  Tue 22nd Mar 2016 2:45pm  
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Much too late, Dreamtime - he's totally out of control! Lol Wink
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PhilipInCoventry
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204 of 221  Tue 22nd Mar 2016 11:50pm  
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Hi all Wave In many ways, it is my volunteer activities, over forty odd years or more, that have shaped me more than anything else in life. Even as we as a family are going through the mill a bit just now, I don't have to look back far to see folk in all kinds of situations & dilemmas. That I am sure helps me to see, over a situation, without being tunnel-blinded by it, as indeed so many are. In particular, those closest to the crisis. I do try to see right from wrong, but part of the understanding is just that, being able to understand. My days with Coventry Mind were a real eye-opener. That brought me into direct contact with every conceivable kind of life activity, including a murder. A big over six-foot man that murdered his less than five foot tiny wife, leaving her body in a layby out Nuneaton way. How do I come to terms with that, even though it was nearly twenty years ago? I was talking with the deceased only three days prior to her being murdered. Thankfully, most events were nothing as traumatic as that. The biggest challenge was recognising folk's innocent lifestyles, learning not to be judgmental, however odd to me an activity or lifestyle might have been. I tell you, of all the activities that I have seen, fifteen rugby players, dressed as little children, doing a set McDonalds party time, complete with the cakes, trifles & games, takes some beating. Good night all. Big grin
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Midland Red
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205 of 221  Fri 8th Apr 2016 9:21am  
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Awaiting your report on the Belgrade bacon butty under new management Wink
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PhilipInCoventry
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206 of 221  Fri 8th Apr 2016 3:01pm  
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Hi Midland red, It was as if nothing had happened, just as good quality, but early days yet. Will have a full report after next Wednesday.
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Midland Red
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207 of 221  Fri 8th Apr 2016 3:47pm  
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Cheers
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PhilipInCoventry
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208 of 221  Wed 13th Apr 2016 1:26pm  
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Hello Midland Red, The bacon butty at the Belgrade was ace, as usual. On the way home I sought permission to record this picture of an enthusiast, restoring motorcycles.
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Midland Red
Cherwell
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209 of 221  Wed 13th Apr 2016 2:39pm  
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Wave Thumbs up
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Midland Red
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210 of 221  Sun 3rd Jul 2016 4:35pm  
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One from today for "our" Philip Wave Thumbs up
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