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PhilipInCoventry
Holbrooks
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1 of 210  Thu 14th Jul 2011 10:53am  
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Meeting for breakfast last weekend was good. We were all what we had said 'on the tin'. It's more than just a social network site for a chat, as it provokes thought & sometimes action. Twice this week, a lady from the otherside of the world has said much the same, expressing her enjoyment of this site with memories from her past. A friend, not a member on here, but reads it from time to time, saw that I intend to have another stroll around the Wedge today and has decided to come with me. Understanding a little of our past gives us a better calculated view on what might be our future and how we might better handle it. If we can? Best wishes to you all
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Rob Orland
Historic Coventry
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2 of 210  Thu 14th Jul 2011 8:53pm  
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It was very good meet-up indeed - and I look forward to another one some time. This forum has come such along way in the 18 months or so since it began, and I only really started it as a sort of experiment! I was starting to get so many questions that I couldn't adequately answer, so I thought I'd combine my hobby of writing web-code with an attempt to create something useful that might get folk chatting and helping each other with various Coventry related conundrums. So, thanks go to everyone for making this forum such a success, and me very proud. And if I ever show signs that my feet aren't firmly on the ground.... just give me a kick. Lol Cheers Cheers
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PhilipInCoventry
Holbrooks
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3 of 210  Fri 15th Jul 2011 9:27am  
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My ramble yesterday took me past a cemetery. Not only did I recognise some of the names, I had played at their funeral. I am fulfilling a sad duty today at a city centre church. I have officiated at all junctures of peoples lives, christenings, weddings & funerals. In one case all three! My first job as organist was when I was fourteen, playing for christenings at a local Methodist church. Enough of the morbid, I am an optimist. I have investments that if there was no hope there would be little point in having them. Last evening, I attended my grand-daughters junior school year-six play. She moves on to her senior school in September, three years behind my grand-son. Time does not stand still. The very nature of this site means that many on here are in the same stage of life as I am. That is why I so enjoy all of your company on here. I am dressed like a penguin at present, so no ramble today. Lets hope the sun shines again soon. Cheers
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PhilipInCoventry
Holbrooks
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4 of 210  Tue 19th Jul 2011 12:10am  
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I am writing this at midnight after just listenning to a discussion program on radio four called 'Loving Thy Neighbour'. They were classifying neighbour to include people who we meet or socialise with on the net, not just the man or lady from next door. Our next door neighbour is usually random, unless we live in a managed community, but our neighbours on the net are at least of some similar mind of interest, as on here, our local City. I know my neighbours next door, in that one is male, the other is female. That is a status that in society we usually are able take for granted, but not so on the internet. I could have entered myself on here as a twenty year old female of catwalk model proportions & supported it with a picture to suit as was the case with an example quoted on this program that I was listening to. As this is a site where it's the subject that matters, not a dating or grooming issue, I do not have a problem with someone who has a fantasy of identification. In spite of being told that I was good at acting the goat by my mum, I am not very good at acting, so I would struggle to pull off such a stunt in reality. Imagine the shock & disapointment at our breakfast meeting if I had faked my identity in such a manner. I knew someone once who claimed to be a test pilot, but worked as a cleaner at the Jag' but he was obvious. Many years ago, I learned of a construction site manager who was working for a huge construction company. The site manager had not a qualification to his name, which meant that documents, test certs etc, that he had signed were of no value. That was serious. I am sure that the characters, Jimmy & Happy, mentioned recently on here were their own enjoyable harmless fun characters, without any ramifications. I do hope that you all on here are my neighbours, no matter about personnel circumstances, with our common interest in our City & our memories of it.
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Dreamtime
Perth Western Australia
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5 of 210  Tue 19th Jul 2011 5:02am  
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Oh yes, we would love you as a neighbour Philip - seems never a dull moment - but hope you don't possess a motor bike - Duh !!!!!
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PhilipInCoventry
Holbrooks
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6 of 210  Tue 19th Jul 2011 8:40am  
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I had two motor bikes when in my teens. Well, three if I include a 32cc Cyclemaster moped that I used at uni. I live in a cul-de-sac, with good neighbours so they are worth respecting. Best wishes.
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7 of 210  Mon 9th Jul 2012 3:08pm  
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Can I be the first to congratulate our Philip on reaching the giddy heights of 999 posts on this Forum Well done, old pal, sit yerself down and have a sausage barm! Looking forward to no.1000 - and many many more Cheers Philip Cheers Cheers Cheers
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Tricia
Bedworth
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8 of 210  Mon 9th Jul 2012 3:53pm  
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Hi Philip, Congratulations. Cheers Your posts are always a joy to read. Thumbs up Also, the photos of your of trains, your interesting walks and your Pam are lovely to look at. Wave PS MR we don't have barms in Coventry, we have the good old Coventry BATCH. Oh my
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mattash
Rugby
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9 of 210  Mon 9th Jul 2012 3:58pm  
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If that is the prize, then i will have to step up the anti. Wink Cheers Phil Cheers ip.
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Catshed
Old Chapelfields
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10 of 210  Mon 9th Jul 2012 4:22pm  
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Well done Phillip,i enjoy your posts also esp the Railway related ones,keep up the good work Thumbs up
Triumph - 'The Best Motorcycle in the World'.

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Baz
Coventry
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11 of 210  Mon 9th Jul 2012 8:13pm  
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Well Done Philip, I have a long way to go to catch YOU up. Keep up all the good work and here's to another 1000. Cheers Cheers Cheers Lets have some more railway stuff.
Always looking forward to looking at the past.

Our Philip
Midland Red

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12 of 210  Thu 12th Jul 2012 10:16am  
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He's finally made it ! Thumbs up
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Jaytob
Derbyshire
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13 of 210  Thu 12th Jul 2012 12:51pm  
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Well done to Philip for reaching 1000 posts and, despite your worrying, the Forum hasn't collapsed! Worth a mention too is Dutchman who has posted 1198. A magnificent achievement. You both have such a wealth of knowledge it makes Rob's Forum so very interesting. Lol Thumbs up
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PhilipInCoventry
Holbrooks
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14 of 210  Sat 14th Jul 2012 10:37am  
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Hi Jaytob, Hi all Wave It isn't so much the worry of the forum collapsing under my weight, it was more to do with whether I turned into a blob of jelly. Big grin Or, whether I should keep my eyes closed or covered, as demonstrated by Norman Clegg. That was always his big concern at frightening events. Best wishes to you all. Wave
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dutchman
Spon End
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15 of 210  Sat 14th Jul 2012 3:18pm  
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On 12th Jul 2012 12:51pm, Jaytob said: Worth a mention too is Dutchman who has posted 1198. A magnificent achievement.
Cheers Jaytob Cheers
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