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BrotherJoybert
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1 of 2  Fri 23rd Apr 2010 8:17pm  
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Bloomin' Brummies! Always lowering the tone! ;) "The Rambler" 21 August 1897, in an article about Coventry: ...In the streets run electric trams; the water supply of the town is now stored in an underground reservoir whose domed chambers shine in resplendent cleanliness; a new cemetery, picturesquely planted, stands in the London Road; streets are being widened and new municipal buildings erected. The character of the population, which has risen from 25,000 to 70,000, has not been improved by the admixture of Birmingham roughs, and a strong force of police is required to keep order. ** Laugh Out Loud **
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dutchman
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2 of 2  Fri 23rd Apr 2010 10:26pm  
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I wonder if that's a reference to the Spon End storage tanks? If so they've since been filled in and turned into a mini municipal park.
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