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Midland Red
Cherwell
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1 of 25  Wed 14th Nov 2012 11:58am  
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Have just come across an article from 2008 which may interest some members As well as the motor cycle interest, there's a photo showing some shop names in Jordan Well
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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2 of 25  Wed 14th Nov 2012 1:48pm  
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Pretty sure they still meet at The Dyers Arms.....
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dutchman
Spon End
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3 of 25  Wed 14th Nov 2012 2:53pm  
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They do now (it's also mentioned in the article Neil Smile ). When they were based in Whitefriars Lane the nearby Mermaid Inn in Gosford Street was their unofficial 'watering hole'.
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Catshed
Old Chapelfields
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4 of 25  Fri 16th Nov 2012 8:48am  
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A good friend of mine is Arthur Davis who's in that Telegraph photo he's still the secretary and one of the longest running members of the club. Below are two photo's i took from a scrapbook i was looking through that someone had bought to the Hoar Park Wednesday motorcycle meet.They show the clubhouse being built in Whitefriars Lane. An Antelope MCC founder member,Ron Carvill at start of 1948 Clubman's Lightweight TT on a Triumph Tiger 70 250cc
Triumph - 'The Best Motorcycle in the World'.

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Wearethemods
Aberdeenshire
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5 of 25  Wed 27th Nov 2013 8:11am  
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Hi Catshed, If the Antelope MCC meet at the Dyers, what happened to the 'Antelope' Club which I used to frequent occasionally in the late 60's/early 70's which was next door to the Tam o' Shanter Club alongside the Ring Road near the Butts ? Are either still there ? !
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Catshed
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6 of 25  Wed 27th Nov 2013 11:06am  
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The building still stands, the club members declined in the 80's but had a resurgence in the 90's, they started to meet in the Broomfield Tavern but now use the Dyers as a base, I'm not a member but know many of them, they're all a good bunch of lads and lasses, I see one of its oldest members and secretary Arthur Davis quite often. Here's some of its history explained better than I can do. Wink "The History of The Antelope"
Triumph - 'The Best Motorcycle in the World'.

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Midland Red
Cherwell
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7 of 25  Wed 27th Nov 2013 11:42am  
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Interesting to see speedway riders Roger Wise and Dick Tolley in the group photo Thumbs up
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Tony1
Coventry
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8 of 25  Wed 27th Nov 2013 4:06pm  
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On reading the article on the achievements of the Antelope Motor Club brings back memories to when I first started to ride in 1956 and I would be interested to read more from your friend about one active member I lost contact many years ago. This gentleman taught me how to pass my driving test, ride on rough ground, strip and rebuild engines. I believe his name was Reg or Les. He severed a leg injury due to a motorbike accident and drove a motorbike plus sidecar.He lived with his partner at top of East Street; Payne's Lane end.
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Catshed
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9 of 25  Sat 30th Nov 2013 12:28pm  
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When I see Arthur I will ask him if he remembers Thumbs up
Triumph - 'The Best Motorcycle in the World'.

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deanocity3
keresley
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10 of 25  Wed 18th Dec 2013 11:13am  
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Any idea what year? In the 50's sometime
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Mike H
London Ontario, Canada
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11 of 25  Mon 13th Jan 2014 4:06pm  
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On 27th Nov 2013 8:11am, Wearethemods said: Hi Catshed, If the Antelope MCC meet at the Dyers, what happened to the 'Antelope' Club which I used to frequent occasionally in the late 60's/early 70's which was next door to the Tam o' Shanter Club alongside the Ring Road near the Butts ? Are either still there?!
I was a member there too for a while. I tried to find it on Google Maps street view, but it has been so long and so many changes since I was last in Coventry, I can't find anything left of the building.. Post moved from topic Longford Rockers by Midland Red, 13th Jan 2014 4:22 pm
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mickw
nuneaton
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12 of 25  Mon 13th Jan 2014 7:21pm  
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Hi Mike I used to go in the Antelope club occasionally with a friend of mine called Brian Madge who I think was on the committee at the time. He was a tall man with an Exeter accent who drove diggers for a living, sadly no longer with us. To answer your question about what happened to the club building, I'm pretty sure it's ended up being part of Carey's night club which is still there - hope this helps Cheers Thumbs up Edited by member, 13th Jan 2014 9:42 pm
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Greeny
Coventry
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13 of 25  Mon 13th Jan 2014 11:48pm  
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My Dad joined the Antelope Club about 1946, just as the background colour of the club logo went from dark to lighter blue. He bought one of the last dark blue badges which I wore on my old Wrangler jacket throughout the mid/late 70s. When I got rid of the jacket, I took all the patches off and can now find them all except the Antelope Club one - typical ! I picked up some Antelope Club newsletter/booklets at a car boot last week dating from 1957-1961. If there's any interest here I'll scan the covers. Alongside was also a huge pile of Antelope Grasstrack meeting programmes late 60s/early 70s, but the guy wanted too much for them.
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Norman Conquest
Allesley
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14 of 25  Wed 12th Aug 2015 11:21am  
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Have heard that there is a meeting of motorcyclists in Spon End area this coming Saturday. Can anyone confirm this for me please... Would like to know the exact location. Thanks
Just old and knackered

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NormK
bulkington
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15 of 25  Wed 12th Aug 2015 2:29pm  
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I stand to be corrected on this, but I think its at the Dyers Arms...
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