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slumber
Coventry
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1 of 15  Mon 19th Nov 2012 6:17am  
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I don't have a lot to say, but I like to read what everyone else has to say and go through the various sites. I have been looking at some old pictures of Coventry and found them very interesting, but it made me wonder if, by chance, anyone may have a copy of a photograph of local school children, namely All Saints, Vecqueray Street, taken with the Lord Mayor of Coventry, as they were about to board an aeroplane at Baginton, to go for a trip round Coventry. I believe it was about 1958/59.
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scrutiny
coventry
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2 of 15  Mon 19th Nov 2012 9:20am  
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Hello Slumber, Somewhere on here are pics of those plane flights in the era in question. I do not know which topic they are under. The flights were in a Rapide aircraft. Sorry not much help but if you delve into the past topics you will find them. Wave
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happyhippie
Devon
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3 of 15  Mon 26th Nov 2012 1:27am  
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Hello Slumber, I'm very new here but I saw your post. I too went to All Saints School. I lived first in Charterhouse Rd, then Vecqueray St. I have a photo (somewhere) taken the day the mayor came. I remember Mr Wheel the headmaster, he used to play a violin, badly, and hit us with the bow Oh my My favourite teacher was Mrs Baker. I will look for the photo and post it, when I find out how that is. I'm having so much fun reading about everyone's memories on here. I no longer live in Coventry, I now live in Devon, all my best memories are there. Thumbs up
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Dreamtime
Perth Western Australia
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4 of 15  Mon 26th Nov 2012 2:18am  
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Welcome Happyhippie, with a name like that you are off to a good start. Hope you share your best memories with us Wave
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dutchman
Spon End
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5 of 15  Mon 26th Nov 2012 2:56am  
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It's gone now, replaced by 'Scholars' nightclub. I lived just up the road from All Saints but, being Catholic, had to pass it every day on my way to St Mary's.
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cabbie
coventry
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6 of 15  Mon 26th Nov 2012 7:42am  
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We used to go to the jumble sales at All Saints and I remember getting some spats gaiters, in black, I thought they looked great. They nearly covered the whole of my leg. I must have looked a right idiot but I loved them.
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happyhippie
Devon
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7 of 15  Wed 28th Nov 2012 12:58am  
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My mum and nan use to go to those jumble sales too, I used to go to guides in the school hall one night a week. I hated my school years, but my best memories are of All Saints, even though the headmaster was a bit strange!!
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Midland Red
Cherwell
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8 of 15  Wed 28th Nov 2012 8:40am  
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Anyone know where the name Vecqueray comes from or what it refers to? Oh my
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scrutiny
coventry
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9 of 15  Wed 28th Nov 2012 9:01am  
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Vecqueray St. was named after the Revd. G.C. Vecqueray, the vicar of All Saints until 1904.
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Midland Red
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10 of 15  Wed 28th Nov 2012 9:32am  
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Thanks, John Thumbs up
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scrutiny
coventry
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11 of 15  Wed 28th Nov 2012 9:46am  
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No prob. Thumbs up
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ccfc67
coventry
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12 of 15  Tue 15th Apr 2014 12:52pm  
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On 26th Nov 2012 1:27am, happyhippie said: I remember Mr Wheel the headmaster, he used to play a violin, badly, and hit us with the bow.
Mr Wheel, now that is a name from the past I can clearly remember having to sit through his violin performances - can also remember Mrs Baker, it's funny how memories come flooding back when someone mentions a name from the past, we had to walk to the assembly hall next to the school for assembly and dancing lessons, we would all make a dash to our favourite girl as we had to pair up. Lived in Gulson Road during this period - shame we have to grow up
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California
Los Angeles, California
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13 of 15  Wed 16th Jul 2014 9:41pm  
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On 26th Nov 2012 1:27am, happyhippie said: I remember Mr Wheel the headmaster, he used to play a violin, badly, and hit us with the bow.
This is California and my first time trying to respond to a post. I just joined and hope I am doing this correctly. I went to All Saints a millennium ago and remember Mr. Wheale (or piggy Wheale) as someone called him. Not a nice man - used the cane frequently and played the violin badly. I also remember Mrs. Baker - very prim and proper. However, do you remember either of the McCarthy girls (one blonde, one redhead) or Paul Foster? I think the McCarthy's lived on Northfield Road (as did I) and Paul lived on Charterhouse Road? All your posts are fascinating and bringing back memories. I have lived in California for the past 30 years but reading your posts made me very homesick. I hope I have done this correctly - if not, I will try again.
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TonyS
Coventry
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14 of 15  Wed 16th Jul 2014 10:06pm  
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Hi California, you most certainly have done it correctly Thumbs up Welcome to our forum I hope you enjoy your time here Cheers
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Canada Dry
Toronto
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15 of 15  Sat 10th Jun 2017 6:14pm  
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Hello one and all! This is another first time poster from "across the pond". I was taken back to my childhood reading these accounts of times gone by at All Saints. I too, remember Mrs Baker, she was a well turned out, slim lady with short, coiffed salt and pepper hair and given to wearing fitted 2 piece skirt suits. She was fond of peering over her half-moon spectacles and without saying a word would shoot an icy glare at misbehaving children which would stop them in their tracks! Other staff I remember from my era, which hopefully will jog some memories, include Mrs Moore; Ms Hinds; Mrs Viner; Mrs Shilton; Mr Grinnell; Mr Thomas and Mr Knight.
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