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Diesel74
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106 of 113  Fri 30th Aug 2019 3:52pm  
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Hello everyone, Beginning my life here with a request. Does anyone have any photographs of the outside of Coundon Road when Coventry Rugby still played there? Living in Coundon, we used to pass it and the clinic, also now gone, on the 5A to Kingsbury Road regularly as a kid, but I can't find any pictures on the internet. Can anyone help, please? Mark
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NeilsYard
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107 of 113  Fri 30th Aug 2019 4:46pm  
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Quick look on Britain from Above - not street level I know but may still be of interest - 1934 -
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Diesel74
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108 of 113  Fri 30th Aug 2019 5:40pm  
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Yes, thank you NY. A great pic of the ground, the pub with bowling green (now the PDSA) and the coal wharf at Coundon Road. Not bad considering a decade or so earlier there was little there, allotments, fields and a brick works :) As you say, I'm looking for a street level view. Amazing there isn't in an easy to find way. Mark
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Helen F
Warrington
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109 of 113  Fri 30th Aug 2019 6:05pm  
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I have sympathy trying to find images of 'boring' bits of a city. You might find a picture of fans celebrating? The earliest newspaper images are often sport related but tend to be of teams inside the grounds with few features of the background.
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Annewiggy
Tamworth
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110 of 113  Fri 30th Aug 2019 7:53pm  
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This may only be a bit better but you can see the roof of the entrance! 2001 Edited by member, 30th Aug 2019 7:54 pm
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Roger T
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111 of 113  Sat 31st Aug 2019 10:51am  
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I remember, I think it was January 1970 that the Midland Counties were playing the South Africans. I went to the match and had to run the gauntlet of a big protest organised by Peter Hain. It was well advertised and I am sure reporters and cameramen from all sorts of newspapers including the CET would have some incidental shots of the crowds and buildings.
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Dr Phil 1949 to 1956
Ware Herts & Puerto Mogan Gran Canaria
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112 of 113  Tue 19th Nov 2019 8:13am  
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On 28th Nov 2012 3:22pm, gangan said: I am not old enough to recall the war years, but in the 60's we used to go and watch Cov and we would get there very early so that we could put the scores up on the old scoreboard. In the late 60's I used to put on my City of Coventry Police Cadets uniform, turn up at the ground and they let me in for nothing. What a team we had then - Phil Judd, George Cole, Peter Jackson, Peter Rossborough, David Duckham (a bit after the others), Ivor Preece. Memory fading, anyone fill in any more please
Hi Gangan, hope you are well Dr Phil here I was a great fan of Peter Jackson, incredible player! I lived in the Allesley Old Rd and the walk down to Coundon Rd - using Four Pounds Avenue was my route to the Cov ground. Regards Dr Phil 1949-1956
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Disorganised1
Coventry
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113 of 113  Thu 25th Jun 2020 7:00am  
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I started going to Coventry rugby again at the start of the year, but after only a few games lockdown hit us. The future of rugby is now looking very precarious. The RFU have decided to follow the path of football and sell their souls to the television companies. The administrators grow rich and so do a few clubs and the grass roots are destroyed. To ensure this happens even more rapidly in rugby, the RFU have cut the funds made available to the lower leagues even further. I doubt there will be any professional clubs left outside the Premier league.
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