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LesMac
Coventry
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1 of 53  Sat 5th Jan 2013 5:05pm  
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After being bombed out from our Holbrooks home, we went to live with my grandfather in Hall Green Rd, Bell Green.This must have been in the late 1940s. Certainly after the November blitz. I soon became friends with the lad next door also another boy a few doors away called Dennis Cakebread. It was through these two that I also got to know Peter Taylor, his brother Jim and his sister who were children of the farmer Tom Taylor at Manor farm. A lovely rambling old manor house across the road from where I lived. I used to spend as much time as possible at the farm, it was like a second home to me..If you enter Dennis Cakebread Bell Green in your browser you should find Dennis's web page on the history of Bell Green...I am doing it this way because for some reason I am unable to insert a link...Les Moderators note : Here's the link Thumbs up
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LesBeard
Bedworth
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2 of 53  Fri 24th Jan 2014 7:00pm  
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Has anyone got any photos of the Golden Fleece pub in Armfield street opposite the old air raid shelters or Johnson road st Laurence's C ofE school in old church road?
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mickw
nuneaton
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3 of 53  Fri 24th Jan 2014 7:25pm  
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Hi Les Unfortunately I can`t help with your request but just want to thank you for solving a mystery the golden fleece came up in conversation a few weeks ago but I could not for the life of me remember the name of the pub or road (the grey matter needs a bit of a jolt these days) I hope your successful on your request many thanks Cheers Cheers
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morgana
the secret garden
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4 of 53  Thu 11th Sep 2014 11:58am  
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Does any one know which pieces of green land in Bell Green they are selling off please. So I can buy a small patch hold on to it then when the big cats want it for development I will hold out selling for big bucks then leave the country Big grin Edited by member, 11th Sep 2014 12:11 pm
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dosovcov
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5 of 53  Sat 6th Dec 2014 11:56am  
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Hi the two pieces of land I know of are a piece next to the bell green road by Clark street .it's a piece we used to call the orchard,because up the top of the field,out of view from the road is a small wooded area, presumably an orchard, we played many a game of football there as kids, but as we aged, football turned to beer and weed lol.Good old days. And the other bit of land for sale is behind McDonald's on the stoney Stanton road. Hope this helps. But we will by the orchard one together and make a stand hehe Big grin
dos

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morgana
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6 of 53  Sat 6th Dec 2014 2:54pm  
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Thanks Dosovcov lol yep stand together 😀 😄suprising what people could do if stood together what could be achieved. Yesterday I glimpsed and noticed which I ve never noticed before a couple of old I think derelict houses set right back long front gardens just across the Proffit Avenue traffic lights , on the right not far from just past the lights towards town, I wonder who use to live in them.
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Kaga simpson
Peacehaven, East Sussex
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7 of 53  Wed 10th Dec 2014 4:12pm  
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Morgana,There were two old houses stood back next to the Green Man doubt you mean them. there were two large houses almost opposite the bridge to the farm. They had a side entrance but what intrigued me they had some sort of iron motif railings above the door,and round to the rear I don't think there was a water tank? E Branson a Foxford teacher lived in one.
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Norman Conquest
Allesley
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8 of 53  Thu 11th Dec 2014 10:14am  
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Those two cottages on Bell Green Rd once belonged to Morris Engines factory.There is no great history in them as far as I know. The one on the right was occupied by John McKinlay the one time steward of the Morris Club. I knew the son of John very well as we worked together for a short time. A very likeable chap and I regret not having kept in touch with him....Norman
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Kaga simpson
Peacehaven, East Sussex
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9 of 53  Sat 13th Dec 2014 10:55am  
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Norman Conquest, have moved from Money to burn by JVB the motives I was talking about there was the motif's on the cottages in Hall green above the doorway, just wondered if they had any significance to the building's.
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Norman Conquest
Allesley
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10 of 53  Sat 13th Dec 2014 11:38am  
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I am not really sure of the cottages you are talking about. The cottage to the right of the Green Man was occupied by the Pinnegar family but they were demolished years ago ( The cottages not the Pinnegars). On the other side of the Green Man was a cottage with a cherry tree in the side garden but that also has gone. The whole area is now full of drab modern houses including the field behind where I once played cricket for the Green Man team.. If you want to have a look down there just load Google Earth or showmystreet.com...Norman
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morgana
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11 of 53  Sun 14th Dec 2014 10:10am  
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No Kaga It was nt those cottages next to the Green Man but the ones on the right set right back just over the traffic lights at Stoney Stanton Rd heading towards town the Bellgreen Rd, Sewell Highway Proffit Avenue lights. Edited by member, 14th Dec 2014 10:10 am
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Kaga simpson
Peacehaven, East Sussex
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12 of 53  Sun 14th Dec 2014 12:30pm  
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Morgana, this is all a bit confusing. post 9 on Stoney stanton road I spoke of cottages on the right hand side just past profit ave that stood back, sounds to me they could be the ones you mean. Regards Kaga, p.s. if so my aunt lived in one of them before 1950 no idea when they moved out,but they moved to Thrupp.
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morgana
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13 of 53  Sun 14th Dec 2014 10:12pm  
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Sorry Kaga I must of missed your comment on Stoney Stanton Rd thread.
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Kaga simpson
Peacehaven, East Sussex
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14 of 53  Wed 17th Dec 2014 12:07pm  
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Anyone know or interested in. Did Bell green ever have a football team called Bell green--Whatever.
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Annewiggy
Tamworth
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15 of 53  Wed 17th Dec 2014 12:27pm  
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Kaga, There is a team called Bell Green Albion. They are several listings of games they played on the British Newspaper site. They were playing in the Coventry North West League and also The Midland Daily Telegraph Charity Competition. This was about 1915 -1918. The newspapers for Coventry aren't online after that date.
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