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Coventryhistorymad
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1 of 148  Tue 26th Jul 2011 10:17pm  
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I'm a young film maker, and recently I went down to Coventry and was amazed by its cathedral, so I went back there and made a short documentary, and I thought I would share it with you Smile 'Coventry Cathedral History'
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mayjan
Green Lane,Coventry
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2 of 148  Wed 27th Jul 2011 9:39am  
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Hello there, I had a look at your film and thought it was very good, nice to see a youngster on Historic Coventry, keep up the good work . Thumbs up
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Rob Orland
Historic Coventry
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3 of 148  Mon 7th Nov 2011 8:45pm  
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And now for a treat! One of our fellow members, Chaingang, has kindly given me a copy of a DVD, converted from his original cine footage from the early 60s. There are so many reminiscences that this will create, and so many potential topics, that I'll just let you all get on and watch this for yourselves. The first of the two parts is the Godiva Procession - and I think it's fair to say that "they don't make 'em like that any more"! http://www.youtube.com/embed/ovQlMgi9x6s
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Rob Orland
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4 of 148  Mon 7th Nov 2011 8:47pm  
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And now for part two - around town..... but watch out for something extra that motors along! http://www.youtube.com/embed/xGyGBIaFwZk Many thanks again Chaingang!
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Gilly
Melbourne Australia
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5 of 148  Mon 7th Nov 2011 10:44pm  
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How good was that! A wonderful treat. Thank you so much Chaingang and Rob. Gilly Wave
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morgana
the secret garden
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6 of 148  Mon 7th Nov 2011 11:18pm  
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Wonderful footage on both, we used to watch the carnival at my auntie's on Earlsdon Avenue, which stands next door to where they have knocked the houses down and put up a big building towards the island on the left hand side. I had to laugh at the petrol sign on the road. Well done in filming, thank you both for sharing the footage with us all Smile
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dutchman
Spon End
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7 of 148  Mon 7th Nov 2011 11:35pm  
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On 7th Nov 2011 8:47pm, Rob Orland said: And now for part two - around town.....
Fantastic views there from the Cathedral tower of the area I used to live. I'd forgotten the colours and had to freeze the video every few seconds in order to take it all in. New Street had already disappeared under the Lanchester development except for The Livery Stables on the corner of New Street and Cox Street. Also proof there if any were needed that Market Way (then known as Market Street) was open to traffic when originally built.
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Tricia
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8 of 148  Tue 8th Nov 2011 1:30pm  
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Thank you Rob, the cine films are absolutely fantastic; they bring back such great memories. I'm sure I'll watch them time and time again. This must have been the procession of all processions, I had to laugh at the mobile toilets, I remember they were the butt of many a joke in Coventry. The apprentices of large companies always put on a good show and I remember always looking out for the GEC float. I always wanted to be part of the carnival and envied those taking part. Wave The second cine film of Coventry evoked personal memories of my life as a teenager. Brilliant. Thumbs up
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Midland Red
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9 of 148  Tue 8th Nov 2011 1:48pm  
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On 7th Nov 2011 8:47pm, Rob Orland said: And now for part two - around town..... but watch out for something extra that motors along!
Many thanks again Chaingang!
OMG - The Market Tavern Cheers Cheers Cheers Cheers Chaingang and Rob !
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Dreamtime
Perth Western Australia
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10 of 148  Tue 8th Nov 2011 4:00pm  
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On 7th Nov 2011 8:47pm, Rob Orland said: And now for part two - around town..... but watch out for something extra that motors along!
Many thanks again Chaingang!
That was a nice treat, thank you to both Rob and Chaingang. That was the Broadgate I love and will always remember and I think most of us think the same. Thanks again. Thumbs up
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Greenman
Cumbria
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11 of 148  Tue 8th Nov 2011 5:43pm  
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You're absolutely right about Broadgate, Dreamtime. Incidentally, the clip at the beginning of part two showed a production of The Coventry Mystery plays, which were initially revived and performed in the cathedral ruins by an amateur company, the Coventry Theatre Guild.
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Greg
Coventry
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12 of 148  Tue 8th Nov 2011 10:33pm  
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Terrific video which brings back a lot of memories. Thank you both for taking us back so graphically. It`s a job to remember that the motorway scene was typical when the M1 first opened. Looking at the construction of the city centre does anyone else remember watching the floors of the multi storey car parks being jacked into position by British Lift Slab?
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herberts lad
Exhall
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13 of 148  Mon 6th Feb 2012 3:57pm  
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The portion of the film showing the mobile toilets was an entry by Alfred Herbert Works and Design drawing offices. A parody of the then city councils purchase of two white mobile toilets. Ted Derome, Arthur Watts, Ron Stringer, Fred Blackford and Lord Mayor David Greenhalgh all feature. We are hoping to hold a reunion later this year.
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TonyS
Coventry
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14 of 148  Mon 6th Feb 2012 4:25pm  
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On 6th Feb 2012 3:57pm, herberts lad said: We are hoping to hold a reunion later this year
Don't forget to keep us informed and take some photos for us here on the forum! Cheers
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LdeMain
Nuneaton, Warks
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15 of 148  Wed 11th Apr 2012 10:20pm  
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The University sent this out via Facebook earlier today. Old Coventry on film Leanne
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