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Morannes
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1 of 5  Tue 29th Jan 2013 8:07pm  
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On my father's call up papers in 1939 it lists him as a Bed and Mattress maker in Coventry. He lived at the Railway Cottages on Warwick Road. Can anyone tell me which company he may have worked for and their location at the time. Many thanks.
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PhilipInCoventry
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2 of 5  Tue 29th Jan 2013 8:24pm  
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Hello Morannes in Somerset & welcome to our site Wave I do hope that someone can come up with some info on this. Wave Cheers
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Annewiggy
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3 of 5  Wed 30th Jan 2013 11:29am  
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Hi Morannes There is an advert in a booklet I have which I thinks dates to about 1937. Maybe this is the company he worked for. Bed & Mattress Co. Wholesale only Manufacturers of Guaranteed Bedding, Cane Edge Matresses Spring Interiors, Spring and Padded Bases and all kinds of Bedding Factors od Carpets, Linos, Bedsteads, Spring Mattresses, Cabinets and Furniture of every description Head office and Warehouse 24-27 West Orchard Works Lamb Street, Coventry Phone 2125
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Annewiggy
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4 of 5  Wed 30th Jan 2013 2:23pm  
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Just found a directory of Coventry Manufacturers 1950 on line here. The only other one listed there is Callow and Maddox and they weren't established until 1944.
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Morannes
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5 of 5  Wed 30th Jan 2013 7:08pm  
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Brilliant - I think it's highly likely he worked at the West Orchards company. He was very fond of the shopping centre at West Orchards - in fact he got his picture in the Coventry Telegraph back in 2007 for visiting over 5000 times! I can get the cider just down the road but sadly I don't have a Somerset accent. I am a Coventry kid - in fact my ancesters lived in Holbrooks/Foleshill - lots of my father's maternal side were ribbon weavers. My father's paternal side - his father and grandfather - worked on the Railways - which is why he lived at Railway Cottages. Thanks for your help with this - I'm sure I'll have lots more questions in the future. Sue
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