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Sorcha
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1201 of 1317  Sat 16th Sep 2017 8:24pm  
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Thank you so much. What's the Herbert?
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Helen F
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1202 of 1317  Sat 16th Sep 2017 8:33pm  
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Sorry, I meant the Herbert Art Gallery and specifically the History Centre connected to it. I've not seen a copy on Amazon.
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Sorcha
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1203 of 1317  Sat 16th Sep 2017 9:25pm  
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Ooh I wish I'd known, I was in there earlier in the year when we were trying to find the pubs. I should have joined this forum sooner😔
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Sorcha
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1204 of 1317  Mon 18th Sep 2017 2:17pm  
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This memorial was erected to the quaintly named William Flower Lane, one time landlord of the Royal Vaults in Cross Cheaping. He also had connections to other Coventry pubs. William was a serving soldier most of his life, his service records describe him as 5' 10'' tall with brown hair and hazel eyes. Whilst stationed in Sheffield he met his wife Emily. Emily's life was marred by tragedy, one of 18 children, only 7 saw adulthood. Even then her older sister Adelaide died young leaving a husband and 7 small children. On William's discharge from the Army in 1896, his given address was The Peeping Tom Hotel in Hertford Street. Maybe William didn't adjust to civilian life as he re-enlisted and was sadly killed in the Boer War in 1900 whilst saving a wounded comrade. Emily and her brother Ernest continued to run The Royal and were joined in Cross Cheaping by their sister Tryphena and husband Richard Moore. The Moores ran The Queens Arms at number 18. Tryphena was widowed in 1911 but ran the pub until 1918. I'd like to think the Lanes' marriage was a happy one. William's Army records note he was of exemplary conduct, good humour and temperate habits - whatever that means! They sadly had no children but her two of Adelaide's children moved to Coventry and married there. Sarah Pett married John Idiens, a man of means and 36 years her senior! Basil Pett married Theresa Nauen who ran a shop in Spon Street. He was decorated for gallantry in WW1 but the marriage didn't last. Whether it was the death of brother Ernest in 1913 or her own failing health, Emily left the Royal that year and took a house in Meriden Street but developed cancer and returned to Sheffield to die 5 years later. One of the executors of her will was a Jonathan Hewitt who ran the Old Stag Inn. I only learned of my Coventry connections quite recently and came to visit this year. Although there is little left of anything connected to my family I discovered Coventry's unique charm and now a little piece of my heart will always be there. If you've managed to get to the end of this without losing the will to live, thank you for your patience 😊
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Helen F
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1205 of 1317  Mon 18th Sep 2017 4:11pm  
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Family histories are interesting and the hobby has opened up a lot of research data. Thumbs up I've been trying to map Coventry's old buildings and the pubs are an essential guide to where things were. In the oldest images the pubs were often denoted by a lantern attached to the outside, so those without temperate habits could see their way to the pub in the evening and stagger back at night. Cheers The names of the pubs changed over the years but the locations moved about too, eg The Spread Eagle on West Orchard moved up and down the road such that it was hard to match up the maps and the images of it.
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Sorcha
1206 of 1317  Mon 18th Sep 2017 4:35pm  
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Gerry Travers
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1208 of 1317  Tue 19th Sep 2017 9:44am  
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Oh my Well said, we came over here in 1955 from N. Ireland, Belfast and what changes have taken place since then! Gerry. Oh my
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Midland Red
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1209 of 1317  Tue 19th Sep 2017 3:18pm  
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Student block planned for the site of the Fletch Oh my
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Sorcha
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1210 of 1317  Tue 19th Sep 2017 8:46pm  
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What's the Fletch?

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pixrobin
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1211 of 1317  Tue 19th Sep 2017 8:53pm  
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The Fletchamstead pub was on the corner of Fletchamstead Highway and Standard Avenue opposite where the Standard Motors used to be. It is currently a second-hand car showroom.
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Midland Red
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1212 of 1317  Sun 12th Nov 2017 9:10am  
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On 13th Jan 2016 11:46am, mickw said: Glad to see the old place is being used again instead of being demolished I hope they've kept the oak tree in the car park that my father in law paid for when he was landlord of the Grange we had some great times there. Cheers Thumbs up
Bulldozer used at The Grange - but it's not been demolished Oh my
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Midland Red
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1213 of 1317  Fri 8th Dec 2017 6:25pm  
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The Bricklayers Arms, Cromwell Street - with a Coventry-built, Coventry-registration car Thumbs up
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scrutiny
coventry
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1214 of 1317  Sat 9th Dec 2017 6:53am  
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Just as I remember it MR, the fishing club had its headquarters there. Where else to tell the tales of the one that got away? Lovely bunch of men who introduced me to fishing, leave at 5am to wherever the venue was, tackle up and fish for 4hrs, weigh in to see who won then back home. Every Sunday. Because I was an apprentice they would not let me "chip" in for petrol and sneak me in without paying the bank fee and buy me a drink after. Thumbs up oops, i used to work part-time in the "Fletch" as well, saving to buy my first house. Edited by member, 9th Dec 2017 7:58 am
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Dreamtime
Perth Western Australia
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1215 of 1317  Sat 9th Dec 2017 10:18am  
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Great pic. MR, thank you, was that all tiled at the front? I am sure my mum, May Toseland used to be in the ladies darts team at the Brickies. Take care all, bad weather due. Roll eyes Edited by member, 9th Dec 2017 10:20 am
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