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mick2011
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1 of 19  Sun 28th Aug 2011 6:27am  
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Hi Forum, Here is an old photograph of what I presume should be around the Coventry area somewhere. I've searched but can't find anything. With your local knowledge I was wondering if you might know of this place. It looks like this was taken around 1900. Thanks.
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TonyS
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2 of 19  Sun 28th Aug 2011 8:37am  
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Hi again, Gosh, that place is huge! What indications do you have that it may be the Coventry area?
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Midland Red
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3 of 19  Sun 28th Aug 2011 8:40am  
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This is The Royal Court Hotel, Tamworth Road, Keresley - originally Keresley Hall (built 1894), converted into a hospital in 1929 and subsequently a hotel post 1968
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JohnB
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4 of 19  Sun 28th Aug 2011 9:10am  
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I also think it is the Royal Court. I would also bet that it doesn't like that that any more with all the redevelopment that has gone on there John Wave
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19FoleshillRd
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5 of 19  Sun 28th Aug 2011 1:01pm  
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If you visit the hotel website, you can see it doesn't look much like the original! I wonder how many Forum members were born there like me, and have Meriden as the place of birth on their passports!
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PhilipInCoventry
Holbrooks
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6 of 19  Sun 28th Aug 2011 6:49pm  
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I cannot find any history on-line regards The Royal Court or Keresley Hall as I believe it once was. I may have to see what it says in the 'Victoria History of Coventry'. Can anyone on here help? I was born there when it was the Hospital. Smile For such a large building not to have history is most strange. It's as though the history is hidden intentionally. Big grin
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dutchman
Spon End
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7 of 19  Sun 28th Aug 2011 7:15pm  
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"The original Manor House, built in 1894 by the car manufacturer William Hillman, has been tastefully extended over the years to become the largest hotel in Coventry."
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PhilipInCoventry
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8 of 19  Sun 28th Aug 2011 7:35pm  
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Thank you for that, Dutchman. At the back of my mind I thought that it was Hillman. I though that we have had a thread on this subject on this site before. Cheers
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mick2011
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9 of 19  Sun 28th Aug 2011 8:08pm  
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Many thanks for this. I wasn't 100% if it was around Coventry, but some others are, so I presumed this was. I did find this, but like you say it didn't look quite right from this photograph.
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JohnB
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10 of 19  Mon 29th Aug 2011 3:31pm  
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My wife was born at the Royal Court (as it is now). She was registered at Meriden & was supposed to be called Suzanne, unfortunately her mother was unsure how to spell it so she ended up as Susan!!! Oh my I was also registered at Meriden having been a home birth at Corley Moor John
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morgana
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11 of 19  Sun 6th Nov 2011 9:09pm  
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Here is some history to Keresley, I used to live right by the Royal Court not far from the Bell pub. Hope this helps, Philip
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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12 of 19  Sun 6th Nov 2011 9:49pm  
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My sister was born there and she had her wedding reception in 1989 in what probably was one of the maternity wards! Coincidence. My dad used to know Fred Kilpatrick who owned the place in the later 70's together with the Allesley Hotel. The BBC used The Royal Court as the setting for the nursing drama 'Angels'.
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skyblue1
allesley village
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13 of 19  Sat 4th Oct 2014 8:04am  
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Looks like Allesley Hall, with the lane running down the side, which leads up to Allesley village opposite Allesley church
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morgana
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14 of 19  Sat 4th Oct 2014 8:24am  
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The first photo was taken in Sandpits Lane, Tamworth Rd end, showing the Royal Court pre-Keresley hospital. Keresley hospital used to come under Meriden which didn't come under Coventry, if I recall right my brother born there had to go to Solihull for a copy of his birth certificate.
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Janey
Keresley
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15 of 19  Thu 19th Nov 2015 2:26pm  
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I have only just noticed this thread - brought back a few painful memories as I had my tonsils out at age 18 when it was Keresley Hospital! I was in for a few days, and the nurses used to make me get up and go round the ward making the drinks - Horlicks, hot chocolate, tea - rather difficult to ask the patients what they wanted when I could only croak! But at least there was a lovely view of the gardens from the corridor, not just a heaving car park!
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