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NeilsYard
Coventry
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301 of 314  Thu 13th Oct 2016 7:01pm  
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Yes Rosemary Wave
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coventry49
Devon
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302 of 314  Thu 13th Oct 2016 8:08pm  
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Thanks Neil. I hadn't realised that they had built so many blocks of flats in that area. Are they still there or have they bulldozed them?
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Heathite
Coventry
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303 of 314  Thu 13th Oct 2016 8:20pm  
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On 13th Oct 2016 3:07pm, dutchman said: I like the way the flats just 'blend in' with their surroundings, you would hardly notice they were there! Lol
I can see I will have to return to this page quite frequently to reacquaint myself with my sense of humour. Moderators please assign this comment appropriately if I have transgressed, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa.
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paulsadler
hillfields
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304 of 314  Fri 14th Oct 2016 7:07am  
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hi all please let it be known that I was born and bred in hillfields and it annoys me for anyone who puts hillfields down if any of you have lived in hillfields then you would've seen what hillfields is like we may have our problems but I have seen the highs and lows and when it comes to it we from hillfields always look after each other. Wave
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PhilipInCoventry
Holbrooks
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305 of 314  Fri 14th Oct 2016 8:35am  
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Hi all, I don't like any district being put down either. My first Saturday job, whilst still at school was at Lilley's greengrocers in Primrose Hill St. I was a the potato sack emptier, as well as errand boy. I bit like Granville. I enjoyed taking stuff around to folks homes, sometimes so trusting that the door to the home would be open, the occupants out & the usual envelope with the money in behind the clock on the mantelpiece. That is just how it was. Warm hearted folk, just as my favorite Hillfields lady forum members are, who I am madly in love with. Keep that a secret though, hey!
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pixrobin
Canley
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306 of 314  Fri 14th Oct 2016 9:05am  
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I was born in Hillfields too, and proud of it. I feel it makes me a true Coventry kid.
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zigzag
cornwall
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307 of 314  Fri 14th Oct 2016 9:13am  
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I worked in a butcher's shop (Stanley Stanbridge) in Primrose Hill St. shortly after leaving school, the customers of this shop were mostly people who lived in Hillfields I found them to be really nice down to earth folk, there was also a feeling of a united community among the people of Hillfields.
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Slim
Another Coventry kid
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308 of 314  Fri 14th Oct 2016 9:36am  
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Interesting. My uncle's butcher's shop was in Victoria St. His name was Walter Stanley.
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Dreamtime
Perth Western Australia
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309 of 314  Fri 14th Oct 2016 12:42pm  
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I did not ever live in Hillfields but spent a lot of time in Rosalies (I think that's how it's spelt) the dress shop. She was the aunt of a close friend of mine and she always knew what suited us best. Besides that I think Hillfields held a lot of character at that time. Smile
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dutchman
Spon End
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310 of 314  Fri 14th Oct 2016 2:38pm  
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On 13th Oct 2016 8:08pm, coventry49 said: Thanks Neil. I hadn't realised that they had built so many blocks of flats in that area. Are they still there or have they bulldozed them?
Most of them were bulldozed to allow the City College to be built and also because they had become a hotbed for social problems, seven out of the ten blocks I think? The rest would have been demolished but for a protest against by their residents.
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Dreamtime
Perth Western Australia
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311 of 314  Fri 14th Oct 2016 3:31pm  
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Isn't that the way though, high rises and social problems go hand in hand no matter where the area.
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Derrickarthur
Coventry
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312 of 314  Fri 14th Oct 2016 4:11pm  
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My dad’s side of the family lived in Hillfields most of their lives. According to the 1841 census they lived in Dog Lane which became Leicester Street and later Swanswell Terrace. In the 1851 census they were in Victoria Street, in 1861 Queen’s Street, in 1871 Brook Street, in 1881 Waterloo Street and in 1891 Lower Nelson Street. In 1901 they moved out to Thomas Street in Earlsdon but in 1911 moved back to Hillfields to Vauxhall Terrace which ran between Days Lane & East Street (circled in red on map). The 1911 street directory shows that my Grandparents (William & Florrie Oldham) lived at No1, his father (Walter Oldham) lived at No7 and her parents (John & Sarah Reddington) lived at No10. My family occupied 3 out of the ten dwellings in Vauxhall Terrace.
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Linda
Doncaster
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313 of 314  Wed 28th Dec 2016 2:27pm  
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Hi everyone. I used to live in Ranby Road, Hillfields. I went to Freddies infants and juniors and had to go to Broad Heath School until Sidney Stringers was built. I used to love Primrose Hill Park, playing on the hill. I was called Linda Ashworth then. I remember the brownies and guides I was in and being in the choir at Saint Peter's Church. Father John Moses was the vicar then. I used to walk to town and often got soaked playing in the fountains. Wave Edited by member, 29th Dec 2016 3:02 pm
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Linda
Doncaster
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314 of 314  Tue 3rd Jan 2017 9:31pm  
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On 14th Oct 2016 9:05am, pixrobin said: I was born in Hillfields too, and proud of it. I feel it makes me a true Coventry kid.
Same here 😁
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