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Kaga simpson
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316 of 321  Sat 15th Jul 2017 4:23pm  
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Garlands Joke shop, No it was earlier, I hadn't started Foxford school till 35 when I was 8. but thanks anyway.
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317 of 321  Sat 15th Jul 2017 9:16pm  
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Could it have been the King GeorgeV Silver Jubilee celebrations in May 1935?
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Kaga simpson
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318 of 321  Sun 16th Jul 2017 10:12am  
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Rob. Got it or think so, my son has found it I believe, Googled tragedy 1934/5. Welsh mining disaster, hundreds died, Sept 1934. In those days most of us kids went to Sunday School, so we knew all the biblical stories, so at that special service, I sneaked a hand out and touched one of the pillars and pushed. Many years later I stood beside Sampson's tomb, it had small railings round to prevent kids clambering over it. I must say it was in very 'mature' condition. Part of the Cathedral floor looked like giant slabs of nougat, dark yellow with flecks of darker colour, but it was a very long time ago.
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Garlands Joke Shop
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319 of 321  Sun 16th Jul 2017 1:31pm  
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I looked for newspaper records of a service in Coventry for the Gresford Colliery Disaster and couldn't see any (again probably due to gaps in the records) but I did find a mention of a dance being held in Stretton-on-Dunsmore where £18 was raised to be given to the Mayor of Coventry's Gresford Colliery Relief Fund (Rugby Advertiser Newspaper [19 Oct 1934]). This suggests Coventry was quite involved in the relief effort and may well have had a memorial service.
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Kaga simpson
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320 of 321  Sun 16th Jul 2017 4:45pm  
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Garlands Joke Shop, It seems to fit the bill, Coventry had a great tradition with mining a few years before that event, but no I'm not sure why we had the service, but thanks for the replies.
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Kaga simpson
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321 of 321  Mon 31st Jul 2017 1:57pm  
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In May 45 I believe the Sunday service was transferred to the Memorial Park - emotions ran high in a crowd of thousands of people assembled for the service. So I was told. I wasn't in Coventry at the time.
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