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Kaga simpson
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196 of 204  Fri 20th Sep 2019 10:40am  
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Philip, The asbestos hut was on church land, I wonder if they paid compensation for the shortening of life for those band people? But just behind the asbestos hut was the church rectory, if that's the right word, that stood in that acre of grassland on the corner of Foleshill Road and Broad Street. This was a beautiful house that I lodged in for some weeks in the middle 1950's and I have great memories of an hilarious time there. There was a huge bath in the middle of a huge room that stood on brass animal paws. There were a number of beautiful paintings - it really was a very interesting house that didn't seem to fit in with Broad Street.
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Midland Red
Cherwell
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197 of 204  Mon 28th Oct 2019 8:45am  
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“How Foleshill Road has changed from the 1970s to 2000s” - Telegraph photos
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Prof
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198 of 204  Wed 6th Nov 2019 10:39pm  
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General Wolfe, Foleshill Red Bob Skrzeczkowski
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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199 of 204  Fri 3rd Apr 2020 5:35pm  
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Rob has this excellent image in the library collection which I'd not noted before of the Foleshill War Memorial in Durbar Road (Rob, it says Dunbar on the Library pictures!). It was mentioned on this thread a while ago. According to the Coventry Society - This memorial consisted of four columns on a platform, each with a globe on top. Figures of an airman, sailor and soldier were on the front, surmounted by the angel of victory. It was unveiled by the Mayor in 1919 on Durbar Avenue. It was made of wood and plaster and was intended to be a temporary memorial, but the permanent one was never built. The memorial was demolished in the 1930s. A lovely 'temporary' memorial if you ask me! Anyway my friend Cliff Berwick has just found this one of it -
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Rob Orland
Historic Coventry
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200 of 204  Fri 3rd Apr 2020 6:22pm  
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Cheers Neil - I've corrected the Dunbar / Durbar error now. I guess with so many thousands of images to catalogue, the archivists were bound to make a few mistakes. I corrected quite a lot when I first skimmed through it, but there'll be many more for sure!
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Kaga simpson
Peacehaven, East Sussex
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201 of 204  Sat 4th Apr 2020 10:14am  
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Rob, Durbar Avenue.
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PhilipInCoventry
Holbrooks
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202 of 204  Sat 4th Apr 2020 3:16pm  
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In the strictest of geographical terms, its address was Boston Place. Before the railway bridge was built, the sculpture sat on a small traffic island, where Boston Place, Durbar Ave & Lockhurst Lane met.
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20A-Manor House
Coventry
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203 of 204  Fri 17th Apr 2020 11:53am  
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I was given this little book, with an interesting article. Post copied from topic Books on Coventry on 17th Apr 2020 11:57 am
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Kaga simpson
Peacehaven, East Sussex
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204 of 204  Fri 17th Apr 2020 2:27pm  
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Now I never knew it had done so much damage. I knew it had been hit. Now I believe the vicar that married us was a young German vicar, but apart from asking him outright was never sure, but Gordon Bennett was a real wartime saying. And I believe that the war convinced the council that the district needed a fire-station.
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