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Wimero
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106 of 128  Fri 13th Mar 2015 11:41am  
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Hi Everyone I'm new to this site. Wondering if any knows the whereabouts of an old mate of mine from the mid 60's. His name was Graham Williams known to one and all as Wimp. I think he was given the name by a lad called Rick Brown who lived next door to him. He lived at 158 Avon St, his step brother was Malc Arch. I remember he gave me a ride on his Triumph Trophy once and scared me to death! Being a mod with a 150 Vespa anything over about 40mph was fast. I saw him in the bookies opposite the Devon a couple of years ago, wrote his details on a betting slip and lost it. Edited by member, 13th Mar 2015 11:56 am
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Norman Conquest
Allesley
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107 of 128  Fri 13th Mar 2015 11:53am  
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Hello to you and welcome. Thumbs up
Just old and knackered

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doug noble
coventry
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108 of 128  Wed 18th Mar 2015 5:06pm  
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On 4th Mar 2015 10:54am, rayjones said: Hi Doug, yes I remember it well with your terrible injuries and the sad loss of a good friend Gayle. Remember before the Island Café we used to hang about around Johny Bloxham's mum's shop? Tell me have you still got the Arrow with the expansion boxes, haha. All the best. Ray
Hi Ray, yes I remember you well, sorry to say the Arrow was succeeded by many Triumphs. Nice to hear from you. Regards, Doug
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dec blyth
coventry
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109 of 128  Tue 15th Sep 2015 8:43pm  
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Hi, just found site, bit late but hey great memories from mid sixties to mid seventies, by which time a lot of guys had started using Walsgrave pub and other venues. Pete Hutt, what happened to little John Davies who worked the skate room with you for a lot of time.
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petehutt
radford coventry
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110 of 128  Fri 13th Nov 2015 11:39pm  
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Hi all been off the forum for a while. I still see John Davies a lot. Try to answer the questions. The Haywards were the first that I remember running or owning the skating rink. There was someone else before Les Allen who also owned the billiard hall. Dec, I believe you asked about when skating, it's open Tuesday nights from 6 to 9, it's not as big as Longford was, I'm there every Tuesday, be great to see you & catch up, love to see a few old Longford lads
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dec blyth
coventry
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111 of 128  Tue 15th Dec 2015 10:12pm  
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Well, Pete, not too good with all this computer stuff but glad I got in touch. My grandkids are delighted at now roller skating twice a week at Wyken community centre. Good to see Mick Dodd there with his grandkids. Sure plenty of Longford old 'uns would be there if they knew about it.
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petehutt
radford coventry
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112 of 128  Wed 16th Dec 2015 6:30pm  
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Yes Dec I'm not too good with computer stuff it's great to see you & your grandkids your not doing bad at all on your roller skates considering its the first time in 40 years look forward to seeing you there soon be great if we get some more old mates there
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dec blyth
coventry
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113 of 128  Wed 16th Dec 2015 9:26pm  
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Well, am bruised and battered but happy. 40 years ago we were the lads, now we're the granddads. Anyone browsing this site that used to skate at Longford, even if it's for a coffee, come along, bring your grandkids. Let them have a go.
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john carey
wyken
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114 of 128  Sat 23rd Jul 2016 4:48pm  
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On 1st Nov 2013 1:06pm, IslandCafe said: When I first opened the Island Cafe (opposite the Devonshire Arms) in 1963, it quickly became a meeting point for a number of Longford Rockers....
Hi Alan, I hope u and Jackie are keeping well. Sorry to be the carrier of bad news but Ady Hartwell who came to visit u and Jackie passed away on 2nd July, funeral in Cape Town on 26th July. Blush
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IslandCafe
Modbury, Devon
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115 of 128  Sun 24th Jul 2016 11:54am  
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Sad news indeed, Ady was so well when we saw him last, I'm sure those that are left will have their own memories of those good old days when we were all young (me included) and life was to be enjoyed without a care in the world. Commiserations to his wife.
Alan

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john carey
wyken
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116 of 128  Sun 24th Jul 2016 6:26pm  
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Alan you're right about the memories they were great times. We have got a LR get together at the Dyers Arms on the 5th I'm sure we will have a few drinks on his behalf Edited by member, 25th Jul 2016 8:01 pm
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dec blyth
coventry
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117 of 128  Tue 9th Aug 2016 9:40pm  
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Hi all, Dyers on Friday was a great night, big Alio came back from Leicester to read out a message to us all from Ady's wife, very moving, think we maybe don't realise the comradery we had all those years ago. Was a privilege to be part of it. Can't wait for next gathering, was good to see a few different heads there, Munsey, Johnny Davies, and Eccles looks better now than 50 years ago, haha.
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w-aussie
perth w.a.
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118 of 128  Tue 14th Feb 2017 1:06pm  
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On 1st Nov 2013 1:06pm, IslandCafe said: When I first opened the Island Cafe (opposite the Devonshire Arms) in 1963, it quickly became a meeting point for a number of Longford Rockers....
Hi Alan, remember you & wife running the caff, me & a few other local riders would have (quite) a few brews @ the Dev. an M & B pub from memory & then go for a blast down town, round Broadgate, then back for a coffee & bragging rights. Closing time was 10.00pm in them days so you must have put the hours in! I rode a Velocette then - actually fell off right in front of the caff, more speed than controllability!! All the best, John
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john carey
wyken
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119 of 128  Tue 8th Aug 2017 12:39pm  
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Hi. Sorry to be the carrier of bad news. Doug Noble, the most loved and respected Longford rocker, passed away on Saturday 6th August 2017. He will be sadly missed by anyone who knew him. My deepest thoughts to his wife Mary and the kids.
j carey

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PhilipInCoventry
Holbrooks
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120 of 128  Tue 8th Aug 2017 3:45pm  
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Hi John, I knew Doug from when he lived in Honiton Rd. I lost contact with him in early sixties except for seeing him in hospital when he had suffered a bad motorbike mishap. Sad
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