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Greg
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1 of 9  Mon 10th Oct 2011 10:35pm  
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I recently had an hour to kill while my car was MOT`d and took these pictures in an historic Coventry road. When it has been identified, I have four more pictures and a couple of questions to ask.
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dutchman
Spon End
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2 of 9  Tue 11th Oct 2011 3:11am  
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Thanks Greg Thumbs up I guessed rather than knew the answer pretty quick but in checking my answer I learned a lot about that area I didn't previously know.
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Rob Orland
Historic Coventry
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3 of 9  Tue 11th Oct 2011 7:35am  
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Ah yes, not far from me that lot. That poor old clock has had that tyre and wheel rim "hoopla'd" over it for years now - it really is about time they removed the ugly metal surrounding fence and did something nice with it, it's the least that pleasant area deserves. I'll leave the guessing to someone else though....
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Midland Red
Cherwell
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4 of 9  Tue 11th Oct 2011 9:01am  
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Yes, both Rob and I have covered this area with our photos past and present The bicycle tyre has become something of a landmark ! But it's really time for it to go and the whole site tidied
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Greg
Coventry
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5 of 9  Tue 11th Oct 2011 8:14pm  
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Thank you all for your comments. The second part of my query regards the tree in picture 7 and two missing plaques. The tree looks as though it is in the garden of the house, on Binley Road, near to the junction with Marlborough Road but is surrounded by high railings and used to have a mounted plaque at its base detailing its legend. I think it may be tied up with Coombe Abbey but I wondered if any of you can remember the story/legend of this historic tree? Also, picture 8 shows the low wall which runs at the back of the green between South Avenue and Paynes Lane. There used to be a plaque on this wall (probably stolen for scrap at some time) which gave the history of horse racing which apparrently took place there, a long time ago. Does anyone have any info on this plaque or its contents? I share your views about the monument MR. Like so many of the small things in the City which,are a real part of our heritage and should be preserved, nobody seems to care. So sad!!
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Midland Red
Cherwell
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6 of 9  Tue 11th Oct 2011 8:27pm  
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Do you mean Brays Lane rather than Paynes Lane?
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Greg
Coventry
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7 of 9  Tue 11th Oct 2011 8:35pm  
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Sorry, yes it is Brays Lane.
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diggerdave
birmingham
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8 of 9  Fri 6th Jan 2012 10:10pm  
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A few months late but that's the "Coventry Oak" traditional meeting place for royal visitors, where the baillies, aldermen and freeman would ride out to it in order to accompany the visitors into the city, royalty not being allowed to enter the city walls. To enter without this would infringe the freedoms of the city. Being city bred and not used to much equestrianism, it was about the limit of their riding ability.
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Adrian
UK
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9 of 9  Sun 8th Jan 2012 6:21pm  
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Thanks Diggerdave, I have often heard of the Coventry Oak, and wondered what and where it was. I have searched the Internet for information about it, and yours is the only information I have found. A great pity more is not known about this. Cheers Adrian
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