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Foxcote
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1 of 22  Sat 7th Dec 2013 6:35pm  
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This film is new to me (so I hope I am not repeating this) and I thought it was exciting as the film ends with a trip round the town. It starts with the car being made and then the completed car and the new owners drive it through the town. I felt I was transported back to all the times you mention on here. Standard 8, 1953
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PhilipInCoventry
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2 of 22  Sat 7th Dec 2013 6:51pm  
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Brill, brill & brill. Wave Cheers Thumbs up
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Foxcote
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3 of 22  Sat 7th Dec 2013 6:56pm  
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Note the children, no seat belts but 'Snake Belts', all the rage!!!
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Gazolba
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4 of 22  Sun 8th Dec 2013 3:25am  
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Amazing film. Some creative editing there I think. There is no way all those suitcases really fitted in the back. Anyone know the name of the lane the car goes down after leaving the house? Edited by member, 8th Dec 2013 3:28 am
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Dreamtime
Perth Western Australia
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5 of 22  Sun 8th Dec 2013 7:40am  
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I thought it said Canon Hill Park Road. Those who know correct me if I am wrong. Wave
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TonyS
Coventry
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6 of 22  Sun 8th Dec 2013 8:13am  
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Hmm, don't think it's there Dreamtime, as the house frontages of that type of semi appear to have "square" bays at the front, the ones in the film appear to have round stone-bays. I think you are in the right sort of area though as I'm sure one shot shows them driving along Kenpas Highway. The only stone-bayed houses that I know in this area are at the top of Green Lane South, but they are terraced properties, not semi-detached. Anyone else have any ideas?
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TonyS
Coventry
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7 of 22  Sun 8th Dec 2013 8:15am  
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On 8th Dec 2013 3:25am, Gazolba said: ... There is no way all those suitcases really fitted in the back.
… and who in there right minds would pack suitcases to go on a trip round Broadgate? Big grin
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Midland Red
Cherwell
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8 of 22  Sun 8th Dec 2013 8:52am  
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Gosh! What an interesting film Cheers They either meant Cannon Hill Road or Cannon Park Road - not a combination of both Oh my Anyway, it looks to me like this property in the former (Cannon Hill Road), courtesy of Google Street View Thumbs up
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mcsporran
Coventry & Cebu
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9 of 22  Sun 8th Dec 2013 12:14pm  
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See post #15
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Foxcote
Warwick
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10 of 22  Sun 8th Dec 2013 1:40pm  
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Thanks for helping out with the links mcsporran. Did you spot the policeman on point duty? I found another film but it was Leamington Spa and strictly not supposed to be on here but seeing as you are so 'cluey' (Dreamtime's Aussie slang, that I loved) on cars and may well spot some winners, I thought I would post it. Please help to clarify the link for all the members if necessary. Cars in Leamington Spa, 1953-1963 Please take us through this film of the old Coventry made cars. I have never seen so many cars that I can't make out the registration plate Roll eyes Edited by member, 8th Dec 2013 2:42 pm
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PhilipInCoventry
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11 of 22  Sun 8th Dec 2013 2:35pm  
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Hi & thank you again, Wave Brill, brill & even more brill! Wave Cheers Thumbs up
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flapdoodle
Coventry
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12 of 22  Mon 9th Dec 2013 8:07am  
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Some interesting footage of the post-war city undergoing changes.
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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13 of 22  Wed 11th Dec 2013 6:33pm  
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Love the gent directing the traffic towards the end in what appears to be somewhere around St Patricks Road/Warwick Road/Eaton Road.
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Foxcote
Warwick
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14 of 22  Wed 11th Dec 2013 8:10pm  
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I wondered what the children found so interesting as they turned round, was it the bus?
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scrutiny
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15 of 22  Wed 21st Feb 2018 11:43am  
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