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1 of 9  Tue 17th Dec 2013 7:20pm  
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A photo from this morning of the Coventry Boy statue in Priory Street There is an inscription : This boy has no name but represents all boys of all time who are proud to belong here reaching out as always rough spun to close weave for family and city.
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deanocity3
keresley
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2 of 9  Wed 18th Dec 2013 10:45am  
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Has it always stood there?
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Ace
Nuneaton
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3 of 9  Wed 18th Dec 2013 11:11am  
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If its made of bronze, it won't be there much longer! Nuneaton had their famous Boer soldier statue stolen as it was bronze.
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walrus
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4 of 9  Wed 18th Dec 2013 1:13pm  
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I love this statue. I'm proud that he represents me, my dad, my brothers, my uncles and my pals as we were. As long as he's there, we'll be there. For me that's the Coventry Evening Telegraph he's holding aloft, just as I did when I delivered them along the Bell Green Road and flogged the odd one outside the Morris gates.
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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5 of 9  Wed 18th Dec 2013 9:47pm  
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Same here walrus. Nice comment Thumbs up I'm at least 6th generation Coventrian and always feel a little proud when I see an E-type or anything labelled Cov.
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pixrobin
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6 of 9  Fri 6th Mar 2020 7:48pm  
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I wonder if anyone looking at the Coventry Boy statue notice he wears only one shoe. I hadn't until I was going through some Go-Pro footage this afternoon. Edited by member, 7th Mar 2020 2:04 pm
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Rob Orland
Historic Coventry
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7 of 9  Sat 7th Mar 2020 10:32am  
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There's a super write-up of this on the Coventry Society website, explaining how the bare foot represents his poor background, while the shoe represents his bright Coventry future after achieving his engineering (spanner in one hand) apprenticeship (certificate in his other hand). Like many things that we walk past, there's often a deeper meaning than we're aware of.
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Kaga simpson
Peacehaven, East Sussex
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8 of 9  Sun 8th Mar 2020 10:15am  
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I can only look at this topic and think of the brave messenger boys that died for the good of Coventry during the second world war.
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Kaga simpson
Peacehaven, East Sussex
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9 of 9  Mon 9th Mar 2020 10:40am  
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To me it says this is a Mans World, and women are not in the picture. it's going back 80 years to 1940 when we found out women were equal, they could work the machines, drive vehicles, fly planes. become top politicians, top engineers. More so in Coventry when a top fire-chief not injured got bomb-shock, taken to Hospital he was looked after by young female nurses who were in the same battle zone.
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