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edwardpillar
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76 of 90  Thu 12th Apr 2018 12:15pm  
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I recently purchased a Sydney Hodkinson overcoat from a charity shop. It has the address inside of what I presume was Sydney Hodkinson's shop: 136, Queen Victoria Road, Coventry. I was intrigued, but have been unable to discover anything about Sydney Hodkinson or his shop. As far as I can tell his shop has long since disappeared - possibly in the city plan of 1951? The coat is a heavy black overcoat, tailored, fitted. In excellent condition. And I would love to know more about its provenance, and also about his shop. Thank you anyone who might be able to help.
Edward

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Annewiggy
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77 of 90  Thu 12th Apr 2018 12:56pm  
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Hi Edward. Looking through the newspaper archives. Sidney was born in Allesley in 1887. He seemed to move around quite a lot. He left Queen Victoria Road in 1941 and moved to Suffolk House 10 The Butts. In 1953 he moved to 218 Foleshill Road and in 1956 to 100 Far Gosford Street. I can find no mention of him after that so he must have stayed there. He died in 1974. It must be a very good quality coat!
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edwardpillar
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78 of 90  Thu 12th Apr 2018 10:50pm  
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Wow. Thank you so much for your response. That is really helpful. I'm very pleased to know a little more about Sidney Hodkinson. But - if the label is to be believed, and I suppose there's no reason not to believe it - somewhat surprised that the coat might be over 70 years old! You're right, it is a very good quality coat Thank you again.
Edward

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PhilipInCoventry
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79 of 90  Fri 13th Apr 2018 9:44am  
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Hi edwardpillar Wave So pleased that you are enjoying our forum. It's good on here, hey. Best wishes.
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PeterB
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80 of 90  Fri 13th Apr 2018 8:26pm  
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Sad to report that Kenny Menswear (established 1952) on the Foleshill Road has closed. Looking through the shutters I think it is likely to become a jewellery shop. Last time I was in there 'Kenny' said he was struggling to find somebody to take over the business which he ran mostly singlehandedly and was getting too much for him. Peter.
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NeilsYard
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81 of 90  Tue 17th Mar 2020 10:47am  
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Anyone know where a T C Palmer Tailors were? WW1 era possibly? Edited by member, 17th Mar 2020 10:49 am
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Helen F
Warrington
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82 of 90  Tue 17th Mar 2020 12:40pm  
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Short answer 'no'. Long answer 'noooooooo'. Link to 1912 directory page 116/109 )book's pagination) Some Palmers but no tailors and no T C. There are two Miss Palmers, drapers in the Drinkwater Arcade. A brother perhaps? Edited by member, 17th Mar 2020 12:44 pm
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NeilsYard
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83 of 90  Tue 17th Mar 2020 2:09pm  
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Any ideas on this one then Helen? I just searched on Maypole on your Kelly's link and it says there was a Maypole Diary Shop at No.16 Market Street? Could it be there in which case it’s a rare image! (and would need moving threads sorry!)
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Helen F
Warrington
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84 of 90  Tue 17th Mar 2020 2:11pm  
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Gut reaction is it's Broadgate (see arch) west side, or possibly Cross Cheaping same side. Back opening to the market? It is Broadgate. I'll try and find a suitable picture. It's a very good image though. Edited by member, 17th Mar 2020 2:17 pm
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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85 of 90  Tue 17th Mar 2020 2:14pm  
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Yes I thought that initially or LPS east side but cannot see any matches so far.
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Helen F
Warrington
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86 of 90  Tue 17th Mar 2020 2:23pm  
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TC Palmer, next door to Slingsby on the left Forum library image
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Helen F
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87 of 90  Tue 17th Mar 2020 2:27pm  
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The TC Palmer building and the Maypole were 'newbuild', erected after the Castle Inn was removed. Although they could just be re-fronted and the bones might have been the old inn.
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Prof
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88 of 90  Mon 5th Oct 2020 11:26pm  
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Foster Bros. Edited by member, 5th Oct 2020 11:27 pm
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Prof
Gloucester
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89 of 90  Tue 6th Oct 2020 9:47am  
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Statham & ? in the side of the Bank Buildings, top Hertford St. had military badges.
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Midland Red
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90 of 90  Tue 6th Oct 2020 10:07am  
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Statham & Fensom Thumbs up
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