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bigandy5rrf
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1 of 6  Tue 18th Mar 2014 8:00pm  
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Hi all, looking to locate the old TA army barracks in Keresley. I know it's been knocked down but would like to know its old location and some pics if anyone has any
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deanocity3
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2 of 6  Tue 18th Mar 2014 8:35pm  
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they were based in Greens Road near to Whitmore Park school Houses now on the site and now called Battelian close Edited by member, 18th Mar 2014 8:37 pm
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TEKMELF
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3 of 6  Wed 19th Mar 2014 3:13pm  
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The T.A. centre was opened in Green's rd about 1954 and was used by both the 9th Medium W/S R.E.M.E who moved from Quinton Rd, and also the Airborne who I believed moved from Binley. Tuesday night was drill night for the R.E.M.E and we were paid 3/. a week bus fare. There was a Sergeants mess and also an O.R.s canteen. Both opened as the training(?) session ended and closed when the last man went home. There was also a large drill hall marked out as a badminton court. At the back of the main building were the R.E.M.E. workshops with Johny Cant, my good friend, as permanent staff .Great times...
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woodford
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4 of 6  Fri 21st Mar 2014 10:58am  
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My brother, Geoff Woodford, used this barracks as a T A member in the late 50's/early 60's. We lived in Keresley End at the time. I remember going to a party there, as a little girl, and meeting some of the Sky Blues players.
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Annewiggy
Tamworth
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5 of 6  Fri 21st Mar 2014 11:04am  
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I am sure I went there in the 60's and I have no idea why but I went somewhere in Keresley to an indoor rifle range and was taught how to fure a 2.2 rifle. I was quite good at it as well. Big grin
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Disorganised1
Coventry
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6 of 6  Sat 22nd Mar 2014 3:51am  
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I was at primary school with a girl whose father was based at the barracks, being aged 5 at the time I don't remember anything else about him, can't even remember the girls name. Blush Blush Blush This was at Springfield Primary next door to the Coronation Club.
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