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NeilsYard
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121 of 142  Tue 2nd Jul 2019 10:41am  
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Brilliant again, thank you. Yes, George was my great grandfather, married to Letitia. And I know about the German connection too but please do message me (probably best to keep this separate) with anything you have! I have only just found George and Letitia's unmarked grave at LRC thanks to Derek on here and have a grave marker being made up to mark the location. I'll speak again with dad's cousin (Adrian's son) and get some more info about the shop and the motorcycle racing history. Edited by member, 2nd Jul 2019 10:42 am
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Annewiggy
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122 of 142  Tue 2nd Jul 2019 10:59am  
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Neil, I looked on the newspaper site for Adrian Savage and the only one I came up with was one who was a boxer in the 1970’s and boxed for Triumph. Is he one of yours?

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Dreamtime
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123 of 142  Tue 2nd Jul 2019 11:07am  
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The Super Sleuths of Coventry - Helen and Anne. Cool
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NeilsYard
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124 of 142  Tue 2nd Jul 2019 11:09am  
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Hi Anne. No, Adrian (Ade as he was known) Yardley was one of my grandad's brothers. He ran the cycle shop in Paynes Lane. His son who I was with last weekend told me he was a huge motorcycle enthusiast and worked as a mechanic at races such as the TT for a famous local rider. I need to chase up the rider's name as I did not note it down.
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Helen F
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125 of 142  Tue 2nd Jul 2019 1:30pm  
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So which Yardley lived/worked/got drunk in Vicar Lane? Wink
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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126 of 142  Tue 2nd Jul 2019 1:56pm  
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I did used to drink in the 'Dog & Trumpet' now and again in the 80's - not far! Cheers
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Helen F
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127 of 142  Sat 4th Jan 2020 1:51pm  
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Those pesky Yardleys get everywhere Wink
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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128 of 142  Mon 6th Jan 2020 1:56pm  
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Aah yes, a pub - the natural habitat of the Coventry Yardley! Cheers
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Annewiggy
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129 of 142  Mon 6th Jan 2020 2:51pm  
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And not just drinking in them Neil, the Y’s ran a few as well!
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matchle55
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130 of 142  Tue 7th Jan 2020 2:19pm  
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On 2nd Jul 2019 11:09am, NeilsYard said: Hi Anne. No, Adrian (Ade as he was known) Yardley was one of my grandad's brothers. He ran the cycle shop in Paynes Lane. His son who I was with last weekend told me he was a huge motorcycle enthusiast and worked as a mechanic at races such as the TT for a famous local rider. I need to chase up the rider's name as I did not note it down.
It might be that the rider was Sid Barnett, he was a butcher with a shop near the Bon Bon on Stoney Stanton Road. He was a keen competition rider. Nearby was Jim Bates who ran a motorcycle shop and was a Norton agent. I have no idea whether these two were in cahoots but must presume there was a connection. Edited by member, 7th Jan 2020 2:20 pm
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131 of 142  Tue 7th Jan 2020 2:25pm  
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NeilsYard
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132 of 142  Fri 24th Apr 2020 1:08pm  
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Hopefully I'm not going mad here and this is a repost but this photo shows my dad during wartime outside his house in Capmartin Road which is mentioned on this thread. I've dug it out again as I'm on the Kenilworth History FB page and there was talk on there of a family and house in Lower Ladyes Hill. Turns out the house and family was the same one that dad and his family were evacuated to from Capmartin Road during the war (its proximity to the Daimler works made it a real target!). I did know about it all when dad was still alive. I think my grandfather either worked (reserved occupation) or was on ARP duty with the grandfather of the family in Kenilworth and as soon as he found out he had children he told them to evacuate to Kenilworth to join them and another family - in the end there were 14 people living in the cellar during bombing. I visited the house about 20 years ago when the son of the family (who became best mates with my dad as they were similarly aged) sold the property. His granddaughter has now contacted me so I hope to meet up with them all when we are allowed out again. I probably have the address in Capmartin somewhere but if anyone recognises the exact'ish spot? It’s quite a long road. Edited by member, 24th Apr 2020 1:10 pm
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PeterB
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133 of 142  Fri 24th Apr 2020 8:11pm  
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Hi NeilsYard, Looking at Google street view, the only section of Capmartin Road with houses that match is the section between Owenford Road and "Daimler Corner". North of Owenford road the houses don't have the gables and after the corner the houses only have gables on one side of the road. My best estimate would be about here. The garden looks too small to me, but that may be due to the camera angle. Peter.
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Annewiggy
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134 of 142  Sat 25th Apr 2020 10:52am  
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Neil, would they have been there in 1939. If so I can look your grandfather up on the 1939 register. I am assuming you are talking about your Yardley grandad.
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NeilsYard
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135 of 142  Mon 27th Apr 2020 10:14am  
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Thanks Peter. I originally thought it was the other northern end but then noted the gables. The properties in the distance must have been damaged / removed as it’s a newer estate now? And yes Anne I believe so - I might have the full address somewhere but if you could look that would be great - it would be under Laurence and Rose Yardley.
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