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NeilsYard
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121 of 131  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 131  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
Perth Western Australia
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123 of 131  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 131  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 131  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 131  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 131  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 131  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 131  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 131  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 131  Tue 7th Jan 2020 2:25pm  
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