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Annewiggy
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106 of 116  Tue 5th Mar 2019 11:53am  
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New development planned for Daimler Wharf
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OddSock
Coventry
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107 of 116  Sat 30th Mar 2019 1:49pm  
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Hi CKV 1D, I too have fond memories of Jubilee Crescent. Having grown up in nearby Grangemouth Road, Jubilee Crescent was the centre of the local community. As a kid, who could forget 'The Candy Shop' with its dedicated counter for little tots in the right-hand corner - all the penny sweets displayed behind it! We had branches of Woolworths, Fine Fare and Lloyds Bank - I believe the Coventry Building Society is still there, but in my day it was the Coventry Economic Building Society!! There used to be a ladies hairdressers, just along from the newsagents, named Jenny Lovegroves I believe? I remember my mum going there when all the stylists wore plum-coloured jump suits as shop uniforms (well, it was the 80's!!). Then there was the waste land, where Asda now stands, which was where a huge bonfire would be built every November 5th. Originally, it was Kwik Save that was built there - next to the off licence (now Boots I believe?) - and, at some point, Johnson Sectionals squeezed itself into the gap inbetween the pair of them! The army also used to visit on a regular basis, parking up tanks and other military vehicles on the central grass area of Jubilee Crescent - great fun as a kid, climbing all over those! Must have been some time ago though, 'cause I can remember the small Police Station next to the library and.... shock, horror.... I can actually remember going inside and seeing a policeman inside!! (handing in lost property I was guvnor!).
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Annewiggy
Tamworth
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108 of 116  Sat 30th Mar 2019 5:23pm  
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Hi OddSock. The Candy Shop was my weekend job in the early 60’s when I was about 14. I loved the little ones coming in and standing by the rail to point out what they wanted. In the summer I was also allowed to make the ice cream cones when the machine was set up just outside the door. I got quite expert at weighing the sweets and twisting the corners! The only sweets I helped myself to were liquorice comfits, still love them, which was surprising as I really liked chocolate. Good old days🍬🍬🍦🍦
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lolipop
arley
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109 of 116  Tue 2nd Apr 2019 3:23pm  
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On 3rd Mar 2019 10:05pm, lindatee2002 said: Sorry to see the shop close after all this time. We used to go when it was Forbuoys, my mum used to buy birthday cards there. Who lives in those flats upstairs? That side of Jubilee was where we shopped at Perks. Mum collected the stamps and we got a lovey dinner service - square plates with flowers and a yellow border. The bags of broken biscuits were good too.
I remember when it was Halls
Nicholson

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Prof
Gloucester
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110 of 116  Wed 19th Aug 2020 7:49am  
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Disorganised1
Coventry
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111 of 116  Thu 20th Aug 2020 2:51am  
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At one time I was the manager of Smith Bros, the electrical shop, though most of our trade was records and collecting TV rental money.
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OddSock
Coventry
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112 of 116  Wed 30th Sep 2020 10:31am  
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On 26th Sep 2020 7:12pm, Annewiggy said: The Inner Circle was a very useful bus, it used to stop at the end of our road, Poole Road. I used to go on it most of the way to Livingstone Road baths, with a bit of a walk at the end, but it was better than walking all the way up Lydgate Hill. My dad and our next door neighbour used it to get to Highfield Road, they were lost when it stopped. In the summer there was a trip called the Outer Circle that went a few times, my friend and I went on it a couple of times and you got to see round the outskirts of the city. Yes, Slim, we only ever went into town as well.
Hi Annewiggy, Here's a long shot, because I know Poole Road has more than a handful of houses along it, but back in 1951 I had ancestors living in Poole Road - John Warden at 106 Poole Road, and one of his daughters, Hilda May Garner (nee Warden), living at 114 Poole Road. I believe Hilda May Garner was one of the founding members of the 'Radford Senior Citizen Singers', which originated from the Radford Methodist Church and ended up performing at 1,500 concerts around the Coventry area before disbanding in 1976. Just wondering? Thumbs up Post moved from topic Coventry Buses - past and present on 30th Sep 2020 10:45 am
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Annewiggy
Tamworth
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113 of 116  Wed 30th Sep 2020 10:58am  
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Hi Oddsock, we were only number 13 so the other side over Moseley Avenue. It was like 2 different streets so did not really know anyone from the top end although I think my daughter works with someone who lived there. Used to walk up that way every day though to go to school at Coundon Court.
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Roger T
Torksey
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114 of 116  Wed 30th Sep 2020 9:20pm  
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My grandparents lived in Lincroft Crescent - one lot - the others lived in Oldfield Road.
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OddSock
Coventry
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115 of 116  Fri 2nd Oct 2020 1:14pm  
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Hi Annewiggy, Thanks for your reply, it was worth asking. I just wondered if you'd come across them, or even heard dear Hilda warbling away? Luckily you had some distance between you maybe? Smile OddSock
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Dreamtime
Perth Western Australia
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116 of 116  Fri 2nd Oct 2020 6:57pm  
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What number in Lincroft Cres. Roger? We lived at no.75 on the corner for 12yrs till 1974.
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