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Midland Red
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151 of 166  Thu 4th Feb 2016 9:39am  
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On 24th Jan 2016 6:40am, NeilsYard said:
Here's another view from 2013 Thumbs up
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NeilsYard
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152 of 166  Wed 10th Feb 2016 12:36am  
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Midland Red
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153 of 166  Wed 10th Feb 2016 10:11am  
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On 10th Feb 2016 12:36am, NeilsYard said:
Here's another view from 2013 Thumbs up
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Annewiggy
Tamworth
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154 of 166  Wed 10th Feb 2016 11:02am  
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Do you know what numbers these buildings are? No.140 Far Gosford Street featured in helping to link our early and late family tree. It was a messuage called "The Bishop Blaze" then.
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Midland Red
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155 of 166  Wed 10th Feb 2016 11:58am  
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Pig in the Middle is no.73 No.140 nowadays is Coventry Cycle Centre
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matchle55
Coventry
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156 of 166  Wed 10th Feb 2016 3:26pm  
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On 10th Feb 2016 11:58am, Midland Red said: Pig in the Middle is no.73 No.140 nowadays is Coventry Cycle Centre
I took some rims into the cycle centre last year for re-spoking, what they didnt tell me was they were closing. I went back a week later to find the shop empty .. It took a while to get them back and even then they had not been done. Angry Angry Angry
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Osmiroid
UK
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157 of 166  Wed 10th Feb 2016 8:34pm  
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I heard something about a Sgt. Bilko museum up that way, any info on it?
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dutchman
Spon End
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158 of 166  Wed 10th Feb 2016 9:39pm  
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One man's obsession with Sergeant Bilko

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Osmiroid
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159 of 166  Wed 10th Feb 2016 9:55pm  
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Great article, thanks Big grin
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Dreamtime
Perth Western Australia
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160 of 166  Wed 10th Feb 2016 11:12pm  
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On 10th Feb 2016 9:39pm, dutchman said: One man's obsession with Sergeant Bilko
The episode with the chimpanzee was a cracker, I laughed till I ached.
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Midland Red
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161 of 166  Sun 14th Feb 2016 9:56pm  
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Look behind the scenes as Mediaeval treasures are unearthed Thumbs up
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dpmorgan
Epsom
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162 of 166  Fri 22nd Jul 2016 7:44pm  
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Behind the Moo Cow Milk Bar was a court of 6-8 houses. I lived in number 1, with my family, till I was about 4. We moved to Canley after that. I was pleased to see it had been demolished. I remember, from a later time, the big second hand shop. Loads of Army surplus. A great place to buy stuff if you were going camping.
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Wighter
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163 of 166  Mon 9th Jan 2017 10:48pm  
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On 22nd Nov 2013 7:14pm, Annewiggy said: Thanks Neil, interesting document. It was a document dated 1730 about 140 Far Gosford Street which was a property called The Bishop Blaize that enabled me to link my tree to the earlier family. This document shows the inside of 142 so I wonder if it was the same. Found this other document. Edited by member, 22nd Nov 2013 7:27 pm
142 Far Gosford St was at one time "Hits & Misses Records". Inside was very "olde worlde" with original oak beams both upstairs and downstairs. I worked there for a few years.
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Midland Red
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164 of 166  Sun 19th Mar 2017 10:12am  
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Back in 2012 I took this photograph of "Trench's Corner" on Far Gosford Street: The plaque clear states "Trench's Corner 1925" - I received the following comment on my photosite from Max Buch: ". . . the block of 18,19,20 and 21 Far Gosford Street is actually named French's Corner. The name plaque (centre of block) was visited by a team of Council-employed shop front 'painters' from Birmingham, which (out of remit) 'touched-up' said plaque but failed to notice the faded cross-bar of the original letter "F". Years of phone-calls and despairing letters to the Council have (Not unsurprisingly) resulted in absolutely no corrective action. Apologies for twice using the swearword 'Council' above." Last week I photographed the same location following completion of the redevelopment thereon: Walking round the other side of the building I took this photo: This is a closer view of the building: It's not the same plaque, but a representation, and it retains the name "Trench's Corner" - I have no reason to disbelieve my correspondent about the correct name, and have picked up this pre-redevelopment item from t'internet: "Trench’s corner is probably a confusion of French’s Corner from the times when the gate portcullis was chalice which gave rise to the slang Calais, the Sherborne the channel and the area closest to Trench’s Corner known as Dover. Development on the site is well recorded and the design & access reporting on development in the last century notes the C19th dye works behind and to the north of 18-22 were demolished when the Sky Blue was constructed in the 1980’s. Only 18-21 Far Gosford Street labeled ‘Trench’s Corner 1925’ remains and the block stands alone. Originally there was a 22 but this disappeared from mapping at the same time as the Dye Works and the arrival of Sky Blue Way. 18-22 appear on the map in 1889 and clearly the brick skin with the classical entablature, scrolls and dating stone are later but it is not clear if they were in fact done in 1925- as is most likely - or if the block was known as Trench’s Corner or that the artifacts were moved here for inclusion in a facading at some time in the last century.’ Since the 1925 footprint a thin full width infill extension to the rear has been added and this is recorded as contemporaneous and part of the mid 1980 Sky Blue Way works. Today 18-21 is a single storey retail development totaling approx. 230sqM. with 18 and 19 occupied by a electric goods merchant and 20 and 21 a restaurant."
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Andydtow
Kenilworth
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165 of 166  Sat 1st Apr 2017 10:03pm  
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Does anyone know connection between this Trench's or French's corner and French's yard which ran I believe from Gosford St to the New Inn through to Godiva St. I know this because Eli French was my grandfather and lived at 44 Oxford St (house still there). I know this area or rather knew it well in the 50s and 60s as a bobby with Coventry City Police and Far Gosford St was 10 beat. Few cars in those days everybody walked the beat.
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