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dutchman
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31 of 39  Fri 31st Jul 2015 12:52pm  
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Not in any detail I'm afraid Blush Edited by member, 29th Aug 2016 7:12 pm
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mickw
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32 of 39  Fri 31st Jul 2015 3:38pm  
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Thanks dutchman it looks as if there was quite a few cottages behind our property I remember the yard at the back of the foundry and as you say they used it for storing castings I could see into the yard out of my bedroom window. Cheers
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dutchman
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33 of 39  Fri 31st Jul 2015 4:55pm  
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The cottages were much closer to the back of the houses in East Street than it seems on a map as can be seen in this aerial view from the north in 1934: Edited by member, 29th Aug 2016 7:14 pm
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dutchman
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34 of 39  Fri 31st Jul 2015 5:10pm  
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By 1951 only half the cottages remained as can be seen in this aerial view from the west: St Mary's church is in the foreground. Edited by member, 29th Aug 2016 7:15 pm
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mickw
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35 of 39  Fri 31st Jul 2015 6:03pm  
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CKV 1D
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36 of 39  Wed 5th Aug 2015 5:29pm  
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I've just been looking through all the rent books, which are all addressed to a Mr Frank Croom, who lived in East Street (Court 3, No.16) from 1922 to 1929, then in Days Lane (No.34) from 1930 to 1943 and then finally in Gilbert Street (No.69) from October 1943 to 1953. The books from 1922 up to 1952 are made out to Mr Frank Croom, but the book for 1953 is made out to Mrs Croom !!! (He must have either died by then, or just left her ???lol). One strange thing, which I think must surely be a mistake, is that books 1922 to 1926 and 1928 & 1929 all have Frank Croom living at Court 3, No.16, East Street, but then the book for 1927 has Frank Croom living at Court 3, No.15, East Street !!! Whether for some reason, he lived at No.15 for 12 months and then moved back to No.16 afterwards, that I don't know, but I personally think it's just a mistake written on the front of the Rent Book ??? The book for 1930 in Days Lane, has what looks like the name: J COPELAND written on the front of it, but it's been crossed out and: F. CROOM written to the right, above it !!! Edited by member, 5th Aug 2015 5:30 pm
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NeilsYard
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37 of 39  Mon 29th Aug 2016 6:38pm  
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Again thanks to Philip Handy on the Coventry I Remember FB page - interesting shot of East St looking towards Paynes Lane and the old Binley Oak.
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dutchman
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38 of 39  Mon 29th Aug 2016 7:48pm  
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Great picture NeilsYard Thumbs up Early 1970s by the looks of it?
On 31st Jul 2015 12:35pm, mickw said: Hi dutchman I don't suppose you've got a map showing those cottages by any chance have you? Cheers
This any good? Smile Pleas visit https://www.old-maps.co.uk to view the original
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matchle55
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39 of 39  Mon 29th Aug 2016 8:53pm  
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On 29th Jul 2015 10:40pm, mickw said: Hi Heathite I remember Mrs Oswin who ran the newsagents at No 2 Days Lane in the 60s and her son who I think was a bricklayer she must have been in her 70s or 80s at the time amazing to see they had the shop in 1935 so must have witnessed the devastation of the blitz as there was no properties left between their shop and the Vauxhall Tavern we lived at 102 East Street which my parents ran as an off-licence till the late 60s when it was demolished we believe it was a bakery at some time in it's life but we've never been able to find anything about the shops history is there any information in your directory about this property? I would be very grateful if you could help. Cheers
I also remember Mrs Oswin, I had maternal grandparents in Winchester St, paternal grandparents in Lansdowne St and my mother's aunt in East St. An area in the 50s and early 60s I have fond memories of.
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