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PhilipInCoventry
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1 of 8  Sun 20th Nov 2011 11:54am  
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There used to be a notice on Corley Parish Church door that stated that this is the height of Coventry Cathedral spire. I saw it about ten years ago. Wave This is Corley Parish Church, 2002. I had arrived early to practise on the organ for a wedding later in the day. Thumbs up The church yard was beautiful.
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K
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2 of 8  Sun 20th Nov 2011 12:19pm  
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Here are a couple of nostalgia pics for you!! Corley Women's Institute Flower Show of 1963:
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3 of 8  Sun 20th Nov 2011 12:27pm  
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And here's an anecdote about Corley, from about 1980. My wife and I went for a drink on quite a few Sunday evenings at the pub on the green at Corley (the Red Lion? ..forgotten) The publican kept birds of prey in a wire-fenced compound at the rear. To get to the loos, you had to go through the back door, along past the compound for a little way, and the loos were on the right. Two ladies went out there this one Sunday evening, and two or three minutes later came hurtling back in all a-fluster, followed by a large bundle of pale fawn fluff, woth great big orange eyes - a baby eagle owl. It was almost two feet tall. The barman came over, picked it up in his arms, and went outside then returned. He said "It's only Gert. Won't hurt you. She's just able to jump up and get over the fence occasionally." Well, it seems, one of the ladies went in to the loo, into a cubicle, only to find two large orange eyes looking up at her, yelled out and fled!! 'Gert' was about 6 weeks old. Two or three weeks later, the bird was stolen. She was lost for a while, and then turned up not far from the pub, in a tree. The owner called, and she came back. A happy ending, at least for that.
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morgana
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4 of 8  Sun 20th Nov 2011 12:38pm  
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Thank you Philip I've always wanted to get out and take photos inside the churchyard but no one would take me, it's beautiful and love the Rhododendrons also that large Rhododendron/Azalea, if I do get someone in the future to take me I shall look for that plaque for you and let you know via here. Thumbs up
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K
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5 of 8  Sun 20th Nov 2011 12:50pm  
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And the Corley WI were really nice ladies too!! Smile They had wanted a spoof recording to mime to, and I spent ages cutting and splicing recording tape to do it. The spoof recording was to replace the normal WI 'anthem'; I think the spoof was 'Kids' or something like that. A very enjoyable time. The Red Lion used to be very popular. Is it still?
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PhilipInCoventry
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6 of 8  Sun 20th Nov 2011 12:51pm  
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JohnB
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7 of 8  Fri 30th Dec 2011 6:09pm  
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On 20th Nov 2011 12:27pm, KeithLeslie said: My wife and I went for a drink on quite a few Sunday evenings at the pub on the green at Corley (the Red Lion? ..forgotten)
This was the Bull & Butcher. I grew up on Watery Lane opposite the pub
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JohnB
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8 of 8  Fri 30th Dec 2011 6:12pm  
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On 20th Nov 2011 11:54am, PhilipInCoventry said: There used to be a notice on Corley Parish Church door that stated that this is the height of Coventry Cathedral spire. I saw it about ten years ago.
The note is still there, I was in the graveyard & church the week before Christmas visiting departed family & ended up in the church with the vicar reminiscing about old times in the village.
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