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scrutiny
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196 of 236  Tue 26th Feb 2019 2:07pm  
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The cheapest petrol in town Thumbs up
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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197 of 236  Tue 26th Feb 2019 6:06pm  
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. . . and looking the other way. I'd been looking for images of that place for a while.
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Midland Red
Cherwell
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198 of 236  Tue 26th Feb 2019 7:18pm  
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Great find, Neil Thumbs up What a range of fuels to choose from Oh my And tyres slashed! - well, the prices anyway Wink £1 off today wouldn't be noticed!
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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199 of 236  Wed 27th Feb 2019 8:08am  
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One more for you Cliff - thanks to Gray Forster on the Cov Kid FB page for finding these online. I think they were part of a Cov Telegraph collection -
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Midland Red
Cherwell
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200 of 236  Wed 27th Feb 2019 9:54pm  
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On 26th Feb 2019 2:07pm, scrutiny said: The cheapest petrol in town Thumbs up
. . . plus Green Shield Stamps Cheers
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Nick Pritchard
Theddingworth
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201 of 236  Thu 18th Apr 2019 11:58am  
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I work in Salt Lane and I've been watching the work starting on the office block on the corner of Greyfriars Lane to add levels and convert it to student housing (even more!) I recall that when my father was Works Manager for the Martin's Garage Group who had the two sites on either side of the A45 at Baginton the owner, Mr. Arthur Martin opened a showroom in that building. The interesting thing was that cars were driven into the basement carpark and onto a hydraulic lift which then raised them through a hole in the floor into the show room. sadly no trace of that innovation remains in the building. The other interesting thing is that Arthur Martin who lived on the Kenilworth Road always had his personal Humber car sprayed a ghastly lilac colour! Incidentally my grand parents owned the garage on the Holyhead Rd through the war as Pritchard’s Garage I believe, before it became Bridge Clock Garage. When it was sold so my grandmother could buy a hotel outside Southampton my father had to complete his apprenticeship at the Alvis works across the road from the garage (now a retail park as you know)
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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202 of 236  Mon 10th Jun 2019 10:06am  
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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203 of 236  Fri 16th Aug 2019 9:58am  
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Following on from my recent post on the Jaguar thread about elements of old Cov still visible, this one popped up from my friend Dean Nelson on FB. Pretty sure they are still parts of the same brick wall on the Radford Road.
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Annewiggy
Tamworth
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204 of 236  Fri 16th Aug 2019 3:20pm  
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Neil, I think you are a few yards out! The garage was where Aldi is now, next to the Congregational Church which can be seen in the old picture, that is where the surgery is now on the corner of Villa Road. The flats are where The Radford Hotel also had pillars outside which you can see that I have borrowed from Real Ale Rambles which mods can remove if that is a problem. I think these match the ones outside the flats better as they appear to be a slightly different shape. There is this pillar on the left of Aldi on the border by the surgery that could be one from the garage but you can’t see the top The garage was immediately opposite St Nicholas Church, it was modernised sometime in the 60’s as can just be seen behind this attractive couple 😏 at a wedding at the church.
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Annewiggy
Tamworth
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205 of 236  Fri 16th Aug 2019 3:31pm  
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Here is a better picture of the pillar Neil, it does look as if it has a top like the ones outside the garage.
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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206 of 236  Fri 16th Aug 2019 4:05pm  
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Well done Anne - what a lovely couple!
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Annewiggy
Tamworth
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207 of 236  Fri 16th Aug 2019 4:25pm  
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Thanks Neil, that was taken at my cousin’s wedding in 1971.
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Stub
Coventry
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208 of 236  Tue 22nd Oct 2019 3:25pm  
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Worked there in the early 70's, it was a satellite operation preping cars for new owners, main site was on Holbrook Lane
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Stub
Coventry
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209 of 236  Tue 22nd Oct 2019 3:45pm  
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Do you have pictures of Parkside Garage please, I served my apprenticeship there from '69 to ‘73, I've been searching for them when I came across this forum TIA Stuart B
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Midland Red
Cherwell
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210 of 236  Tue 22nd Oct 2019 4:16pm  
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Post #184 of this thread Thumbs up
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