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Annewiggy
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211 of 255  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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212 of 255  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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213 of 255  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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214 of 255  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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215 of 255  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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216 of 255  Tue 22nd Oct 2019 4:16pm  
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Post #184 of this thread Thumbs up
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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217 of 255  Thu 7th Nov 2019 9:57am  
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Another shot of Gardners on Gulson Road - 60's perhaps? I think this is looking towards where what’s called Gulson Lodge - part of the Uni - is today built on the garage site, Charterhouse Road on the right where the car is pulling out from. Edited by member, 7th Nov 2019 10:00 am
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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218 of 255  Mon 11th Nov 2019 10:28am  
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There have a been a few mentions on this thread about the Coventry Garage. I was not familiar with it myself and a bit confused by this Ad as it was marked as just Holyhead Road but I can now see that it was an unusual structure on what we now call Lower Holyhead Road, near to the Spon Street Junction - thanks to the Ring Road. I thought it worth blowing up the photo as never seen a shot of it before - I think this is the same place NormK mentioned some time ago on the Demolition thread and he added this photo - Looked an impressive place! Edited by member, 11th Nov 2019 10:28 am
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Midland Red
Cherwell
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219 of 255  Mon 11th Nov 2019 12:09pm  
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This is the site of Coventry Garage, Neil Thumbs up
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NormK
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220 of 255  Tue 12th Nov 2019 12:36pm  
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Blimey MR, haven’t been down there for years, the last I knew it was a car park. Edited by member, 12th Nov 2019 12:39 pm
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Midland Red
Cherwell
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221 of 255  Tue 12th Nov 2019 1:28pm  
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Believe it or not, Norm, that photo was taken in April 2010 Oh my
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Hector1
Coventry
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222 of 255  Tue 12th Nov 2019 1:44pm  
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In the early seventies I worked on the petrol forecourt at Priestley's Bridge Garage and my brother was one of the car sales team there. Priestley's Bridge Garage was part of the Coventry Garage Group and also sold new Rootes and Chrysler cars in addition to having a large selection of second hand vehicles. By the time I left in 1976 they were beginning to sell Mitsubishi vehicles. My manager was Gerhard Mueller, a fascinating and well liked chap who had been captured during the war and subsequently stayed on after the war’s end. During the petrol shortage of 1973 ? I remember him putting out signs on the forecourt proclaiming 'Keine Benzine'. Happy times.
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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223 of 255  Mon 2nd Dec 2019 12:20pm  
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Not sure if this is the best thread for this so Mods move if desired. As a Petrolhead I knew that in the early 80's DeLorean had a UK Office base in Coventry. I think I have commented on other threads that I also knew that Chrysler via Talbot etc. also did work for them with parts manufacturing. I seem to recall someone saying the UK Office was somewhere around Spire House on New Union Street but looking at the Telegraph image I cannot place it. You can see the spires, but - anyone?
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PeterB
Mount Nod
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224 of 255  Mon 2nd Dec 2019 12:50pm  
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NeilsYard, It looks like Christchurch House. That had curved corner offices and there can't have been many of those in Coventry. In addition to the spires I think I can also see the back of what is now Whitefriars Housing on Little Park Street. I could go in the wave and see if I could get the current view, but somebody has built a car park in the way! Peter.
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bohica
coventry
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225 of 255  Mon 2nd Dec 2019 2:19pm  
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Neil... "... was explained to the Telegraph by former DeLorean managing director Barrie Wills, who now lives in Meriden. He said: “The DeLorean production purchasing department was one of the first occupiers of Christchurch House in Coventry city centre." Source: Local Telegraph Edited by member, 2nd Dec 2019 2:21 pm
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