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NeilsYard
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211 of 236  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
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212 of 236  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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213 of 236  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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214 of 236  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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215 of 236  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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216 of 236  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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217 of 236  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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218 of 236  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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219 of 236  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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NeilsYard
Coventry
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220 of 236  Mon 2nd Dec 2019 2:22pm  
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Yes - thanks both. In this one it looks like they must have had the whole floor as that looks like New Union St -
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Annewiggy
Tamworth
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221 of 236  Mon 2nd Dec 2019 7:49pm  
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An article on Coventry Live from Yesterday about De Lorean
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Dreamtime
Perth Western Australia
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222 of 236  Tue 3rd Dec 2019 4:07am  
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Thanks for that bit of info Anne, makes a change reading some fact instead of fiction these days in the newspapers. Puts my hubby's old 1936 BSA Scout to shame although I like to think that was the second female in his life. Lol Lol
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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223 of 236  Tue 7th Jan 2020 9:51am  
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Thanks to Bridie Shields and the Coventrians FB page - petrol queues for the Motor Mart garage on London Road. Long queues are forming in a bid by motorists to beat the 6pm deadline, after which a 5d increase would be applied. 22nd November 1968.
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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224 of 236  Tue 7th Jan 2020 9:51am  
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And another - queues more than 100 yards long build up outside one Coventry garage as motorists fill up before tomorrow's price increases. Gulson Garage, Binley Road, Coventry, West Midlands. 19th December 1974.
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Prof
Gloucester
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225 of 236  Tue 7th Jan 2020 12:12pm  
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Newsomes had a showroom in Corporation Street, my late wife's aunt was a secretary there (30s-40s I think)
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