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lyshz
1 of 11  Sun 25th Jan 2015 11:01pm  
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2 of 11  Sun 25th Jan 2015 11:27pm  
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Timeline of St Thomas'
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3 of 11  Mon 26th Jan 2015 8:02am  
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Can't believe that timeline doesn't include my baptism by Rev Bastin! Big grin Wink
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4 of 11  Mon 26th Jan 2015 9:48am  
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Or the Altar kneeler that my mum and I made in the 1980's! British History Online names the Vicarage as "Oakhurst" Edited by member, 26th Jan 2015 10:47 am
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6 of 11  Mon 26th Jan 2015 10:29am  
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Do you know what? - I don't actually remember him!!!!
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7 of 11  Mon 26th Jan 2015 1:42pm  
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Well it would have been a miracle if you did!! Roll eyes
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8 of 11  Mon 26th Jan 2015 7:32pm  
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On 25th Jan 2015 11:27pm, morgana said: Timeline of St Thomas'
Many thanks. I did have that info previously. I was hoping for a bit more detail really, a picture would be marvellous.
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9 of 11  Mon 26th Jan 2015 7:39pm  
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There is a 14 bedroom house, now an oap home with stables, set back off the road, further down the roaf leading to Coundon Court, between Coundon Court and the Grange. They have renamed it, it was still there a few years ago which fits the same description of the vicarage you enquired about.
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10 of 11  Mon 26th Jan 2015 8:10pm  
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Thanks for that, yes that's still there I think it might be a hotel now. The house I'm referring to was on the corner of Coundon Green Rd opposite Keresley Grange, I've lived in Coundon all my life but don't recollect the vicarage,apparently it was derelict for some time before being pulled down & a number of detached houses built on the site in the 1970's by the local builder Woods.
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11 of 11  Sat 7th Feb 2015 1:09pm  
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I was so pleased to see this thread. My parents were married at St Thomas's during the war by Mr Bastin. He subsequently christened both my sister and me, I went to Sunday School there. My parents and then my sister and I all took confirmation classes at St Thomas's and my sister and I were confirmed in the church (my parents as adults were confirmed at St Mary's in Warwick). In 1968 my sister, and then and in 1970 myself, were married there by Mr Bastin. I returned to Coventry, and St Thomas's Church for the baptisms of my 3 children. My father, Ken Hickling, rewired the vestry at some point. My parents worshipped there all their married lives and are buried there. I co-incidentally met Mr Bastin for the last time in Walsgrave Hospital while visiting my mother in 1992. I remember that Mr and Mrs Bastin never threw away a newspaper - they simply stacked them floor to ceiling in the old stable at the old vicarage - the one lyshz remembers on the corner of Coundon Green Rd. When Mr Bastin moved to the new vicarage a charity came with a large lorry and 3 men to collect all the papers for recycling. Smile Edited by member, 7th Feb 2015 1:29 pm
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