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Midland Red
Cherwell
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1 of 11  Sun 1st Feb 2015 7:01pm  
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For HCF members who are not members of The Coventry Society, can I bring to your attention the following - they are looking for information about, including the location of, some of Coventry's lost memorials, e.g. the Coventry Post Office memorial; Iliffe and Sons Ltd memorial; All Saints Church, Gosford Street memorial; Boys Brigade and Cadets memorial; Coventry Working Men's Club memorial; the Coventry Tramway memorial. Any information would be much appreciated by TCS - and hopefully shared and discussed on this forum too Thumbs up
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herberts lad
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2 of 11  Sun 1st Feb 2015 7:31pm  
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If by the Post Office memorial you mean the plaque of postmen and postwomen who lost their lives in the War. In the Post Office Depot foyer in Foleshill is such a memorial, saw and read it last Thursday whilst collecting a parcel
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Garlands Joke Shop
Coventry
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3 of 11  Mon 15th Jun 2015 4:05pm  
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A link to the Coventry Society's page: "Where are our "Lost War" Memorials?" Thumbs up
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Midland Red
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4 of 11  Mon 15th Jun 2015 4:32pm  
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I think they meant to say "Where are our "lost" war memorials?" Oh my
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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5 of 11  Sun 21st Feb 2016 4:16am  
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I always knew before the park the original First World War Memorial was on Spencer Park as there still remains a plaque there today marking it - however I was not aware of this. The oak tree on that spot was grown from an acorn brought back from Verdun. How fitting.
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Kaga simpson
Peacehaven, East Sussex
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6 of 11  Sun 21st Feb 2016 10:44am  
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Yes this was common knowledge in the twenties and thirties about the acorns, and the memorials in every village, I believe there was one in Potters Green, memorial and tree, but it was also well known lots of soldiers came home and planted their own trees as memorials, my own father did and my grandfather went mad when the Council wanted to chop it down, but over time things just fade away and get lost, hence why I post what I can remember from those days.
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Kaga simpson
Peacehaven, East Sussex
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7 of 11  Sun 21st Feb 2016 10:48am  
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P.S They also brought back a lot of songs, that have got lost in time too. 'Roses of Picardy' was one famous one.
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Norman Conquest
Allesley
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8 of 11  Sun 21st Feb 2016 12:50pm  
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Yes Kaga. It's got to be good for us old ones Edited by member, 21st Feb 2016 12:51 pm
Just old and knackered

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Kaga simpson
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9 of 11  Sun 21st Feb 2016 3:32pm  
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Norman Conquest, Wow what an eye opener, all that time I was a kid and thought Dad brought it back from the war, sorry folks,
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Garlands Joke Shop
Coventry
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10 of 11  Sun 10th Jul 2016 3:14pm  
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Earlier this month the Coventry Telegraph reported the unearthing of an old World War 1 memorial, thought to be from the old Barras Green Working Men's Club, by Brian Gibbs (Coventry Telegraph). Details of which can be found here. A list of names transcribed from the memorial can be found here. It appears that the memorial is not exclusively remembering those who died in the First World War as only 8 names are remembered on the later memorial now at the Barras Green Working Men's Club (War Memorials Online) therefore I assume the majority of the members commemorated on the older memorial survived the conflict. I noticed that the unearthed memorial design appears similar to the Wesleyan Church (Stoney Stanton Road) World War One memorial (Coventry Society) - including the shape, text design and Bible verse - perhaps made by the same stonemason.
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Midland Red
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11 of 11  Mon 20th Mar 2017 11:57am  
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On 21st Feb 2016 4:16am, NeilsYard said: I always knew before the park the original First World War Memorial was on Spencer Park as there still remains a plaque there today marking it - however I was not aware of this. The oak tree on that spot was grown from an acorn brought back from Verdun. How fitting.
Here's my photograph of the tree and also the plaque on the nearby stone:
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