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pixrobin
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16 of 26  Tue 19th Jul 2016 3:11pm  
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For various reasons it shouldn't really be said to be sited in Cannon Park but Canley. The border betweed Canley and Westwood is Shultern Lane itself. The original continuation of Kirby Corner Road was what is now Moat House Lane. To the west of that was Fletchamstead. Cannon Park is merely a modern name for the area which for centuries had belonged to Tocil and prior to that Cryfield. Does anyone know why Charter Avenue and Mitchell Avenue were made as dual carriageways?

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Slim
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17 of 26  Thu 21st Jul 2016 12:25pm  
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On 17th Jul 2016 8:59pm, pixrobin said: This is the state of progress on the new Aldi store at Cannon Park. Picture taken a couple of hours ago.
Yeah, we really need yet another supermarket, don't we? Roll eyes
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Slim
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18 of 26  Thu 21st Jul 2016 12:28pm  
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On 19th Jul 2016 3:11pm, pixrobin said: For various reasons it shouldn't really be said to be sited in Cannon Park but Canley. The border betweed Canley and Westwood is Shultern Lane itself. The original continuation of Kirby Corner Road was what is now Moat House Lane. To the west of that was Fletchamstead. Cannon Park is merely a modern name for the area which for centuries had belonged to Tocil and prior to that Cryfield.
That might explain why, when Canley Post Office was moved from Canley to Cannon Park, it still kept the name Canley Post Office. Confused a lot of us, it did.
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dpmorgan
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19 of 26  Fri 22nd Jul 2016 7:58pm  
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I lived in Canley for a long time, Charter Avenue just past Marler Road. It was changing even then, New Tesco and houses at Cannon Park and of course the university stretching ever further behind the woodland opposite where I lived. In the late 60s I workend in the Dolphin pun for 'Norman and Norma'. Later when I returned to Coventry, after leaving Army, I had a house on Sir Henry Parkes Road opposite the Radiator and near to Canley Halt. My last visit some years ago I got lost going up Broad Lane past Hearsall Common and ended up in a supermarket carpark. I didn't recognise anything.
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Midland Red
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20 of 26  Fri 22nd Jul 2016 8:03pm  
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Great memories, "dp" - welcome to the forum, and keep them coming Wave
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Slim
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21 of 26  Sat 23rd Jul 2016 2:53pm  
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It's funny how boundaries and area names change over time. E.g. one rarely hears of Copsewood theses days. It's exacerbated by the estate agents' trick of stretching a boundary to make a building sound upmarket of its real area, e.g. I once had a job to find a place described as Kensington. Looking at the map showed that Kensington had grown vastly to swallow up Shepherds Bush, which was the real address! I used to live in Cannon Park estate, which is well past the shops. It's still there. The other side of Shultern Lane and Cannon Hill Road is Cannon Hill, which was there for many decades before Cannon Park had been thought up. I asked an old resident and she confirmed Cannon Hill. My parents had a shop in Cannon Hill Road for 30 years, and the expression Cannon Park did not exist. An update to my earlier post about the name of the post office at Cannon Park. I went there this morning and looked at the sign/s, which have been changed at some stage. The "Canley" has gone, and has not been replaced with any area name.
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Slim
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22 of 26  Sat 23rd Jul 2016 2:56pm  
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On 22nd Jul 2016 7:58pm, dpmorgan said: I lived in Canley for a long time, Charter Avenue just past Marler Road. It was changing even then, New Tesco and houses at Cannon Park and of course the university stretching ever further behind the woodland opposite where I lived. In the late 60s I workend in the Dolphin pun for 'Norman and Norma'. Later when I returned to Coventry, after leaving Army, I had a house on Sir Henry Parkes Road opposite the Radiator and near to Canley Halt. My last visit some years ago I got lost going up Broad Lane past Hearsall Common and ended up in a supermarket carpark. I didn't recognise anything.
I lived in Canley Road for many years. I always thought it odd that Canley Halt was miles from Canley. Tile Hill station is nearer a lot of Canley. They've now scrapped the "Halt" bit. I used it only yesterday to get a train to Bletchley.
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Slim
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23 of 26  Sat 23rd Jul 2016 2:59pm  
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PS on the deeds to my parents' house, Canley Road was Canley Lane. There were only half a dozen or so houses. The A45 was not there, nor was the Canley/Cannon Hill Estate. It was all farm land. That was in the 20s or 30s.
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pixrobin
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24 of 26  Sat 23rd Jul 2016 8:25pm  
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Hi Slim, From what I see on the 1926 maps Canley Lane stretched from Hearsall Common past Ivy Farm Lane and then down to Kenilworth Road. It was then all in Westwood Parish. In 1926 Coventry Corporation bought sunstantial lands (2,300 acres) from Lord Leigh and in 1928 extended its boundaries to include Canley and Fletchamstead (now partly Canley and partly Tile Hill). However in the 1938 map revision the portion of Canley Lane from Hearsall Common to the bypass remained as such, but beyonf the bypass it became Canley Road and from the sharp turn to the east after Canley and Ivy Farms it became Cannon Hill Road. Now of course Canley Road stretches from the Common to the bypass, and from the bypass to Kenilworth Road is now all Cannon Hill Road.
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pixrobin
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25 of 26  Sun 24th Jul 2016 7:18am  
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On a completely different forum there are complaints about Burton Green now not including the original village in Hob Lane.
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pixrobin
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26 of 26  Tue 13th Sep 2016 6:30pm  
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Staff are in stocking the shelves ready for Thursday's grand opening. I won't go for a couple of weeks as it will be a madhouse.
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