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dutchman
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1 of 45  Fri 25th Nov 2011 10:16pm  
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Interesting view of the Priory Street works there, among others. Thanks Spirit Thumbs up
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Baz
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2 of 45  Mon 11th Jun 2012 11:11pm  
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I noticed on another link a map of 1936, and it shows a Triumph Gloria works sited just up from the Dunlop site on Holbrook Lane. I have done a little investigation and found that the General Manager was a "Claude Holbrook" 1886-1979. He joined the company in 1919, but there is no record of the factory in the history of Triumph as I have found. I also wonder if the name was used for the area or is it just a coincidence." Yet another snip of history waiting to be uncovered. Thumbs up
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dutchman
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3 of 45  Mon 11th Jun 2012 11:56pm  
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"Most of the TRIUMPH Gloria works off Holbrook Lane survives. It is the only factory remaining from the firm's days as an independent manufacturer, and was used to produce cars from 1935 until 1939 when the firm passed into receivership." According to old maps it was previously the Gloria Cycle Works. The Free Library
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Baz
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4 of 45  Wed 13th Jun 2012 10:23pm  
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This pic is public domain so no problems, This is what they made. Coventry car building at its BEST. Big grin But did Triumph use the Flying Standard in them days? (on the rad cap)
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NeilsYard
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5 of 45  Thu 13th Dec 2012 6:35pm  
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Another cracking find on FB via the Coventry Transport Site: Cov Transport Museum Image - Triumph Works Never seen that one with as much clarityThumbs up
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NeilsYard
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6 of 45  Fri 14th Dec 2012 8:49am  
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That Triumph Works photo is unbelievable. From what I can work out there are hardly any of the buildings in that image left. Probably just a little bit in Lower Ford Street. Sad
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scrutiny
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7 of 45  Fri 14th Dec 2012 9:22am  
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I only remember the Triumph building, the rest around it was a bombed out waste land. Inside was a concrete staircase which led up to the roof. As a small child I would climb down the far side of the building from the roof. Looking at it now, I shudder to see how high it was. Oh my
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Dreamtime
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8 of 45  Fri 14th Dec 2012 10:46am  
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On 13th Dec 2012 6:35pm, NeilsYard said: Another cracking find on FB via the Coventry Transport Site: Cov Transport Museum Image - Triumph Works Never seen that one with as much clarityThumbs up
Great picture NeilsYard. Goodness knows what year it was taken, and I haven't go a clue as to the names of the roads it shows or the imposing buildings in the background. Thumbs up
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NormK
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9 of 45  Fri 14th Dec 2012 11:04am  
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Centre left I recognise Priory Street baths, with Ford Street along the side. Thumbs up
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dutchman
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10 of 45  Fri 14th Dec 2012 11:08am  
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On 14th Dec 2012 10:46am, Dreamtime said: Great picture NeilsYard. Goodness knows what year it was taken, and I haven't go a clue as to the names of the roads it shows or the imposing buildings in the background. Thumbs up
It's a view from above the Cathedral spire looking north-east across Priory Street towards the junction of Ford Street and Cox Street.
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scrutiny
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11 of 45  Fri 14th Dec 2012 11:34am  
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I see it also shows the now missing "Perkins St". Great photo. Cheers
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NeilsYard
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12 of 45  Fri 14th Dec 2012 1:30pm  
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On the back of this thread I've just been reading up on the Works whilst obviously hard at work Big grin "Siegfried Bettmann - Triumph's founder died at his home "Elm Bank", Stoke Park" - apparently. So that's where the name comes from. My wife's been on several Council courses at Elm Bank. Anyone know where Siegfried was buried?
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Catshed
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13 of 45  Fri 14th Dec 2012 2:07pm  
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Siegfried Bettmann died on 23rd September 1951. An old acquaintance, Canon R.L. Donaldson of Ketton, Lincolnshire, conducted his funeral at Canley Crematorium. A good small book on his life is available at the Herbert bookshop, it's No.24 of the Coventry and County Heritage series 'The Triumph of Siegfried Bettmann' by Gordon Maycock. Thumbs up
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NeilsYard
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14 of 45  Fri 14th Dec 2012 2:10pm  
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Well go to the foot of our stairs. Canley. Thanks, Catshed. One for Santa's list.
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Catshed
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15 of 45  Fri 14th Dec 2012 2:33pm  
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There a good series and were only £3.50p Cheers
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