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46 of 57  Thu 27th Apr 2017 8:08pm  
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On 25th Apr 2017 10:46am, seeley-jones said: I remember DICK SHEPHERD CYCLES was in Clay Lane, Stoke, for many years - c1956-1968? - his shop was right opposite Goring Road.
I can remember the shop. It was run in later years by a tall fellow that lived in Woodway Lane, close to the Jolly Colliers. He sold it on to John Cresswell who then opened a shop opposite the Old Clarence, Earlsdon Ave. The last time I saw John he was retired and living in a mobile home at Long Itchington. My first tricycle was a child's bike with big blow up tyres, the envy of all the kids. It was from Shepherds in Bishop St. For my 15th birthday my aunt bought me a Hercules Kestrel in polychromatic gold with Reynolds 531 tubing, from Brandish, Whitefriars St, for the princely sum of £14 5s.
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coundon12
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47 of 57  Thu 27th Apr 2017 8:31pm  
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I remember Barnetts in Cedars Ave. I lived at 34 Cedars Ave.
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Kaga simpson
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48 of 57  Fri 28th Apr 2017 2:17pm  
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LesMac, hi. Yes I know my father had one of those carbide lamps early on, but by the time I needed a lamp it was Ever-Ready Batteries, and then to the dynamo. But one thing leads to another for me. I'm going to switch to 'Our Kaga'.
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Wearethemods
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49 of 57  Sat 29th Apr 2017 3:54pm  
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On 25th Apr 2017 8:48pm, Harrier said:
On 24th Feb 2015 3:48pm, Wearethemods said: There was also a cycle shop on the Butts just round the corner from Gordon Street next door to Haydn's the newsagent. I bought my only two bikes from them (up until school leaving age) but can't remember the name. They had a rack of them on the pavement outside. I part exchanged my first one for the second (racer)! I 'google street mapped' it earlier today and both premises seem to be a 'Nisa' store now. Sad
There was the 'Albany Cycle Stores' in Broomfield Road. Is this the shop referred to? I have a postcard / photo of the shop with the proprietor stood in the doorway.
Hi Harrier. No, the cycle shop I referred to was definitely near the corner of Gordon Street and the Butts. St Thomas's Church was on the other corner at the time.
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Heathite
Coventry
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50 of 57  Sat 29th Apr 2017 4:44pm  
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Could the cycle shop have been Kennedy's?
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pixrobin
Canley
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51 of 57  Sat 29th Apr 2017 4:44pm  
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I remember that same shop Wearethemods. In early 1955 my mum bought my first bicycle from there - a sit up and beg Raleigh, very similar to the Rudge my grandfather used.
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Prof
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52 of 57  Mon 1st May 2017 3:22pm  
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Anyone remember Forey's bike shop on Foleshill Road, not far from the General Wolf? When first married I sold my Lambretta scooter and we both had new Raleigh bikes from there just before leaving Coventry to live (for five years) in East Yorkshire.
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Midland Red
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53 of 57  Mon 1st May 2017 4:06pm  
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If you enter "Forey" in the search box (top left hand corner) and press 'Go' you will find several references to the shop in the 'Coventry Ironmongers' thread Thumbs up
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LesMac
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54 of 57  Mon 1st May 2017 8:29pm  
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Prof... Could you be thinking of Swifts cycle shop?
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MisterD-Di
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55 of 57  Tue 2nd May 2017 12:48am  
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On 1st May 2017 3:22pm, Prof said: Anyone remember Forey's bike shop on Foleshill Road, not far from the General Wolf? When first married I sold my Lambretta scooter and we both had new Raleigh bikes from there just before leaving Coventry to live (for five years) in East Yorkshire.
On 1st May 2017 8.29pm, LesMac said: Prof... Could you be thinking of Swifts cycle shop?
I think LesMac may be right. Swifts was on the opposite side to the Wolfe. I had all my childhood bikes from there, as my father had been a customer of theirs for years. Forey's was on the corner of Park Street, opposite corner to Lloyds Bank. When I worked at Weights & Measures in Livingstone Road we had an account there and we were regulars. I don't recall them selling cycles. Forey's was a typical old-fashioned ironmongers with that distinctive smell of paraffin, oil and wood. It was the place we used to send new recruits for spurious items, such as a left handed screwdriver, elbow grease, a glass spanner, or (a particular favourite) a long weight. The staff were always happy to play along! Lol
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Andydtow
Kenilworth
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56 of 57  Mon 22nd May 2017 9:29pm  
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The shop in the Butts by Gordon St was Kirby cycles. I bought my first Raleigh bike in 1956 from the Midland Cycle Co in Ford St at the junction with Priory St. Also Bob Edmonds Cycles was in Primrose Hill St opposite where the night club is now. Ted Airey ran this shop in the 60s. He also had a Cotton motor cycle. What was the name of the cycle shop on Stoney Stanton Rd. just past Broad St and next to what was Elbe motor cycles? Anyone remember Harry Tennant's motor cycle shop in Jesson St?
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Mr Blue Sky
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
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57 of 57  Mon 22nd May 2017 11:28pm  
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The name of the cycle shop on the corner of Paradise Street and Stoney Stanton Road was Lole's. I spent hours looking at all the cycles in his shop on my way to school. Like all school kids you were very lucky if you had a new bike in the 1940s or 50s. My grandfather had a shed full of cycle frames and wheels etc so I could build my own secondhand one with his help.
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