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Derrickarthur
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136 of 146  Wed 13th May 2015 10:35pm  
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The hardware store on the opposite corner of Elmsdale Ave from Starkey's was W. Izzard (Always thought it was Wizzard) It did become a laundrette (I had forgotten that : It must have gone CLEAN out of my mind) The cycle shop was almost opposite Jill's Barbecue and was next door to The Wheatsheaf and was Dodd's.
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Disorganised1
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137 of 146  Sat 16th May 2015 10:34pm  
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Shows how our memories let us down. Was there also an old boy who repaired motor-cycles, I seem to remember him working on the field behind the shops.
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Kaga simpson
Peacehaven, East Sussex
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138 of 146  Tue 19th May 2015 7:41pm  
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Johnwright, reading through this topic,and your post 126 I wondered if he took his pan and brush to the rumour surrounding the unveiling of the statue in Broadgate in 49.?
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Kaga simpson
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139 of 146  Sun 2nd Aug 2015 5:24pm  
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johnwright, My wife has just informed me, that at the age of twelve she took her first dancing lesson in the Foleshill Social Club opposite Parkstone road, that would be about 56 time, went quite often with her parents for some years. Regards kaga.
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Kaga simpson
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140 of 146  Mon 24th Aug 2015 8:31am  
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Norman Q and K, Talking yesterday to an old boy about the Thomas Inch dumbbell, reminded me of, Lockhurst Lane, just before the railway, almost opposite Livingstone road there was a small Bric-a-brac shop, in the window the guy displayed a photo of himself as a strong -arm guy, he sold books and things of Charles Atlas and Thomas Inch, he also sold old photo's and postcards of Coventry and it's people, you could get about fifty for a threepenny bit, or was it a Joey? Wondered if you knew the shop? Kaga.
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PhilipInCoventry
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141 of 146  Sun 4th Oct 2015 10:10pm  
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On 27th Mar 2015 5:57pm, Tricia said: My dad worked at Sterling Metals for over 40 years. For the majority of that time he worked in the furnaces in Northey Road, before Sterling Metals moved to Gypsy Lane Nuneaton.
Just found this link, Tricia that you might like. It's about Nuneaton industries, but this page about Sterling Metals in Coventry caught my eye.
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Tricia
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142 of 146  Mon 5th Oct 2015 4:01pm  
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Hi Philip, Wave Thank you for the info on Sterling Metals, I was interested to read how the company started. It looked an awful dirty place, just as dad described it. I met someone recently who had worked for a short time at the Sterling. He had also worked down the mines and said that there was little difference between the two. This explained why my dad used to come home from work very very tired and filthy.
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Joe
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143 of 146  Mon 14th Dec 2015 11:36am  
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Hi all, been looking for ages to see if any former Albion drop workers are still about. I started there in 1955 aged 15 as a clipper on the board hammers and went stamping when I was about sixteen and a half. I left just before it closed and got married to the wages clerk. We have been together since 1964. I remember the nurse was Mrs Duffy. I ended up on the friction hammers in no.8, very hard graft but good money. Thumbs up Joe Gilliver Cheers
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arthur p
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144 of 146  Mon 14th Dec 2015 7:47pm  
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I worked at Albion Drop Forging in 1961 I worked on inspection next to the grinding shop, one of the chaps I worked with was Roy Elkin he was at school Windmill Rd at the same time as me. He was a England schoolboy international at football.
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johnwright
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145 of 146  Mon 29th Feb 2016 10:29pm  
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Does anyone know what year the Old Church Road canal bridge was widened/ strengthened? It has been suggested about 1964/65 but I feel it was a bit later.

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Not Local
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146 of 146  Tue 1st Mar 2016 7:57pm  
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I can confirm that the present bridge was built in 1973. Obviously Old Church Road was shut during this time so to get to somewhere like Lythalls Lane from Bell Green involved a diversion via Hall Green Rd and Windmill Rd or a trip down to Cross Rd and back up Foleshill Rd.
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