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NormK
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31 of 45  Wed 27th Feb 2013 10:08am  
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Here's one for you bikers out there, where is it?
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NormK
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32 of 45  Wed 27th Feb 2013 12:08pm  
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You got it straight away 20A, I didn't know it was called that, the sign has been there for yonks and still is Cheers
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PhilipInCoventry
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33 of 45  Wed 27th Feb 2013 1:00pm  
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Midland Red
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34 of 45  Wed 27th Feb 2013 1:16pm  
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On 27th Feb 2013 12:08pm, NormK said: You got it straight away 20A, I didn't know it was called that, the sign has been there for yonks and still is Cheers
Here it is, courtesy of Google street-view
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Greg
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35 of 45  Wed 27th Feb 2013 1:46pm  
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Think you`ll find it`s gone now. The motorcycle shop was run (a long time ago) by an old workmate of mine.
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DBC
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36 of 45  Wed 27th Feb 2013 2:16pm  
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I remember George Wilson . They had a factory right next door to the Livingstone Road Baths.
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artful
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37 of 45  Wed 27th Feb 2013 4:04pm  
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Didn't they make Gas meters ?
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TEKMELF
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38 of 45  Wed 27th Feb 2013 4:46pm  
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On 27th Feb 2013 4:04pm, artful said: Didn't they make Gas meters ?
They did, and still do at Alderman's Green Ind Est. I believe they also recondition central heating circulation pumps.
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MisterD-Di
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39 of 45  Wed 27th Feb 2013 5:28pm  
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On 27th Feb 2013 2:16pm, DBC said: I remember George Wilson . They had a factory right next door to the Livingstone Road Baths.
George Wilsons were actually opposite the swimming baths. Their factory at one time extended from the Foleshill Road end to where Pedleys, the caravan place was. But then a large part right opposite the Baths entrance was taken over by the City Council for many years. It had been used as the meter testing part, but became the Weights & Measures Department, where I worked in the 70s. It was perfect, and became one of the best equipped such places in Britain under the then Chief Inspector, Ieuan Stringer. Sadly it was sold off for political expediency around 1980. The service was run by the WMCC by then, and moved to a completely unsuitable rented place in Whitley Village.
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DBC
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40 of 45  Wed 27th Feb 2013 7:07pm  
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Thanks for the correction, my recollection goes back about 60 years. So I think I can be forgiven. Wink
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NormK
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41 of 45  Wed 27th Feb 2013 7:45pm  
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And Wilson's is now a Temple Cheers
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Midland Red
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42 of 45  Thu 28th Feb 2013 8:39am  
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On 27th Feb 2013 7:45pm, NormK said: And Wilson's is now a Temple Cheers
Here it is in 2010 Thumbs up
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dutchman
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43 of 45  Thu 28th Feb 2013 10:04am  
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Good to see the building still being used, albeit for a very different purpose Thumbs up
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44 of 45  Fri 1st Mar 2013 2:50pm  
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Seeing this thread reminded me of the MZ 250 I had back in the 80s. I acquired it as payment for a repair job I did for a mate of mine. If I remember rightly it had big thick alloy wheels and was "basic" to say the least. One of the more unusual characteristics was an engine speed clutch which led to very clunky gear changes. I did a quick refurb job (buying parts from from Mellors) on it and sold it to a member of the local constabulary for £80 which was a lot of money in those days. Not an exciting machine but OK for everyday transport.
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dutchman
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45 of 45  Sat 24th Oct 2015 2:12am  
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This was very close to where a temporary shop called The Blouse Box was sited after the war, I wonder if there was any connection?
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