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K
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1 of 45  Thu 1st Dec 2011 1:53pm  
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I bought a little book, printed in 1956, Coventry Illustrated Souvenir. The book is not terribly exciting, but I liked the adverts - brought back some memories! I thought you might like to see them, so here they are, starting with the front cover: These should provoke some more memories from all of us!
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2 of 45  Thu 1st Dec 2011 2:18pm  
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Very interesting, thanks Keith Thumbs up Some of those addresses were short lived. Elizabeth English of Spon Street for example had already been replaced by St George's dry cleaners in 1955.
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3 of 45  Thu 1st Dec 2011 3:23pm  
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I bet you remember Beesley's model shop too!! A veritable Aladdin's cave! I made a number of Kiel Kraft balsa aircraft models - a MiG 15, a Westland Lysander, and an SE5a to name but three...all bought from Beesley's. I bet we all remember those kits with affection. Cheers Big grin Hours of fun cutting all the bits out and gluing them together - kept us out of mischief, didn't it? Thumbs up
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4 of 45  Thu 1st Dec 2011 3:37pm  
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There were quite a lot of exchanges regarding this on the "Favourite Shop" thread which you might like to look through Thumbs up
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MisterD-Di
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5 of 45  Thu 1st Dec 2011 4:55pm  
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Another source of fascinating local advertising is in old Coventry City programmes. I have some dating back as far as the 1920s. If I ever get round to scanning them and managing to post pictures I will put some on here. Blush
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morgana
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6 of 45  Thu 1st Dec 2011 7:00pm  
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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Novelty-Pullout-Coventry-Takes-Biscuit-1912-/250886797315?pt=UK_Collectables_Postcards_MJ&hash=item3a6a04b803
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Chaingang
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7 of 45  Thu 1st Dec 2011 10:06pm  
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Oh how I remember the aroma of roasting coffee from Allwoods Atkins & Turton Happy memories!!
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K
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8 of 45  Fri 2nd Dec 2011 11:53am  
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You and me both! And that lovely big red and polished metal coffee grinder in the window too! Cheers Big grin They don't make grocers like that any more, do they?
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9 of 45  Thu 8th Dec 2011 12:03pm  
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Brilliant Keith, many memories there. Peter.
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dutchman
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10 of 45  Thu 8th Dec 2011 12:11pm  
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On 2nd Dec 2011 11:53am, KeithLeslie said: And that lovely big red and polished metal coffee grinder in the window too!
I've seen that coffee grinder in a window somewhere else, purely for display purposes. Can't remember when or where though?
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11 of 45  Thu 8th Dec 2011 12:19pm  
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TESCO's window...? Lol
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dutchman
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12 of 45  Fri 9th Dec 2011 11:15pm  
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No, it was a coffee bean shop, deli or something like that. And don't get me started on supermarkets. Lol
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MisterD-Di
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13 of 45  Sat 10th Dec 2011 1:09am  
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I remember they had coffee grinding machines in the Kongoni Coffee House which was in the arcade off Market Way. You could often smell the coffee in Market Way. They had a coffee shop upstairs which served lovely coffee with cream. They also displayed paintings of local artists in the coffee shop. I bought one for my late parents in about 1975. It was of Hawkesbury Junction, showing the engine house, and was painted by a lady called May Farmer who lived near Hearsall Common. Anyone know anything of her?
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14 of 45  Sat 10th Dec 2011 2:39pm  
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On 9th Dec 2011 11:15pm, dutchman said: And don't get me started on supermarkets.
Now you know you love 'em, really! Wink Lol And, yes, D-Di, I vaguely remember a Coffee Shop, around 1980, but couldn't recall the name or accurately where it was.
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argon
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15 of 45  Thu 22nd Mar 2012 7:15pm  
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I came across this advert in a 1880's magazine. I had not heard of the company before now but have found it was the forerunner of the Rudge company. My grandfather worked at the Rudge through to the 1920's from about 1885 as a polisher, and lived in Rudge Road. This made me think that we don't seem to have much family, anecdotal information on the forum for that generation.
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