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Midland Red
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61 of 73  Sat 26th Mar 2016 12:19pm  
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On 21st Mar 2016 7:31am, TonyS said: I must say I'm not keen on the colour-scheme! Oh my
It's even brighter in the sun! Thumbs up
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TonyS
62 of 73  Sat 26th Mar 2016 3:55pm  
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63 of 73  Sat 26th Mar 2016 4:04pm  
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Prof
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64 of 73  Fri 24th Aug 2018 10:16pm  
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Gentlemen's Green, Stoke Paddling Pool: Edited by member, 24th Aug 2018 10:18 pm
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coventry49
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65 of 73  Sat 25th Aug 2018 6:59am  
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Wonderful! That is just how I remember it, but in the 1950s. The picture, by the childrens' clothes and hairstyles looks as if it was taken in the 1930s.
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Midland Red
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66 of 73  Sat 25th Aug 2018 7:48am  
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Same place, 2010 Thumbs up
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Prof
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67 of 73  Sat 25th Aug 2018 8:36pm  
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Thanks again Midland Red, sad to see grassed over though.
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Greg
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68 of 73  Tue 28th Aug 2018 8:46pm  
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The low wall, on the other side of the road, runs to the bottom of Brays Lane. Until a few years ago there was a metal plaque fastened to it giving the history of the horse racing which used to take place there, a long time ago. Sadly, the plaque disappeared (probably due to the scrap value rising).
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Prof
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69 of 73  Wed 29th Aug 2018 8:10am  
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I rather think this low wall, the other side of Gentleman's Green, might be made up of former city wall remnants. Does anyone know if this is a possibility? Edited by member, 29th Aug 2018 8:11 am
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Davey
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70 of 73  Wed 29th Aug 2018 11:13am  
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I always wonder where all the stone went from Kenilworth Castle, there must have been a lot of it. The wall continues quite a long way up Brays Lane, where I was born in 1950.
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Midland Red
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71 of 73  Wed 29th Aug 2018 11:33am  
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If you type "sandstone" into the search facility on this forum, there are many references to the vast amounts of the material available and buildings etc constructed therefrom Thumbs up
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Prof
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72 of 73  Wed 29th Aug 2018 5:12pm  
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Thanks Midland Red will look it up.
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73 of 73  Mon 24th Sep 2018 9:10pm  
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The left hand side of Bray's Lane/Stoke Park side also had sandstone ashlar which may have come from the city wall or gates.
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