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31 of 44  Wed 31st Aug 2016 3:26pm  
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Can't say for certain, and don't know what number it was, but where the Sonargaon stands is about the right place.
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dougie
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32 of 44  Wed 31st Aug 2016 5:24pm  
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NormK, someone may know one of the four sisters by their first names, Doris, Freda, and twins Irene & Lilian Cottom, now aged 77/75/73. It would be nice if someone knew her, as she went to both of the Cheylesmore schools till 1955. She has lived up here in Wigan with me for the past 56 years.
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NormK
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33 of 44  Wed 31st Aug 2016 7:48pm  
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Dougie, ask her if she remembers Roxanne, Lorraine, Linda and Sheila, the last two are more of her time.
Milly rules

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Midland Red
Cherwell
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34 of 44  Wed 31st Aug 2016 8:08pm  
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On 31st Aug 2016 9:28am, dougie said: I don't know the age of anyone posting about the Daventry Road and Cheylesmore but my wife lived there in the 40/50s, she has asked again if anyone remembers the playing area between the shops that they called the bumps, before they built the shops in the middle. If so and you played there anyone remember the Cottom's girls
Daventry Road's quite a long road, and divided in two by the shopping parade and Quinton Pool. Which part of Daventry Road did your wife come from?
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dougie
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35 of 44  Wed 31st Aug 2016 8:48pm  
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Sorry she didn't live on Daventry Road but in the houses at the back of the shops she lived at 13 Cornelius Street, most of the children played on the waste land between the shops (called the Bumps) and across the road in the park that's if you could call it a park even in the 60s, Thank's for the names NormK but the wife can't remember any of them but it is along time ago Thumbs up they most have gone to the same schools Edited by member, 31st Aug 2016 8:58 pm
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Midland Red
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36 of 44  Wed 31st Aug 2016 8:53pm  
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Ok, dougie - my wife can't help as she lived beyond Dillotford Avenue and moved away when very young - sorry Sad
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Dreamtime
Perth Western Australia
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37 of 44  Thu 1st Sep 2016 4:10am  
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Morning Dougie, Those 'bumps', are they of any significance? Like underground ruins, you never know, although I should think they would have been excavated by now. Just curious, bumps could hide a multitude of ???????? Wave
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dougie
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38 of 44  Thu 1st Sep 2016 8:02am  
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It was nice to switch on the computer this morning and the first thing I saw was "Morning Dougie" from the other side of the world you've made my day thanks and good morning to you Dreamtime Thumbs up I don't know anything about the waste land that was between the shops before they built the new shops on it, it's the wife just going back in time to the fifteen years she lived and played at the Cheylesmore, Blush Dreamtime you may think that you were the best girl to come out of Coventry Wink sorry but I got the best in 1960 and I've been taking her back ever since.
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Dreamtime
Perth Western Australia
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39 of 44  Thu 1st Sep 2016 12:15pm  
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Evening here now Dougie, My heart and soul are still in Coventry, but my 'soulmate' is no longer with me. What is it they say, 'You can take the girl out of Coventry, but not Coventry out of the girl'. How true that is. I hope you will be sending us some pictures of the town lights then come Christmas. Crikey, not long now. Wave
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Garlands Joke Shop
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40 of 44  Sun 2nd Apr 2017 9:24pm  
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Just heard today that the Barclays Bank on Daventry Road is sadly closing on the 30th June 2017. It opened in 1966 as Martins Bank and then became a Barclays branch in 1969. To see old photos of the bank (when it was Martins Bank) see here. Edited by member, 2nd Apr 2017 9:40 pm
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Derek Skelcher
Bristol
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41 of 44  Wed 24th May 2017 7:57pm  
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Derek Skelcher
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42 of 44  Thu 25th May 2017 11:35am  
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On 1st Aug 2015 12:35pm, dougie said: Anyone remember did these shops at the Cheylesmore, did they get bombed out during the war, as the wife was telling me they were only built about 1954 - they called the space between the shops the bumps before the new shops were built Big grin it was their play area in the 40/50s
It was waste land until 1954, and I remember attending several bonfire nights on the site, one in particular when my father let me use the starting pistol he had for work, to fire blanks as I hadn't got any bangers. I used to creep up behind people then fire a shot to make them jump!
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sapper
Coventry
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43 of 44  Thu 22nd Jun 2017 7:22pm  
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The centre portion of the shops was not a bomb site. The parade was built from both ends but building ceased on the outbreak of war. The work was not completed until the mid-1950's. The Cheylesmore pub, completed just before the war broke out, was damaged by incendiary bombs as were a number of houses in the area, and there were a number of casualties. An air raid warden was killed on the corner of Quinton and Daventry Roads, by what is now the dentist's. These bombs were almost certainly intended for the city centre and not deliberately targeted on Cheylesmore.
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covgirl
wiltshire
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44 of 44  Thu 22nd Jun 2017 9:22pm  
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For about a two years in the mid 70's, I worked in Paynes' Daventry Road branch, and remember these shops well, it was and still is a great place to shop.
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