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Chaingang
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1 of 13  Tue 6th Dec 2011 1:20am  
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Does this etched monogram mean anything to anybody
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dutchman
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2 of 13  Tue 6th Dec 2011 2:00am  
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Apart from being the monogram of the Coventry Chain Company do you mean?
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Chaingang
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3 of 13  Wed 7th Dec 2011 4:30pm  
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Apologies for the delay in replying Who - Yes Dutchman you are right on the button, it is the monogram of the Coventry Chain Co. Where - The 'Chain' was started by Alick S Hill in Dale St in the 1890's, and moved to purpose built premises about 1907 at Spon End. The company offices (now the COCO) building had a fine pair of mahogany entrance doors with glass that was etched with the company monogram. When - The doors were there in 1980 when I left due to company closure (that's when I took the photograph). They were there when it became the COCO building, But they have since vanished! So now we are back to Where. I am sure they have been half inched, so if seen I would like to know. Does CCC stand for Coventry City Council or somesuch?
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Midland Red
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4 of 13  Wed 7th Dec 2011 4:45pm  
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Is this the building? Koco Building
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Chaingang
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5 of 13  Wed 7th Dec 2011 10:19pm  
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Yes Midland Red, you have the right building.
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dutchman
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6 of 13  Wed 7th Dec 2011 10:23pm  
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I walk past the factory quite often but I would advise anyone planning to use the shortcut behind the allotments, the footpath is a quagmire at this time of year and pitch black from late afternoon onwards. Oh my
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Koco_Cov
Spon End
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7 of 13  Wed 23rd Jan 2013 2:01pm  
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I work for Koco building, We are situated in the former Renold Chain building. We are doing some heritage work at the moment and were going to have our corridors dedicated to Coventry Chain Co and Renold Chain Co, we will have pictures and other things depicting what this building was used for. If anyone wants to be involved and give me their stories of this building I would appreciate your input. grant.murray@aol.co.uk Grant Murray Administrative support officer Thumbs up
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Annewiggy
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8 of 13  Wed 23rd Jan 2013 2:37pm  
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What a wonderful idea, nice to see a company who are interested in the building they are working in. I am afraid I do not have any stories. I know my grandfather worked there before I was born and we used to walk along the path called the Chain Gardens to my other grandfather's house in Spon End. Keep up the good work.
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Koco_Cov
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9 of 13  Wed 23rd Jan 2013 3:24pm  
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We are hoping that people will love to get involved and tell there stories about Renold / Coventry Chain Co. And I personally look forward to hearing about it as my great grandmother and great grandfather worked here also.
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Koco_Cov
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10 of 13  Thu 24th Jan 2013 2:47pm  
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Koco_Cov
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11 of 13  Thu 24th Jan 2013 2:47pm  
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Harrier
Coventry
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12 of 13  Sun 1st Sep 2013 8:00am  
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It was used on Saturdays during the winter months of the 1920s as the headquarters for Warwickshire cross country league races and Coventry Godiva Harriers' inter club competition with a social in the canteen afterwards.
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Easterngreen
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13 of 13  Fri 6th Sep 2013 5:00pm  
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As obviously the photo is taken after the closure of Coventry Chain but before the independent businesses moved in to the area (hence the to let sign) I just wondered why the war memorial to the Coventry Chains workers can't be seen in its current location (which is in front of the right window). I appreciate there is a plaque on the memorial that says the original metal plaque was found and returned to the site but I had assumed that the black memorial in situ was original but it's not on this photo? I'm sure someone will have an answer
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