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Helen F
61 of 74  Wed 20th May 2020 3:25pm  
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PhilipInCoventry
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62 of 74  Wed 20th May 2020 7:20pm  
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On 20th May 2020 1:43pm, 8 Nuffield Road said:
On 21st Jan 2013 7:29pm, PhilipInCoventry said: Hi & welcome to our forum, Keith Thumbs up
Hello Phil. Just rejoined the site after some 7 years, was previously logged in as Warwick40 but could not remember old email supplier config so now signed in as 8 Nuffield Road which is where I used to live four thousand years ago... or so it seems. Did you know anyone in that street? Mrs Sanderson was my next door neighbour, had Griffins shop, post office etc
Hi. I knew a couple of folk in Nuffield Rd, Boughtons, from the fifties, & Rowe from the eighties. That's about all.
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Mr Blue Sky
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
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63 of 74  Wed 20th May 2020 10:55pm  
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Hi 8 Nuffield Road, if you read my post no 45 on Courthouse Green I also knew Mrs Sanderson.
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8 Nuffield Road
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64 of 74  Thu 21st May 2020 2:45pm  
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Hello Remember Wards, Navigation Canal and the Navi Pub, Regal Street and the little shop by the post office was called, I think. Cheers Keith
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8 Nuffield Road
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65 of 74  Mon 25th May 2020 11:12am  
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Hello, The Big Entry. That name bought back memories. I think that refers to a gap, quite a substantial gap, in the parade of houses on the Bell Green Road located midway between Roses Garage and the shops at the end of that terrace going towards Proffitt Avenue? It was more or less opposite what we used to call "The Big Trees" two of them on the opposite side of the road, which we used to play on with a rope hanging down which we swung on. I diverse, sorry. When I think about it that gap must have had houses on it which I think must have been demolished leaving a gap/entry, quite a big entry enabling me to cut through to the parallel road where my friend lived. Cheers, Keith
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Helen F
Warrington
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66 of 74  Mon 25th May 2020 12:00pm  
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Hi, I'm not familiar with this area but there might be aerial shots. I'd point you to something suitable if it exists but I'm not sure what land marks to look for. Britain From Above Foxcote hasn't posted in some time.
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Kaga simpson
Peacehaven, East Sussex
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67 of 74  Mon 25th May 2020 12:39pm  
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Not really sure of the date but I believe the Morris was first in Courthouse Green in 1927 on a very small scale, it was nearer 1930 that it really became a work-force, now the only entrance in that area in those days was the space couple of houses from Proffitt Ave. Four big houses stood facing the common, but there was a wide entrance between the two pairs, that led down to a cottage that stood in a garden among two or three fruit trees - this cottage belonged to George Randle, my uncle. We visited regular during the thirties. It has been posted several times on this forum. Hope this helps.
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Heathite
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68 of 74  Mon 25th May 2020 1:25pm  
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Anyone remember that massive oak tree that disappeared when they did the A444 route? Not far past the newsagents (Wards) in the 70's?
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Mr Blue Sky
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69 of 74  Tue 26th May 2020 8:38am  
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I lived opposite that oak tree for eleven years so I remember it well. Also in the photo the other two oak trees lower down, where now stands Longfield House, are the three horse chestnut trees, still there in what was the Morris sports ground? I was a regular visitor to those trees in the autumn of 1940/50s to the annoyance of the groundsman.
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Kaga simpson
Peacehaven, East Sussex
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70 of 74  Tue 26th May 2020 10:19am  
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Brilliant photo, Heathite, the houses I referred to were behind the tree close to Sewall Highway. Before 1930 you can see it was all fields from the railway to Henley Road.
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Heathite
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71 of 74  Wed 27th May 2020 10:12am  
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Does this make sense Kaga? I've rotated the map to make Bell Green Road parallel to line of sight.
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Kaga simpson
Peacehaven, East Sussex
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72 of 74  Wed 27th May 2020 10:37am  
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Heathite, Yes, I do believe the red brick house in the picture was a block of four with the entrance between them, the trees between those two houses would be the orchard, there was only iron railings in front of the red brick houses in those days but it's been over 80 years ago. Fantastic piece of work on your part Thank You.
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Ace5150
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73 of 74  Sat 30th May 2020 7:16pm  
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I lived behind that lovely cottage on Bell Green Road in flats at Stuart Court, which was built approx 1971. I distinctly remember Hyde the Butcher (now Kaffee and Kream hairdressers) and Colombos the grocers (2 stunning daughters) When I lived there, the cottage had a Manx cat. Edited by member, 30th May 2020 7:17 pm
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walrus
cheshire
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74 of 74  Sat 30th May 2020 11:31pm  
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Sid Hyde sold pork batches on Friday and Saturday nights. They were ten pence each. He did a stuffing batch for threepence, 50s/early 60s prices. The other two shops were Blue Chain greengrocers and Worthingtons general shop. Sid had a farm some way past Coombe Abbey. There was a large cottage in the orchard Kaga mentioned. It was empty by the early 60s and had been vandalised somewhat. A couple of lads from Proffitt Avenue were in there when it collapsed.
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