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1 of 6  Mon 30th Nov 2015 9:24am  
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Hoping that there may be some forum members with memories of or information about the Danks family of Exhall, who were involved with the Bull & Anchor, and also a coal merchants in Burbages Lane Thumbs up
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2 of 6  Mon 8th May 2017 9:06am  
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HI MR. I will PM you, with some info I have DebbieA
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3 of 6  Mon 8th May 2017 11:32am  
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Thank you Wave
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Annewiggy
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4 of 6  Mon 8th May 2017 11:46am  
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From the Midland Daily Telegraph. Sergt. W Danks, son of Mr and Mrs Danks of the Bull and Anchor Inn, Exhall gained the Military Medal for conspicuous gallantry and good work on 21st March 1918.
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5 of 6  Mon 8th May 2017 1:46pm  
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With the mention of Bill Danks I felt it was time to return to contributing to the site. The Bedworth Society is currently in correspondence with Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council about the name for a new housing development on what was Danks' Farm in Burbages Lane. For some reason the developer wants to call it The Ridings as a reference to the riding school at the farm. This seemed to be totally wrong as the Danks family ran the Bulls Head at the top of Burbages Lane whilst Bill ran the farm for decades. Two sons went to war, one was lost on the Somme in 1916 whilst William won the Military Medal. It seems to make more sense to name the development as Danks' Piece or something similar. The council finally agreed but I understand the developers are refusing to change. I am attaching pictures of the brothers and one of the old Bull and Anchor from 1926 which should be of interest.
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6 of 6  Mon 8th May 2017 2:28pm  
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Thanks for all the responses Thumbs up My relative, Ada Mary Sadler, married Charles William Danks, who I believe to be the William awarded the Military Medal, and to be the brother of Albert Edward who died in the Somme - they were sons of William, pictured above
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