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Malvern
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46 of 53  Fri 27th Jan 2017 5:00pm  
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One of my early memories is from the mid 60s going to see the Christmas lights in the city centre. Travelling in from Warwick Road the first view of the lights was the huge tree (oak or beech) on the corner of Greyfriars Green which was wrapped in lights. I believe this tree was pulled down when the ring road was built.
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Prof
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47 of 53  Sat 4th Feb 2017 4:43pm  
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Hello Greg: You must be referring to Sir Thomas White, great benefactor to Coventry who set up a fund for apprenticeships and education of Coventry born young people. I benefitted from this charity in the late 50s when my education grant from Coventry (a mere £100) was insufficient for the fees at the College I attended in Bristol for five years, and had to be supplemented with bursaries from the College and what I could scrounge from charitable sources like Sir Thomas White's. For this I have been forever grateful and should remove my cap in recognition whenever I visit Coventry which nowadays is all too infrequent! Edited by member, 4th Feb 2017 4:52 pm
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NeilsYard
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48 of 53  Mon 6th Feb 2017 10:27pm  
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Further to my other image in the Stoneleigh Terrace thread - another (ME 109?) downed aircraft on display this time on Warwick Row.
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Ken Dickson
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49 of 53  Mon 6th Feb 2017 11:44pm  
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Neil, what a cracking photo. It looks as though the pilot made some kind of controlled landing. I do not see too much severe damage, prop bent a bit. Do you have knowledge of the story? It certainly looks as though the pilot got away with it, maybe injured.
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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50 of 53  Mon 6th Feb 2017 11:55pm  
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Hi Ken Wave As per the one on the other thread - I don't believe these were planes downed over the city, rather ones that were displayed in a morale boosting attempt.
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Garlands Joke Shop
Coventry
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51 of 53  Sun 26th Feb 2017 7:39pm  
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Article from the Coventry Evening Telegraph - 7th August 1974. Not sure, as it's a little difficult to see - but I think this is before the arm broke off (?).
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pixrobin
Canley
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52 of 53  Sun 26th Feb 2017 8:50pm  
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