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Broad bean
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1 of 19  Thu 25th Feb 2016 10:43am  
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Staircase Lane in Allesley must be one of the oldest and most attractive tree lined lanes in the city. I have a couple of postcards of the lane dating from the early 1900s. Does anyone else have any old postcards or photos of Staircase Lane? Edited by member, 25th Feb 2016 10:54 am
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Norman Conquest
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2 of 19  Thu 25th Feb 2016 3:16pm  
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Hello Mr Bean Smile and as no one else has done it "Welcome to the forum" I remember Staircase Lane very well. My son frequently fished a small pond down there. It even held small pike,dont know if its still there. It was a very pleasant walk down there until the Jag' relief road was built. Then the Jag factory was closed. Anyway Mr Bean have a good time on the forum but ( Whisper ) beware of the moderators.
Just old and knackered

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dutchman
Spon End
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3 of 19  Thu 25th Feb 2016 3:20pm  
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Hello Broad Bean Wave Here are two old postcards from the Library Collection linked on the left side of this page: Edited by member, 25th Feb 2016 3:21 pm
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Roger Turner
Torksey
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4 of 19  Thu 25th Feb 2016 4:00pm  
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It was a nice walk to the Nugget, I seem to remember you could also walk across the fields, past the big house which became a comprehensive school and you ended up at the Bablake playing fields in Norman Place Rd
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matchle55
Coventry
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5 of 19  Thu 25th Feb 2016 4:20pm  
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On 25th Feb 2016 10:43am, Broad bean said: Staircase Lane in Allesley must be one of the oldest and most attractive tree lined lanes in the city. I have a couple of postcards of the lane dating from the early 1900s. Does anyone else have any old postcards or photos of Staircase Lane? Edited by member, 25th Feb 2016 10:54 am
I gave, some years ago, a photo album of this area dated 1920s and 30s to the people who were trying to save the Coundon Wedge.
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coventry49
Devon
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6 of 19  Thu 25th Feb 2016 8:32pm  
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Does anyone happen to know if there was a farm out this way belonging to the Charley family? They were butchers in Harnall Lane in the 1950s.
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Gas Centre
Perth Scotland
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7 of 19  Thu 25th Feb 2016 8:56pm  
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Hi Coventry 49 I believe the Charley family had a farm in Butt Lane, I think they sold horse equipment, saddles etc.
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Gas Centre
Perth Scotland
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8 of 19  Thu 25th Feb 2016 9:04pm  
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Hi again Coventry 49 I have just done a search on the internet. They trade as Townfields Saddlers Limited in Butt Lane, the managing director is Adrian Charley, their telephone number is 024 7640 2474. Hope this is some help to you.
Alan H

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Broad bean
Allesley
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9 of 19  Fri 26th Feb 2016 9:02am  
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At the top of Staircase Lane there is a deep disused sandstone quarry. It is understood that the stone from this quarry was used to rebuild Allesley Church. The farm adjacent to the quarry is called Church Farm. The quarry is shown in active use on maps dated 1824 and 1888. The quarry is now overgrown with mature trees and has become a haven for wildlife. Does anyone have additional information about the quarry?
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Broad bean
Allesley
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10 of 19  Fri 26th Feb 2016 7:54pm  
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There is such a wealth of historic sites dotted along Staircase Lane in Allesley. I think the Allesley Conservation Area should be extended to include these valuable sites. There is a timber-framed barn with brick infill at Church Farm, Staircase Lane, that is believed to date between 1701 and 1750. It is a locally listed building, but is slowly crumbling away.
Rich

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Norman Conquest
Allesley
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11 of 19  Sat 27th Feb 2016 10:23am  
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Is it not the responsibility of the owners to maintain listed buildings? As for the quarry that you mention I think that I know where that is. Does Pickford Brook run through it?
Just old and knackered

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Arthur
West Yorks.
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12 of 19  Sat 27th Feb 2016 10:00pm  
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Remember my first outing with a fishing rod was in a pit somewhere down there, later in life I am just glad that trees can't talk. Wink
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Dreamtime
Perth Western Australia
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13 of 19  Sun 28th Feb 2016 12:33am  
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JohnnieWalker
Canberra, Australia
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14 of 19  Sun 28th Feb 2016 4:49am  
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Dreamtime
Perth Western Australia
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