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NormK
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16 of 24  Tue 6th Dec 2016 1:58pm  
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Just driven by, the Black Horse Pub has been flattened and just a pile of rubble remains.
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Midland Red
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17 of 24  Tue 6th Dec 2016 2:35pm  
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Did you demolish it just by driving by, Norm? Lol Wink Wink (click on photo for Cov Tel article from May 2016)
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NormK
18 of 24  Tue 6th Dec 2016 2:46pm  
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19 of 24  Tue 6th Dec 2016 3:39pm  
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Dreamtime
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20 of 24  Tue 6th Dec 2016 4:18pm  
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Ha ha, very whimsical that was. Lol Lol
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David H
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21 of 24  Tue 6th Dec 2016 7:12pm  
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A sad loss of a piece of local heritage. This is one of several photos I took last month. I am sorry I won't see the old Black Horse again.
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Derrickarthur
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22 of 24  Tue 6th Dec 2016 11:29pm  
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Very sad sight when I drove past yesterday. A mechanical digger was halfway through the demolition. The whole facade in the above picture had gone. Thought it had preservation status.
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Kaga simpson
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23 of 24  Wed 7th Dec 2016 11:20am  
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I would think a few Yanks would be sad too if they were alive today, they being stationed just across the road in 43/44 time.
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Kaga simpson
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24 of 24  Tue 20th Dec 2016 11:42am  
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David H I have been waiting to see if other people had comments to make about the pub. The Black Horse pub was the only pub in Coventry to have an US Army camp in the same road, which was inevitably a magnet for these men. By 1944 there was over a million American troops in Britain. Trucks and jeeps rattled over roads designed for horses and carts. A British private in those days earned something like 15 shillings a week, the same rank GI got £3.4s.0d. a week plus endless chocolate, fruit and nylons. As a result girls were easily lured by the suave cut of the Yank uniform. So this pub, for a couple of years, was fun, laughter, friendships, heartaches and tears, and the hub of American activity in Coventry. It also carried the joke "Did you hear about the new utility knickers? One Yank and they're off". It was all part of the towns' and villages' life during the second world war that I got to know.
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