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196 of 200  Mon 20th Feb 2017 7:31am  
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On 7th Feb 2017 7:48am, Midland Red said: Wasn't that referred to as "Fletch" (Fletchamstead Highway) rather than Canley, which was where Ivy Cottage fronted the site?
My father worked at the Gauge during and after the war, dead opposite, and the area was called the Fletch; in particular, there was a small adjacent pub they used at lunchtime, also called the Fletch.
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197 of 200  Mon 20th Feb 2017 8:50am  
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As some of you know I have been researching the history of Westwood Parish for two or three years. Until 1926 the border between Fletchamstead and Canley followed what is now the bypass. To the east was Canley and to the west Fletchamstead. Tile Hill Lane, between the bypass and the lane's junction with Broad Lane, formed the border between Canley and Whoberley. So, whilst the whole of the Standard site was in Canley, the Gauge & Tool was in Fletchamstead. In earlier times, Canley came under the influence of the Cistercians at Stoneleigh Abbey and Fletchamstead under the Knights Templar at what is now Temple Balsall.
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198 of 200  Mon 20th Feb 2017 9:34am  
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You're quite correct, Pix - in fact, we're all correct Thumbs up The whole of the Standard site bordered by Tile Hill Lane, Canley Road and Fletchamstead Highway was "Canley" The areas fronting Fletchamstead Highway were known as Fletchamstead North and Fletchamstead South South was Standard's first "shadow factory" which produced components for Bristol Mercury military aero engines, and post-war became Standard's Spare Parts Division North became Standard-Triumph design, engineering and motorsport operation Hence why I remember this part of Canley site being referred to as Fletch Thumbs up
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199 of 200  Thu 2nd Mar 2017 12:46pm  
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A very sad view from probably St Michael's looking over Priory Row towards the Triumph works on Priory Street. It appears the Luftwaffe certainly made it a target Sad
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200 of 200  Mon 26th Jun 2017 12:33pm  
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Heads up for this year's Standard International Rally, to be held this coming weekend at Woodside, Kenilworth, from mid-day on Friday through to Sunday afternoon - details
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