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Kaga simpson
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151 of 152  Thu 6th Feb 2020 11:15am  
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Pool Meadow didn't open till mid-thirties when the buses started to take over. Now, the trams had fairly straight runs along the Foleshill Road and Stoney Stanton Road but, oh my, when they reached the Swanswell they turned sharply, the wheels grating and screeching, sparks flying. A few yards on they again turned slightly, again screeching - then again in to Hales St, again into the Burges, then yet again across Broadgate. You could hear them groaning all over the centre of the city. The west side of Coventry was mainly farmland until the war, farms’ fields, and scores of brooks - these flowed into each other, until the Holyhead Road and Spon End, Nauls Mill, the Swanswell - also part of the scene that got flooded regularly, The Burges where the Sherbourne met the Radford Brook near the Fire Station. Coventry was really a damp, unhealthy place to live.
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Prof
Gloucester
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152 of 152  Fri 7th Feb 2020 1:42pm  
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On 5th Feb 2020 5:34pm, Kaga simpson said: Prof, can you give date and where.
In the left background you can see the Bus station office and tearoom in Pool Meadow. The Birmingham stand was towards Priory St as far as I recall. Edited by member, 7th Feb 2020 1:43 pm
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