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Bexhow18
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1 of 7  Tue 25th Oct 2016 4:22pm  
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Hi. I recently found a family history information my grandfather wrote that said he was a special in the Coventry blitz and I remember a plaque on the pillars in the old Butts being displayed. It's not there now, how would I find out more details of where the commemorative plaque went and its contents and also details of grandfather's service. In the book he says as follows: That night I was on my police duties and I found a newly born perfectly formed baby dead at the Opera theatre in Hales Street, funny as that night my wife was frightened by a toad in the air raid shelter, and the toad did what the bombs could not, but I the baby was only six months gone and did not live more than twelve hours. Thus to me was soon sad and I would love to find more about Harman Arthur Howland he was a plumber who lived I presume then in Earlsdon as he had a builders yard. I thank you
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Midland Red
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2 of 7  Tue 25th Oct 2016 4:59pm  
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Hi Becky and welcome to our friendly forum Wave and thank you for your post - the content is sad, but really interesting, so let's hope someone can help you with your request Thumbs up
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Heathite
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3 of 7  Tue 25th Oct 2016 5:58pm  
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Hi, here's a bit of info for your enquiry. 2 Uxbridge Avenue from the 1939 register. 4 people none redacted. Arthur Harman Howland b.16 Apr 1907 Master Plumber, married Harman W Howland b.16 Jan 1881 Foreman Plumber, ARP Const(?) under H'se (Housing?) Dept. married Catherine Howland b. 26 Jul 1883 Unpaid Domestic Duties, married Kathleen M Howland (Vincent) 31 mar 1918 Shop Assistant, single
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4 of 7  Tue 25th Oct 2016 6:07pm  
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Hi. He seems to have had problems with lights - he was fined for having no lights on his car, and he was also fined for leaving lights on during the blackout Oh my Leamington Spa Courier - Friday 22 January 1937 KENILWORTH DIVISION. No Lights.— A fine of 10s. was imposed upon Harman Arthur Howlands [sic], of "Ardida," Gretna Road, Stoneleigh, for leaving a car without lights in Gretna Road on December 23rd. Coventry Standard - Saturday 7 September 1940 LIGHTING OFFENCES. For having, displayed lights during the black-out the following Coventry defendants were fined . . . . . . Other Coventry defendants summoned for having displayed lights were Harman Arthur Howland, 39, Gretna Road . . . Howland said he was called to the telephone and forgot the light. Fined £3.
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Heathite
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5 of 7  Tue 25th Oct 2016 6:35pm  
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1935 register for 31 Ena Road: Alfred G Oakley b. 6 Mar 1881 Carpenter & Joiner, married. Fannie E Oakley b. 8 Jul 1881 Housewife, married. Annie F Langford (Oakley) b. 8 Dec 1912 Inspector of Jets (?) for Rayon Production Courtaulds Ltd. Jonathan F Taylor b. 29 Aug 1889 Ss Fitter Pressure Test R N T F(?)
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6 of 7  Tue 25th Oct 2016 7:45pm  
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I wondered if Howland and Oakley was connected - I knew Len Oakley, he was a good friend of my grandfather at Three Spires Bowling Club, so I saw a lot of him in the 50s and 60s Thumbs up
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Bexhow18
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7 of 7  Wed 26th Oct 2016 9:26pm  
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He was indeed a master plumber and Len Oakley and my grandfather had a builders yard in Earlsdon. My grandfather was indeed a member of Three Spires Bowls Club as was my father Michael, and my dad seems to think that Arthur was in charge of some part of the Home Guard during the blitz but I can't find anything as of yet. The entries and comments above are interesting as myself and my cousin are trying to trace the family history, as my father is the only survivor of his family now. What was your grandfather's surname.
becky

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