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argon
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46 of 57  Fri 5th Jun 2020 12:45pm  
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You have proved us both wrong MR. Edited by member, 5th Jun 2020 10:27 pm
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Annewiggy
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47 of 57  Fri 5th Jun 2020 12:50pm  
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I am getting confused but that date MR would make more sense. Alice Middleton’s shop in the picture was 3 Trinity Street until about 1961/62 when she moved to Ironmonger Row. I should imagine the building site in front of the shop in the picture is the preparations for that. There is nothing special in the newspaper for 1955 relating to this are apart from Owen Owen celebrating being open for 1 year and having a sale. If you search on here for Alice Middleton you will find It has been discussed under several topics including Palmer Lane. Perhaps just a normal day shopping in Coventry when the sales were on!!
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Kaga simpson
Peacehaven, East Sussex
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48 of 57  Fri 5th Jun 2020 4:30pm  
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MR So this guy was allowed to climb on Owen Owens six months before it opened and take photo's, was that allowed? Who was he? I’m intrigued.
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Annewiggy
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49 of 57  Fri 5th Jun 2020 4:35pm  
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It opened in 1954 Kaga.
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Kaga simpson
Peacehaven, East Sussex
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50 of 57  Fri 5th Jun 2020 4:50pm  
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Thanks Annewiggy Still, find it hard to believe the old Owens basement was still there, but there you go, hidden behind a high wall of wood. I suppose so.
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Midland Red
Cherwell
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51 of 57  Fri 5th Jun 2020 4:57pm  
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On 5th Jun 2020 4:30pm, Kaga simpson said: MR So this guy was allowed to climb on Owen Owens six months before it opened and take photo's, was that allowed? Who was he? I’m intrigued.
Some of his photos
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Kaga simpson
Peacehaven, East Sussex
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52 of 57  Fri 5th Jun 2020 5:25pm  
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MR, thank you, liked the photos.
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Dreamtime
Perth Western Australia
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53 of 57  Sat 6th Jun 2020 4:32am  
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One thing I do know, I had shopped a few times at Alice Middleton's and that was without rationing. Blouses, underwear and all the frillies you care to mention. (late 50's) - That's at the shop shown in the photo.
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Prof
Gloucester
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54 of 57  Sun 27th Sep 2020 10:50pm  
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Kaga simpson
Peacehaven, East Sussex
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55 of 57  Mon 28th Sep 2020 10:54am  
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The Rex cafe, replaced the old Barley Hall I believe on the corner of Palmer Lane.
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Dreamtime
Perth Western Australia
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56 of 57  Mon 28th Sep 2020 3:36pm  
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Another good one Prof, our first TV was bought from Sutton & Jones on the corner there. I well remember the rest of those shops.
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Kaga simpson
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57 of 57  Wed 30th Sep 2020 4:01pm  
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Dreamtime No, a real bad one, split Broadgate completely in two.
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