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19FoleshillRd
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1 of 178  Thu 14th Jul 2011 7:24pm  
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I used to love going to the Co-op near the bottom of Bishop St. Mum would send me down with a list and say "don't forget to ask Mrs Baker for the divi". I'd have to quote the number (30536) and bring back the little pink ticket. I seem to remember they used to send the money to the cashier through a vacuum tube, and the change would come back the same way!
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dutchman
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2 of 178  Thu 14th Jul 2011 7:46pm  
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There wasn't much left of it after the war. It's on the extreme-left here behind the lamppost:
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19FoleshillRd
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3 of 178  Thu 14th Jul 2011 11:04pm  
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That's amazing! Thanks Dutchman.
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InnisRoad
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4 of 178  Sun 17th Jul 2011 9:24pm  
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How many people can remember their old check numbers? Mine (or, more precisely, my mother's) was 49476.
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TonyS
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5 of 178  Sun 17th Jul 2011 10:42pm  
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We had two for some reason, the first I recall was 42195, the other began with 74 but can't remember the rest.
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Dreamtime
Perth Western Australia
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6 of 178  Mon 18th Jul 2011 10:14am  
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Yes, 58046, well it was 38 years ago.
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Midland Red
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7 of 178  Mon 18th Jul 2011 10:28am  
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Go on then . . . Grandma's was 32034 and mum's was 49687
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Tricia
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8 of 178  Mon 18th Jul 2011 11:16am  
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Mum's was 60691 and dad had his own for when he bought cigarettes, it was 65704. Big grin
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PhilipInCoventry
Holbrooks
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9 of 178  Mon 18th Jul 2011 12:28pm  
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My mum's was 54995. I hated going on an errand to our local Co-op when I was young, because I always had to try & remember that long number. Maybe that's how I became good at trainspotting. Best wishes to you all.
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jmn43
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10 of 178  Sun 24th Jul 2011 5:34pm  
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My mother's was 17235 at the Co-op in Wheelright Lane, Holbrooks. Does the lowest number win a prize or am I just showing my age. Are there any Co-ops still around.
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jmn43
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11 of 178  Sun 24th Jul 2011 5:43pm  
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Used to go to the Co-op when food was rationed. I remember there was a great big slab of cheese on the counter and my mother ended up with a slab as big as a matchbox but I did get 2 ounces of sweets.
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Midland Red
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12 of 178  Sun 24th Jul 2011 7:28pm  
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That's reminded me that I can just recall that mum used to take me and our ration books to the Co-op on the corner of Allesley Old Road and Glendower/Brookside Avenue, where the blonde lady by the name of Essie always managed to find a little extra piece of cheese for her
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PhilipInCoventry
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13 of 178  Wed 27th Jul 2011 10:58am  
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That Co-op is still there. A couple of years ago, my wife sent me out to hunt down some 'Camp' coffee & that was where I found some. Where can you buy 'Camp' coffee nowadays? I know its only 4% coffee but the mix of flavour with the chicory makes a refreshing drink as well as for use in baking. Thankfully, I did not have to remember 54995. Good old the Co.
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dutchman
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14 of 178  Wed 27th Jul 2011 1:07pm  
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The present one wasn't built till 1957 and has been considerably altered since then. That sounds a bit late for rationing so was there another on the same site before that? The original, more decorative 1920s building, was on the corner of Maudslay Road and is now a DIY warehouse.
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Midland Red
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15 of 178  Wed 27th Jul 2011 1:30pm  
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Certainly was, dman - rationing ended in 1954 and by then I would have been at school with PhilipinCoventry, and our family had moved house, so I would say 1952/53 that I recall
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