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woodford
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16 of 32  Sun 23rd Mar 2014 9:49pm  
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What is it?!! Oh my
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TonyS
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17 of 32  Mon 24th Mar 2014 7:01am  
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It's a Coventry Climax Godiva 3.5 KVA generator! Thumbs up Big grin (Sorry, but I couldn't resist!)
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woodford
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18 of 32  Mon 24th Mar 2014 11:02am  
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Ha ha ha!!! Wave
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woodford
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19 of 32  Mon 24th Mar 2014 11:06am  
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Well I've looked it up online, now, and very impressive it is, too. Very different to the compact generator my late partner used in his children's entertainer days! Oh my
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ricardo
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20 of 32  Thu 23rd Oct 2014 5:58pm  
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My dad worked with Dave Tedds in Electric Development (Ernie Webb). I grew up with hundreds of stories about Climax. Dad went to Climax after the war and worked at Friars Road. The money was poor so he went AWA at Baginton. When AWA folded he returned to Climax in Development. In those days it was not unusual for Leonard Lee (then owner) to bring his Rolls Royce into the workshop and get Ernie to do simple jobs such as fixing the radio. His driver would wait while the car was fixed and came out with many a tale about LL's moments. I have some old black and white photos of some of the old hands from Sandy Lane and Wid road. Dad passed away in 2004, still miss him.
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Midland Red
Cherwell
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21 of 32  Thu 13th Oct 2016 10:26am  
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Photo link to the first British-produced forklift truck, 1946 Thumbs up
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coventry49
Devon
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22 of 32  Thu 13th Oct 2016 6:48pm  
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My father, Fred Cole, worked for Coventry Climax for 25 yrs from 1955 to 1980 when he died. He worked in the Spares Dept in various places, ending up in Mile Lane.
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Kaga simpson
Peacehaven, East Sussex
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23 of 32  Fri 14th Oct 2016 5:46pm  
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My brother worked for Climax, testing engines, 1946 onwards, sometime I think in the fifties he was sent to an Eastern country testing engines for them.
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pageb45
Goderich, Ontario, Canada
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24 of 32  Wed 27th Sep 2017 6:34pm  
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Attached is a photo of the Coventry Climax Engines Ltd. Christmas party in 1968. If anyone can identify those people not mentioned, please let me know. Thank you.
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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25 of 32  Tue 5th Mar 2019 1:30am  
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Just had to add this piece of Coventry artwork here. Thumbs up
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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26 of 32  Wed 6th Mar 2019 8:03pm  
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Apols if this has been shared before - Duke of Edinburgh at Coventry Climax - June 1966
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Kimbo
Leicestershire
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27 of 32  Tue 2nd Apr 2019 3:49pm  
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On 23rd Oct 2014 5:58pm, ricardo said: My dad worked with Dave Tedds in Electric Development (Ernie Webb). I grew up with hundreds of stories about Climax. Dad went to Climax after the war and worked at Friars Road. The money was poor so he went AWA at Baginton. When AWA folded he returned to Climax in Development. In those days it was not unusual for Leonard Lee (then owner) to bring his Rolls Royce into the workshop and get Ernie to do simple jobs such as fixing the radio. His driver would wait while the car was fixed and came out with many a tale about LL's moments. I have some old black and white photos of some of the old hands from Sandy Lane and Wid road. Dad passed away in 2004, still miss him.
I remember Ernie. He worked with my very good friend Paul Knight in the Development shop at Widd Road until Paul moved to the Tech Pubs Dept to work with me. Paul and I both moved to Jaguar Radford Tech Pubs in the late eighties. Sorry to hear Ernie has passed.
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Kimbo
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28 of 32  Tue 2nd Apr 2019 3:51pm  
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On 27th Sep 2017 6:34pm, pageb45 said: Attached is a photo of the Coventry Climax Engines Ltd. Christmas party in 1968. If anyone can identify those people not mentioned, please let me know. Thank you.
Sadly the only one I recall is Dot Shufflebotham who worked with my mum in Export Shipping at Mile Lane in the early eighties.
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pageb45
Goderich, Ontario, Canada
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29 of 32  Sat 20th Apr 2019 9:41pm  
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Thank you, Kimbo, for your response. Dave Payne (Doris's partner) and I were great pals while I was at the Climax. He was often reprimanded by our supervisor, Bert Harman, because Doris insisted on visiting Dave in the department and disrupting his work. Happy Days! Big grin
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pageb45
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30 of 32  Thu 25th Apr 2019 3:31pm  
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On 2nd Apr 2019 3:49pm, Kimbo said:
On 23rd Oct 2014 5:58pm, ricardo said: My dad worked with Dave Tedds in Electric Development (Ernie Webb). I grew up with hundreds of stories about Climax. Dad went to Climax after the war and worked at Friars Road. The money was poor so he went AWA at Baginton. When AWA folded he returned to Climax in Development. In those days it was not unusual for Leonard Lee (then owner) to bring his Rolls Royce into the workshop and get Ernie to do simple jobs such as fixing the radio. His driver would wait while the car was fixed and came out with many a tale about LL's moments. I have some old black and white photos of some of the old hands from Sandy Lane and Wid road. Dad passed away in 2004, still miss him.
I remember Ernie. He worked with my very good friend Paul Knight in the Development shop at Widd Road until Paul moved to the Tech Pubs Dept to work with me. Paul and I both moved to Jaguar Radford Tech Pubs in the late eighties. Sorry to hear Ernie has passed.
Thanks, Kimbo, for the above info. I worked in the Climax Kingfield Road Tech Pubs Dept from Nov. 1967 to Apr. 1970. The manager was Bert Harman, and colleagues were, Ray Turnecliffe, Roy Baker, David Payne and Nigel Pratt. After I left, I believe there was a departmental restructuring with several redundancies, but Bert Harman seemed to survive. Can you enlighten me if this is true, please?

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