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256 of 270  Sat 23rd Jul 2016 8:25pm  
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Hi Slim, From what I see on the 1926 maps Canley Lane stretched from Hearsall Common past Ivy Farm Lane and then down to Kenilworth Road. It was then all in Westwood Parish. In 1926 Coventry Corporation bought sunstantial lands (2,300 acres) from Lord Leigh and in 1928 extended its boundaries to include Canley and Fletchamstead (now partly Canley and partly Tile Hill). However in the 1938 map revision the portion of Canley Lane from Hearsall Common to the bypass remained as such, but beyonf the bypass it became Canley Road and from the sharp turn to the east after Canley and Ivy Farms it became Cannon Hill Road. Now of course Canley Road stretches from the Common to the bypass, and from the bypass to Kenilworth Road is now all Cannon Hill Road.
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257 of 270  Sun 24th Jul 2016 7:18am  
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On a completely different forum there are complaints about Burton Green now not including the original village in Hob Lane.
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55 Vincent Black Shadow
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258 of 270  Sun 31st Jul 2016 8:28pm  
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On 19th Aug 2014 9:51pm, Francis A said:
On 30th Sep 2013 10:18am, TonyS said: Another lad that I recall in my last year (Miss Penn's class) was Francis Andrews - a (very) tall, ginger-haired kid.
Hi Tony, the very tall lad you recall is me, most kids knew me as Andy. I don't remember you at Henry Parkes but I do when we were in the same year group at Woodlands in Gibson House. We used to live in one of the police houses in Wediburgh St (no 2). Being tall with a mop of red hair and the son of copper with a German mother made for interesting times on the streets of Canley. Red hair has long gone. We moved to 79 Freeburn Causeway in about 1963 when my dad was invalided out of the police force.
Hello Francis, I remember you and your family very well. I lived in Templars Fields (19) a lifetime ago and I seem to recall you playing Basketball at Woodlands. If memory serves me correctly, I believe your Dad was injured in a car accident.
Chris Harden

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55 Vincent Black Shadow
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259 of 270  Sun 31st Jul 2016 9:14pm  
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On 6th Oct 2013 2:15pm, Mick Strong said: Trying to remember what I wrote on Wednesday / Thursday. I tried to list Les Reas class of 61 (the year I left). GIRLS :- Phylis Gibson, Pearl Bonner, Sandra Munsloe, Beverly Wykes, Susan Bryan, Susan Elston, June Hitchings, Marilin Coatup BOYS:- George Davies, Brian McDonald, Bob Steane, John Dann, Trevor Hooker, Raymond Harrison, David Cowlishaw (somehow related to Mrs Ainsley), William Brownlee, David Shanklin, Barry Millward, Michael Jobson There must be at least 10 more, so please help!!
Boys: Tom Windsor, David Bailey, Chris Harden (left one-term early to go to boarding school).
Chris Harden

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260 of 270  Sun 14th Aug 2016 5:52pm  
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That looks like an interesting little spot (a conservation area). There are some 13C listed buildings there as well, according to English Heritage. I read a forum in which someone was describing Canley as a terrible place - yet part of Canley is one of the wealthiest areas of the West Midlands! Post copied from topic Canley Hall on 15th Aug 2016 7:45 am
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261 of 270  Sun 14th Aug 2016 7:02pm  
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Let me describe the block where I live flap. The block comprises 63 flats. None of the residents are in gainful employment - many of them for over 30 years. Yet not one resident seeks work. All residents rely on state benefits of one kind or another. A druggies runner delivers on a daily basis and the number of 'pushers' in the block is astounding. Emergency ambulances are called on an all too frequent basis. The fire alarms are set off at least once a week. In summer months the sound from their regular parties overspills into a number of surrounding streets. Given that description you could imagine how it would look in statistics. Given that description you would imagine a den of iniquity. It is not. It is merely a retirement home. And it is in Canley.
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262 of 270  Sun 14th Aug 2016 11:01pm  
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flapdoodle
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263 of 270  Sun 14th Aug 2016 11:07pm  
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People tend to define places by the 'council estates' in Coventry. Most of Canley is leafy suburbia. Even the post-war bits aren't that bad, I used to cycle around it a few years back when I was trying to get fit (the large boulevards are perhaps the only remnants of plans to build similar boulevards out to the suburbs). Tile Hill gets the same bad reputation, when it's mainly fine.
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Slim
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264 of 270  Mon 15th Aug 2016 8:18am  
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At school, when asked where I lived, I couldn't give the true answer, without a lengthy explanation of what and where Canley Gardens was. It lies between Canley and Earlsdon, so if I said Canley, the response was "Pwoaarh - that's a rough area!". Earlsdon got "Oo, ay say old bean, la-di-dah, everyone in Earlsdon is a snob". It's called stereotyping. The top end of Canley had a reputation. Everyone had heard about the infamous Miller gang. Their reputation spread as far as Canley Gardens. "You don't mess with the Miller gang." In recent years a lady who has since retired, i.e. she's a few years older than I, and who for many years lived near the Canley shops in Prior Deram, knew all about the Miller gang, but had never actually met any of them. I have yet to find anyone who has actually encountered them. Back in the seventies, certain areas of Coventry were referred to by tradesmen as Dodge City 1, 2, and 3. Canley was not one of them. They were Wood End, Bell Green and Willenhall respectively.
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265 of 270  Tue 13th Sep 2016 6:30pm  
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Staff are in stocking the shelves ready for Thursday's grand opening. I won't go for a couple of weeks as it will be a madhouse.
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266 of 270  Fri 11th Nov 2016 12:55pm  
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Looking at the Coventry Telegraph earlier I noted that the McDonalds being refurbished is on Arlington Business Park, Never heard of it by that name before. So how much of the previous Standard-Triumph works forms Arlington?

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267 of 270  Tue 15th Nov 2016 9:49am  
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£10million redevelopment plan for Canley - report
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Moving on
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268 of 270  Tue 11th Apr 2017 5:34pm  
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Looking for old school friends fron Sir Henry Parkes, Canley - Phyllis Gibson, Sandra Munrow, Anna Chapman. And anyone who was at that school when I was there. Pamela Brown, now Wright - lived John Rous Avenue.
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TonyS
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269 of 270  Tue 11th Apr 2017 6:03pm  
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Hi Pamela, welcome to our forum. As I'm sure you've already discovered there are a number of our members who are ex-pupils of the school. May I ask what years you were there and whose class(es) you were in? I must say your name seems familiar, but I can't place it (yet!)
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55 Vincent Black Shadow
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270 of 270  Sun 16th Apr 2017 8:44pm  
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Hello Moving on (Pamela), I used to live in Templar's Fields and I remember you very well along with all the people you have mentioned and as noted by TonyS, there are many others on this site that will also remember you. In fact, I was recently talking to someone from Mayor's Croft about you (and others that you listed) so it is somewhat ironic that you have surfaced at this time. I hope life is treating you well.
Chris Harden

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