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mickboho
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1 of 19  Fri 14th Apr 2017 11:17am  
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I lived in Gas Street in the fifties - did anyone else come from around there.
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Midland Red
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2 of 19  Fri 14th Apr 2017 11:29am  
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Welcome to our friendly forum, mickboho Wave - let's hope there's some memories amongst our members to be shared with you Thumbs up
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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3 of 19  Fri 19th Jan 2018 12:31am  
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NeilsYard
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4 of 19  Sun 21st Jan 2018 1:48am  
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Here's more or less the full length of Gas Street from 1949 taken from Britain from Above - I've marked the Gas Tavern as seen above in red.
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Greg
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5 of 19  Sun 21st Jan 2018 4:05pm  
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The Gas Club was along there as well. I used to go there with friends who were Gas Board apprentices.
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mickboho
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6 of 19  Sat 3rd Feb 2018 12:31pm  
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Thank Greg for the photos of Gas Street, brings back memories
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slash1
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7 of 19  Sun 4th Feb 2018 12:50pm  
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In 1959 I joined a company, E. Laxon & Company, Wholesale Grocers and Provision Merchants, which was located in Gas Street. Would you remember that? As I understand it they relocated to Charter Avenue, a few years later, by which time I had left to join the Royal Navy. I also understand that the area was required for the Ring Road.
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Greg
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8 of 19  Sun 4th Feb 2018 7:32pm  
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Does anyone remember the company (in or around Gas Street) who manufactured crisps? The bags had the three spires logo on and the proprietor and his wife used to come into the Gas Club for a drink. Edited by member, 4th Feb 2018 7:33 pm
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TonyS
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9 of 19  Sun 4th Feb 2018 8:21pm  
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The crisps with the "Three Spires" logo was Robinsons. Wholesale they were supplied in tins (I assume of 48 packets) rather than boxes. If you type "Robinsons" in the search box you will find a few references to them. Edited by member, 4th Feb 2018 8:36 pm
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Greg
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10 of 19  Mon 5th Feb 2018 8:58pm  
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Thanks for that, TonyS. I had a senior moment as I now realize the topic had been covered before.
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NeilsYard
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11 of 19  Mon 12th Feb 2018 3:25pm  
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Added to the Gas Street thread although it's almost gone here! Oh my
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mickboho
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12 of 19  Fri 23rd Feb 2018 10:15pm  
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On 4th Feb 2018 7:32pm, Greg said: Does anyone remember the company (in or around Gas Street) who manufactured crisps? The bags had the three spires logo on and the proprietor and his wife used to come into the Gas Club for a drink. Edited by member, 4th Feb 2018 7:33 pm
Yes I remember the factory, we used to go there from St Osburg's School at dinner time and ask if they had any left over.
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Prof
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13 of 19  Fri 27th Jul 2018 3:58pm  
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On 21st Jan 2018 1:48am, NeilsYard said: Here's more or less the full length of Gas Street from 1949 taken from Britain from Above - I've marked the Gas Tavern as seen above in red.
What is that tree-lined area at top of photo Neil? Any ideas, and name of the street? Think it might be Naul's Mill Park? Middleborough Rd area? Edited by member, 27th Jul 2018 3:59 pm
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Slim
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14 of 19  Sat 4th Aug 2018 10:36pm  
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On 4th Feb 2018 8:21pm, TonyS said: The crisps with the "Three Spires" logo was Robinsons. Wholesale they were supplied in tins (I assume of 48 packets) rather than boxes. If you type "Robinsons" in the search box you will find a few references to them. Edited by member, 4th Feb 2018 8:36 pm
I remember them. In those days they were everywhere in Coventry, just one local brand if I recall, like Lants pop. I think they were just plain potato crisps, not like today with dozens of flavours. And the little blue bags of salt; there was supposed to be one per packet, but I once had four in my packet! Occasionally you'd get more than one or two. I suppose you've heard the crisp story? A bloke goes into a shop and says "Do you sell crisps?". Shop assistant: "Certainly, what flavour sir?". Bloke: "Plain". Assistant: "Sorry, sir, we've only got helicopter".
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Slim
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15 of 19  Sat 4th Aug 2018 10:53pm  
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On 19th Jan 2018 12:31am, NeilsYard said:
I remember Gas St. in the fifties. Every Saturday, we'd go to town shopping, and my dad would park his old Rover 90 in Gas St. That was in the good old days when parking was free everywhere, and before traffic wardens (or whatever they call those non-jobs now) and yellow lines had been misinvented. I recall the terraced houses (which would probably be classed as slums by modern standards), then a big space (presumably bomb damage), and an interesting sign which read "Bass". I asked my parents what it meant. I was too young to understand pubs let alone beer. Edited by member, 4th Aug 2018 11:14 pm
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