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196 of 362  Sun 13th Aug 2017 8:10am  
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197 of 362  Sun 13th Aug 2017 8:12am  
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13th Aug 1851 On Lammas day this year a party of lammassers pulled down a wall in Drapers' Field, which had been erected by a person named Absalom Dalton, encroaching upon, and enclosing a strip of land about 20 or 30 yards in length, and 4 feet in depth.
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198 of 362  Sun 13th Aug 2017 3:09pm  
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On 13th August 1952 reigning County Champions Warwickshire commenced a three-day game at Courtaulds Ground against Surrey. At close of play, Surrey were 67-6 in reply to the home side's 176 all out, in which James Ord top scored with 55. The visitors were bowled out for 74, with Charlie Grove and Jack Bannister each taking four wickets. Local star Fred Gardner led the way in the second innings with an unbeaten 104 as Warwickshire declared on 247-7, and they then dismissed Surrey for 116, with Eric Hollies claiming four victims. Warwickshire's victory by a massive 233 runs was one of only three defeats which Surrey suffered in 1952, as they claimed the Championship title for the first of seven consecutive seasons.
On 14th Aug 2017 11:25pm, Roger Turner said: Was that the Lock and Laker era? Fred Gardner was an old boy at the school my father taught at, and sometimes when we cycled over to Edgbaston, they had a chat on the boundary.
On 15th Aug 2017 8:15am, Midland Red said: Not the 1952 match, Roger - neither played in that game, Surridge, Loader, McMahon and Eric Bedser were the Surrey bowlers. However, the era of the "spin twins" was not far away, as, in 1955, Surrey again played at Courtaulds Ground, and they took 17 of the 20 Warwickshire wickets between them!
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199 of 362  Mon 14th Aug 2017 7:22am  
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200 of 362  Mon 14th Aug 2017 10:38am  
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14th Aug 1861 The Choir of Worcester Cathedral accompanied the opening of the new organ in Holy Trinity church. The replacement organ cost £800 (about £90,000 in today's money).
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201 of 362  Tue 15th Aug 2017 8:18am  
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202 of 362  Tue 15th Aug 2017 9:20am  
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15th Aug 1901 The funeral on this day of William Drakeford was the first ever in the country to use a motor car, which was converted into a kind of gun-carriage for the occasion. 15th Aug 1951 The winner of the competition for the design of Coventry's New Cathedral was announced - the winner being, of course, Basil Spence (later Sir). 15th Aug 1967 To commemorate the 900th anniversary of the death of Lady Godiva, the Belgrade Theatre hosts the world premiere of 'Godiva Was A Lady'.
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203 of 362  Wed 16th Aug 2017 7:24am  
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204 of 362  Wed 16th Aug 2017 7:24am  
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16th Aug 1457 King Henry VI dined at Coventry, as he and Margaret did many times during the War of the Roses. 16th Aug 1621 From this year on this date, until 1752, 3-day fairs were held, the council ordaining that the sheriffs should receive the tolls collected.
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205 of 362  Wed 16th Aug 2017 7:31am  
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The Coventry Loop Line, built to divert goods traffic from Nuneaton away from the congested lines running through Coventry station, first opened on 16th August 1914, with the new junction commencing from the Coventry side of Bedlam Crossing on the Nuneaton to Coventry line. The line ran from Three Spires Junction to Folley Lane Junction better known as Humber Road Junction on the Coventry to Rugby line, the latter junction not being opened until circa 1916.
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206 of 362  Wed 16th Aug 2017 8:20am  
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On 16th August 1950, Eric Hollies took 7-40 as Warwickshire dismissed Nottinghamshire for 118 on the first day of their County Championship match at Courtaulds Ground. By close of play, the home side had reached 164-8, thanks to Fred Gardner's 80. Eventually dismissing Warwickshire for 200, Nottinghamshire fared better second time around, reaching 343, Harry Finlow scoring 99 with Hollies and Alan Townsend each taking four wickets. Chasing 268 for victory, Warwickshire were skittled for just 87, Harry Butler taking 7-31, with only Dick Spooner (33) and Townsend (31 not out) reaching double figures. It was a better day for Warwickshire twelve months later - on 16th August 1951 Northamptonshire were dismissed twice in the day at Courtaulds Ground, for 117 and 170, following the home side's 456-5dec on the previous day, in which Fred Gardner top scored with 139. (Interesting stats from this game - on the first day, 139 overs were bowled, and 145 on the second!)
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207 of 362  Wed 16th Aug 2017 1:05pm  
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On 16th August 1980 Coventry City kicked off their Division I season with a 3-1 defeat away to Birmingham City. Sky Blues scorer was Andy Blair, and they lined up: (4:4:2) Blyth; Coop, Dyson, Gillespie, McDonald; Van Gool (sub Roberts), Blair, Gooding, Hunt; Thompson, English. On 16th August 1975 it was a far better start to the season, with a 4-1 away win at Everton. There was a hat-trick for David Cross, and the other goal came from Alan Green. Team: (1-11) King, Oakey, Brogan, Craven, Holmes, Dugdale, Coop, Mortimer, Green, Cross, Hutchison.
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208 of 362  Wed 16th Aug 2017 2:48pm  
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I guess this qualifies Oh my On 16th August 1977 people the world over, including Coventry, mourned the death of Elvis Presley Sad Yes, it really was 40 years ago Roll eyes
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209 of 362  Thu 17th Aug 2017 7:23am  
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17th Aug 1565 Queen Elizabeth I made her one and only visit to Coventry during one of her state tours around her realm. The queen addressed the people of Coventry from the oriel window of Whitefriars. 17th Aug 1982 Final day of last-ever County Championship at the Courtaulds Ground - Warwickshire v Middlesex. The visitors triumphed by an innings and 66 runs.
On 17th Aug 2017 8.18, Midland Red said: Middlesex had declared on 360-8 at the close of play on the first day, thanks largely to a century from Clive Radley. They then dismissed Warwickshire on the second day for 174, of which Asif Din scored 102 and Paul Smith 45. Following on, the home side fared even worse, totalling only 120. County Championship cricket at Courtaulds Ground came to an end when Keith Maguire was caught by Radley off Wayne Daniel for a duck. 1983 would see one John Player Special League match and one Second XI fixture played at the venue.
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210 of 362  Thu 17th Aug 2017 8:03am  
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