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Old Lincolnian
61 of 79  Sat 5th Nov 2016 12:34pm  
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coventry49
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62 of 79  Sat 5th Nov 2016 4:45pm  
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To change the subject slightly I was interested to see Heathite's aerial view of Quinton Pool. I see that the site of the old Cheylesmore Pub is now an Asda! On the accompanying map the roads are clearly visible. My paper round took in Woodstock, Montault and William Bristow Roads for the princely sum of 22/6d a week, morning and evening rounds too! The Sunday morning round was so heavy I had to do it in 2 stages.
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Old Lincolnian
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63 of 79  Sat 5th Nov 2016 7:52pm  
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That's a long round coventry49 especially during the days when most people had the daily and evening papers and some of the Sundays often consisted of four papers and a book, also most of these houses have got separate entrances or driveways. Add to that the slope on William Bristow and I reckon you earned your 22/6! The Cheylesmore pub had been struggling for many years and despite constant reinventions it eventually closed. Several ideas were put forward for its use including flats and a Community Centre and like a lot of empty buildings it mysteriously burnt down when there was a problem with planning permission. I think the land was vacant for about four years before the Asda was built driving of the foxes who had taken residence there.
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Old Lincolnian
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64 of 79  Sat 24th Dec 2016 5:18pm  
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A quick picture I took today whilst giving the swans (and everything else) their pre-Christmas lunch. By the time I'd finished I was totally surrounded.
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Dreamtime
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65 of 79  Sun 25th Dec 2016 11:34am  
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Thank you OL, lovely to see all of the birdlife thriving and all celebrating like us on this special day. Hope your Christmas lunch went down well. Cheers
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Midland Red
66 of 79  Sun 25th Dec 2016 12:47pm  
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Old Lincolnian
67 of 79  Sun 25th Dec 2016 2:31pm  
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Garlands Joke Shop
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68 of 79  Sun 2nd Apr 2017 9:35pm  
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Was walking around Quinton Pool today and noticed this box attached to a tree, wasn't sure what it was but after looking online I think it's a bat box. Edited by member, 2nd Apr 2017 9:36 pm
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Old Lincolnian
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69 of 79  Fri 11th Aug 2017 8:39pm  
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I've recently been involved in a project to improve Quinton Pool durin "Love Parks Week" "Over the three days rangers and volunteers managed to build a viewing platform, reinstate the bank on one side to be more natural but on the other side reposition the revetment and refill with stone then topped off with soil. On the island they made a landing jetty ready for future work to the island." More work will be completed at a later date and more volunteers will be needed. P.S. We've also got duck crossing signs in Quinton Park (sometimes incorrectly known as Black Prince Avenue) Cheers
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Old Lincolnian
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70 of 79  Tue 19th Dec 2017 6:27pm  
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A few days ago on the “Love Cheylesmore” FB page a picture of a proposed development of Quinton Park area by Gibson was posted, taken from the Coventry Standard. I hadn’t realised he had proposed wholescale plans for other parts of the city as well as the city centre but thinking about it seems logical. It shows a dancehall in the Parade, a cinema near the pool on the green, a library in Quinton Park and a Health Centre where the newish one is now as well as swimming baths and a Community Centre in what is now Ebbw Vale Terrace. It does look rather interesting and could have been rather good but obviously came to nothing presumably for financial reasons. Does anyone know if he made plans for other parts of the city as well?
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Midland Red
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71 of 79  Wed 12th Jun 2019 9:00am  
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Campaign to bring back toilets - report
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Kaga simpson
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72 of 79  Wed 12th Jun 2019 9:33am  
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Are the rangers and people happy with the amount of water fowl in the park? It looks overcrowded to me for their good health over time.
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pixrobin
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73 of 79  Wed 12th Jun 2019 2:17pm  
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On 19th Dec 2017 6:27pm, Old Lincolnian said: A few days ago on the “Love Cheylesmore” FB page a picture of a proposed development of Quinton Park area by Gibson was posted, taken from the Coventry Standard. I hadn’t realised he had proposed wholescale plans for other parts of the city as well as the city centre but thinking about it seems logical. It shows a dancehall in the Parade, a cinema near the pool on the green, a library in Quinton Park and a Health Centre where the newish one is now as well as swimming baths and a Community Centre in what is now Ebbw Vale Terrace. It does look rather interesting and could have been rather good but obviously came to nothing presumably for financial reasons. Does anyone know if he made plans for other parts of the city as well?
In reply to OL's earlier post these houses in Sheriff Avenue, Canley, were built to Gibson's designs in 1943.
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Old Lincolnian
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74 of 79  Thu 13th Jun 2019 2:20pm  
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On 12th Jun 2019 9:33am, Kaga simpson said: Are the rangers and people happy with the amount of water fowl in the park? It looks overcrowded to me for their good health over time.
Kaga, the wildlife population did get too large for Quinton Pool a few years ago, especially the Canada Geese, however it seems to have reached a steady state now. Sadly, there is currently only one swan there (its mate was run over last year). The second pool has been cleared of excess growth and is now home to many smaller water birds. The larger pool is also used by local anglers. The Canada Geese are still a bone of contention for some due to the mess they make on the paths – but hey, that’s what animals do. There are also bats and many other birds, especially pigeons and gulls.
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p fandango
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75 of 79  Sat 15th Jun 2019 5:05pm  
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Until 3/4 yrs ago we used to live on the Daventry Rd so visited Quinton Pool often with the dog. A drone video I did over it a few years ago YouTube Video
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