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Old Lincolnian
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61 of 69  Sat 5th Nov 2016 12:34pm  
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coventry49
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62 of 69  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 69  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 69  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 69  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
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66 of 69  Sun 25th Dec 2016 12:47pm  
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Old Lincolnian
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67 of 69  Sun 25th Dec 2016 2:31pm  
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Garlands Joke Shop
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68 of 69  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 69  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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