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Midland Red
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121 of 131  Wed 27th Dec 2017 9:18am  
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PhilipInCoventry
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122 of 131  Fri 29th Dec 2017 7:42pm  
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Hi all Wave I had an office then, on the east side of Foleshill Rd, where I could see this view, almost as though the camera was in CEL. Coventry's "Happy" would often wander along, complete with uniform & flat cap & practice his drill marching in the paved area, saluting everyone as they went by. Smile
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johnbettany
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123 of 131  Sat 12th May 2018 11:37pm  
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Hi all, I was an apprentice at CEL from 1965 until 1970 and remember Ted Mackey, the Convener and also Ray Morton who was the Heavy Machine Shop Foreman. He married a woman who worked in the Time Office. I cannot remember her name now. I also remember Ev Watchorn who was the Chargehand of the Boring Section. Does anyone remember these people? Smile
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Dreamtime
Perth Western Australia
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124 of 131  Sun 13th May 2018 2:45am  
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Hi johnbettany, Found that rather amusing someone working in the Boring Section, but then I guess all companies have one. Big grin
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125 of 131  Mon 14th May 2018 8:07am  
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On 12th May 2018 11:37pm, johnbettany said: Hi all, I was an apprentice at CEL from 1965 until 1970 and remember Ted Mackey, the Convener and also Ray Morton who was the Heavy Machine Shop Foreman. He married a woman who worked in the Time Office. I cannot remember her name now. I also remember Ev Watchorn who was the Chargehand of the Boring Section. Does anyone remember these people? Smile
Ted Mackey's brother is a forum member . . .
On 14th Feb 2013 10:05am, LesMac said: Ted, my brother, was works AEU convenor at Courtaulds Engineering Ltd through most of the 1950s. I had a similar position at Courtaulds Main Works through the late 50s and early 60s. Ted's primary job was tool room machinist. Les
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TaurusSteve
Warwickshire
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126 of 131  Tue 15th May 2018 4:21pm  
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I remember my grandad working there!!
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vetrix
Oxfordshire
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127 of 131  Thu 28th Jun 2018 5:59pm  
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Hi, Does anyone know what happened to Courtaulds Coventry Rugby Club - I cannot see them listed anywhere. I played for them about 1962 so they must have been formed about 1959 and were in existence when I left Coventry in 1964. Their colours were black, gold and silver and they played at their own ground somewhere in Little Heath. Their main organiser was a man who worked in the labs in Lockhurst Lane so I suspect when he retired the club folded.

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Prof
Gloucester
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128 of 131  Tue 18th Sep 2018 10:02am  
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Here's a postcard view of the factory.
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Diana47
Bedworth
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129 of 131  Sat 22nd Sep 2018 7:08pm  
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Worked for Courtaulds between 1962-1970 in the Technical Information Bureau for 4 guineas a week. These particular buildings represented office space and 3 tier canteen, bottom floor was for factory workers, second floor for office workers, third floor for directors. Food was fantastic. Three course meal for 2 shillings. The middle block is no longer there. At the far right you could just see a small building just showing which was a fully equipped surgery, it was like a mini hospital with its own cream ambulance. They still look like this today even the fencing.
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Prof
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130 of 131  Fri 5th Oct 2018 10:05am  
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PhilipInCoventry
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131 of 131  Fri 5th Oct 2018 10:30am  
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Morning all Wave Thank you for the picture. I notice the tower of the St Pauls parish church, subsequently destroyed by enemy action. The church was rebuilt, but without the tall tower. Google Maps
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