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PhilipInCoventry
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16 of 25  Sun 4th Mar 2012 12:57pm  
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Hi Dutchman, Wave & thank you for putting me right on that. I can remember a relative talking about someone in hospital there, a very long time ago. Wave ps. I have an ambulance on my gallery, talking about hospitals. It's a B'ham ambulance supplied by Gen-Motors under contract with Bedford. I have asked for a Coventry maroon one or a St. Johns black with white stripe. For all of my time spent in Paybodys, I only travelled in an ambulance once. Wave
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dutchman
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17 of 25  Sun 4th Mar 2012 1:11pm  
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On 4th Mar 2012 12:57pm, PhilipInCoventry said: I can remember a relative talking about someone in hospital there, a very long time ago.
There was a large isolated building below the garage near the corner of Spon Street called 'Holyhead House', your relative may have meant that?
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PhilipInCoventry
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18 of 25  Sun 4th Mar 2012 1:29pm  
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Hi Dutchman. Wave You are bril' as always. Thumbs up Cheers
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Midland Red
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19 of 25  Sun 4th Mar 2012 5:51pm  
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On 4th Mar 2012 12:31pm, NormK said: This is a view of the old Coventry Garage, Lower Holyhead Road. After we removed the cladding this signage was exposed.
I had a Hillman Imp in, I think, 1968 from here - cost £625 as I recall Thumbs up
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NormK
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20 of 25  Sun 4th Mar 2012 5:59pm  
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They were a nice little car apart from the cooling problems they suffered from. The police had some of them as panda cars. The first time I drove one I sheared the gearchange flexible linkage and had to be towed in and then had to explain it to a friend who had lent it to me.
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flapdoodle
Coventry
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21 of 25  Sun 4th Mar 2012 10:46pm  
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Interesting to see a "burial ground" marked on that map. Was that linked to the Quakers?
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dutchman
Spon End
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22 of 25  Sun 4th Mar 2012 10:57pm  
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Yes! Smile There was another one for Congregationalists slightly further up Hill Street.
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Steve1966
Bedworth
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23 of 25  Tue 6th Mar 2012 6:17pm  
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Hi NormK, I was asking if anyone had any photographs of the Francis Barnett factory in Lower Ford Street (opposite the chapel) a week or so ago. It was demolished post 1963 I believe. I wondered if Hilditch were involved in this and whether any photos survive of the demolition?
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NormK
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24 of 25  Tue 6th Mar 2012 6:36pm  
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Hilditch was the main contractor in the area at the time and I worked there at the time you mentioned but I cannot remember us demolishing the FB factory. Sorry, Steve, can't help.
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Steve1966
Bedworth
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25 of 25  Tue 6th Mar 2012 10:33pm  
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Ok, thanks NormK. It was worth a try. Steve.
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