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Annewiggy
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16 of 23  Sun 3rd Dec 2017 6:05pm  
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Hi Dreamtime. What was your dad's name, if you like I can look at the newspaper archive to see if he did anything famous.
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coventry49
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17 of 23  Sun 3rd Dec 2017 6:27pm  
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But nearly everybody was clean and smartly dressed in those days (unlike today) even when they were poor. Perhaps he's been to the opticians!
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Dreamtime
Perth Western Australia
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18 of 23  Mon 4th Dec 2017 4:23am  
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On 3rd Dec 2017 6:05pm, Annewiggy said: Hi Dreamtime. What was your dad's name, if you like I can look at the newspaper archive to see if he did anything famous.
Hi Anne and thank you. Dad's name William John Toseland born 11th Nov.1914. Married to Ivy May Prudence nee Blockley born 22nd Dec.1916. Married at Holy Trinity Coventry (1936). I am unaware of him being famous for anything other than both producing me!!!!! Lol Lol
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Kaga simpson
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19 of 23  Mon 4th Dec 2017 10:09am  
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Dreamtime, I believe you posted that picture before on a different topic. I didn't reply, but your daughter's reply was something on the same lines as I thought when seeing the photo the first time - many young men in 1934 had very strong views on the Spanish Civil War, there were many meetings in Coventry, it's near lunchtime with the photo, and it struck me he had been or was about to go to a political meeting. I could be way out on this and probably am, but Coventry like most cities was a bed of unrest in those days for young men. Yes, I too noticed the raincoat although the sun is shining, was he expecting a long stay wherever he was going? Certainly he was a very dapper young man, and meant to make his mark.
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Annewiggy
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20 of 23  Mon 4th Dec 2017 12:50pm  
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Hi Dreamtime, I have searched on the newspaper archive site and I cannot see anything about him, the only Toseland I could find was a footballer who played for Coventry City at that time.
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Dreamtime
Perth Western Australia
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21 of 23  Mon 4th Dec 2017 1:16pm  
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Thank you Anne, I did know about the footballer but not a close relative. I believe the Toselands originated from Lancashire but my father born in Coventry. Thanks again. Wave
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Heathite
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22 of 23  Mon 4th Dec 2017 2:57pm  
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Hi Dreamtime, it looks to me like your grandfather ran the Brewer & Baker from 1929 to 1932. Scroll down to licensees. F J Toseland (Frederick Jesse?) Edited by member, 4th Dec 2017 3:04 pm
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Dreamtime
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23 of 23  Tue 5th Dec 2017 2:16pm  
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Spot on, Heathite. He and my grandmother, at some stage, ran the Binley Working Men's club too, so it says on a clock on their mantlepiece, not sure of the dates though (or what happened to the clock)! Cheers
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