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NormK
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1 of 37  Sun 29th Jan 2012 5:37pm  
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Can anybody remember when a Coventry double decker crashed into the Bon Bon on Stoney Stanton Road at Harnall Lane in the days when the traffic went straight across and up to the five ways? Also a bit further down SSR before the Swanswell there was a sign on some double doors by some old houses that stood back from the road that said OLD 43 RILEY can anyone remember it and what did it mean.
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PhilipInCoventry
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2 of 37  Sun 29th Jan 2012 5:41pm  
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Hi NormK Wave I am sure that at least two of our members can answer the first question. The second question, can I join you on that? I feel some maps coming on. We will see. Wave
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morgana
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3 of 37  Mon 30th Jan 2012 11:28pm  
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I recall the bus going into the Bon Bon, I can also recall prams being in that shop, while having to attend hospital.
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NormK
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4 of 37  Tue 31st Jan 2012 11:07am  
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Thanks for that morgana, a lot of the younger generation do not believe Harnall Lane East used to go straight across Stoney Stanton Road at the side of the pub, I think it was Harnall Lane West.
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morgana
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5 of 37  Tue 31st Jan 2012 11:17pm  
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Yes there was Harnall Lane East and West but I'm sure they have built houses there on the west side.
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dutchman
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6 of 37  Wed 1st Feb 2012 1:42am  
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The road is still there Morgana but is no longer open to through traffic.
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morgana
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7 of 37  Wed 1st Feb 2012 8:38am  
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Thank you Dutchman I haven't been down there for ages, I was looking back on old photo's on Google at that area also Foleshill Road, how clean neat and tidy the streets looked back then.
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dutchman
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8 of 37  Thu 2nd Feb 2012 1:25am  
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The two sides of the lane never did line up properly at the junction. It was always an accident waiting to happen: Click on image to view full-size
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NormK
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9 of 37  Thu 2nd Feb 2012 12:01pm  
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Dutchman. I don't know where you get your maps and info from, you are a hive of information, thank you. Have you any idea how old the map is? There is quite a few things on there I never knew existed, pubs, sawmill etc.
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PhilipInCoventry
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10 of 37  Thu 2nd Feb 2012 1:10pm  
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Hi NormK Wave Those of us who have been enjoying CHF for somewhile have become accustomed to the expertise of our site encyclopaedia consultant, Dutchman. I am not being falsely patronising or anything silly like that. One of the reasons why I love being on here. Thumbs up
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Midland Red
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11 of 37  Wed 2nd Jan 2013 5:30pm  
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On 2nd Jan 2013 5:29pm, CKV 1D said: Many thanks for your nice comments Philip & Foxcote and thanks also to "Midland Red" for adding the link to the photo of bus No.244!!! (it's much appreciated!!!). The picture of Bus No.163 (KVC 163) that you've now put on here "Foxcote" is superb, although that Bus unfortunately didn't look as good as that at one point back in November 1961!!! It crashed one morning through the front of a house in Allesley Old Road, Spon End (by the bottom of Hearsall Lane). The owner of the house had fortunately gotten out of bed half an hour before the bus came through the front of his ground floor bedroom and so luckily for him, he escaped uninjured!!! The driver of the bus also escaped any injury, but "8" of his passengers on the crowded bus were taken to hospital with minor injuries!!! The house was later demolished, but the bus suprisingly was repaired and went on to give another 10 years service, finally being withdrawn in 1971!!! If anyone wants to see pictures of the accident, I wrote an article about it in the Coventry Telegraph's "YOUR SPACE" section back in September 2009 (the 21st) and with the enclosed photos, it covered nearly 2 pages! The History Centre in town should still have a copy of it, if anyone wants to see it???
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NormK
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12 of 37  Wed 2nd Jan 2013 5:59pm  
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The company I worked for demolished that house after the damage, I still have one of the chimney pots in the garden. Thumbs up
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dutchman
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13 of 37  Wed 2nd Jan 2013 6:14pm  
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That's strange. I lived slightly further up Hearsall Lane between 1967 and 1975 and don't recall there being any gap between the buildings in Stanley Terrace? Bus enthusiast Graham Bailey posted in another forum that he remembered the house being repaired after the accident and planning records show that all eleven properties in Stanley Terrace were intact and fully occupied as late as 1976. It was a shop in Harnall Lane which was demolished after being hit by a bus. Post moved from topic 100 years of Coventry Transport by Midland Red, 7th Jan 2013 4:50 pm
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NormK
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14 of 37  Thu 3rd Jan 2013 10:06am  
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Dutchman. I think where the confusion is, can you remember an explosion which completely destroyed one of those houses? I remember it shattering the windows in The Model Shop opposite. I think this is the one we demolished. The only one involving a bus was when it went into the front of The Bon Bon as mentioned on here some time ago. Cheers
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dutchman
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15 of 37  Thu 3rd Jan 2013 12:19pm  
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I don't remember it myself Norm but have read that happened around 1990. Four houses in middle of the terrace (Nos 6-12) were demolished around the same time leaving the two ends standing. The remainder of the terrace was demolished in 2002 to make way for a bus lane which was ultimately abandoned by the council.
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