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parky1968
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1 of 12  Tue 10th Mar 2020 2:33pm  
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Having worked here β€˜87-β€˜91 I am interested to know when it was actually built and if there’s anyone on here or related to anyone who worked here over the years. Many thanks πŸ™πŸ»
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Helen F
Warrington
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2 of 12  Tue 10th Mar 2020 3:30pm  
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Hi, welcome to the forum. Wave I'm not the person for 20th century stuff but maybe someone else can help. Meanwhile, here's a link to the Old Maps website. Edited by member, 10th Mar 2020 3:35 pm
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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3 of 12  Tue 10th Mar 2020 4:53pm  
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I find that dates on Old-Maps are not always accurate but from that it looks like early 80's (not on the 1980 map) although I did think it was older than that.
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Midland Red
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4 of 12  Tue 10th Mar 2020 6:23pm  
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Wasn’t it also known as the Esso Motel?
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KaTo
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5 of 12  Tue 10th Mar 2020 10:12pm  
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This hotel opened in 1972 or 73, I remember visiting the lounge with friends to check it out as we lived close to the "new hotel"
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zigzag
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6 of 12  Wed 11th Mar 2020 6:32pm  
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I worked there in 1974, it was The Esso Hotel then. Edited by member, 11th Mar 2020 7:08 pm
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parky1968
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7 of 12  Wed 11th Mar 2020 9:14pm  
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Hi folks - many thanks for all your input thus far πŸ™πŸ» Now it’s been mentioned - I remember something was mentioned about a petrol hotel / motel - was there a petrol ⛽️ station on site? @zigzag Was there rooms for truck drivers to stay downstairs / below restaurant? Live in staff accommodation when I was there πŸ‘πŸ»
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zigzag
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8 of 12  Thu 12th Mar 2020 2:22pm  
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There wasn't a petrol station there, nor were there rooms for truck drivers. I do seem to remember staff accommodation, below the restaurant, however my wife and I were lucky enough to be given a hotel room, during the time we worked there. Edited by member, 13th Mar 2020 7:07 pm
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parky1968
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9 of 12  Sat 28th Mar 2020 1:47pm  
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Thanks πŸ™πŸ» for reply πŸ‘πŸ» Yes, still staff accommodation when I was there - great times and memories there. I will have to find the few pics I have when the staff had a rugby match on the patch of grass at the rear of the restaurant / staff digs and the guys dressed up as women πŸ‘— πŸ’„ πŸ‘©πŸ»πŸ‘©πŸΌβ€πŸ¦±πŸ‘±πŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸ€£
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Ace5150
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10 of 12  Sun 31st May 2020 8:48am  
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I worked there as well in early 90s. Lynne Snow was General Manager. Great hotel at the time.
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20A-Manor House
Coventry
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11 of 12  Sun 31st May 2020 10:27am  
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parky1968
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12 of 12  Mon 20th Jul 2020 10:30am  
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On 31st May 2020 8:48am, Ace5150 said: I worked there as well in early 90s. Lynne Snow was General Manager. Great hotel at the time.
Yes, Lynne took over from Paul Foster - great manager πŸ‘πŸ» I left March / April β€˜91 - which dept did you work in? 🧐 Edited by member, 20th Jul 2020 10:58 am
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