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Midland Red
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1 of 48  Mon 18th Apr 2011 2:53pm  
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I recall from my early years that there was a hostel on Brownshill Green Road, where Brownshill Court appears to have been built, by Brandfield Road Does anyone recall it and know what exactly it was?
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morgana
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2 of 48  Mon 7th Nov 2011 12:53pm  
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Here is a link Midland Red of what the hostel was, it was for the miners, if you type in "History of Copthorne School" it has old photos on the site of it run by Paul Buttle in Cumbria.
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Midland Red
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3 of 48  Mon 7th Nov 2011 1:33pm  
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Thanks for the information As a child I lived two doors up from the hostel, and never knew what it was Thumbs up
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morgana
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4 of 48  Mon 7th Nov 2011 2:25pm  
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You're welcome, if I know I like to share, I used to go to Copthorne School and I didn't know about it either, until I came across Paul Buttle's site, he does update by email of the history of the school, you will find the photos interesting Smile
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heritage
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5 of 48  Mon 7th Nov 2011 4:36pm  
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There was also a hostel off Holyfast Road, opposite the Bablake Playing Fields. It was occupied well into the 1950s. In the same area (might even have been in the old hostel buildings) was an offshoot of the Technical College. My future wife went there in the early 1960s for typing/shorthand classes in the evenings.
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Jane
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6 of 48  Sun 29th Apr 2012 7:31am  
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Hi Morgana, I used to go to Copthorne School. When were you there?
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Tony1
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7 of 48  Fri 6th Jul 2012 5:27pm  
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Where in Holbrooks was a Men's Hostel between 1950-1970 Many thanks Tony1
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PhilipInCoventry
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8 of 48  Fri 6th Jul 2012 8:32pm  
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Hi all, Hi Tony, Wave The hostel was wooden huts at the entrance to what is now Everdon Rd. estate. I have an old photo somewhere, which I will look out.
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LesMac
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9 of 48  Fri 6th Jul 2012 8:40pm  
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There was a hostel in Clifford Bridge Rd and another in Chase Ave, Willenhall, parts of that are still there, I think. Stirring what few brain cells I have left I think that there may have been a hostel where the Elverden Rd estate now is. During the war that area was known as The Dumps because there was a munitions dump there. Tomorrow I will check that with my sister who is even older than me. Les
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LesMac
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10 of 48  Fri 6th Jul 2012 8:42pm  
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You just beat me to it Philip. Smile Les
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Bertiewoost
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11 of 48  Sun 12th May 2013 9:01pm  
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Hi, Does anybody have any information or photo's of the hostel in Duggins Lane, Tile Hill. My parents lived here post war, unfortunately, no longer with us. Would like to get a feel of their life here!!
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Tony1
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12 of 48  Tue 6th Aug 2013 5:07pm  
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On 6th Jul 2012 8:32pm, PhilipInCoventry said: Hi all, Hi Tony, Wave The hostel was wooden huts at the entrance to what is now Everdon Rd. estate. I have an old photo somewhere, which I will look out.
Hi Philip, Sorry for not replying earlier but did you manage to find the old photo Many thanks for the offer Tony
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PhilipInCoventry
Holbrooks
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13 of 48  Tue 6th Aug 2013 5:19pm  
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Hi Tony, Yes, but it is a hard cover book which I will need to scan on a library scanner. Glad you have reminded me. A then & now picture.
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PhilipInCoventry
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14 of 48  Tue 6th Aug 2013 7:37pm  
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Hi Tony, About the best that I can get this.
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Tony1
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15 of 48  Wed 7th Aug 2013 4:25pm  
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Thank you Philip You are a gentleman Tony
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