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John Randle
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1 of 6  Sun 12th Jul 2020 6:59pm  
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Dear Readers, I am writing about Bedworth/Coventry in the years after the Second World War and I would appreciate any information/memories/recollections about the Arden Ballroom, Bedworth. It was owned and run by my father and two uncles - Frank, Harry and Horace Randle. With thanks, John Randle.
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Helen F
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2 of 6  Mon 13th Jul 2020 7:33pm  
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Hi John, Welcome to the forum. Wave I can't help with your quest but hopefully someone else will. Helen
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Kaga simpson
Peacehaven, East Sussex
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3 of 6  Tue 14th Jul 2020 12:02pm  
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John Hi, there were scores of Randles around - my cousins were Randle but from Bell Green Road. I believe the Arden was a dance hall before the war, different name. Not sure about during the war, but certainly after, all the big bands played there. I wrote about it somewhere, no idea now. Would it have been open in 1949? - if it was then surely I went there! for I lived close. Thousands enjoyed going there, brilliant place.
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John Randle
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4 of 6  Wed 15th Jul 2020 9:13am  
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Dear Kaga, Nice of you to write - yes, indeed thousands of Randles - but only spelt that way in the Midlands I think. I am pretty sure the Arden was started just after the war and closed about 1963. I think it was probably Horace Randle who came up with the name Arden referring to the local forest of bygone times. I used to go skating at the Arden - quite a place! Best wishes John
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Kimbo
Leicestershire
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5 of 6  Sun 26th Jul 2020 8:31am  
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One of the main concentrations of that spelling, yes. However, using the 'Named' online surname profiler shows the highest concentration to be in the north Somerset area. Very low usage everwhere else. Edited by member, 26th Jul 2020 8:34 am
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John Randle
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6 of 6  Tue 28th Jul 2020 9:35am  
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Thanks very much for the information. I lived in North America for a while and the spelling Randle was unknown there. Regards
John Randle

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