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dutchman
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16 of 29  Sat 16th Mar 2013 2:53pm  
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On 10th Jul 2011 5:46pm, Midland Red said: It's Lower Ford Street - opposite side of the road from Seymour's
Whose own sign is not much more intelligible! Lol
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Foxcote
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17 of 29  Sat 16th Mar 2013 3:30pm  
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On 10th Jul 2011 5:46pm, Midland Red said: It's Lower Ford Street - opposite side of the road from Seymour's
What do you think the number is of the property? I have found a 'Raleigh Electric Co', at rear of 96 Lower Ford Street in 1934. A bit later in 1939, the same company at 57 Lower Ford Street. Just wondering, I also see 'Dagenham's' cropping up, it sort of fits in, could it be..... 'Dagenham's Electrical Car Lighting and Specialist Accumulator Manufacturers'? As if it's an Advert for the items they stock in the shop? Don't know......
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NormK
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18 of 29  Sat 16th Mar 2013 3:35pm  
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Dagenham was a battery manufacturer Foxcote... Thumbs up
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scrutiny
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19 of 29  Sat 16th Mar 2013 3:44pm  
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Looking on Google Earth, I think no 61. Wave
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dutchman
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20 of 29  Sat 16th Mar 2013 3:53pm  
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It's 57. The numbering system in that part of the street is quite convoluted.
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scrutiny
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21 of 29  Sat 16th Mar 2013 4:18pm  
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I stand corrected, there are three number 55. Albeit the last one has a B on it. The other one was an office for a builders with a flat above it and the first one a Post Office.
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Foxcote
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22 of 29  Sat 16th Mar 2013 4:47pm  
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In the Telephone book, 1939, E. Raleigh, accumulator Manufacturer, rear of 57 Lower Ford Street.
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herberts lad
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23 of 29  Sun 17th Mar 2013 5:53pm  
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I would just like to mention there was a battery manufacturer in Coventry called Dagenite in the 50s, their factory was on the Foleshill Road just before Cash's Lane. The word is very close to Dagenham I wonder?
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herberts lad
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24 of 29  Sun 17th Mar 2013 6:19pm  
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Funny how one bit of one's memory leads you into research that you would never have dreamed of doing on a Sunday afternoon. Dagenite batteries were made by a company called Peto and Radford, a London based company who started life making Accumulators, Ammeters, Spark plugs, Aircraft batteries and Car batteries. They would have had an affinity with what was going on in Coventry re Cars and Aircraft, I wonder if that is why they set up a production plant here.
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Foxcote
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25 of 29  Sun 17th Mar 2013 8:21pm  
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Thanks Herberts lad. That's exactly what I enjoy, researching one thing and it leads you down another path! I am sure between us all, we shall solve Midland Red's poser Thumbs up There was also the 'Radenite' battery maker just past the General Wolfe on the left hand side going towards Longford, by Wilson's Meters.
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Midland Red
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26 of 29  Tue 5th Jul 2016 10:32am  
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Quite made up to see my gallery of Ghost Ad photos featured today in the Coventry Telegraph Blush (and yes, they did seek permission) Thumbs up
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Helen F
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27 of 29  Tue 5th Jul 2016 11:47am  
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A nice collection MR. The last one of Nestle overlays another but I can't read it all. It looks like "M----- --ss your Bable You can't get ..." A ghost of a ghost message.
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Midland Red
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28 of 29  Tue 5th Jul 2016 5:59pm  
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I think "Bable" is probably "Babies" Oh my
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NeilsYard
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29 of 29  Wed 18th Jan 2017 2:59am  
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Not strictly a ghost ad - more a painted over one from the 'new' company - I always have a little glance over to this now and again when I pick my lads up from school. Carbodies
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