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johnmarcham
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16 of 102  Sat 26th May 2012 11:48am  
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Thank you again DBC, just seen this - been away. In fact I do have the details of the four burials in that grave. The earliest was my ancestor James Jefferys (also Jefferies), he had lots of descendants. Is anyone else related I wonder? I hope to be visiting the cemetery in June. Thumbs up
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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17 of 102  Tue 29th May 2012 3:29pm  
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On 22nd May 2012 12:52pm, charabanc said: Hello Neils Yard Did you get the location which you asked about for your ancestors?
Hiya - no - have not got around to it yet! DBC - what are those diagrams from?
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DBC
Nottinghamshire
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18 of 102  Tue 29th May 2012 5:58pm  
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They are from the book mentioned in Midland Red's post (post #2).
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charabanc
Coventry
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19 of 102  Tue 29th May 2012 8:02pm  
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On 29th May 2012 3:29pm, NeilsYard said:
On 22nd May 2012 12:52pm, charabanc said: Hello Neils Yard Did you get the location which you asked about for your ancestors?
Hiya - no - have not got around to it yet! DBC - what are those diagrams from?
Let me know what details you have and I will check for you. Mods note : subsequent postings on this subject now moved to "Yardley Family History"
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morgana
the secret garden
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20 of 102  Thu 27th Sep 2012 10:52pm  
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I wasn't sure where to put this so I chose here rather than a new link, it's got some truly horrendous stories in the blitz, as you will see on the side. True stories, it also has the firefighters and names of the people who are not named on the memorial who died in the mass grave London Rd Coventry Blitz Victims
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DBC
Nottinghamshire
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21 of 102  Fri 28th Sep 2012 12:32pm  
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My great uncle and his wife are mentioned in that article. They were both killed when a bomb hit the West End Club in Spon Street. Both are buried in the mass grave and have their names on the memorial.
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Foxcote
Warwick
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22 of 102  Fri 19th Oct 2012 6:08pm  
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I am not familiar with the layout of the cemetery and I have read the details here about bomb damage. I have found a newspaper article concerning the moving of a beautiful tree to the cemetery in 1850. There is a reference to the location in B. Poole's, 'History of Coventry' - 'it stands on a flat piece of ground a short distance from The Dissenter's Burial Chapel', couldn't still be there could it? Moving a Large Tree to London Road Cemetery 1850
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Robthu
Coventry
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23 of 102  Wed 31st Oct 2012 8:31pm  
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I spend a lot of time on the trees in the cemetery and this could explain why one purple beech is different to all of the others, it is in the right place to be the one in the article. Thanks for the information I shall be looking into it in a different way now. Regards.
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Foxcote
Warwick
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24 of 102  Wed 31st Oct 2012 8:49pm  
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Oh how lovely to get that response from you, I so hope the tree may get the recognition it deserves for all its heritage, please inform me of any information you can supply about this beautiful tree (would it be asking too much to get a photo on here). Our close friend was a stone-mason for the Co-op funerals for many years and I asked him about the tree and he did confirm that there was a lovely purple tree in the vicinity of the chapel, it would be nice to think that it has been recognised as that ancient tree that was moved through the streets of Coventry all those years ago and has survived. Cheers
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Dreamtime
Perth Western Australia
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25 of 102  Thu 1st Nov 2012 1:33am  
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As a tree lover (although I have not hugged one yet) I second that Foxcote. I do hope it is the same tree and a photograph would be great. Lovely little snippet of history that Thumbs up My only connection with London Road Cemetery is my grandparents are laid to rest there (Blockley's) Wave
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stevie g
wyken, coventry
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26 of 102  Mon 5th Nov 2012 2:59pm  
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On 20th Nov 2011 11:01am, DBC said: I thoroughly recommend the CD containing a list of all burials in the cemetery from 1847 to 1937 shown in "Midland Red's" link above. It's very user friendly and has the added bonus of cross-referencing all the other people buried in the same grave. That feature is very useful when to find children who were born and then died between censuses.
Excuse being a bit dim but is there a register for dates from 1937 till say 2000???
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Robthu
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27 of 102  Mon 5th Nov 2012 8:49pm  
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On 31st Oct 2012 8:49pm, Foxcote said: Oh how lovely to get that response from you, I so hope the tree may get the recognition it deserves for all its heritage, please inform me of any information you can supply about this beautiful tree (would it be asking too much to get a photo on here).
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DBC
Nottinghamshire
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28 of 102  Mon 5th Nov 2012 8:57pm  
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On 5th Nov 2012 2:59pm, stevie g said: Excuse being a bit dim but is there a register for dates from 1937 till say 2000???
Coventry Bereavement Services might be able to help you
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Foxcote
Warwick
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29 of 102  Mon 5th Nov 2012 9:06pm  
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Robthu, well, it's magnificent. It only started as a newpaper cutting and for you to confirm the very one with that photo is wonderful and to see it has survived and look so majestic - can't thank you enough. I was explaining it all to a friend the other day and he suggested taking beech nuts next year before the squirrels and grow some more? It's still a lovely shape after the hacking and bashing described in the article, no wonder they saved it Thumbs up Thumbs up Thumbs up Thumbs up
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Foxcote
Warwick
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30 of 102  Wed 7th Nov 2012 3:59pm  
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Hi Robthu, just been to see the tree at London Road, I took some more photos but won't post them because yours seems the best shot. I couldn't believe the size, standing underneath is amazing. It looked greener than purple but we have looked at our purple beech hedge and at this time of year it has the same reddy-green hue. It's double the size of all the others that were planted there. Cheers We had a walk round to see the other trees and Graves with the leaves falling and thanks again for telling us.
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