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lindatee2002
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871 of 889  Fri 15th Jan 2021 8:56pm  
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I remember seeing a few fights in the Market Tavern, probably not prior to a Locarno visit as the young men were very sharp dressers. I loved going to the Locarno, from the Saturday morning sessions to the more grown up evenings.
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Wearethemods
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872 of 889  Sat 16th Jan 2021 10:21am  
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On 15th Jan 2021 2:40pm, lindatee2002 said: I remember what was probably one of the most important spots in the city during the 60's. Meeting outside Burton's. Definitely the in-crowd spot.
Burton's was the meeting place for the West Indians and just along towards the Leofric main entrance was Manfield's shoe shop which was the meeting place for mods and later the skinheads. The CET reported in May 1964 (just after the Brighton and other South Coast resort skirmishes) that a 'major incident' (as described by the Asst. Chief Constable) occurred in Broadgate involving about 100 youths! This incident in which a number of youths had been arrested in the vicinity of the Locarno and Precinct occurred late on the Friday night. Previously the front page of the CET on Monday May 18th reported the headline "Teenage Groups in Brighton Clashes". Maybe a forum member can reproduce the articles from the newspaper on here. Thumbs up Edited by member, 16th Jan 2021 10:37 am
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NeilsYard
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873 of 889  Mon 18th Jan 2021 9:51am  
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Another great one OddSock Thumbs up I do remember the well Helen and when it was all like that. IIRC the shop to the left of the ramp was Colliers around that time.
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Mick Strong
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874 of 889  Mon 18th Jan 2021 12:16pm  
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On 15th Jan 2021 2:40pm, lindatee2002 said: I remember what was probably one of the most important spots in the city during the 60's. Meeting outside Burton's. Definitely the in-crowd spot.
Hi Lindatee Until old enough to pass for 18 in the pubs, it was definitely "under the elephant" for me.
Mick Strong

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lindatee2002
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875 of 889  Mon 18th Jan 2021 7:55pm  
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I'd forgotten about that!
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Prof
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876 of 889  Tue 19th Jan 2021 8:21am  
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Copsewood bus #9 Slim in my day!
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Kaga simpson
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877 of 889  Tue 19th Jan 2021 11:21am  
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Burtons started out making uniforms in the First World War, but not in Coventry.
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NeilsYard
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878 of 889  Thu 28th Jan 2021 10:30am  
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This super image has recently been unearthed from the Telegraph (I think) - can’t remember who found it, Cliff, can you? It a rare view looking north over Broadgate towards Trinity Street as it includes that very short-lived Pru building to the right - a real mix of old and new, though both old and new in this image were soon to be destroyed and they had to start all over again. Must be one of the last images of trams in operation as well. Edited by member, 28th Jan 2021 10:31 am
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20A-Manor House
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879 of 889  Thu 28th Jan 2021 11:04am  
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It was me who found it Neil in the Telegraph.
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NeilsYard
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880 of 889  Thu 28th Jan 2021 11:46am  
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Thanks Manor-House - its a cracker. Keep 'um coming! Edited by member, 28th Jan 2021 11:46 am
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Osmiroid
UK
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881 of 889  Thu 28th Jan 2021 3:42pm  
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Is anyone interested in an edited version? Not to abandon the original, just something extra,
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20A-Manor House
Coventry
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882 of 889  Thu 18th Feb 2021 3:35pm  
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20A-Manor House
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883 of 889  Thu 18th Feb 2021 3:35pm  
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lindatee2002
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884 of 889  Thu 18th Feb 2021 11:30pm  
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On 21st Aug 2020 8:35am, Prof said:
What a great photo. I think I used to get the bus to my grandma's house in Willenhall from here. After that, it was from Pool Meadow. Coventry Transport seemed to move the bus stops fairly regularly.
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Coventry Rebuilt
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885 of 889  Sun 21st Feb 2021 5:22pm  
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Sorry if this has already been asked - reading the newspaper from 1947 - Burton's basement (which was the basement of the City Hotel Coaching House) apparently was used as a 6000 gallon water tank to service the Broadgate garden roundabout. The runoff from the temporary shops was fed to the tank via a drain under the road. Does anyone know if the tank is still there? Is that the reason why Broadgate is missing a tree? Also, the paper says - during the demolition of Burtons / Willsons a large stone block wall was encountered under the road way which was soon covered up... (that's all it says). This is an important place for Coventry - being the crossroads between High Street, Broadgate and Smithford Street.

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