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dougie
from Wigan
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76 of 87  Mon 13th May 2019 11:01pm  
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Hi all, We've just returned from a lovely 5 days over the weekend to your city. There's been a lot going on and the weather's been lovely. We stayed at the Premier Inn as I've said, 9th to 13th May, £113, parking next door £13.50 for 7 days + travelled round by bus, free. Thumbs up Can't be bad. Next one August.
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Wearethemods
Aberdeenshire
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77 of 87  Tue 14th May 2019 9:54am  
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Hi Dougie, which Premier Inn, and how long ago did you book the room?
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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78 of 87  Tue 14th May 2019 10:24am  
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Hi Dougie - let us know when you are next here in August and we'll have that Cheers in the Town Wall Tavern Big grin
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Not Local
Bedworth
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79 of 87  Tue 14th May 2019 12:31pm  
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Always good to see someone enjoying their visit to Coventry and planning for future visits. However, if the Clean Air Charging Zone had already been invoked, and if your car was not compliant then there would have been an extra £12.50 a day to add to the bill. This may be enough to put off people from stopping in the city centre and will give more business to the out of town and out of Coventry hotels.
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dougie
from Wigan
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80 of 87  Tue 14th May 2019 7:19pm  
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Wearethemods Smile I booked these in February as I married a girl from Coventry and we go down 3/4 times a year. We stayed in the Belgrade Premier Inn. By the way it's the first time I've ever paid for overnight parking in Coventry and it may be the last, it was only because we took friends with us this time that I used the carpark and paid Big grin Wink Neil, I almost called in on Saturday night as we were back at the Premier Inn by 9pm as we had been out for a meal with the family
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dougie
81 of 87  Tue 14th May 2019 7:42pm  
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AD
Allesley Park
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82 of 87  Thu 16th May 2019 4:34pm  
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I believe the studs on the edge are there to deter skateboarders from using them for tricks. They do also however create a 'personal space' if you choose to sit there
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dougie
from Wigan
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83 of 87  Thu 16th May 2019 4:50pm  
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Thumbs up Your 100% right Smile but I didn't know about the skateboarders as they do a lot of damage to the edge of the walls, that's the main thing they are for
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dougie
from Wigan
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84 of 87  Wed 21st Aug 2019 8:49pm  
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For all the people living outside Coventry we had another lovely 5 days in the city centre last weekend for only £133 plus £13.50 for 7 day parking pass. I post this on here in case anyone thinks it costs the earth to stay in the city centre.
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Gilly
Melbourne Australia
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85 of 87  Fri 23rd Aug 2019 1:07am  
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Thanks Dougie. It's always good to know and I very much appreciate your info as I'm sure do other 'out of towners'. Hope you enjoyed your time in Coventry. Gilly Wave
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Helen F
Warrington
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86 of 87  Sat 24th Aug 2019 12:11pm  
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Prices might be a bit higher as the students start/go back and the science festival from the 10th-the 13th.
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Prof
Gloucester
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87 of 87  Sun 25th Aug 2019 4:39pm  
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On 2nd Aug 2017 9:27pm, Roger T said: I visited my friends in Coventry yesterday and as usual we mull over old times - Coventry and the things we got up to. The conversation then drifted on to what were the attractions on the stalls and we all immediately said "Home decorating". I don`t know if every front door had to be wood grained after the war, but there used to be a chap on the market demonstrating in front of a small crowd. He had a flat block of wood in front of him, on which he painted some brown scumble (he called it) then he applied a tool that was like a block of wood shaped rounded, like an old fashioned ink blotter. He pushed it up and down the block oscillating it as he went and lo and behold a wood grain finish appeared. The talk then turned to the perils of redecorating living room walls just after the war - no wallpaper available, so some went for a stipple finish which used to imprint the shape and colour of flower foliage in stripes up and down the wall. Does anybody remember those days of make-do and mend.
Yes Roger T, our front room in Wyver Crescent had the stippled effect obtained with a sponge and a coloured wash when wallpaper was not available. It was make do and mend during war-time and after. Edited by member, 25th Aug 2019 4:40 pm
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