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1 of 1160  Sat 12th Jun 2010 12:12pm  
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Demolished this morning - The Greyhound, Much Park Street Photo 1 Photo 2 Photo 3 Photo 4 RIP
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BrotherJoybert
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2 of 1160  Sun 13th Jun 2010 6:18pm  
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I thought they were supposed to be saving it and using it as a corporate function room ? I went past a few Saturday's ago and noticed they had demolished what I thought was an "extension" and assumed that was as far as the vandalism and unnecessary destruction was going ... just goes to show you can never trust Coventry's planners about anything. :(
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dutchman
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3 of 1160  Mon 14th Jun 2010 1:58pm  
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If you leave a building derelict long enough the planning dept will always roll-over in the end. There is now nothing* left of the Much Park Street I remember from my childhood except for the stone gateway. That is another part of my personal history and my identity which has been lost forever. *Strictly speaking the 'Admiral Lord Rodney' was a part of Much Park Street before the Ring Road was built but even that is now unrecognisable from the outside.
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nodigitsever
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4 of 1160  Thu 29th Jul 2010 11:35pm  
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Coventry City Council have destroyed more of my City than the Nazis ever did!!
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DBC
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5 of 1160  Fri 30th Jul 2010 7:31pm  
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And it started before WW2, when historic locations such as Butcher Row were demolished to make way for the new Trinity and Corporation Streets.
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nodigitsever
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6 of 1160  Tue 3rd Aug 2010 10:50pm  
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they are trying hard to make us lose our Heritage History and sense of Identity as it is not "PC" nowadays!, they want everyone to be the same "Common Purpose"!, well NOT ME!
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NeilsYard
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7 of 1160  Wed 1st Sep 2010 10:20pm  
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Thats (another) absolute tragedy. Been some years since I last drank on there I admit but still. I remember my dad recalling this was one of his locals and the landlady used to look after them all well (will get her name - this was in the 50's/60's). Very upsetting.
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Dreamtime
Perth Western Australia
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8 of 1160  Sun 5th Sep 2010 1:13pm  
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Please, please, someone must remember the Navigation Inn on the Stoney Stanton Road. although now demolished but my father was the licencee during the early 60's. Happy days.

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erwegoagen
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9 of 1160  Sat 18th Sep 2010 10:15am  
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Re the Navi. I was born in Bridge Row in 1931. The Cottages are now demolished. Would you remember a shop just round the corner, 'Henry's'??
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Dreamtime
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10 of 1160  Sat 18th Sep 2010 11:45am  
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Sorry, No, cannot recall 'Henrys' but Bill Tosland (my father) built a little landing stage at the back of the Navigation, strictly for fishing in the canal. Also arranged the harvest festival on the back lawn. That would have been around 1962/3
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NeilsYard
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11 of 1160  Tue 16th Nov 2010 3:08pm  
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I parked in Whitefriars car park last week (£4 for 2 hours!!!!) and walked through the Gate and past the site. Just tragic. Whoever gave the go-ahead for that Severn Trent building wants locking up. It's monstrous.
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NeilsYard
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12 of 1160  Sat 26th Mar 2011 12:23am  
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Does anyone know why they demolished The Smithfield? Took my lads to the Transport Museum a few weeks ago which brought memories back about drinking in there. There's merely a piece of grass there now. I know it was not as old as it appeared to be.

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dutchman
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13 of 1160  Sat 26th Mar 2011 1:13am  
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NeilsYard said: Does anyone know why they demolished The Smithfield?
Not specifically but the council has a history of clearing large areas of land when there is not yet any viable plan for a new development on the same site. In fact when walking though any familiar street in Coventry I always take a long hard look at the buildings in the knowledge that they'll soon be gone forever.
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Marie
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14 of 1160  Thu 31st Mar 2011 8:15pm  
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Hi all. Does anyone remember The Fobwatch Tavern (later known as The Butts Retreat)? I was only a child then (so my memory is not that brilliant) but the main reason I am asking is to try to track down an old family friend who I believe once was running The Fobwatch with his wife (during the early 90's) - I believe his name was Roy Smith? Does anyone have any memories of this pub or its former landlords/ladies? Any help would be very much appreciated. Many thanks in advance. Marie
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dutchman
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15 of 1160  Thu 31st Mar 2011 9:05pm  
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I live within sight of the pub (which is still open by the way) but haven't used it since the 1980s. It's always been the "Summerland" to me, that being the name of the pub for most of its history:
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