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NeilsYard
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136 of 149  Fri 24th Apr 2020 1:08pm  
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Hopefully I'm not going mad here and this is a repost but this photo shows my dad during wartime outside his house in Capmartin Road which is mentioned on this thread. I've dug it out again as I'm on the Kenilworth History FB page and there was talk on there of a family and house in Lower Ladyes Hill. Turns out the house and family was the same one that dad and his family were evacuated to from Capmartin Road during the war (its proximity to the Daimler works made it a real target!). I did know about it all when dad was still alive. I think my grandfather either worked (reserved occupation) or was on ARP duty with the grandfather of the family in Kenilworth and as soon as he found out he had children he told them to evacuate to Kenilworth to join them and another family - in the end there were 14 people living in the cellar during bombing. I visited the house about 20 years ago when the son of the family (who became best mates with my dad as they were similarly aged) sold the property. His granddaughter has now contacted me so I hope to meet up with them all when we are allowed out again. I probably have the address in Capmartin somewhere but if anyone recognises the exact'ish spot? It’s quite a long road. Edited by member, 24th Apr 2020 1:10 pm
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PeterB
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137 of 149  Fri 24th Apr 2020 8:11pm  
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Hi NeilsYard, Looking at Google street view, the only section of Capmartin Road with houses that match is the section between Owenford Road and "Daimler Corner". North of Owenford road the houses don't have the gables and after the corner the houses only have gables on one side of the road. My best estimate would be about here. The garden looks too small to me, but that may be due to the camera angle. Peter.
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Annewiggy
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138 of 149  Sat 25th Apr 2020 10:52am  
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Neil, would they have been there in 1939. If so I can look your grandfather up on the 1939 register. I am assuming you are talking about your Yardley grandad.
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NeilsYard
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139 of 149  Mon 27th Apr 2020 10:14am  
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Thanks Peter. I originally thought it was the other northern end but then noted the gables. The properties in the distance must have been damaged / removed as it’s a newer estate now? And yes Anne I believe so - I might have the full address somewhere but if you could look that would be great - it would be under Laurence and Rose Yardley.
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Annewiggy
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140 of 149  Mon 27th Apr 2020 10:53am  
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Hi Neil, In 1939 they were living at 245 Grangemouth Road. He was a Motor driver mechanic. They were still there in 1941 as there is a thank you message in the CET. Edited by member, 27th Apr 2020 11:02 am
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NeilsYard
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141 of 149  Mon 27th Apr 2020 11:15am  
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I need to go back to my books. I'm sure they were definitely living in Capmartin Road when they were evacuated. What was the message Anne?! Edited by member, 27th Apr 2020 11:16 am
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Annewiggy
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142 of 149  Mon 27th Apr 2020 11:43am  
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I have sent you a message Neil. A little later I know but my best friend lived at 230 Grangemouth and I went there often, right opposite 245 Edited by member, 27th Apr 2020 2:46 pm
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Helen F
143 of 149  Fri 1st May 2020 5:08pm  
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Annewiggy
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144 of 149  Mon 4th May 2020 3:42pm  
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Helen, to answer about who were the Yardleys. As Neil says they pop up everywhere. It was my maiden name and of course Neil’s surname. They were just families that had been around a long time in Coventry and I think as they kept popping up in different posts the Mods eventually gave them their own topic. My family of Yardleys had been in Coventry for at least 400 years and Neil's goes back quite a long way. We would like to link the families but have not managed it yet. I don't know if you have come across my article in "Members articles” that I wrote about “400 Years of Yardleys in Coventry”. I think it is interesting that they followed the history of Coventry, going back through the bicycle trade, watchmaking and weaving. I also had the interest of an ancestor who was mayor and his father was a miller at the Bastille Mill. I have never found any connection with the Birmingham Yardleys but you can never say there is no connection unless you go so far back. There are also places with the name Yardley in Northampton but again no connection, although I have connected to Northampton. Incidentally just recently my 3rd cousin and I have managed to connect one of our early Yardley ancestors through a female line to Harwars in Stoke, and then a couple of generations back to the Sacheverell family. This has enabled us to go back to 1066 and beyond to Normandy. The Sacheverells are well documented and we have an ancestor who was knighted by Henry VIII at his coronation to Catherine of Aragon who attended at the Cloth of Gold and another one who was knighted by Richard III at Bosworth but was killed in the battle. I know Neil has always been desperate to find pictures of Silver Street, if you look his posts go back 10 years and I think we are both proud that we belong to such a long line of Coventry families (although our family have let the side down and no longer have a Yardley there) so please excuse us if we do pop up from time to time.
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NeilsYard
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145 of 149  Mon 4th May 2020 3:53pm  
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Nice one Anne! Yes I was always led to believe by an aunt that there were two strands of Yardley family going back a long way in the city. I am back to the early 1700's so far and they were all in central Coventry! Yes Anne I was aware of Yardley Hastings and Yardley Gobion in Northants - there are also many Yardley graves in the churchyard at Burton Dassett for some reason. I have found a 3x great grandfather came from West Haddon in Northants but that's going off a father of a 2x great grandmother so veering away from the Yardley line. The thing with Genealogy is you need to be strict with the line you follow - obviously with every generation you go back you get another set of grandparents - and names - so it’s easy to lose track! I have also mentioned before that when Derek was looking through the LRC database there were well over 200 Yardleys(!) most in unmarked graves. The ironic thing is today it is a relatively less common name here though with my two boys I'm trying to do my bit! Big grin Edited by member, 4th May 2020 3:53 pm
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Helen F
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146 of 149  Mon 4th May 2020 11:30pm  
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Thankyou both Thumbs up I keep bumping into Yardleys when I look for stuff. My sister is the family history buff. She's making who do you think you are style dvds on various branches. In January we went to the Nantwich Holly Holy day so we could film Civil War footage. We're both at the same period in history but at different parts of the country.
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Heathite
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147 of 149  Mon 7th Sep 2020 7:25pm  
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Yardleys in Croft Road, 1911.
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Annewiggy
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148 of 149  Mon 7th Sep 2020 7:35pm  
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Thanks for that Heathite, the Albert mentioned was my grandad,
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Heathite
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149 of 149  Mon 7th Sep 2020 7:43pm  
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You're very welcome Thumbs up Here's the map from the same directory (1911). I've rotated it for ease of viewing. Hope it helps with locating/location.
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