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Jobp
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1 of 9  Sat 5th Apr 2014 9:23am  
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Looking for help please. Wave I am currently re-searching the family history, and working now with memories passed down. Family based in Foleshill, Coventry from the mid 1800s, Grandmother's maiden name was Moore, I am told that she had a brother Herbert, born about 1870, who owned a fish shop called Fishy Moore's, and another brother or cousin, I don't know which, was a baker known as Cakey Moore. I have read the forum on Fishy Moore's Fish and Chips, but does anyone know the Christian name? I would be very grateful for any help.
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Jobp
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2 of 9  Sat 5th Apr 2014 9:29am  
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Sorry!! Got that slightly wrong, Herbert was the baker, the other brother or cousin was possibly Fishy Moore.
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TonyS
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3 of 9  Sat 5th Apr 2014 9:40am  
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Hi Jobp, welcome to our forum There are lots of references to "Fishy Moores" in the "Fish & Chip shop" topic here. It may not answer all your questions but it might provide some further background info. Thumbs up Mods note: this topic may be moved to a more appropriate thread in due course
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Foxcote
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4 of 9  Sat 5th Apr 2014 12:29pm  
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Hello and welcome to the forum Jobp Wave Here's a bit of information that may help you. In the 1911 Census, I found James Thomas Moore, born 1868, Killarney, a Fish Dealer, living at 3 Priory Row, Coventry. Here's an old newspaper advert from 14th October, 1892. UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT. J .T. MOORE, BUTCHER ROW, For Good Fried Plaice and Chipped Potatoes. Oysters and Whelks of the Finest Quality. J.T. has a nicely fitted up room for the use of his customers. Give it a trial. In the 1911 Census again, I found a Herbert Moore, aged 40 years, married to Ada F. Moore, 91-92 Far Gosford Street, his occupation was a Confectioner. I found this advert for him, 23rd November, 1915. TOO LATE FOR CLASSIFICATION. BAKERS (two) Wanted for night staff, to assist. —Apply H. Moore, 92, Far Gosford Street. Coventry. I did actually find another article from 1915 which stated that Herbert Moore lived at "Wytheford", Stoke Green and not at his business address at 92 Far Gosford Street. Maybe the members on here could locate that for you. The only slightly odd thing I noticed was that James Thomas Moore was born in Killarney and on the 1911 census, Herbert Moore was born in Coventry? You may be able to clarify that, as I could be wrong. One more article that I found, did mention "Cakey Moore". Fishy Moore's. I hope this all helps in your search.
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Jobp
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5 of 9  Sun 6th Apr 2014 12:12pm  
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Thank you so much for the help Thumbs up I spent all afternoon chasing information. Yes, confirmed Herbert was indeed the one I thought, related. But the cakey Moore I am pretty sure must be a cousin as the brother of Herbert, called James was definitely born in Coventry,and in 1922 joined the Institute of Mechanical Engineers, so not a cake maker! Which is interesting as his distant nephew also became a member of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers in the 1930's, while he was working at Alfred Herberts, which I see is also being discussed on the forum, I am off to read further! Again thank you for your help.
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woodford
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6 of 9  Sun 6th Apr 2014 2:10pm  
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Wow, Jobp, you obviously don't know how famous your 'Fishy Moore' relative was! The shop was part of many of our memories and a vast number of people in Coventry saw the shop as a local legend! Good luck with your searches! Oh my Big grin Big grin
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dutchman
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7 of 9  Sun 6th Apr 2014 2:30pm  
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Moore's Fish Restaurant in New Buildings viewed from the north-west before Sainsbury's was built right in front of it. The buildings in the foreground are on the near side of Trinity Street: Edited by member, 24th Jan 2016 8:06 pm
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PhilipInCoventry
Holbrooks
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8 of 9  Tue 15th Apr 2014 9:31pm  
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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9 of 9  Thu 8th Oct 2015 9:35pm  
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On 6th Apr 2014 2:30pm, dutchman said: Moore's Fish Restaurant in New Buildings viewed from the north-west before Sainsbury's was built right in front of it. The buildings in the foreground are on the near side of Trinity Street:
Just thought I'd link this one in here to Dutchman's image as I'd not seen it before, which shows how Trinity Street came to form into Hales Street and the line up to New Buildings with Fishy Moore's and The Alhambra in the background, obviously pre-Sainsbury's.
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