Topic categories:

2 Tone Scene in Coventry

You need to be signed in to respond to this topic

First pagePrevious page

Displaying 46 to 54 of 54 posts

Page 4 of 4

1 2 3 4
No actionNo action
54 posts:
Order:    

NeilsYard
Coventry
All posts by this member
46 of 54  Wed 2nd Oct 2019 11:29am  
Member: Joined Aug 2010  Total posts:2775

Could've gone in a 2-Tone thread but this was taken from the same shoot as my post #67- still some great Goods Yard buildings circa '79/80. The ramp up to Anarchy Bridge from Grosvenor/Westminster Road Post copied from topic Warwick Road Goods Yard & Grosvenor Road Footbridge on 2nd Oct 2019 12:45 pm
2 Tone Scene in Coventry
VernonDudleyBohay-Nowell
Coventry
All posts by this member
47 of 54  Wed 2nd Oct 2019 2:22pm  
Member: Joined Nov 2011  Total posts:51

Neil, I wonder about the location. The buildings are the right vintage but I don't remember them looking like that on the approach to the bridge, and they'd have been demolished at that date as you can see from the other photo of them in the goods yard. The building at the top of the picture would be in the line of the bridge, and I don't remember the break in the wall on the right nor that a building butted directly on the left. Stand to be corrected and can't think of another suitable location. There were photos taken at the canal basin but that wasn't 'my' area in those days.
2 Tone Scene in Coventry
NeilsYard
Coventry
All posts by this member
48 of 54  Wed 2nd Oct 2019 3:24pm  
Member: Joined Aug 2010  Total posts:2775

I did question it myself Vernon - could be wrong however I added the image to this one that came up today on the True Cov FB page and none other than Roddy Byers himself commented about it. I asked him to confirm the location and he says he can recall the day but just that it was at the back of Horizon Studios. You can see some old Yard buildings by Roddy here - I think they were photographed further down though out of shot. Definitely the same day though as they have the same clobber on! Edited by member, 2nd Oct 2019 3:25 pm
2 Tone Scene in Coventry
NeilsYard
Coventry
All posts by this member
49 of 54  Wed 2nd Oct 2019 3:33pm  
Member: Joined Aug 2010  Total posts:2775

Vernon the more I look at it, based on Roddy’s comments, I think it might be behind here - the end building in the centre with the chimney, the Goods Yard Office / Studio itself. Edited by member, 2nd Oct 2019 3:39 pm
2 Tone Scene in Coventry
VernonDudleyBohay-Nowell
Coventry
All posts by this member
50 of 54  Wed 2nd Oct 2019 3:47pm  
Member: Joined Nov 2011  Total posts:51

Thanks Neil (and Roddy). Yes, I think that's right. Coincidentally (for me) those are the stables where my grandfather kept his horse. He worked as a carman for the LMS. Great photo for so many reasons Thanks again.
2 Tone Scene in Coventry
NeilsYard
Coventry
All posts by this member
51 of 54  Thu 21st Nov 2019 11:34am  
Member: Joined Aug 2010  Total posts:2775

Couple of famous Coventry 'Lads' ! Big grin
2 Tone Scene in Coventry
BrotherJoybert
Coventry
All posts by this member
Thread starter
52 of 54  Mon 31st May 2021 8:09pm  
Member: Joined Jan 2010  Total posts:138

The 2 Tone: Lives and Legacies exhibition currently on at The Herbert is fantastic. Highlight for me was seeing the stuff Jerry Dammers has loaned for display, not just his 2 tone things but especially his artwork and a film from his student days at The Lanch - the football hooligan painting is ace! (inspired by his time as a turnstile operator at Highfield Road apparently) At the time of writing this you have to book (it's free entry) with 45 minute slots on offer. If you are into 2 Tone then it's best to book 2 slots (one after the other) as 45 minutes isn't long enough to take it all in.
2 Tone Scene in Coventry
NeilsYard
Coventry
All posts by this member
53 of 54  Wed 9th Jun 2021 12:36pm  
Member: Joined Aug 2010  Total posts:2775

Shame the 2-Tone trail plaque couldn't have saved The Rocket. Here's Lynval, Horace and Chrissie Hynde from The Pretenders (she sang backing vocals on the first album) having a drink there. No doubt they'd just stepped over the road from Horizon.
2 Tone Scene in Coventry
Osmiroid
UK
All posts by this member
54 of 54  Tue 15th Jun 2021 6:47pm  
Member: Joined Aug 2013  Total posts:428

I saw some 2 Tone stuff at The Herbert years ago, I think the exibition was about Coventry in general down the ages, but there was some stuff on The Specials, including on the original note paper, handwritten lyrics for Too Much Too Young.
2 Tone Scene in Coventry

You need to be signed in to respond to this topic

First pagePrevious page

Displaying 46 to 54 of 54 posts

Page 4 of 4

1 2 3 4
No actionNo action

Previous (older) topic

Our Kaga (The Life and Times of)
|

Next (newer) topic

Frederick Bird School
View similar topics in the Sport, Music and Leisure category
 
Home | Forum index | Forum stats | Forum help | Log out | About me | My music
Top of the page
HTML5
1,926,371

Website & counter by Rob Orland © 2021

Load time: 48ms