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CKV 1D
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31 of 45  Sun 24th Jun 2018 9:19pm  
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A 1955 view of the Foleshill Road, with the General Wolfe pub visible in the background there!
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Prof
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32 of 45  Thu 20th Sep 2018 10:45pm  
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Another of the General Wolfe
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Prof
Gloucester
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33 of 45  Sun 7th Oct 2018 3:27pm  
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Thanks to Christine Hill
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Kaga simpson
Peacehaven, East Sussex
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34 of 45  Thu 11th Oct 2018 5:53pm  
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CKV 1D, hi. I know nothing of cars, but those vehicles nose to tail in your photo kinda look out of place to me. Could they be the 40's, and the headscarves I thought had gone by '55 and the road looks a bit ragged like the forties too - just looks out of place somehow. Why, I lived just inside Broad Street at that time.
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35 of 45  Thu 11th Oct 2018 7:05pm  
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Kaga, I think that the vehicles shown would be right for 1947 or 1955. Perhaps the lorry at the front of the queue was a bit slow pulling away from the traffic lights at the General Wolfe and so the others have stacked up behind him. It looks to be well loaded, could it be coke from Foleshill Gasworks?
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CKV 1D
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36 of 45  Thu 11th Oct 2018 7:08pm  
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Hi Kaga, The photo is from a 1955 newspaper article, which featured two views of the Foleshill Road and mentions about the amount of accidents that happened along that road and in particular, mentions the Foleshill Road / Lockhurst Lane junction being what they described as a "BLACK SPOT"! The second photo in the featured article, is taken down by the above mentioned junction and as well as cars dating from the 1930's and 40's being clearly visible, there are also a couple a bit newer (possibly dating from around 1950+ ?), which are a Standard Vanguard and what looks to me very much like an MG Magnette? My previously posted photo here above certainly does look to be a lot older than it actually is, but I'm pretty confident that it was taken in 1955 to go with the published newspaper article!
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Dreamtime
Perth Western Australia
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37 of 45  Fri 12th Oct 2018 4:49am  
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On 11th Oct 2018 5:53pm, Kaga simpson said: CKV 1D, hi. I know nothing of cars, but those vehicles nose to tail in your photo kinda look out of place to me. Could they be the 40's, and the headscarves I thought had gone by '55 and the road looks a bit ragged like the forties too - just looks out of place somehow. Why, I lived just inside Broad Street at that time.
Kaga. The Queen still wears her headscarf, and Princess Anne. Me too if I get caught out in the rain (puddin' cloths as my father used to call them). Ooooops - back to the Foleshill Road.
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Kaga simpson
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38 of 45  Fri 12th Oct 2018 2:15pm  
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Dreamtime, I don't think she ever got over what she saw in the Mall on VE Day, much the same as I didn't from living in Broad Street for a few months.
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CKV 1D
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39 of 45  Sat 13th Oct 2018 1:12pm  
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Foleshill Road at the junction of Lockhurst Lane, pictured here back in 1955. (Lots of nice old classic cars visible here too!).
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Kaga simpson
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40 of 45  Sat 13th Oct 2018 2:25pm  
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CKV 1D, I wondered why any one should photo the Foleshill Road, couldn't think of anything worthwhile, except the room I had there?
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Midland Red
Cherwell
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41 of 45  Sat 13th Oct 2018 2:41pm  
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But aren't we glad they did, so that we can see now what we then all took for granted! Thumbs up Same applies today, too
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Kaga simpson
Peacehaven, East Sussex
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42 of 45  Sun 14th Oct 2018 4:18pm  
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Cheers Prof post 33 One shot is before the cinema was built the other after it had been removed.
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Midland Red
Cherwell
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43 of 45  Sun 14th Oct 2018 6:09pm  
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The Redesdale Cinema would be behind the photographer in those photographs - and it's not been demolished, just a change of use Wink
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Rosie55
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44 of 45  Sun 28th Oct 2018 5:23pm  
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It's fascinating to see photographs of Foleshill Road at the turn of the last century. My great-grandfather Arthur Hopkins moved there from the Black Country sometime between 1902 and 1911. He lived at 1 The Hollows, Foleshill Road and this was still given as his address in 1917 when his son John Thomas Hopkins was killed at Passchendaele. Arthur worked for Coventry Corporation and stayed in Coventry until his death in 1940. By the time of the 1939 register he was living with his daughter in Stratford Street. Does anyone know where "The Hollows" was? I can't find it on any maps, though that may be my old eyes! Would be grateful for any help! I notice also in the photo library, photographs of a Foleshill War Memorial, on which my great-uncle's name would probably have been listed. What happened to this, does anyone know? Perhaps it was a victim of the WWII bombing. Or is it still around somewhere?

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Heathite
Coventry
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45 of 45  Sun 28th Oct 2018 6:31pm  
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Hello rosie55, here's a page from a 1935 directory. It shows The Hollow which comes after numbers 98/100. It's after Harnall Lane West and well before Eagle Street. A bit more information; The Hollow probably in the area by the arrow? Edited by member, 28th Oct 2018 7:09 pm
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