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matchle55
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256 of 269  Tue 28th Apr 2020 11:11am  
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The garage in Humber Road was run by a chap called Bob Aves in the late 50s, early 60s. He had Riley connections as a race mechanic to Percy McClure pre war. Obviously he specialised in all Rileys, mainly the RM models which were in everyday use at that time. These premises are currently in use as a tyre dealers. The garage in Lamb Street near the funeral directors used to have a Vale Special in the showroom I seem to remember - an acquaintance races one in vintage car races, it could even be that car.
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lolipop
arley
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257 of 269  Tue 28th Apr 2020 12:10pm  
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I think Mortons had their finger in many pies years ago. Garage on Binley Rd which I think was also a coal merchants, warehouse on Leicester Causeway canal basin, coal yard in Coundon by the rail crossing. They later moved to Rowley Rd and ran general haulage and car transporters and pre-pack coal,the coal business eventually closed down. The family was also I believe into farming somewhere near Frankton Eventually Mortons sold out to BRS and the transport side became Mortons (BRS)back in the 60`s
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Midland Red
Cherwell
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258 of 269  Tue 28th Apr 2020 12:58pm  
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Another, older view of Newsome’s - caption is old as well Thumbs up
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scrutiny
coventry
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259 of 269  Tue 28th Apr 2020 1:16pm  
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No.7, that was up towards the top of Cox St, on the left. Only went there once, almost sure it was mainly the spares dept. They supplied replacement gold seal engines, gearboxes etc. Stood back off the road with a smallish frontage if memory serves me. Smile
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Midland Red
Cherwell
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260 of 269  Tue 28th Apr 2020 1:32pm  
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1970 Yellow Pages - Car Distributors and Dealers
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Midland Red
Cherwell
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261 of 269  Tue 28th Apr 2020 7:26pm  
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An aerial view of Newsome’s on Corporation Street
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jagfel
leicester
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262 of 269  Sun 6th Dec 2020 11:30am  
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Yes, remember Coventry Garage, served my apprenticeship there until early seventies when the draw of the car factories was too much to resist on account of attractive pay structure, but the sacrifice for a better salary was unfortunately five star boredom. I can remember Morton's Garage, Binley Road, having also spent part of my training there. Cox Street Garage. Brandish’s [Vauxhall] at the back of Gaumont cinema, opposite Brandish’s there was a used car dealer who was the father of my mate at that particular time. Whitehall Motors, Bedworth. Percy Blamire, a friend of my dad whose garage was in Queens Road. Parkgate Garage, BMC dealer. Yes, a lot of motor activity in Coventry in those days. Morton’s later merged with BRS, Rowley Road, Baginton, concentrating on commercial transport.
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Prof
Gloucester
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263 of 269  Wed 24th Feb 2021 8:29pm  
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Another view in White Street - Swanswell Garage.
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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264 of 269  Wed 21st Apr 2021 11:48am  
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This excellent and rare image has just been shared on FB, so thanks to David Taylor. It’s a scarce capture of the Coventry Garage on Lower Holyhead Road which we have discussed before - in its final days which can't have been long before demolition. Edited by member, 21st Apr 2021 11:49 am
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Helen F
Warrington
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265 of 269  Wed 21st Apr 2021 12:12pm  
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Is it me or is that a bit Art Deco?
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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266 of 269  Wed 21st Apr 2021 12:34pm  
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Yes Helen -
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20A-Manor House
Coventry
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267 of 269  Sun 30th May 2021 7:42am  
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May 1939: Edited by member, 30th May 2021 8:06 am
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Suitably Chastised
The beautiful Staffordshire Moorlands
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268 of 269  Sun 30th May 2021 8:39am  
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On 21st Apr 2021 12:12pm, Helen F said: Is it me or is that a bit Art Deco?
It certainly has the look of moderne about it. Shame there isn't any more images.
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PhilipInCoventry
Holbrooks
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269 of 269  Sun 30th May 2021 7:28pm  
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On 21st Apr 2021 11:48am, NeilsYard said: This excellent and rare image has just been shared on FB, so thanks to David Taylor. It’s a scarce capture of the Coventry Garage on Lower Holyhead Road which we have discussed before - in its final days which can't have been long before demolition. Edited by member, 21st Apr 2021 11:49 am
That was originally an isolation hospital, I believe.
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