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Ted
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1 of 6  Sun 21st Nov 2010 10:55pm  
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Hi all. Next to the Rocket pub by the station is a small row of shops, a prontoprint, sewing shop etc, and above them are residential flats. Would anyone know the history of this small block, or what the flats used to be used for? Thanks, Ted
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Midland Red
Cherwell
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2 of 6  Mon 22nd Nov 2010 10:43am  
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As a boy, I regularly used the barber's called "DAN'S"
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dutchman
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3 of 6  Tue 23rd Nov 2010 7:32pm  
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For as long as I can remember the flats have always been residential. Would love to know myself when they were built? The architecture suggests late 1950s (Donald Gibson). A long search of http://planning.coventry.gov.uk/ proved to be fruitless. The earliest reference I could find was for an alteration to a ground floor office in 1964.
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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4 of 6  Wed 24th Nov 2010 4:06am  
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Just on the subject, nice to see The Rocket back open.
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Midland Red
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5 of 6  Wed 24th Nov 2010 10:14am  
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dutchman said: The architecture suggests late 1950s (Donald Gibson). The earliest reference I could find was for an alteration to a ground floor office in 1964.
I remember it much earlier than that, and I've just trawled the GPO Telephone Directories - Dan's first appears in 1946!
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dutchman
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6 of 6  Wed 24th Nov 2010 5:36pm  
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Thanks Cliff. In that case it's probably pre-war when planning permission wasn't required but probably after 1929 as pictures from that year show much older buildings plus mature trees in that part of Warwick Road.
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