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RLCherrington
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1 of 8  Mon 25th May 2015 11:20pm  
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Anybody remember anything about Wilsons Gas Meters in Foleshill Road?
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johnwright
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2 of 8  Tue 26th May 2015 7:05am  
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Was there not a Wilsons Gas Meter factory on the corner of Livingstone Road and also one in Lythalls Lane?
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NormK
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3 of 8  Tue 26th May 2015 7:47am  
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The last time I saw the building it was being used as a temple...
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Midland Red
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4 of 8  Tue 26th May 2015 8:17am  
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From another thread:
On 27th Feb 2013 5:28pm, MisterD-Di said:
On 27th Feb 2013 2:16pm, DBC said: I remember George Wilson . They had a factory right next door to the Livingstone Road Baths.
George Wilsons were actually opposite the swimming baths. Their factory at one time extended from the Foleshill Road end to where Pedleys, the caravan place was. But then a large part right opposite the Baths entrance was taken over by the City Council for many years. It had been used as the meter testing part, but became the Weights & Measures Department, where I worked in the 70s. It was perfect, and became one of the best equipped such places in Britain under the then Chief Inspector, Ieuan Stringer. Sadly it was sold off for political expediency around 1980. The service was run by the WMCC by then, and moved to a completely unsuitable rented place in Whitley Village.
Link to my photograph of the building in 2010 Thumbs up
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Kaga simpson
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5 of 8  Tue 26th May 2015 10:47am  
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Midland Red, great shot, I remember it quite well, I believe the gas men paid the money in there after doing their rounds, they used to use the 'Livi' pool cafe to count the money, in little piles, we used to knock the tables as we walked by. One of them went to the same schools as me, for anyone interested his sister ran the chip shop in A/Green Rd. Just inside Broad Street on the right, there was a small chapel and the chapel house, holds some hair-raising party tales for me. But I am surprised the street looks exactly like it was back in the fifties.
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charabanc
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6 of 8  Tue 26th May 2015 11:51am  
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As a choir boy in the late 1950's, I was invited to sing a solo at the wedding of the daughter of the owner of George Wilson's Gas Meters. It took place at Barford church and I sang 'Oh for the Wings of a Dove', though my voice was about to break and I couldn't hit the top note. I was given a lift to the church and the reception (at the Welcombe Hotel, Stratford) in an Austin Healey Sprite and my fee was a guinea plus all that I could eat at the reception.
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Ace
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7 of 8  Wed 27th May 2015 5:36pm  
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I had a nice friend who worked at Wilsons. Not seen her in 20+ years though. She moved to Burbage. Lovely lady
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Dillotford
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8 of 8  Tue 2nd Jun 2015 3:17pm  
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I remember that my mum told me that George Wilson was Dutch. The Wilsons lived on Knoll Drive. I remember they also had a Rover P4 in the '50's.
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