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RSTEED
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1 of 32  Thu 5th Nov 2015 10:03pm  
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Hi everyone. I know most of you must think this is a pointless topic but I can always remember going into Ladbrokes bookies for a bet when I was a youngster back in the late 90's. But I've been trying to remember where it was back then. You had to climb up some stairs to get there and at the side of the shop there used to be a balcony. Does anyone on here remember where the hell it was? It's been bugging me for ages. I know the city has changed a bit since then but I'd loved to know where it was because of nostalgia. Thanks. Richard Steed
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2 of 32  Thu 5th Nov 2015 10:22pm  
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Trinity Street. Same side as The Silver Sword pub. Corner of New Buildings. Cheers
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3 of 32  Fri 6th Nov 2015 8:32pm  
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No. That's the new Ladbrokes. The one I mean is not there now. I think it was where Greyfriars Walk is now, just before it was built about ten years ago. Can anyone confirm that there used to be a Ladbrokes there before Greyfriars Walk was built back in the late 90's? Edited by member, 6th Nov 2015 8:34 pm
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4 of 32  Fri 6th Nov 2015 10:29pm  
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Mmmmmmmm. The only one I remember was the one in Trinity Street. That had the steps up to it. Used to work opposite and used it regularly in the 90's. Can't say I remember a Ladbrokes in the area you refer to. It's bugging me now as well! Edited by member, 7th Nov 2015 7:08 am
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5 of 32  Sat 7th Nov 2015 1:42pm  
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Where is Greyfriars Walk? Never heard of it.
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6 of 32  Sat 7th Nov 2015 2:40pm  
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I had to look it up Oh my Seems like it's City Arcade Thumbs up
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7 of 32  Sat 7th Nov 2015 4:24pm  
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On 6th Nov 2015 10:29pm, Wimero said: The only one I remember was the one in Trinity Street....
Well maybe it's changed that much you could be right. Was it the only Ladbrokes in the city centre back in the late 90's? Do you have any photographs of Trinity Street back then?

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8 of 32  Sat 7th Nov 2015 5:50pm  
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No. I can definitely confirm that it wasn't Trinity Street. There must have been two in the city centre at the time. The one I'm thinking of on level 2 in an old shopping centre.
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9 of 32  Sat 7th Nov 2015 11:35pm  
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Was this down by the 40 Thieves restaurant/nightclub?
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RSTEED
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10 of 32  Sun 8th Nov 2015 9:59am  
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Unfortunately I've never known Coventry enough to know about it's nightclubs. I can tell you though, when you walked up to Ladbrokes and walked round to the side of the store, there was some graffitti on one of the walls that said '8T7' meaning it was written in 1987. I can remember that. I can remember they bulldozed the whole lot down just over a decade ago. I'm convinced it used to be where Greyfriars Walk is next to Shelton Square. I just would like someone to confirm it. I'm a fussy old fella. Edited by member, 8th Nov 2015 10:01 am
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11 of 32  Sun 8th Nov 2015 10:23am  
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Have no idea about Ladbrokes, used to take my bets to Hertford Street Post-office (opposite Empire) back in the early fifties. Red House coaches from Pool Meadow took people to Ascot, few miles from Ascot, picked up four people, broken down car, first one aboard said, is this coach going down 'the golden road', nothing else spoken. Coach went silent. Arrived at Ascot, dropped the four people off, the coach came alive, a horse called the Golden Road was in the third race, ridden by Gordon Richards, the man who had uttered those words, duly won easy, everyone on coach came back pockets full of money. Be lucky.
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12 of 32  Sun 8th Nov 2015 6:32pm  
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There's not been much redevelopment at 'city arcade' over the years - they did the Argos store in the 1990s (20 years ago) and recently demolished the office building on 'Rover Road' that was connected to the market. There used to be a large curry house upstairs in that area.
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13 of 32  Sun 8th Nov 2015 6:46pm  
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So where the hell was Ladbrokes on the second level in that old shopping centre with a roof back in '98? This is spooking me out.
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Disorganised1
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14 of 32  Sun 8th Nov 2015 10:21pm  
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I remember at the end of the City Arcade there was a staircase up to Nello's night club, did that continue round the bend at the top and join up with the other upstairs shops around the square?
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15 of 32  Sun 8th Nov 2015 10:48pm  
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I wish I knew. I guess this could remain in my head as just a memory.
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