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Tony1
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1 of 36  Fri 8th Jan 2016 7:32pm  
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Help required. I am interested in finding out where my Grandparents lived at 7 "Tramway Cottage", Broad Street and how it got its name. According to 1919 -1920s Directory the dwellings were numbered 1 to11 and stood off Broad Street . Unfortunately I could not locate the cottage or cottages on a map at the Herbert today. Can I appeal for help.
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PhilipInCoventry
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2 of 36  Fri 8th Jan 2016 7:45pm  
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Hello Tony1 Wave I am clutching at straws, but I remember a terrace of cottages set back, about halfway along Broad St, on the south side. I recall this as one man owned all of the cottages, a Mr Lapworth. I was once accounting for a client, regards a land registry issue. Not a lot of help, but I do remember the cottages.
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Heathite
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3 of 36  Fri 8th Jan 2016 8:45pm  
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Hello Tony - does this help. It is an image from a 1936/6 Coventry directory.
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PhilipInCoventry
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4 of 36  Fri 8th Jan 2016 8:54pm  
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Hi to you both, Wave I notice the name "Lapworth" on your listing Heathite. Thank you for that. Thumbs up
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Heathite
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5 of 36  Fri 8th Jan 2016 9:09pm  
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Again, from 1955/6 directory this time; No 48 Broad Street - just to get your bearings, HUNT Charles (my caps) 50 KELLY Hugh YIELDING Harry, 3 Tramway Cottages (It does say Cottages) SEDGELEY Mary C. J., 5 Tramway Cottages GODDARD Charles, 7 Tramway . . . WARREN Thomas G., 9 Tramway . . . Foleshill Baptist Church Then the next number is 88 CONROY John T 90 BRACKEN James And glad to help Philip.☺
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Heathite
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6 of 36  Fri 8th Jan 2016 9:21pm  
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A bit clearer, for Mr Lapworth (at the library?)
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Heathite
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7 of 36  Fri 8th Jan 2016 9:59pm  
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Hello all again. If you look to the south of the Baptist Church, there are four dwellings. In the directory listing, the church comes after the four named dwellings of Tramway Cottages. I know this isn't cast iron proof but they are a good contender for the cottages.
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Heathite
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8 of 36  Fri 8th Jan 2016 10:03pm  
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Hi, I omitted to say, the date for the map is 1951. Goodnight. ☺
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PhilipInCoventry
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9 of 36  Fri 8th Jan 2016 10:29pm  
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On 8th Jan 2016 9:09pm, Heathite said: And glad to help Philip.☺
Mr Lapworth was a descendent from a Royal Lineage titled Family. The family owned much land in Warwickshire, their seat being in Lapworth. Those were not his cottages. His were the other side of the church before the jetty. Towards the end of his life, he lost the gentle light of reason & was taken & cared for by his daughter who lived in Cornwall. Again thank you Heathite. It's funny, but when I was visiting the site of the cottages, I remembered the corner shop opposite, because as a child I used to like liquorice wood which I remembered that they sold there. Whilst there I wandered across to the shop & told them. Guess what! I bought some there & then. What a pip! Big grin Thumbs up Wave
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NormK
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10 of 36  Sat 9th Jan 2016 8:38am  
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I know this area well because I owned the piece of land opposite the church. I kept it for 20 years and eventually sold it and doubled my money. I hadn't met the chap that bought it so one day I called in and introduced myself. He was building dwellings on it, he asked why I hadn't told him about the air raid shelter that ran the full length of the plot zig zagging from one end to the other. I pointed out that he had bought it without even looking because I had the only keys to get in! To be honest I had forgotten all about it.
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Kaga simpson
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11 of 36  Sat 9th Jan 2016 9:33am  
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The foundry on the map I believe was the Fozel (spelt like that) Castings, was it Spring St. Norm K, in the fifties was the church turned into a house, or did the church have a house close to the road? .
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Kaga simpson
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12 of 36  Sat 9th Jan 2016 9:41am  
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No, not Spring St, Princess St I believe.
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NormK
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13 of 36  Sat 9th Jan 2016 10:06am  
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Not sure about that Kaga, the church itself is quite near the road. I maybe passing by there today so I will take a photo...
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Heathite
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14 of 36  Sat 9th Jan 2016 2:58pm  
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Francis Street apparently. I had to look it up though, not my neck o' the woods. 1937 map.
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jvb
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15 of 36  Sun 10th Jan 2016 7:31pm  
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The houses are named as Tramway Cottages on the 1962 OS map: They have disappeared by the time of the 1977 version -apparently replaced by an extension of the yard of the adjacent factory. One question remains - why the name 'Tramway Cottages' ? There doesn't seem to have been a tramway next to them.
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