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frances21
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1 of 10  Fri 7th Oct 2016 10:08pm  
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I am planning a visit to Coventry in a few weeks time with two Dutch academics who want to write about Coventry's topshops and cottage factories. I know Eli Green's no longer exists and that Cash's does - can anyone tell me if they know of other cottage factories still in existence, and if so where they are? Many thanks, Frances Holliss
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mickw
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2 of 10  Sat 8th Oct 2016 11:59am  
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Hi frances21 there's some top shops in Far Gosford Street next to the Gosford Arms. Thumbs up
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Midland Red
Cherwell
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3 of 10  Sat 8th Oct 2016 12:12pm  
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That would be these (front and back) Thumbs up
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frances21
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4 of 10  Sat 8th Oct 2016 10:14pm  
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These are fantastic Topshops - many thanks - we'll definitely visit these. Were they ever linked to an engine, does anyone know? Or are there other cottage factories still in existence, apart from Cash's?
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flapdoodle
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5 of 10  Sun 9th Oct 2016 12:58pm  
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There are others dotted around. There are a few in Stoke (I lived on Stratford Street that had a block) in an area that was laid out for industry but it never took off and the area was eventually filled with Edwardian terraces. Chapelfields has all the watchmakers houses. There are a few around Earlsdon as well.
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Prof
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6 of 10  Tue 10th Sep 2019 2:17pm  
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Chapelfields remarkable top shops.
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Prof
Gloucester
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7 of 10  Tue 10th Sep 2019 2:22pm  
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More Chapelfields saved by Barbara Kelly White
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Prof
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8 of 10  Tue 10th Sep 2019 2:27pm  
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frances21. Re the top shops linked to an engine, were in Hillfields, a triangle of three streets (see Prest's 'Industrial Revolution in Coventry'). Eli Green built them, sadly gone for ever! I passed them many times on the 9 bus to Stoke from Hippodrome. Edited by member, 10th Sep 2019 2:30 pm
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argon
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9 of 10  Tue 10th Sep 2019 2:37pm  
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The last top shop in use that I know of was a watch repairers at the top of Allesley Old Road near the Maudsley, If I remember correctly he was at the end of a block and faced Four Pounds Ave. This was in the 1950's
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Midland Red
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10 of 10  Tue 10th Sep 2019 2:57pm  
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On 10th Sep 2019 2:27pm, Prof said: frances21. Re the top shops linked to an engine, were in Hillfields, a triangle of three streets (see Prest's 'Industrial Revolution in Coventry'). Eli Green built them, sadly gone for ever! I passed them many times on the 9 bus to Stoke from Hippodrome.
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