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31 of 42  Wed 3rd Oct 2018 2:02am  
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On 2nd Oct 2018 8:58pm, Prof said: TSP That is a super photo and I believe the Florist/Fruiterer shop is 196 Binley Road. Next door is Kitty Wells, who had the shop still during and after the last war. My grandparents lived at 192 1920-36 approx. It was still a fruit and vegetable shop in the 1950's- 60s but I forget the owner's name. The draper's shop next to It, 198, was run by a Mr & Mrs Barlow. I think Mr Barlow travelled around selling clothing, perhaps as a tally man, though I am not certain. Edited by member, 2nd Oct 2018 9:30 pm
The Fruit shop was my grandparents and was located at 196 Binley Road. Appear to have lost text from original posting
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32 of 42  Wed 10th Oct 2018 8:38pm  
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On 1st Oct 2018 1:33pm, Slim said:
On 1st Oct 2018 12:18pm, Kaga simpson said: where there wasn't a tree in the area where I hadn't climbed
So did we. It was part of normal growing up and development. You learned not to be daft enough to fall and injure yourself. I can't remember when I last saw kids climbing trees. I daresay it's banned nowadays under the elf'n safety nanny state!
Don't let my mother's cousin hear you make comments like that, Slim - her nine year old son died when he fell from a tree in Sheffield in 1964 Some safety regs are really important
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33 of 42  Wed 10th Oct 2018 9:50pm  
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Hi all Wave That is so true M.R. Wave Rules that have entered the statute books have done so usually following a chronic failure or tragedy. Yes, it is frustrating that things that we did in the fifties appear to be prohibited, or can only be done when wearing a hard hat or whatever. In 1955 there were around 3 million cars on British roads, whereas today we have over 25 million. Tighter controls are inevitable. It's not just the numbers either. The speed & acceleration bears little comparison to sixty years ago. I hated the day when I had to swop my flat cap for a plastic hard hat, but was very grateful on the day when I fell twelve feet head first into a builders trench & was still able to continue my count that afternoon. Regulations also take into account those who have to pick up the pieces. Our emergency services are at breaking point, so in spite of me laughing at school closures because of a few flakes of snow, the reality is to consider the time consumed by ambulance teams as well as our hospital A&E departments coping with awkward scenarios. We live in faster world.
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34 of 42  Mon 19th Nov 2018 9:58pm  
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Elm Bank, Stoke Park. Home of Siegfried Bettmann, Mayor of Coventry and founder of Triumph! My great-aunt was his cook in the 1920-30s. This could become student flats, but sad state just now. Edited by member, 20th Nov 2018 6:51 pm
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35 of 42  Sun 20th Jan 2019 8:05pm  
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A view from 1931 Thumbs up
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36 of 42  Sun 20th Jan 2019 8:08pm  
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Farther out, in 1939 Thumbs up
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37 of 42  Mon 21st Jan 2019 8:34am  
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The prefabricated building on the RH is St Andrew's Hall where a Sunday School was run for Stoke Church by Mrs Mayes, wife of the coal merchant in Crescent Avenue, Stoke. The houses behind it are in Bromleigh Drive, which had a small parade of shops. Momus Boulevard to left of photo off Binley Road. Edited by member, 21st Jan 2019 8:36 am
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38 of 42  Sat 16th Feb 2019 2:51pm  
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Stocks on Binley Road LookaroundAnne
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39 of 42  Sun 17th Feb 2019 12:43am  
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On 21st Jan 2019 8:34am, Prof said: The prefabricated building on the RH is St Andrew's Hall where a Sunday School was run for Stoke Church by Mrs Mayes, wife of the coal merchant in Crescent Avenue, Stoke. The houses behind it are in Bromleigh Drive, which had a small parade of shops. Momus Boulevard to left of photo off Binley Road. Edited by member, 21st Jan 2019 8:36 am
I went to pre-school at that Hall when I was four! Had my first crush on a lovely Indian girl - I think her father was a local doctor!
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Rob Orland
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40 of 42  Sun 17th Feb 2019 10:14am  
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On 20th Jan 2019 8:08pm, Midland Red said: Farther out, in 1939 Thumbs up
Ah, it took ages to work this out, but Steve and I have finally ascertained that this was taken on the corner of Momus Boulevard and Anthony Way, and the empty space on the right is where the PMR business now stands.... see this Google Map link. At first I'd been convinced that it must have been looking west from Binley Road towards an unfinished Raleigh Road, but the house styles don't match, Phew, got there at last! Your picture, MR, might also answer a conundrum about a photo that I've had for some time (below), because I was never quite certain whereabouts it was taken from. I now have the feeling that the featured tram was in the same spot as in your photo, but looking the other way?
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41 of 42  Sun 17th Feb 2019 11:48am  
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I posted this on the "Then and now" thread: In the first one, tram 70 has just passed Uxbridge Avenue in April 1939 - across Binley Road, the houses on Momus Boulevard are only built as far as Anthony Way. The Triumph Recreation Ground clubhouse can be seen - the grounds, containing a cricket ground, several tennis courts and a bowling green, would soon be built on (there was another sports ground immediately beyond the Triumph, which contained, amongst other facilities, what is now Stoke Bowling Club's green)
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42 of 42  Sun 17th Feb 2019 11:52am  
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Re tram 73, yes it's taken looking t'other way Thumbs up I haven't seen it before, but I do have this one of tram 71, taken from the end of Uxbridge Avenue
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