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241 of 247  Mon 15th Aug 2016 8:18am  
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At school, when asked where I lived, I couldn't give the true answer, without a lengthy explanation of what and where Canley Gardens was. It lies between Canley and Earlsdon, so if I said Canley, the response was "Pwoaarh - that's a rough area!". Earlsdon got "Oo, ay say old bean, la-di-dah, everyone in Earlsdon is a snob". It's called stereotyping. The top end of Canley had a reputation. Everyone had heard about the infamous Miller gang. Their reputation spread as far as Canley Gardens. "You don't mess with the Miller gang." In recent years a lady who has since retired, i.e. she's a few years older than I, and who for many years lived near the Canley shops in Prior Deram, knew all about the Miller gang, but had never actually met any of them. I have yet to find anyone who has actually encountered them. Back in the seventies, certain areas of Coventry were referred to by tradesmen as Dodge City 1, 2, and 3. Canley was not one of them. They were Wood End, Bell Green and Willenhall respectively.
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242 of 247  Fri 11th Nov 2016 12:55pm  
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Looking at the Coventry Telegraph earlier I noted that the McDonalds being refurbished is on Arlington Business Park, Never heard of it by that name before. So how much of the previous Standard-Triumph works forms Arlington?

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Midland Red
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243 of 247  Tue 15th Nov 2016 9:49am  
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£10million redevelopment plan for Canley - report
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Moving on
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244 of 247  Tue 11th Apr 2017 5:34pm  
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Looking for old school friends fron Sir Henry Parkes, Canley - Phyllis Gibson, Sandra Munrow, Anna Chapman. And anyone who was at that school when I was there. Pamela Brown, now Wright - lived John Rous Avenue.
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TonyS
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245 of 247  Tue 11th Apr 2017 6:03pm  
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Hi Pamela, welcome to our forum. As I'm sure you've already discovered there are a number of our members who are ex-pupils of the school. May I ask what years you were there and whose class(es) you were in? I must say your name seems familiar, but I can't place it (yet!)
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55 Vincent Black Shadow
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246 of 247  Sun 16th Apr 2017 8:44pm  
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Hello Moving on (Pamela), I used to live in Templar's Fields and I remember you very well along with all the people you have mentioned and as noted by TonyS, there are many others on this site that will also remember you. In fact, I was recently talking to someone from Mayor's Croft about you (and others that you listed) so it is somewhat ironic that you have surfaced at this time. I hope life is treating you well.
Chris Harden

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247 of 247  Wed 8th Nov 2017 12:07pm  
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News report showing £22m student village plan for the Canley Sports & Social Club site
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