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Mick Strong
Coventry
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901 of 922  Thu 21st Jan 2021 2:53pm  
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On 21st Jan 2021 2:00pm, Slim said: Linda, so you had a Perks as well? There was one near us in Canley. . . .
Hi Slim, are you referring to the Perks on Charter Ave next to the Half Sovereign pub?
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Slim
Another Coventry kid
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902 of 922  Thu 21st Jan 2021 3:19pm  
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Blimey, more Perks than I knew about - there must have been loads of them. There was an identical council owned block of 6 shops, with flats above, up Cannon Hill Rd almost opposite the crematorium, with said Perks.
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Mick Strong
Coventry
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903 of 922  Thu 21st Jan 2021 5:42pm  
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As a little one, I can remember my mum talking about a Mr Perks. Does anyone know if he existed?
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oldmoney
Leicester
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904 of 922  Thu 21st Jan 2021 7:53pm  
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I think it was called Pearks rather than Perks. There might have been one on Daventry Road too. I used to love their luncheon meat. Does anyone remember Ladkins at the bottom of Westbury Road?
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Annewiggy
Tamworth
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905 of 922  Thu 21st Jan 2021 8:26pm  
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The Coundon one isn’t listed on here, so perhaps it wan’t open then, 1950 (advertising for staff in 1961). Edited by member, 21st Jan 2021 8:30 pm
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Mick Strong
Coventry
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906 of 922  Thu 21st Jan 2021 8:32pm  
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The Charter Ave branch is not on that list either.
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Annewiggy
Tamworth
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907 of 922  Thu 21st Jan 2021 9:01pm  
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They are mentioned in 1957, someone selling something who lived above Pearks.
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Inyoni
east london r.s.a.
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908 of 922  Fri 29th Jan 2021 7:39pm  
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In 1940 there was a Perks grocery shop in Atherstone. When we evacuated to the country the nearest store to register for our rations was 'Perks in Atherstone', 7 miles away from Sheepy Magna. I or my mother cycled once a week for our rations! Once we became regular customers they always had the odd luxury item off ration you could purchase without a ration book - a bottle of Daddy’s Sauce or tin of Pink Salmon etc. There was little or nothing on the shelves other than the rationables. You couldn’t just wander in and get your rations at any store, changes involved Food Office permission.
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Helen F
Warrington
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909 of 922  Sun 31st Jan 2021 2:32pm  
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Another world Inyoni. Thumbs up
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Mick Strong
Coventry
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910 of 922  Sun 21st Feb 2021 6:35pm  
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Hogarths - I was gobsmacked as a kid with their money system. The little cylinder that was sent off with your payment, and then one that came back with your change in.
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lindatee2002
Virginia USA
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911 of 922  Sun 21st Feb 2021 10:34pm  
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If you use the drive thru at the banks here you send paperwork and get your money back in those tubes still.
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Suitably Chastised
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912 of 922  Mon 22nd Feb 2021 9:14am  
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What was the name of the shop that stood on the corner of Roland Avenue and Wheelwright Lane where Penderel Court now stands?

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Heathite
Coventry
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913 of 922  Mon 22nd Feb 2021 9:54am  
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L De CANI, at 23 Wheelwright lane since at least 1935. This image from 1972
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914 of 922  Mon 22nd Feb 2021 9:58am  
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Unbelieeeeeeeeeevable you people are, you're positively fountains of all knowledge. Thanks Heathite.
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Annewiggy
Tamworth
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915 of 922  Mon 22nd Feb 2021 11:43am  
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In newspaper adverts it is known as “Home Stores “
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