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1 of 5  Sun 21st Oct 2018 7:36pm  
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In the early 1960s Coventry Council planned to cut down the lime trees in Warwick Road and build a dual carriageway, compulsorily purchasing the front of garden on the left hand side looking out of Coventry. I have found a number of newspaper cuttings. 47,000 signatures signed a petition. Schoolchildren received a badge for signing the petition. Bill Aston was a leading campaigner, he had not long built his house in Warwick Road. Does anyone remember this?
David Aston Historian of Astons Garages and Light Cars Coventry

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NeilsYard
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2 of 5  Mon 22nd Oct 2018 10:33am  
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Before my time Astons but which house was it? Is it still there?
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jonboy
styvechale coventry
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3 of 5  Wed 24th Oct 2018 8:26pm  
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Hi NeilsYard, I believe Bill Aston's house was opposite Henry VIII school. If I remember rightly there was a miniature windmill in the front garden. His widow still lived there for many years after his death and kept a rather vicious looking Alsatian dog.
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NeilsYard
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4 of 5  Thu 25th Oct 2018 9:29pm  
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Ahh yes I know the house now jonboy. The windmill was a bit bigger than 'miniature' IIRC! I don't think it's still there. I should notice - drive past there most days.
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Astons Garages
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5 of 5  Fri 26th Oct 2018 7:42am  
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145 Warwick Road. The windmill is still there, a bit overgrown now
David Aston Historian of Astons Garages and Light Cars Coventry

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