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PhiliPamInCoventry
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76 of 86  Thu 8th Jul 2021 12:35pm  
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This is fascinating, thank you for your posts on this. In the days prior to 1926, Lockhurst Lane was county. The Co-op there was part of East Mercia Co-op, with the title Lochurst Lane Industrial Society as I understand it. Folk used to refer to the area as Lockhurst Lane, not just the road. During the building of the railway, the station was referred to as Lockhurst Lane, the name even appeared on the first signal box.
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JayC
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77 of 86  Tue 20th Jul 2021 1:29pm  
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I recently bought this milk churn. If you zoom in on the image it says “Harry Shaw dairyman, Coventry”
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PhiliPamInCoventry
Holbrooks
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78 of 86  Tue 20th Jul 2021 2:00pm  
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What a spot! Thank you. I knew one of his dairymen, Mr Milne, before I met Harry with his screwdriver fixing game machines in Courtaulds clubhouse.
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79 of 86  Thu 22nd Jul 2021 6:43pm  
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Hector1
Coventry
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80 of 86  Sun 25th Jul 2021 3:51pm  
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My mother worked as secretary at the Midland Counties depot on the Walsgrave Road which if I recall was around about where the Asda garage now is. She worked there in the mid-sixties travelling from our home in Hipswell Highway on her Raleigh Runabout moped. The depot was managed by a nice man called Ernie Rice. I always remember him telling me he had been at Dunkerque, and when they had lost all their kit the army required them to pay for it! Don't know if this is true or not. Remember banks of batteries being charged up for the milk floats. Happy days.
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PhiliPamInCoventry
Holbrooks
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81 of 86  Sun 25th Jul 2021 5:27pm  
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Hi & thank you. Such rich memories, that cannot be bought at any price. Best wishes. ps. I bet you remember the cobbled non-made up section of Hipswell Highway. Hope mum didn't have to ride her moped over that.
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argon
New Milton
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82 of 86  Sun 25th Jul 2021 10:28pm  
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In the 1950's our milk was delivered by Harold Green. I remember a large man with a loud voice and warehouse coat. A character. It has been mentioned on here before but may be of interest to those who have not heard it - An interview with Harold Green
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OldCaludonian
Peak District
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83 of 86  Wed 28th Jul 2021 11:49am  
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In the late '40s and 50s our milk on the Lime Tree Park estate was delivered by a short, red-faced man called Albert Rice. I wonder if related to Ernie?
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Dreamtime
Perth Western Australia
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84 of 86  Wed 28th Jul 2021 5:30pm  
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Coincidence or not, when I lived in Lime Tree Avenue, I used to play with a Margaret and she had a brother - Billy Rice and their father operated the milk rounds. They lived right opposite to our house. I can't remember ever seeing their father but have a photo of Margaret and me in our back garden in the 40's. I am sure the Rices have been mentioned before.
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Midland Red
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85 of 86  Wed 28th Jul 2021 7:24pm  
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Billy and Margaret Rice’s father was Albert! He died in 1984. (Dreamtime…. I believe Margaret (Godson) is still alive and living in Coventry)
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Dreamtime
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86 of 86  Thu 29th Jul 2021 2:49am  
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Thank you, MR.
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