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Annewiggy
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31 of 36  Fri 4th Jun 2021 4:18pm  
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My nan in the picture liked to dress up. When we were little she had a full length brown fur coat. Not sure what sort of fur it was. I have a few pictures of her wearing it. As has been said no one in those days bothered. Later on she swapped that coat and bought a lighter coloured three-quarter coat. As she got older she promised this coat to most of the female members of the family when she died. It was a good job that after she died, none of us would have wanted it or we might have had a battle on our hands. Mum had it and never wore it. When mum later moved in to a sheltered flat her poor unfortunate neighbour finished up with it. I contacted this neighbour when mum passed away in 2013 and the first thing she said to me was the fur coat was still in her wardrobe and did I want it. Of course I said no. It may still be there but I hope she managed to dispose of it! 😠😠. Nan was a bit of a snob. They moved down south in the 1960’s and I often used to go down and stay with her and my step grandad. If we went into a shop she would try and put on a posh accent but then she would forget and drop a few h’s and out would come the Coventry accent, bless her.
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Helen F
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32 of 36  Fri 4th Jun 2021 5:07pm  
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Kaga, you sounded quite grumpy in your comment that was aimed at Rob. You might not have meant it, but you were accusing him of being unrealistic and wanting to cling to the past. We explained to you that it was about our fears that a pleasant bit of modern art was about to be moved for commercial reasons, with a prediction that it would vanish, never to reappear. Since they took it apart with a jack hammer, Rob/we were right. You can express your opinions but not accuse people of something they haven't done, unless you want to be challenged.
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argon
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33 of 36  Fri 4th Jun 2021 6:05pm  
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I suspect that we are misunderstanding the whole concept. Looking at the area in daylight I see that the balls are placed in front of the greenery at the cathedral frontage. It suggests to me that it is a modernistic depiction of a snooker table perhaps with the religious implication that we are all at the whim of a greater power when moved. Of course this supposes that the project is not yet finished and the balls have to be painted in the correct colours.
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Helen F
Warrington
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34 of 36  Fri 4th Jun 2021 7:01pm  
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Or they're supposed to represent the sun and the planets revolving round the church in an ironic take on the Church's rejection of the solar centric reality of the planets? Wink
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Suitably Chastised
The beautiful Staffordshire Moorlands
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35 of 36  Fri 4th Jun 2021 7:57pm  
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Yeah, whatever! Heliocentric solar system, The Church's rejection of Galileos theory, not to mention Copernicus (although he had a better relationship with Rome) was all a very long time ago. Heavy stuff HelenF and not really sure this is pertinent to this Forum. Besides I can't quite see the numptys that 'govern' Coventry having a clue about all this stuff and commission such a piece of work.
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Dreamtime
Perth Western Australia
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36 of 36  Mon 7th Jun 2021 3:12pm  
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At the end of the day they are just as they look, giant concrete balls to stop unauthorised parking, probably doing the job they are meant to do. Smile
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