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Heathite
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1 of 5  Mon 23rd Sep 2019 2:35pm  
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More info on Barracks Square 1926.
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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2 of 5  Tue 22nd Oct 2019 12:15pm  
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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3 of 5  Wed 20th Oct 2021 4:49pm  
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I'm pretty sure this is going over the Barracks parade ground in one of those new fangled motor-vehicle thingy's! Big grin Edited by member, 20th Oct 2021 4:50 pm
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mcsporran
Coventry & Cebu
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4 of 5  Wed 20th Oct 2021 9:57pm  
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The apparent lack of a number plate suggests pre-1904.
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Annewiggy
Tamworth
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5 of 5  Thu 21st Oct 2021 2:38pm  
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I am pretty sure the vehicle in the picture is the vehicle of Samuel Franklin Cody. You can just see on the side the name Cody. Under the heading in the newspaper of Coventry’s new industry an article in September 1909 says that fifty Bleriot cross-channel monoplanes were to be manufactured in the works of Humber Ltd in Coventry. Mr S F Cody visited Coventry on his motor tour from London to Manchester in order to study the route of his proposed flight from the Metropolis to the Cottonopolis (that’s what the paper says!). Mr Cody intends to fly over Coventry on his journey. Before leaving Coventry he was shown over the Daimler works. This isn’t the same Cody who brought his wild west show to Coventry in 1903. That was William (Buffalo Bill) Cody. My cousin who lived with our grandad when she was little always said that he told her he had met Buffalo Bill. I have found that grandad did travel to Brooklyn in 1897 (he had wanted to travel and his mum must have let him go as he had cousins in Brooklyn and he travelled with another man who was related by marriage and something to do with the watch trade) so it is possible or may be just a family tale! Edited by member, 22nd Oct 2021 10:11 am
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