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PhilipInCoventry
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61 of 66  Fri 20th Sep 2019 6:26pm  
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Oh wuunderfull. Anne. Actually I cannot call anyone on spelling. Best wishes.
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Annewiggy
Tamworth
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62 of 66  Fri 20th Sep 2019 9:01pm  
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No, nor me, Phil, that is why I worked with numbers, not words! And senior moments don’t help either. And very often my keyboard puts in different letters to the ones I type.
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Kaga simpson
Peacehaven, East Sussex
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63 of 66  Sat 21st Sep 2019 8:07am  
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OddSock, Happened all the time - you got married, lived with parents until such times you could afford your own place, either to rent or buy. it was families helping one another.
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OddSock
Coventry
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64 of 66  Thu 26th Sep 2019 11:06am  
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Hi all, Sorry for the delay in replying - again, thank you to all those who posted in response to my question - much appreciated. Still puzzled as to why grandad took out a mortgage 1929/1930, but didn't appear on the Electoral Roll as living at Holborn Avenue until 1935 with the inbetween years seeing them listed at his parents' house in Eagle Street? Perhaps Anne is right when she says the Electoral Roll may not have been as accurate as possible? Or, if I'm being tongue firmly planted in cheek, perhaps the Electoral Roll man always called round when the two of them were visiting his parents!? I certainly don't think it took the builders five years to build the Holborn Avenue house, but, then again, they did build them to last in those days?? Big grin
OddSock: Particularly interested in the family surnames Cowley, Shale, & Pratt in Coventry!

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Kaga simpson
Peacehaven, East Sussex
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65 of 66  Thu 26th Sep 2019 11:57am  
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Oddsock, At that time they used to advertise houses, and sell, before a turf had been dug off the field. You have to try and go back to those times to find out what the system was in those days. Too often I find that people can't grasp today the life of before the war to today's modern world. You can read about it, but can't grasp it, like I can't master today's technology. Look at your grandparents and see the gap. I hope I don't offend anyone, or try to lecture, but there is a huge difference, in thoughts, hopes and dreams in the last century. Today I am infuriated by my thoughts being broken by some near me and their hand-phones interrupting those thoughts, the lack of privacy, the lack of respect, the lack of honesty.
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OddSock
Coventry
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66 of 66  Wed 20th Jan 2021 11:55am  
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Have finally added a series of images to my gallery, taken during construction of the Foleshill/Holbrooks bypass (prior to the Ricoh Arena & Arena Park) - but I was also able to capture Holbrooks Infants & Juniors School before it was demolished. Sad OddSock
OddSock: Particularly interested in the family surnames Cowley, Shale, & Pratt in Coventry!

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