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Slim
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1636 of 1649  Tue 5th Dec 2023 1:10pm  
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On 5th Dec 2023 11:43am, bohica said: I made a table similar to that under the guidance of Bert Stanger the woodwork teacher. Do you remember him Phillip?
I presume you mean Bert Stanger checked it. I loved Bert's lessons in the lower 5th - a whole double period of respite from having many useless facts rammed down yer throat. Real world stuff, no boring chalk and talk, write-it-down-now-in-your-notebooks dictation. A real human being with a sense of humour. He once said to one boy, who, whilst academically good, but who struggled on the tools, "oh dear, everything you do turns into a disaster!".
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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1637 of 1649  Fri 15th Dec 2023 5:13pm  
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Apols it's obviously been lifted from a book but not seen this one before. We have a pic of the pub on the Pubs section, however, this looks a later one with the extension to the front and great to see the Phillips & Marriott reference -
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Helen F
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1638 of 1649  Wed 10th Jan 2024 4:47pm  
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The pub section is a handy tool to help date photos. So from the Wingrave photo below we can compare the two pubs and their licensees. Frank Adcock was at the Castle Tavern on King Street from 1881 to 1886. Mrs Jane Taylor ran the Cranes Inn on Leicester Street from 1874 to 1881. So the date of the photo could be 1881. However there is a gap in the record of the Cranes Inn until 1886, so potential it could be any time between 1881 and 1886.
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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1639 of 1649  Wed 7th Feb 2024 9:54am  
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I will add the photo credit name for this one when I can find it again, however, not many images of the pub as The Climax. I love that Lotus 25 wanna-be Neon sign and extra points for capturing a bit of the Drill Hall at the end of the Arcade (maybe we should have a dedicated Arcade thread before it all goes?).
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Annewiggy
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1640 of 1649  Wed 7th Feb 2024 10:55am  
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Takes me back to Barley Wines before Friday night Locarno in the 60's!
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lindatee2002
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1641 of 1649  Wed 7th Feb 2024 2:29pm  
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I loved the Climax too but my memories from this photo are the many times I went to the Wool Shop after school, to pick up a couple of balls or skeins of wool for my mum.
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rocksolid
Bristol
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1642 of 1649  Wed 7th Feb 2024 2:47pm  
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maybe we should have a dedicated Arcade thread before it all goes? Does this mean there's a plan to demolish it or drastically alter it?
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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1643 of 1649  Wed 7th Feb 2024 5:10pm  
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I believe it's all to go as part of the City Centre South redevelopment, rocksolid.
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lindatee2002
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1644 of 1649  Wed 7th Feb 2024 8:31pm  
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On 7th Feb 2024 2:47pm, rocksolid said: maybe we should have a dedicated Arcade thread before it all goes? Does this mean there's a plan to demolish it or drastically alter it?
I think it's a good idea. When you went right by the birdcage, there was a cafe on the right and my dad used to meet the Members of the Burma Star association there on a regular basis. Can't be many of them around still.
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PhiliPamInCoventry
Holbrooks
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1645 of 1649  Tue 20th Feb 2024 3:29pm  
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A duty yesterday saw me in the Devon. Whilst so close, I decided to pay a visit to my mummy & daddy's terraced home in Sewall Highway. My happy home for twenty years. The location of the pub was the terminus of bus No7, Sewall Highway to Allesley, not that dissimilar to the current route in my growing up years. I used that service yesterday, almost putting the clock back seventy three years. A few variations, it was usually ten past eight in the morning for one thing, another being I got on the bus at the back. Ding,ding!
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walrus
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1646 of 1649  Tue 20th Feb 2024 4:26pm  
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I walked past the Devon so many times from Caludon Castle school to Proffitt Avenue having spent my bus fare on 5 Woodbines. Ah, a misspent youth. I haven't smoked for 45 years. Wish I hadn't started.
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lindatee2002
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1647 of 1649  Tue 20th Feb 2024 7:47pm  
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My grandma and grandad lived in Partridge Croft off Proffit Avenue. They were Ethel and Daniel Barr and they lived in the house at the top of the close. He used to drink with my dad at the Royal Oak and I sat outside with a small glass of port and a bag of mussels. I was 9 or 10 at the time!
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20A-Manor House
Coventry
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1648 of 1649  Thu 22nd Feb 2024 2:29pm  
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That is a great post Philip. I like it. My Grandparents had a home up the road in Coventry Street, so I have fond memories of using the 7 back in the 60s. Down at the Devon, was a busy location for buses, what with the terminus for the 7, terminus for the 9A and the 26 also running past. Getting on the buses at the back you mention, well, the last day of the rear-loaders on the 7 was on Saturday 30th December 1978. That day I took twenty photographs of the 7. I started in the morning with one shot of the 7 at the terminus in Allesley, then one at Pool Meadow, next moving to Sewall Highway getting a shot of a 7 at the terminus there. For the next three hours or so I stood getting shots of buses turning into & out of Coventry Street, turning into & out of Avon Street with the final shot being a bus stopped at the bus stop in Coventry Street, the only stop along that street and one I had got off at many times myself during the 60s. Although we were well over four and a half years into the WMPTE era, it was still a brown 'Coventry Transport Fare Stage' stop. In 1975 I had taken a photograph of the 7s 'Coventry Transport all passengers alight here' bus stop across the road from the terminus. The variations you allude too, there were many during the 80s & 90s. 21st April 1985 the 7 became the 16 with the terminus moving from Sewall Highway to Henley Green. Although, by 1987 it was running again as the 7, so I don't know what went on there! The route has seen many service numbers during those years, 7, 7A, 7W, 8, 16, 75 and 77. During the 2000s it became the 10, and stopped running via Coventry Street and as we can see in your photograph, it is back again as the 7, but still not running via Coventry Street!!! Saturday 13th September 1980 was the last day we had bus conductors in Coventry and the last four services using them were the 7, 9, 9A and 31.
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PhiliPamInCoventry
Holbrooks
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1649 of 1649  Thu 22nd Feb 2024 4:12pm  
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Hi there shipmate! Thank you for your post too. Brill. I was yatteting with someone earlier about a pub that I knew nothing about, but he living in Stoke Aldermoor, by the Chequers. Who can tell us about that? I've travelled past the site, now flats on bus No3, going to the Craven Arms for a carvery. Any help please?

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