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Rob Orland
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1 of 15  Mon 7th Apr 2014 9:07pm  
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Hey, a huge "thank you" to TonyS, for getting our forum a fantastic mention on't wireless today! Vic Minett on BBC Coventry & Warwickshire gave us a great plug while talking about coffee shops, and specifically mentioned Baz on our Kongoni thread. If this flash player below doesn't play on your computer, then try the link below, which you can use to directly play or download the mp3 that I've uploaded to the site....
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deanocity3
keresley
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2 of 15  Mon 7th Apr 2014 9:36pm  
: Joined Nov 2013  Total posts:315

It was my mate Vic Minett who was on air today as Annie is off for a few days Thumbs up
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Rob Orland
Historic Coventry
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3 of 15  Mon 7th Apr 2014 9:43pm  
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Whoops... thanks for that Dean, trust me to get it wrong! Corrected now, thank you! Thumbs up
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JohnnieWalker
Bonny Hills, Australia
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4 of 15  Mon 7th Apr 2014 9:48pm  
: Joined Jul 2011  Total posts:276

Better add ourselves to the Famous Coventrians then!
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pixrobin
Canley
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5 of 15  Mon 7th Apr 2014 10:12pm  
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Nah, it's so those at the end of Little Park Street can keep an eye on us Wink
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TonyS
Coventry
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6 of 15  Mon 7th Apr 2014 10:19pm  
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I have no idea what you mean, can you explain please?
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Dreamtime
7 of 15  Tue 8th Apr 2014 3:39am  
Off-topic / chat  

morgana
the secret garden
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8 of 15  Tue 8th Apr 2014 8:33am  
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Lol Lol Pixrobin dont think we are as famous as Benefit Street yet Big grin .
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PhiliPamInCoventry
Holbrooks
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9 of 15  Tue 8th Apr 2014 9:19am  
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Hi all Wave We have been contacted several times by our local BBC radio. Saskia, a researcher contacted us about a year ago asking our opinions regards the issues of hotels in our city. Prior to that, her colleague Marian had asked about public transport in an email to me. Our forum is well noticed. Thumbs up
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Rob Orland
Historic Coventry
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10 of 15  Fri 5th Mar 2021 2:06pm  
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If we ever need reminding that this Historic Coventry Forum ought to be kept "on track" and decent, it might be this.... Our daughter has recently begun a placement at a Primary School, as part of her qualifying year. Teaching is all she's ever wanted to do, as she loves to help children progress both educationally and as decent human beings. During her first week, which was with 6-7 year-olds, when history was mentioned, she asked the teacher what resources they used. The teacher opened the browser and showed her the familiar cream & brown Historic Coventry. "Wow, that's my dad's website" exclaimed Mandy, proudly! The teacher told her that they particularly enjoy the "Now and Then" pictures, to see how our city used to look. So now we know that children from 5 to 11 years old (and beyond) will be using the site - and many will, out of childlike curiosity, click the links and wander onto this discussion part. These impressionable youngsters, folks, are part of our audience. Connected with this subject is the fact that only children of 13 years and above are allowed on Facebook - for good reason - so that style of social media is not where we wish this site to end up.
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Dreamtime
Perth Western Australia
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11 of 15  Sun 1st May 2022 8:25am  
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On 29th Apr 2022 5:05pm, Helen F said: Barring disaster, I will be breakfast ready on Saturday 21st May. I've committed money, so I won't cry off because I can't wake up early enough Wink As for location, I'm easy so long as it's an easy walk from the Herbert.
Wow, I wish you all a great day. Save some for the 24th as it's Rob's big day too - no not his birthday. Watch this space! Wave Cheers Big grin Double thumbs up
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Rob Orland
Historic Coventry
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12 of 15  Sun 1st May 2022 10:15am  
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Oh my..... can it really be...... approaching two whole decades since this tentative first page? Blush
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scrutiny
coventry
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13 of 15  Sun 1st May 2022 11:08am  
: Joined Feb 2010  Total posts:685

Mind blowing Double thumbs up Also, where little acorns grow? Double thumbs up
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Helen F
Warrington
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14 of 15  Sun 1st May 2022 11:20am  
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Wow Big grin I was still living in Coventry at the time and the sum total of my knowledge of its history was visiting the bombed cathedral. In December it's my 10th anniversary of visiting the site although it was a few more months before I joined. Thankfully it was pre Pinterest etc or I'd never have found you lot. I was searching for images of city gatehouses and up popped the Cook Street gate followed by the Swanswell gate. How hilarious that in a few weeks I'll be sleeping in them! I then searched for medieval Coventry pics and almost all of them were from a site called 'Historic Coventry'. I first assumed it was an official site because nothing matched it. I then found the forum...
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PhiliPamInCoventry
Holbrooks
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15 of 15  Sun 1st May 2022 7:36pm  
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Hi Helen, hi all, I was looking for Highfield Street over a decade ago. Rob intervened in minutes. That's what showed me that this was a real website, with real people that really cared.
On 7th Apr 2010 11:21pm, PhiliPamInCoventry said: Thank you both so much. This site is a 'gold mine'. I was organist for forty years at a church in Foleshill, where the address of an early twenties' minister was Highfield St. Best wishes Philip
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