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Dreamtime
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196 of 207  Sat 1st Jan 2022 4:13pm  
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Thanks, Helen. Well it wasn't all wasted then. Interesting to read what a high percentage of it was used for. I wonder what happened to the large heavy garden roller which landed at the side of my father-in-law's garage during the blitz at 9 Dickens Road. It was still nestled there in 1961, the year I was married and my hubby has often said we could have done with that here when developing our own gardens. It came out of nowhere and they never did find the owner.
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Annewiggy
Tamworth
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197 of 207  Mon 7th Feb 2022 10:22pm  
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Just watched ’The Heart of Britain’ on Talking Pictures. Some interesting footage of Coventry 1941. Apologies if it has been shown before.
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Helen F
Warrington
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198 of 207  Mon 7th Feb 2022 10:52pm  
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New one for me Anne Double thumbs up While I recognised most of the views of bomb damage, I couldn't quite place all of them.
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Dreamtime
Perth Western Australia
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199 of 207  Tue 8th Feb 2022 3:42am  
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New to me Anne too. What great footage. Pity a great many of our younger generations have not seen it, maybe they would appreciate their lifestyle now more. Watching all those in that footage show us the many who helped put that country back on her feet again. My great uncle worked in a foundry during the war years and seeing those in the video how hard they worked brought tears to my eyes. Thanks for stirring up memories Anne Double thumbs up
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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200 of 207  Tue 8th Feb 2022 9:33am  
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Great find Anne! Think that's the first time I've heard Mayoress Hyde speak! I wasn't aware until recently that she was killed in a motoring accident in Scotland in 1963.
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Wearethemods
Aberdeenshire
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201 of 207  Tue 8th Feb 2022 11:13am  
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Double thumbs up Double thumbs up
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Annewiggy
Tamworth
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202 of 207  Tue 8th Feb 2022 11:24am  
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Neil, when my dad was a bus conductor just after the war, he told a lady that the bus was full and she could not get on. She said, “Young man, don’t you know who I am?” and my dad replied “I don’t care if you are Lord Mayor of Coventry, there is no more room on the bus”. You can guess who it was!! If you search that IWM site there are more pictures.
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Prof
Gloucester
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203 of 207  Tue 7th Jun 2022 10:44am  
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Prof
Gloucester
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204 of 207  Wed 8th Jun 2022 10:08am  
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On 8th Feb 2022 11:24am, Annewiggy said: Neil, when my dad was a bus conductor just after the war, he told a lady that the bus was full and she could not get on. She said, “Young man, don’t you know who I am?” and my dad replied “I don’t care if you are Lord Mayor of Coventry, there is no more room on the bus”. You can guess who it was!! If you search that IWM site there are more pictures.
Good story, Anne, but would not have been Lord Mayor so soon after the war. Was Pearl Hyde the first?
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Annewiggy
Tamworth
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205 of 207  Wed 8th Jun 2022 10:47am  
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She was made Lord Mayor in 1957 so perhaps a little longer after the war than I thought.
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PhiliPamInCoventry
Holbrooks
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206 of 207  Wed 8th Jun 2022 12:55pm  
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On 7th Jun 2022 10:44am, Prof said:
Mum's shop Marcia Gowns is in that gap on the left. The Swanswell is on the right of the picture.
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Prof
Gloucester
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207 of 207  Tue 14th Jun 2022 8:47pm  
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