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Dreamtime
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121 of 132  Sun 16th Jun 2019 7:36am  
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Hooray for modern technology, thank you for that. Thumbs up
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p fandango
Binley, Coventry
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122 of 132  Sun 16th Jun 2019 7:52pm  
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Not just good for closing down airports, see. lol
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123 of 132  Mon 17th Jun 2019 5:55am  
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Midland Red

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124 of 132  Wed 19th Jun 2019 12:42pm  
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1963 postcard image
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125 of 132  Sun 3rd Nov 2019 3:21pm  
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'How Cheylesmore has changed from the 1920s to 2000s' - pictures
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126 of 132  Thu 15th Oct 2020 1:27pm  
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Mile Lane
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The Humber
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127 of 132  Sat 29th Jan 2022 8:19pm  
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On 3rd Nov 2019 3:21pm, Midland Red said: 'How Cheylesmore has changed from the 1920s to 2000s' - pictures
I've just viewed a marvellous aerial photo taken across Cheylesmore in 1954. I can see the house I lived in at that time in Seneschal Road. I can also trace the exact route I used to take as a small child on my own to Manor Park Primary School. That route at the end of the 1950s crossed the area now known as Quinton Park which at that time I only recall as a large area of rough waste ground with a scruffy pool in the middle. It was quite a scary area to cross as a small child and I used to run. I remember it in hindsight as being a bit sinister. It seemed a long way. I doubt children these days would be allowed to do it at such an age! One day I'll return and retrace my steps.
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Helen F
Warrington
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128 of 132  Sat 29th Jan 2022 9:24pm  
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It's a great photo clearly showing the curving park boundary at the bottom. Thumbs up I'm guessing that the pool was to water the animals that were hunted in the park. Probably it also attracted waterfowl.
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Garlands Joke Shop
Coventry
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129 of 132  Tue 31st Oct 2023 7:27pm  
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Helen F
Warrington
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130 of 132  Tue 31st Oct 2023 8:12pm  
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Thanks for that GJS, though I still don't understand the difference between the two parks.
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Garlands Joke Shop
Coventry
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131 of 132  Wed 1st Nov 2023 4:42pm  
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That makes two of us Helen Big grin Perhaps the difference was one contained deer and other didn't????? No idea what the actual difference was. Also find it insane to think how large the Forest of Arden area was, that the Cheylesmore Park was a part of!!! Former Forest of Arden (Wikipedia) (a) (a) "Map Showing the Territory of the Forest of Arden" (Wiki) [Map] by Wikipedia user 'Acne trumpet' is licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0 Deed.
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Helen F
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132 of 132  Wed 1st Nov 2023 6:04pm  
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I've been mulling the topography of the area and trying to work out why Coventry is where it is here and the next section is about the Forest of Arden. Also I've aired a few thoughts on the park here. Something that I've only recently discovered is that the area south of the Cheylesmore lane leading to the Cheylesmore gate, including the manor house were described as being 'in the park' in the 1860s. There are several kids' sketches of the buildings in that area that were impossible to place on the map until I worked out that 'in the park' didn't necessarily mean beyond the wall. Given that Little and Much Park Streets were originally shorter, that makes sense I suppose. Most recently I've been looking at Cnut's Viking invasion and working out how Leofric became the Earl of Mercia.
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