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Helen F
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376 of 381  Mon 21st Nov 2022 11:08pm  
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Hi Bloodnut, welcome to the forum Wave
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Deannottz
Nottingham
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377 of 381  Thu 1st Dec 2022 5:26pm  
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On 3rd Feb 2022 5:52pm, Phowes1958 said: Hi all. My late dad worked at Courthouse Green from late 50s through to closure - Harold Howes, known to some as Harry or H. I know he worked on the track and also rectification, later becoming a foreman before moving into the Training School working with the apprentices. Big mates with Ron Floyd and Harry Barratt. I am sure he was involved in moving parts of the track to the Transport Museum in the early eighties after it was announced they were closing down. Early sixties he was on BMC working parties to Algiers (63) and Stockholm (65). Anybody else remember relatives going to work away for three months at a time (I do have quite a lot of pics of their time in Algeria and Sweden). Also remember as kids me and my brother going to the club and playing table tennis while dads were in the bar or playing snooker. Any of the ex-apprentices remember him? Great thread! Phil
Hi Phil. Was your dad there until the end of September 1982 as one of the few who were stripping out the factory?
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BobH
Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand
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378 of 381  Mon 12th Feb 2024 9:26am  
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Hi, (to everybody still out there), I'm not sure many (if any) of you will remember me. I had 4 very happy years (1974-1978), at what was then called Coventry Engine Plant, in management. I was Cost & Financial Manager for the first 2 years and then 2 more years as the Financial Controller. I had a severe limp and walked with leg calipers - polio at age 7. Here are some names I remember that I have not seen in all your submissions:- Eddie Cowley/Bert Tonks/Herbert Raschke/Mark Yeatman-Read/David Hewitt/Jim Shipp/Frank Russell/Bob Smith/Tony Jennings/Ken Hollis/Neil Taylor/George (G.D.) Steele/Joe Greatorex/the Noon sisters/Ron Cripps. I have more details if any of you want to know, and thanks to Mr. Beard for his sterling efforts. I now live in Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand and have a Thai wife. As I am now only able to get around in a wheelchair, my previous annual visits back to the UK are a lot more problematic. BobH
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Helen F
Warrington
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379 of 381  Mon 12th Feb 2024 10:07am  
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Hi BobH, welcome to the forum Wave Sorry to hear about your mobility problems. I hope some of your former colleagues spot your post and get in touch. It does happen but often there is a long wait.
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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380 of 381  Mon 12th Feb 2024 11:45am  
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Welcome BobH - enjoy the old-Cov content Cheers
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Not Local
Bedworth
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381 of 381  Fri 23rd Feb 2024 6:53pm  
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In 1972 I worked with Eddie Cowley's wife in Stratford On Avon for a few months. I only met him very briefly but was aware that he was in management at Morris Engines. He drove a maroon Jaguar XJ6 and his wife drove a very nice red MGB. They lived in what was then a new house next to the river in Tiddington.
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