Pictures of Cov in the past and Coventry Pubs

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  1. eastwoodsdustman

    eastwoodsdustman Well-Known Member

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    Yes there another little marina further down the canal towards Ansty too.
     
  2. Nick

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    That will be the one then! Always wondered what it was.
     
  3. bringbackrattles

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    If you want to go to the Slough you can park right outside the reserve. Do you know the Bird In Hand pub ? Its close to the boozer or the chippy we mentioned okay ? You can't miss it.
     
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    Ah yeah know the bird in hand. Might try it one day as like places like that to walk the dogs
     
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    You'll love it down there but make sure the dogs don't dive in the lake as the Swans are protective of their young. Saw a Staffie go in once and two swans tried to drown it with their wings,only just got out alive !
     
  6. Nick

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    Ha no don't let them off the lead anyway!
     
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  7. Houchens Head

    Houchens Head Fairly well known member from the Isle of Wight

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    Nah BBR. There was the one that was shot in Torrington Ave in the late 80's. I was working in Torrington at the time and felt the general feeling in the community. The killer was a member of a gang that had robbed the bank in Tile Hill village and ended up in Torrington Ave after a chase. There's a plaque on the spot where he was shot.
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  8. bringbackrattles

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    Can't recall that but obviously it did. My sister lived in Tile Hill that time and me and my dad would drink in the Black Prince when we'd go and see her. Was there a pub called The Star around there too ?
     
  9. Houchens Head

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    That would be the New Star BBR. It was on the corner of Job's Lane and Jardine Crescent. It was burnt down (some silly fools say it was an accident, but us Tile Hill folk know differently!)
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  10. Nick

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    Never knew there was a pub on that bit of land.

    Didn't know about the policeman until I saw the plaque a few months ago and Googled his name :(
     
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  11. Houchens Head

    Houchens Head Fairly well known member from the Isle of Wight

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    I genuinely thought you might have been an age where you would remember Nick. Apologies if you are only a young 'un! I think it's because I have such strong memories of what happened in Coventry in my lifetime and also that I have a huge interest in the history of the city, I expect everyone to know! :emoji_nerd:
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    I would have been 4!

    Really sad when I googled it, I remember seeing one the same in a services near Manchester where a policeman got killed too :(
     
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    Here's a photo I took at the Wyken Slough back in its hey-day. I'd be arrested for taking this photo today, though I was only a teenager when I took this priceless photo. I didn't know any of these girls, I just thought they were a cute, happy group and asked them to pose for a photo. They would all be in their 60's now.
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    fucking hell! Who goes to rob a sports shop armed with a gun? They must have been desperate for some gola sports wear!
     
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    Didn't one get killed, (maybe 2), at that bank robbery in Tile Hill, (perhaps in the 80s). Sure the robbers broke into a house in Earsldon to hide from the police, when they surrounded it at least one of them topped themselves.
     
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    That looks like one of George Shaws paintings HH, never sen that one before.

    The Hawthorn also burnt down 'accidentally'!
     
  17. Houchens Head

    Houchens Head Fairly well known member from the Isle of Wight

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    Do keep up Clint! See my post at #147! :emoji_confounded:
     
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    Gavin Carlton.
    One of two officers shot in responding to the robbery.
    Think the thieves came from Wales.
     
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    The shop sold shotguns and the burglar stole one of them. They used to be on display in the window in those days. Up until 1969 anyone over 13 could buy one without a licence.
     
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    Houch you ever know of any butchers shop called Botterills any where in cov late 60 70s mate
     
  21. Houchens Head

    Houchens Head Fairly well known member from the Isle of Wight

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    I think you asked me this before SBD. I couldn't find anything back then but I can do another search. Leave it with me....
     
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  22. bringbackrattles

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    Remember the old Pool Meadow Houch ? As a kid my mum or dad when we walked through it would buy me a football magazine from a stall inside the bus station.
    Have you any pictures of that time ? I'm sure it was inside the main part.
     
  23. Houchens Head

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    I have a few BBR. Also a couple of the old "Beech Tree Café". Remember that?
    Beech Tree Cafe Pool Meadow - Gone 2.jpg Beech Tree Cafe Pool Meadow - Gone.jpg Beech Tree Cafe Pool Meadow 2.jpg Beech Tree Cafe Pool Meadow 3.jpg Beech Tree Cafe Pool Meadow.jpg Old Pool Meadow (1).jpg Old Pool Meadow (2).jpg Old Pool Meadow (3).jpg Old Pool Meadow (4).jpg Old Pool Meadow (5).jpg
     
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  24. Houchens Head

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    ...... and a few more............
    Pool Meadow (1).jpg Pool Meadow (2).jpg Pool Meadow (3).jpg Pool Meadow (4).jpg Pool Meadow (5).jpg Pool Meadow and Cafe.jpg Pool Meadow, Fairfax St and Cafe.jpg Pool Meadow.jpg
     
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  25. Houchens Head

    Houchens Head Fairly well known member from the Isle of Wight

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    I could be on one or two of these pictures! I was a bus driver for about 8 years from 1982! :D
     
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    Love the pictures Houh, really brings back some memories. Remeber going swimming on a Saturday at the baths and either going to Fishy Moores or the cafe in Pool Meadow afterwards.

    Does anyone else remeber the underpasses that used to be all around Coventry. Am sure one of them used to come up in the lower floor of Owen Owen. If I remeber correctly they were all around Broadgate but then suddenly disappered.
     
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    Mr Salmon, you are a life saver.:happy:
    For years I have asked people do they remember the underpasses and they thought I was mad and I was beginning to think I was.
    I distinctly remember the one which came up under the old Owen Owen.
    When they created the new square there a couple of years ago they had to spend a fortune supporting the floor as I guess the underpass was there:happy:
     
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    Great photos Houch many thanks. None of the paper/magazine stall ? I'm definitely not dreaming as I looked forward to getting a magazine there, and my dad would get a paper. Never mind you can't have every picture on Coventry. Sorry to be a pain but do you recall the chap outside Highfield Road on match days who sold pin badges etc ? He had them all on a large board,not just Cov City but all clubs. I loved seeing him there as I'd buy one every home game !
     
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    was that the one in Pool Meadow that had the blind fella working behind the counter BBR?
     
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    I'd forgotten about them, wondered what you were on about at first but I remember them now!
     
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    Come to think of it you may be right ? I am right though aren't I that there was a stall of some sort selling mags/papers etc ?
     
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    Definitely, and if it's the one I'm thinking a blind fella worked in there, had steel meshing on the front.
     
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    That was due to a service tunnel which connects Palmer Lane to the lower basement of Owen Owen.
     
  34. eastwoodsdustman

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    I might be on the first one too! the 17 way my bus home.
     
  35. Houchens Head

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    Yep. There was a small kiosk at the exit from Pool Meadow (onto Priory St). Big Paul Raven, used to sell the Telegraph there for years. It was a small island type thingy. If you look closely at picture #7 (with the green posts in front) you can see Pauls little Telegraph box. That was where the book/sweet kiosk was also.
     

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