Pictures of Cov in the past and Coventry Pubs

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  1. wingy

    wingy Well-Known Member

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    Usually "day release "Mondays so not too bad and a 9-00 am start and a pint at lunchtime, maybe teatime if doing the evening class.
    What was the name of the pub over the road from the Winfrey annexe at the Butts? O:)
     
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  2. wingy

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    Got it!
    Hen &Chicks.
    What was the other pub called further up?
    (In Hertford place)?
    Behind Mercia Sound, Careys, West Indian Club.
    On the left, more of spit and sawdust type place,
     
  3. Houchens Head

    Houchens Head Fairly well known member from the Isle of Wight

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    Isn't this where the Relate Office is now? I seem to remember this as a pub but buggered if I can remember the name!
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  4. wingy

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    That's the one Houch.
     
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    Hertford Arms?
     
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    The Alhambra was a great match day pub. Often used to end up there after away games as well.
     
  7. wingy

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    Thats it OlderSB
    Was thinking it was related to the street.
    Occasionally known as the Hertford Tavern also.
     
  8. Houchens Head

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    Is that why "Relate" are there now! :emoji_laughing:
     
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  10. Ranjit Bhurpa

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    Had some Law lectures in the Winfrey annexe whilst studying at the Tech. Can't remember going in the Hen & Chicks but will confess to many a pleasant lunchtime spent in the Victoria Billiards Club.
     
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    Remember the whole lounge going up one Christmas eve, wild west style. Police arrived and were just grabbing people and throwing them into the back of a meat wagon.
    On boxing day same again but this time the bar went up as well, though I wasn't there for that one. Got some great memories of that place.
     
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    Remember thinking at the time that the Mirafiori Sport was a challenger to the RS2000, mechanically speaking anyway. Also the Dolly Sprint and a shout too for the Hunter GLS, a real wolf in sheep's clothing.
     
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    I remember going in to sit down and eat once.
     
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    From Flickr:
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    Chip shop opposite:
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  15. Houchens Head

    Houchens Head Fairly well known member from the Isle of Wight

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    Anyone remember the Green Man In Aldermans Green? No-one seems to recall it and I don't have any pictures.
     
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    Yes, I went there a few times. The sign was a person dressed in Robin Hood garb.
     
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    Houchens Head Fairly well known member from the Isle of Wight

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    Thanks Gazolba! That's the one! I'd love a picture of it but I've exhausted my searches. Been looking for ages.
     
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    Yes I do. On the corner of Hall Green Road and Windmill Rd. I reckon it was demolished 10-12 years back.
     
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    Here is the Green Man in its final days, name changed to the Windmill post 2000. It was demolished in 2010:

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  20. Houchens Head

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    Many, many thanks Fernandopartridge! I've been looking for ages for this!
     
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    I remember the original Miners Arms getting pulled down and the one that is in the picture getting built. Could be wrong but i reckon it was around the same time as the M6 was being put through just up the road.
     
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    Always find it sad, when historic pubs get closed/knocked down. Same as old school football grounds.

    I used to go in the Black Horse, Spon End with my parents as a kid, and now it's just sat there I believe boarded up :(
     
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    It's been sold at auction with permission to convert it to twelve separate rental rooms:
    Former Spon End pub sold at auction to mystery buyer
     
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    Last I heard, it was listed as it's centuries old or something?

    That seems like it will be knocked down and redeveloped :(
     
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    It's still locally listed but that was mainly to protect the interior which has since been ripped out anyway.

    'Local listing' doesn't provide anything like the same protection as being nationally listed.
     
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  26. Houchens Head

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    Same as the Malt Shovel just along from there. Lovely old pub.
    Malt Shovel 1.JPG Malt Shovel now.JPG
     
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    Was that the one where Cassidy built flats?
     
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    Yep
     
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    Last I heard it was being used as a hypnotherapy centre but at least the interior has been preserved.
     
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    Any chance the Owners, players and manager can pop in for a dose or ten? B-)
     
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    It'll take more than a few hypnotherapy sessions, a trip to Lourdes might be more appropriate?
     
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    Working? :p
     
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    Seems to be?
     
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    Sorry, this was the thread that popped up :)
     

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