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Pingles Sports Centre, The Swimming Pool c1965, Nuneaton

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Pingles Sports Centre, The Swimming Pool c1965, Nuneaton Ref: N89110

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ABC Minors Club

Abbey Street c1960, Nuneaton
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Seeing the photograph of the old Ritz cinema reminded me of the time when I was a member of the Ritz Minors Club from approx. 1947 until 1952. We all paid 6 old pence to have a morning at the "pictures" watching films like Flash Gordon, Tarzan and many others. As time went on and I reached , what I thought, was a ripe old age the building on the other corner the "Coach and Horses" pub was one of the places where on a Saturday night we would go and spend the evening. If anyone should remember me, Don "Crowie" Baxter, I still live in Nuneaton (aged now 66) at 39 Kingsbridge Road Nuneaton, or if anyone remembers my friend Gordon "Fred" Rowley who played trombone and went to KEGS and has any information on him (I believe he went to live in America as a musician) I would be most grateful if you would get in touch with me to share any memories. email address is donbaxter1@btinternet.com

Queens Road

My family live at the top of Fife Street and always have. I really started to notice the town when I was about 7 (1968). The places I would go to when I was young (mainly with my mum) were;, The Beehive wool shop on the corner opposite The Palace Cinema, Reg Haddens bookshop on the corner of Dugdale Street, Dee Di's ice cream parlour in Queens Road, Home And Colonial supermarket in Abbey Street (with my gran,) Tesco's supermarket in Queens Road and Yoxall's cake shop in Abbey Street. My brother and I used to go to either The Palace or The ABC on a Saturday morning and afterwards, my Dad would take us to Pickens for a sausage and tomato batch. I eventually gave up going to the flicks in favour of learning to dance at Abbey Dance Studio above the old Liberal Club in Stratford Street. I also used to love browsing around the market on a Saturday. My favourite stall was a lady outside Woolworths... Read more

Strolling in The Town

Town Centre 1957, Nuneaton
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The person in the white macintosh walking towards the camera is myself, Bob Vincent with a friend, Peter Watkins. I lived at 4, Shepperton Street, Chllvers Coton (opposite the Vicarage) and Peter lived in Coton Road close to the Arches. I emigrated  with my family to Perth, Western Australia in 1970. We used to frequent the Lido milkbar next to the Post Office. Should anyone wish to contact me, I can be reached by email bobbysue@iinet.net.au

Re. Search

Hi all,

I'm really hoping someone out there can help me.

I am trying to find someone who worked in Coventry in the 70's.
She did deliveries to a cake shop 19 Acorn Street, Stoke Aldermoor which was for a long time called 'Elaine's bread and cakes' it changed names a few times before that, so it would be great if someone knew the name at that time.
Her name is Christine who drove a blue transit van on her deliveries to the bakery on Acorn street, (and probably a number of other bakers too) from a wholesalers out of town. She was quite tall in her 30's (in the 70's, so I guess she'd be in her late 70's or early 80's now) and she lived with her mother in Nuneaton who had a Mynah bird. Mynah birds talk and require special food, so perhaps there were a limited number of shops the food could have come from? They also need to be fed several times a... Read more

St Joseph's R.C. High School, Morris Drive

My name was Margaret Dooley, I have never met anyone that I went to school with since I left at 15 in 1971. I lived in Coventry but went to school in Nuneaton, at the senior school. I lived in Bucks Hill while I went to the infant and junior school in Cotton Road. I used to go to school on the Bunty bus. I now live in Donegal in Ireland.

Galley Common

Lovely childhood memories of Valley Road in the 1950`s, lived there from 1952 till 1956. I was one of five children living with my parents; my dad worked at the Tunnel as he called it. I remember getting chased off from wandering near the slurry pit. I remember the butchers van calling round the streets and giving us kids a free 'raw' sausage that I actually ate! I also remember taking the peelings for the chickens to a house across the road and being given a free egg for them. Also memories of sheep in our back garden as it was all countryside and farms in those days. Also my dad coming home with a lovely puppy from a local farm, it was a Collie crossed with an Alsation and we had him for 11 years. Lovely memories of walks along the lanes with my mum, and calling in the Stute as it was known. Our family name was Green.

Valley Road

Lovely childhood memories of Valley Road in the 1950`s, lived there from 1952 till 1956. I was one of five children living with my parents; my dad worked at the Tunnel as he called it. I remember getting chased off from wondering near the slurry pit. I remember the butchers van calling round the streets and giving us kids a free 'raw' sausage that I actually ate! I also remember taking the peelings for the chickens to a house across the road and being given a free egg for them. Also memories of sheep in our back garden as it was all countryside and farms in those days. Also my dad coming home with a lovely puppy from a local farm, it was a Collie crossed with an Alsation and we had him for 11 years. Lovely memories of walks along the lanes with my mum, and calling in the Stute as it was known. Our family name was Green.

Marston Jabbett Caravan Park

We moved here from Coventry in about 1956-1957, it was a 22 foot mobile home. We met Jack and Rene Linford who had an adopted daughter, Carol Linford, same age as me. "Uncle " Jack as I called him used to take us to school in Bulkington. They had a gorgeous bungalow nr the Junction of Marston Lane. Their daughter died aged only 21 there in about 1972 . He had an engineering business in Nuneaton. They moved to Spain soon after her death. On the caravan park, Mum made friends with Tom and Vera Ord, and indeed they were friends for many years after. They had a son called Clement (Clem). Their caravan burnt down one night, I was upset when we saw all the flames coming out of the caravan, not knowing if the family were ok, their budgie died in the fire though ! My mum fell out with a neighbour one day. This woman couldn't have children, but had a dog. But, she put nappies on... Read more

School

My name was Bernadette Conway (Connie). I went to St Josephs RC School in Caldwell. When I left school I worked in a small shop called Worthingtons. I remember shops over the road were Freeman Hardy and Willis, Yoxalls and the Home and Colonial store. I remember the tradgedy at the Co-Op hall, I used to go there on a Saturday night with my friend Josephine Jeffries. We sometimes used to buy the same clothes from a department store called Smiths. Josephine used to live in Princes Street. Anyone remember the Nags Head, or Patricia Mowatt and Sheil Hyatt from Atherstone, or Jean Galvin from Camp Hill?

Barpool Road in The 50's

My Mum's family lived on Barpool road (Nan and Gramps still do) and she often tells us how the kids in the street played together with giant skipping ropes made from the washing line that went across the street. Also about the mischief the gang of kids got up to (all innocent). My mum's family are the Reays, my mum is one of the twins (Shelagh).
Do you have any memories to share about this time?
Thanks.

Calling All Who Lived in Meadowside Between 1970 And 1980

Hiya all, This is Tracey Vincent (Harland). My family moved to Nuneaton around 1971 and we lived at 99 Meadowside for 9 years we had many friends. Denise and Fred Saxton along with their Children Joanne and Karen. I remember the day my Mam went to the hospital when Joanne was born. In the past  four years my Mam and Dad have had major health problems and maybe its looking back at life they often talk about all. My Mum and Dad are Alan and Yvonne Harland please if any one remembers, feel free to contact me,

tjvin9664@wmconnect.com
Tracey Vincent, RR 2 Box 53, Fairmont, WV,  26554
Tel: 304-363-7987

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