Pingles Sports Centre, The Swimming Pool c1965, Nuneaton
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Nuneaton & local memories
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ABC Minors Club
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 email@example.com
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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?
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,
Tracey Vincent, RR 2 Box 53, Fairmont, WV, 26554