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Football in the Street (1920 - 1929)
We often asked at Armishaw’s for a pigs bladder to use for a football probably inflated it by mouth and tied the neck with a bit of string and used it for a football it wasn’t of any weight but it was something for kids to kick about – and another thing - we weren’t allowed ... 'for the full story click on the title'

Computer games (1990 - 1999)
Computer games, just computer games – just used to go crazy for computer games – loved computers – I can name you all the systems I have had, all of the systems that were the trend and all that sort of stuff – it’s sort of died away now but go home, play computer games ... 'for the full story click on the title'

Train spotting at Canley (1950 - 1955)
My family was lucky enough to be allocated one of the new'steel houses' in Canley which were built just after the second World War as part of the rebuilding of Coventry.Coming from rented rooms in Earlsdon my Mum and Dad were glad of the space these new houses gave, and to me as an 7/8 year old it ... 'for the full story click on the title'

Street Games (1940 - 1949)
Hopscotch, tic-tac, kick the tin, rat tat ginger, all the street games, marbles, bottle tops – you know the ordinary cardboard bottle tops they were quite precious you’d collect them and throw them and see who could throw them the longest distance and the one that did collected the rest ... 'for the full story click on the title'

Swimming at Coventry Baths
Swimming at Coventry Baths (1970 - 1973)
My childhood memories when coming swimming are handing over your clothing in a basket to a formidable leisure attendant, which was taken from you and hung up and looked after for you, then walking through the sheep dip (as we used to call it) before you got into the pool – that has all gone ... 'for the full story click on the title'

The Bantams (1957 - 1957)
My over riding memory is as a 7 year old boy in 1957 meeting Coventry City players Dick Mason and Charlie Timmins outside of Highfield Road. Their jovial conversation and impecable manners remain with me still and I look back fondly of two sporting gentleman that made me proud to be a Sky Blue ... 'for the full story click on the title'

Growing up in Coventry (1950 - 1959)
We lived with my Dad's parents in Bell Green after I was born but I think my Mum and Dad wanted their own place. There were no flats or that many homes available in Coventry at that time because of the extensive bombing so the council provided temporary housing out at Bagington Fields Hostel. We ... 'for the full story click on the title'

Memories Of Coventry Generally (1915 - 1943)
Born in Coventry 20th July 1915 I have happy memories of what a diverse and cosmopolitan place it was BEFORE the War. During the Recession period of the 1930`s I remember my father taking me to the outdoor Coventry Market around 9p.m. on a Saturday evening to procure special bargains. I remember ... 'for the full story click on the title'

General Strike (1920 - 1929)
I can remember the General Strike of 1926 (I was eleven) and food got very short. Mother had heard potatoes were coming so she took our old pram and queued to get a sack of potatoes. Proudly exhibiting them when she arrived home oh so tired she opened the sack, Yes there displayed was some ... 'for the full story click on the title'

Enfield Road, Stoke (1915 - 1930)
Life began in Enfield Road, Stoke, Coventry (off Dronfield Road), just a 2-up,2-down house but a very close community. My mother had no nursing training but if any child was taken ill the cry was "fetch Nanna Fairfield" - consequently I had all the childish ailments BEFORE I started ... 'for the full story click on the title'

Local Grocers (1950 - 1959)
Before todays supermarket giants tried to take over the world there were,dotted around Coventry, and for that matter any city, a range of grocery chain stores such as Maypole,Liptons, Home and Colonial, and Pearks. This is where the majority of the locals did their weekly grocery shopping, and had ... 'for the full story click on the title'

My First Panto (1959 - 1959)
I was about 6 yrs old when I went to my first Pantomime and saw Cinderella at the Coventry Theatre.I went with my older cousin Cecelia and remember sitting high up in the theatre and putting 6d into the binocular holder and looking through the binoculars at the characters on the stage.It was truly ... 'for the full story click on the title'

Lord Mayor's Blitz Memory (1939 - 1939)
We had experienced a number of air raids in 1940, prior to the big raid on the 14th November. With these raids we were nearly always in bed asleep when they started. We would stagger out of bed and get dressed. If the sirens sounded during the day, and we were at school, we went in the school air ... 'for the full story click on the title'

Coventry Christmas in 1950s (1900 - 1909)
I was always in the local Nativity plays at Radford Congregational Church, usually the Narrator, so that became the build up for Christmas. Mum used to make her own mincemeat, and we had a metal mincer, which I was allowed to turn the handle to, as she fed in the mixture and then turned it into ... 'for the full story click on the title'

In Coventry--on top of the hill, The rumble of caterpillar tanks - The strange grinding mill Makes lines on the tarmac flanks. The sound of the hooter, the sound of the plane- The sound of the shooter , the sound of the rain. I grew up in this place with the excitement of war, My Dad wanted peace ... 'for the full story click on the title'