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Going out in Coventry (1950 - 1959)
The Casino was going then, the Locarno had just opened, which is now the central library, the rougher people went to the Centre ballroom, which I wouldn’t dare let anyone know I was going to. It was all jive and the Teds used to go there and that was gorgeous, that was great fun, the odd ... 'for the full story click on the title'

Going out dancing (1940 - 1949)
I loved dancing – three nights a week and weekend - GEC ballroom, down the town, and we all wore long dresses. I knew all the dances - all the foxtrot, quickstep, everything. Now my husband he can’t dance – he hasn’t got a clue you know and I was a bit fed up with that but ... 'for the full story click on the title'

MY FIRST JOB (1972 - 1982)
I left Caludon Castle School in June 1972 aged 17. I was fortunate enough three months later to obtain a commercial apprenticeship at Rolls-Royce Limited, based at the Parkside factory. I lived in Courthouse Green at the time and I remember my first day vividly. I caught the number 21 bus into ... 'for the full story click on the title'

Elton & Night Clubbing
Elton & Night Clubbing (1962 - 1977)
When my parents first moved to the area, as a treat for all the family, I was taken to what was then Coventry Theatr ( now the home of the Transport Museum.) It was supposed to be a great night out as my Dad had planned a trip to see Jimmy Clitheroe (you need to be of a certain age to remember ... 'for the full story click on the title'

Mr. George's Night Club - Neville Staples
Mr. George's Night Club - Neville Staples (1978 - 1978)
My story is about Mr. George's night club in Coventry when the Sex Pistols played there for the first time in 1978. It was something else for me, i will never forget that experience...Sid Vicious slashing his arm live on stage. The attiutude on stage was amazing..i'd never seen or felt attitude ... 'for the full story click on the title'

The Coventry Theatre (1967 - 1974)
The Coventry Theatre (originally sited where the Coventry Transport Museum is now!!)was probably top of my list of (musical) memories. I went to many Sunday night performances at the theatre to witness some of my heroes that inspired my own career. From memory I saw JIMI HENDRIX, PINK FLOYD, THE ... 'for the full story click on the title'

War Baby (Part 2 ) (1956 - 1960)
After moving to Bolingbroke Road in our new house with our "New" dad (god blees him).....great memories of the gated park(Bolingbroke Rd./Stoke Green) with its beautful rose gardens and arches. its sand pit, which we used to play " British Bull Dog" in,,, its conca trees, the ... 'for the full story click on the title'

Old Coventry Air Shows
Old Coventry Air Shows (1966 - 1988)
Through the 1950's the Kings Air Race was held at Coventry's Baginton Airport,I recall going there many times during the late 60's and early 70's to see several shows including the Red Arrows and the Red Devils parachute display teams. The weather always seemed to be hot and warm and normally ... 'for the full story click on the title'

Pubs & Shops (1970 - 1979)
The Bug and Black bat pub was originally called The Climax, named after the Coventry Climax engine. A Climax engine stood in the entrance way. I think that this may now be in the Transport Museum. Another well known shop in the city centre at that time was called Spall's, which sold costume ... 'for the full story click on the title'

My 18th Birthday Party at the Climax Pub (1980 - 1989)
I remember my 18th Birthday bash at the Climax pub with great fondness. I had my family around me and some great friends from the Belgrade Youth Theatre all having a fab time,to name a few...there were Clive Owen, Laurence Boswell, Perry Costello, John Vernon and Jon Gaunt. The live ... 'for the full story click on the title'

A six year old boys memories of the blitz (1940 - 1949)
We came to Coventry from Bedworth in 1939. I was six in November. We came to keep a pub called the "Hop Pole inn" it was in Leicester causeway, virtually opposite the bridge over the canal to Drapers fields there used to be a council yard by the side there was a large building the other ... 'for the full story click on the title'

Courtaulds Apprentices (1965 - 1971)
In 1965 I started as an apprentice draughtsman at Courtaulds Engineering in Foleshill Rd. Happy days, money wasn't great but things were cheap, it was the start of the Mods and rockers era. Great atmosphere at work with lads like John Hall who remains a lifelong friend, and Ged Aldridge. Had a ... 'for the full story click on the title'

coventry theatre (1950 - 1970)
We often went to the Coventry Theatre(hippodrome)for Sunday night. Shows with world class stars and real bands - Count Basie,Ted Heath, Sarah Vaughan, Al Martino and Guy Mitchell. Great days-great stars. 'for the full story click on the title'

tile hill born n bred (1939 - 1980)
I was born in gulson rd hospital in 1939. I got sent to scotland because of the blitz. after the war I grew up in a hostel in duggans lane tile hill. Most of my schooldays were at templars in tile hill lane where i left at 15 my first job was the lawton tube factory in torrinton ave> I remember ... 'for the full story click on the title'

13 Coventry lads in Benidorm July 1969
13 Coventry lads in Benidorm July 1969 (2010 - 2010)
He's a photo of 13 Walsgrave/Wyken lads in Benidorm end of July 1969, same time as the moon landing, anyone you recognise ?? 'for the full story click on the title'