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« on: March 28, 2017, 05:19:01 PM »

When we were kids we used to go for a paddle in the River Cole.
Had great fun, never caused any trouble or damage.
Good Times, never forgotten.
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« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2017, 06:57:02 PM »

We used to paddle in the river Cole as well, we used to paddle by the White Bridge Cole Hall Lane. Remember cutting my foot one day on broken glass but still fond memories.
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« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2017, 07:06:18 PM »

Main memories of Coleshill was working for my to be Brother in Law who owned a small Coach company, working for Jennens Motors in station road and drinking in the Wheatsheaf.  Started married life in Water Orton then moved to Cheswick Green, early seventies. My Wife was born in Shustoke and still has many fond memories.
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« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2017, 07:55:29 PM »

Sorry I posted my last post under Coleshill, when it should have been under Shard End. Must do better  Grin
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« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2017, 05:51:58 PM »

Just found this photo thought it might be good to keep members in check.  Grin

Old pillory and stocks Coleshill Warwickshire


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« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2017, 06:31:19 PM »

Evening All
Not too far away from the photo was an establishment for young offenders.
The cane would have been used with vigour.
Not many went back for a second dose.
Nearly all the offenders had to work on farms.
The headmaster was a tall thin chap, pleasant to talk to and well respected.
The cane was always within easy reach.
Why not give it a try today.
Gerald.
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« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2017, 08:50:29 PM »

Gerald can you remember the name of the establishment ?
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« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2017, 02:59:46 PM »

My G mothers sister lived up the entry just up on the left of your photo
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« Reply #8 on: November 27, 2017, 05:42:48 PM »

Gerald do you know anyone who goes by the alias Emmasot? 
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« Reply #9 on: November 27, 2017, 06:23:31 PM »

Hello Townie
Not really but it does ring a bell.
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« Reply #10 on: November 27, 2017, 06:28:48 PM »

Hello Edmund
You and I lived round the corner from each other and it seems had relatives in the same areas.
I had relatives in Sheep Magna and Ratcliffe Culy. Used to get on the bus in Coleshill to visit them.
One of them lived next to a ford so spent many happy hours kicking about in the water.
Used to see some fish sometimes but never caught anything with a bent hairpin.
I have been back to fish in that area but still caught nothing.
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« Reply #11 on: November 28, 2017, 12:32:00 PM »

G G spent many a happy hour down in the RiverBlythe then to my gran's sister for a glass of orange and a rock cake
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« Reply #12 on: December 18, 2017, 07:24:02 PM »

GG only ever fished in the Blythe with a minnow bottle,( Brandy Bottle with an hole in the bottom) caught a few minnows sticklebacks and the occassional Crayfish.Great days Eh.
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« Reply #13 on: January 02, 2018, 10:16:20 PM »

Just found this photo thought it might be good to keep members in check.  Grin

Old pillory and stocks Coleshill Warwickshire



I don't know if those stocks are still there but they were there in the 70's. There used to be a good ex army shop down on the cross roads. I can still remember the old boy in there. Wore a brown cow gown and those half glasses like Rumpole of the Bailey.

There was a tropical fish and pet shop up the hill, sort of down an alley way. Bought a couple of fish from there on occasions.
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« Reply #14 on: January 02, 2018, 10:28:22 PM »

Hello TWM
I remember it well do you remember the really old fashioned Hard Ware shop that sold Parafin. A shop that sold uniforms for Coleshill school.
The turn left to go to Atherstone. Another left turn to get to the river that always seemed shallow. Further along that road the river
was much deeper.
I have trotted all those roads running marathons. Great days and great memories.
Gerald.
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