Update, 6th February 2016: I would like to say a sincere THANK YOU to everyone who has contributed all the wonderful messages in this Guest Book. However, since the huge success of the discussion forum, which began 2010, it has become the main vehicle for exchanging messages, so I'm closing the Guest Book to further entries, but will leave it on display for all to read.
So, if you have any questions that you think other readers can answer, or fancy reminiscing with like minded people, please try my Discussion Forum - it's totally free!
|6th Feb 2016||David Marley||Born in Gulson Road hospital in 1951||I lived in Cov from 1951-2001 then moved to Tenerife for 12 years and now live in Germany. I used to be a D.J. after winning a competition at The Wally (Walsgrave pub) organised by Friars promotions. I went on to work at various venues i.e. Red House, Mercers Arms, Sportsmans Arms, Bulls Head (The Stocks) Chesford Grange, Allesley Hotel etc. Then to the Locarno where I worked with Pete Waterman. Later to the TIC TOC. I originally started running discos in Wyken Parish Hall when I was in the scouts and my brother used to sell the pop ! No beer was allowed. The biggest group I put on was Wandering John who I paid a princely sum for in the good old days. Sorry to ramble on (a LED Zep song). All I would like is any old pictures of me working at any of the venues. I am 64 now and only have 1 taken by my friend Peter Burge after his Father built my custom decks with sound to light, a bank of 10 light bulbs in various as well as one of the first strobes. Those were the days my friend. It could also be a Mary Hopkin song. When I come to Cov in June I am going to sell all my original first pressing LPs to, err, well, enjoy myself !!|
[If anyone is able to help David, he can be contacted via the forum]
|28th Jan 2016||Ann Mellor||66 Grosvenor Rd, Earlsdon||Our house was bombed (the one before this one I should say). Does anyone have any information as to who lived here?|
|4th Jan 2016||Norman Lockhart||Kent||I had part of my childhood (approx 1948-1953) in Coventry - Middleborough Road and then Romford Road and attending the old Holbrooks School and Parkgate School, then brand new. I vividly recall playing in the bomb sites in Cherry Street, which I think was where the Fire Station now stands. My father was left winger for Coventry City and I have good memories of Highfield Road. I still have some old photographs from the papers and I well remember Alf Wood, George Mason and "Plum" Warner coming to our house. Thank you for reviving good memories of a great city.|
|2nd Jan 2016||Mike Weston||Great Hale, Lincolnshire||I was born in 1940, spent the war years at Fields Farm opposite the airport, Cheylesmore bombed out, St Paul's Rd bombed out and Grayswood Avenue. Spent my working life in agriculture, I am a freeman of the city as an agriculturist (1963), worked for Browetts and Western Farms MF dealers until 1972 before working for John Deere until I retired. School was Spencer Avenue 1944? Southfield's till 1950 then Bablake till 1956.|