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Guestbook - March 1996

[31 MAR 96] Air Raid Bombing In World War II, November 1940

We were watching the American television show Babylon 5. They mentioned the air raid on Coventry in November 1940. What we heard does not match what we learned in our history books. Where could we find more information about the raids at that time in Coventry, the German codebooks, and Winston Churchill?

Please email us at <marshal@wolfenet.com>

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[31 MAR 96]

Just browsing, trying to find the address of my old stamping ground, having spent four years at Coventry Polytechnic. I graduated from the BEng Materials Engineering in 1989 so if any of you guys are out there, E-Mail me over here in Wisconsin USA.

Paul (TISH) Hamer <pzmh24a@prodigy.com>

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[30 MAR 96] Info on mid air collision 1948/49: DC3 and small aircraft

Hello, I am a Coventrian now living in Perth in Western Australia. In 1948/49 I witnessed a mid air collision between two aircraft, one a DC3 (or similar) and the other a small aircraft. I have been trying to obtain info from Coventry Evening Telegraph but they do not appear to have an e-mail address. Anyone having any info on this occurrence please let me know. I am an ex Whitemoor Secondary Modern School boy now practising as a lawyer in Western Australia and if any of my old school mates are out there please contact.

Ty Grantham <leofric@trinix.com.au>

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[29 MAR 96]

I hope you don't mind my using this medium to try and suprise an old friend from Coventry. His name is Ted McClusky. While I do have his telephone number, I have not kept in touch for quite some time. I thought this might be an interesting way to restart a conversation. If you have any info on Ted as far as internet address goes, it would be greatly appreciated. While I do know the town is not that small that there could be many Ted Ms, I do know the community knows his family due to a tragedy they went through back in 1987. (I only share this to identify the correct Ted M.) If this can be forwarded on I would love to say Hey to him and let him know that NYC still has all the funny buildings and cars. Send him my love.

Sincerely,

Linda <lindako@aol.com>

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[26 MAR 96]

My name is John Jamieson.
I left Coventry in 1962 for New Zealand. I went to Sacred Heart, John Gulson and Caludon Castle schools. I worked for the Post Office in Coventry as a Technical Officer for 6 years. I would love to communicate with anyone who remembers me. I would also like to contact A F Adams (Apple) who used to work with me.

John Jamieson <jj@xtra.co.nz>

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[23 MAR 96]

Was just browsing through and found a guy a year older than me up in Canada so I sent him a note, I bet we have some mutual friends. Just wanted to let you know the system has a great chance of bringing old friends together. So glad you did this.

Sincerely

Neville Spicer <zirquat@aol.com>

(See original entry 4 Mar 1996)

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[21 MAR 96]

Hey Chris, I got a note from a somebody at Lancaster. So people are reading the visitors page. Weather here is awesome 70 + degrees light winds. Appreciate your hard work.

Sincerely

Neville Spicer <zirquat@aol.com>

(See original entry 4 Mar 1996)

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[19 MAR 96]

What a wonderful idea. I would love to hear from anyone who attended Cheylesmore Secondary Modern from 1962 to 1966, or was an apprentice with the Alvis Ltd from 1966 to 1972, or anyone who might happen to remember me Robert Sturgess. I have been living in Canada for the past 17 years and would be very pleased to communicate with anyone in the Coventry area.

Regards

Robert Sturgess <kaizen@maple.net> or <kaizen@skylinc.net>

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[18 MAR 96]

Just a quick note, congratulations on a very good website, it is unfortunate that you cannot encourage a group to post a news service that would certainly be of interest to someone such as myself. I like to keep abreast of what is happening in the city of my birth. Once again an excellent job on a well presented web-site.

Regards

Robert Sturgess <kaizen@maple.net> or <kaizen@skylinc.net>

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[17 MAR 96]

I just was interested in knowing if you could lead me to any race car building shops around Coventry?

We are visiting your area in September

Doug Sutton <buggybob@toronto.ark.com>

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[17 MAR 96]

Just read the guest book to see if there was anybody I knew. Alas no good. Maybe one day. Must be somebody out there that went to Binley Park school 1960 - 1964. Would also like to maintain links to local football as I played football for Folly Lane on a Saturday and SC New Star in the Sunday League. Those were the days. Am now living in St Albert, Alberta, Canada.

Terry Jones < terryj@powersurfr.com >

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[14 MAR 96]

Hello, it's good to see a place to contact former friends and relatives. We are Val and Gord Slater, we left Coventry back in 1973 and have made numerous visits back to see our friends. This way of communication will certainly be of a financial benefit. Please, anyone of our friends and relatives who have there own computer please contact us. We now live in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Gordon Slater <slaterg@mcmaster.ca>

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[11 MAR 96]

I spent a week in Coventry 2 years ago and loved it. If anybody there knows Doug Wilkins have him E-mail me.

Richard Keylon <rwkeylon@usit.net>

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[11 MAR 96]

Another ex-Coventry person living in the US. Very pleased to see that Coventry has got itself online. I used to be at Warwick Uni, and lived in Coundon and Canley.

Dr Andy Thompson <athompso@jaguar1.usouthal.edu>
Dauphin Island SeaLab, Dauphin Island Alabama, USA

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[10 MAR 96]

Hi my name is Ian Spencer. I don't know whether you will be able to help me. I was adopted at birth (May 2, 1966) and have decided to search for my birth mother. This is going to be extremely difficult considering I moved to Canada in 1968 with my adoptive parents. What I am looking for are any "WEB" sites (or phone numbers, addresses) that may assist me. I hope you can help! I was born in Coventry.

Ian Spencer <ispencer@golden.net>

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[10 MAR 96]

I find your Coventry website to be a welcome addition to the InterNet. I would like to see this website grow and maybe even one day soon have the Coventry Evening Telegraph on-line, even for a fee. Keep up the great work, Coventry is WELL worth it!

<roony@ix.netcom.com>

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[9 MAR 96]

I am looking for a Series I Jaguar E-Type. Can you assist? Condition is not important as the car will be entirely restored.

Your web page is very pleasant
Thank you

Charles Davis <coastcom@ix.netcom.com>
Tallahassee, FL USA

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[8 MAR 96]

A very informative and enjoyable site. It is unfortunate that a news site for the Coventry area is not available. Maybe it is time that the Telegraph moves into the 20th century?

Regards

Robert Sturgess <kaizen@maple.net> or <kaizen@skylinc.net>

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[7 MAR 96]

Having been born and raised in Coventry, it is good to see that we are keeping pace with technology, by having our own Web page. Looking at the schools that are on-line, I was saddened by the fact that my old school, King Henry VIII is still not on-line. Having moved to the States a few years ago it's true home is where the heart is, and I will always consider Coventry to be my home! I was wondering if the Evening Telegraph was on-line?

JasAthwal <jasAthwal@ca.slr.com>

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[5 MAR 96]

Great to find this Coventry message board.

I'm an ex-Coventrian now living in Adelaide, South Australia. I would love to chat about Cov - drop me a line

Linda Smith <thesmith@dove.mtx.net.au>

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[4 MAR 96]

This is a great opportunity for me to say Hi to old school friends and anyone who might recognise my name. I am 42 and an ex Bablake boy. I have lived in Driftwood near Austin Texas for 13 years and would love to catch up with any old friends. Please drop me an E mail.

Sincerely

Neville Spicer <Zirquat@aol.com>

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[3 MAR 96]

I am looking forward to a visit to you city in late September and early October, 1996. Maybe I can find out some information before my trip. I there anyone that I can e-mail for information on hotels and bed & breakfasts in your community?

What is the public transportation in your city and does it have connections to transportation to the rest of the country?

Does anyone know if a Trevor Kubiak that lives in your city has an e-mail address?

Thank you for any information you may be able to provide

John H Blazek <jhblz@aol.com>
Willowick, Ohio, USA

(Note: We have started a Where to Stay section. If anyone knows of any local hotels or guest houses that would like to be featured please let us know)

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[3 MAR 96]

Hello there Coventry

Greetings from the lovely Annapolis Valley in Nova Scotia, Canada. Presently glistening with a fresh fall of snow.

As a former Cov-kid, born '43, educated at Templars and Woodland schools, and apprenticed at Alfred Herberts Ltd, I was glad to find the Coventry Community Page and it's guest book. In the future I will most likely visit this site often. Just a suggestion, please have more information on up-coming events in the city and the local area, and also the local rugby teams results. I did at one time attempt to play rugger for The Standard RFC, pre 1967. If there is anyone on-line who remembers me my e-mail is <normalex@ns.sympatico.ca>

Alex Milne
formerly of Tile Hill

(Note: The rugby results would be a good idea - anyone locally involved in rugby that could send us results by email?)

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[1 MAR 96]

I have visited Coventry twice, once in 1988 and again in 1992 and hope to be able to again some time.

My wife and I both love your city and have visited many of the places of interest there like the cathedrals (old and new), the old Hall next to the old cathedral, and many of the great pubs around the city (one my personal favorite things to do in England).

We also used Coventry as a base while visiting other places in England and Scotland. We have a friend who owns a small flat on Alderman's Green Road that we rent and have made several good friends that we still correspond with. Since Coventry is so centralized in England, it makes an ideal place for trips to other cities by train and we have advised many others to visit England and use your city as a base for their travels.

If anyone on your staff know Ken & Joan Bull on Alderman's Green Road, say hello for us.

Regards,

Bill & Sue Bower <bbower@clubnet.net>
Diamond Bar, California, USA

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[1 MAR 96]

I`ve just found this page, and would like to point a couple of things out!!

I don't know if anyone else has had the same problem with reading some of the main index, but I found it hard to read (due to the colours). And I was disappointed that the brief history didn't mention Whittle at all...

Other than this, its a great page, and I'll stop by again.

Richard Smith <26.a4mnd2f@sol.tilehill.ac.uk>
Tile Hill College, Coventry

PS I would agree with Mike....It would be nice to talk to other people in Coventry

(Note: The front page colour scheme has been altered - let us know if there are still problems. The Frank Whittle idea is good - has anyone got any suitable material?)

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