- August 1996
may I add my thanks and congratulations in your guest book.
Although I have lived in Canada for twenty five years I am still
a Coventry kid at heart. My eighty two year old mother still
lives in her own home in Radford. I was brought up in Foleshill
went to Paradise Infant School, Edgewick junior and Broad Street
senior before it became Broad Heath! I would be delighted to
hear from anyone who attended these schools between 1941 and
1951. My name before I married was Irene Brookes. Thanks and
keep up the good work!!!
Irene Elliott <email@example.com>
My name is Leslie Scherret, I
live in Michigan US. I'm looking for a friend that lives in
Hastings, but his parents live in Coventry, and I'm having a
very hard time finding anything.....
His name is Tony Richardson
Date of birth: 1960
Lived in Coventry until he was 18 yrs old
His parents still live there, they are in their 60's
He has 2 brothers and a sister
He is a social worker (mental health field)
Thats about all I know.... If
someone reads this and can and would like to help me, please
email me. Thanks so very much!!! :)
My email address is: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
My home address is: 20360 Pinecrest Taylor, Michigan USA 48180
Phone number: 313-388-4502
are unsure whether to put this type of message in the guestbook
for obvious reasons. We have removed one or two personal
details. We suggest that if anyone does know Tony they contact
him first and let him decide if he wants to contact Leslie.
Hi, my name is Hazel Beattie, I
grew up in Nuneaton and left for Canada in 1957 when I was 12.
Looking to see if any of my relatives are on the net, or friends
that I had over there. My maiden name was Spellman, father being
Fred and Mother Irene, whose maiden name was Casey.
Would love to chat with any one
who can help in my search. Some of my relatives live in Arley,
but the majority reside in Nuneaton.
Hazel Beattie <email@example.com>
Wonderful to get on this home
page. My name is Margaret Clark (nee Wale), was born in Coventry
quite a long time ago, still I would be interested to talk with
any seniors that may remember me. I lived in Bell Green, went to
St Lawrence (Old Church) School, then to Broad St, etc. I am
enjoying all the news from Coventry, keep up the good work.
Margaret Clark <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Mechanic/Technician job in USA
Our North Carolina family
business, devoted entirely to English car restoration and
maintenance, is always looking for skilled and experienced
people to join our team. An individual would have to have US
residency potential (US parent?) or could come on a working
I (Alan Briggs) am an ex Morris
apprentice/employee(1960-1969) and a freeman of the city. One of
my sons (Simon) is a Keelavite apprentice. You might be amazed
to see how many Coventry products live within 50 miles of us
(approx 6000). Our shop is full of Jaguars, Triumphs, MGs, AHs,
Lotus, Land Rovers, etc. I would love to find a way to bring
some of the Coventry talent I grew up with here to work on the
cars that we produce. I miss Coventry!
Tel (919) 596 4250
Fax (919) 933 0996
2308 East Pettigrew Street
Durham NC 27703 USA
During my recent visit to my home
town of Coventry, I was disappointed to see my old school
Keresley Newlands no longer standing. If any old school friends
(around 1960-1968) read this message, it sure would be nice to
hear from you.
I can be reached at <email@example.com>
Regards, Kevin Petty
I would be pleased to communicate
with anyone interested in Coventry. I grew up in Cheylesmore,
attended Manor Park School, 1956-1962, Cheylesmore Secondary
Modern, 1962-1966. Apprenticed at Alvis Ltd, 1966-1972, and also
attended Coventry Technical College during the same period.
I have been living in Canada for
the past 17 years, and as stated previously would be very
pleased to communicate with anyone who was or has been
associated with the facilities/organisations listed, or has a
common interest in Coventry.
To those who provide this
Community Web Page, keep up the good work, it is certainly
Regards, Robert Sturgess < firstname.lastname@example.org
(Robert also sent the
following message about the news service:
Excellent, keep up the good work,
it is very gratifying to find the news items being posted once
again. It really does allow ex-patriot Coventrians such as
myself to keep in touch.)
(See previous entry 19
Hello. Alex Milne here and I am
going to be in Coventry on the 7th Aug. If there is anyone from
Woodlands School (1954 - 1959), Stringer House, I will be
staying at my brother Mike's in Tile Hill if you remember me.
Also anyone who apprenticed at Alfred Herberts (1959 - 1964).
Like to hear from you.
Alex Milne <email@example.com>
(See previous entry 1
[04 AUG 96]
It was a pleasant surprise when I
came across this Website, Thanks to Dr Dave. Earlier searches
had only shown up commercial and civic sites. It is good to have
something more personal.
Born in Coventry in 1928 ... a
long time ago ... I went to Stoke Green, Stoke Council and
Bablake where part of the time was spent in Lincoln. I remember
vividly the bombing both by the Nazis and the IRA. Who remembers
the IRA bomb going off in Broadgate in 1939? What's new in
today's world. After leaving Bablake I worked for a couple of
years at Hard Metal Tools (AC Wickman) and attended Coventry
Tech at nights, finally going to Birmingham University
(commuting every day on the local - 55 mins for 18 miles) to get
a degree in metallurgy. I came to Canada in 1954 and am now
retired, living in Brockville, Canada. Like others who write I
wish the CET would set up a Web site. I get news about the UK
regularly by way of the Internet Times and Daily Telegraph but
when I run a search in these papers on Coventry very little
comes up except football scores. I'd be very interested to hear
from anyone whose path might have crossed mine. I realise that
retired people might have difficulty accessing the Net without
an organization to go through.
Here in Canada we don't pay
telephone charges to connect to our Internet provider, lucky us!
Cheers and best wishes
Jim Elks <
Hello, My name is Sylvia White
(nee Meiklejohn) and I grew up in Coventry. My family emigrated
to Atlanta, Georgia USA in 1968 and after a five year stay in
Los Angeles from 1983 to 1988 I returned and currently reside in
Atlanta once again. I attended Stoke Secondary Modern School on
Briton Road until 1967 and I was wondering if anyone knows if
this school still exists? The year I left, Mrs McDermott was the
Headmistress and my classroom teacher was Mrs Thomas. It was
during my final year at Stoke that the school became co-ed. Does
anyone remember this? How wonderful to find this Guest Book, I
know I shall be reading it often.
Sylvia White <firstname.lastname@example.org>