- February 2000
[27 FEB 00] STANTON
BRIDGE & SIDNEY STRINGER
I went to Stanton
Bridge Primary School in Coventry from 1969 until 1976. Then
I went on to Sidney
Stringer School from 1976 to 1982.
I left Coventry in 1985 and now
live in Canada.
I'm looking for old friends that
may remember me. I was in Blue North at Sidney Stringer for
those of you that remember what that was.
Ranjit S Rai < firstname.lastname@example.org
[26 FEB 00] ST
ELIZABETH'S & CARDINAL WISEMAN
I went to St
Elizabeth's School in Coventry from 1959 until 1965. Then I
Wiseman until 1970. I was also at Henley College for the
next two years.
I would like to hear from anyone
who remembers me. My maiden name was Barbara Kelley.
Barbara Thomas [née
Kelley] < email@example.com
[25 FEB 00] I
STILL CALL COVENTRY HOME!
Hi, my name is Michael Fisher and
I left Coventry with my wife, Yvette (née Rickard) in June '86,
and emigrated to Perth, Australia.
I was born in 1959 and attended Cardinal
Wiseman Boys School, whilst Yvette was born in 1961 and
We would love to hear from anyone
who remembers us, especially old school friends.
Michael Fisher < firstname.lastname@example.org
[25 FEB 00] MANOR
PARK & WOODLANDS
This is a great site.
I went to Manor
Park Primary School in Coventry (1968-72) and then to Woodlands
Secondary School (1972-77). I left the area in 1977 and now
live in Wimborne, Dorset.
I would like to hear from anyone
who was at the schools during this period. I was in Cresswell
House during my stay, and I would like to hear from Mark Sterns,
Greg Sawbridge, Terry Coleman, Ian Cowie or Andrew Hall.
Roger Whyle < email@example.com
[21 FEB 00] BUTLER,
HINDS & VENUS
My name is Brian Butler. I was
born at Gulson Road Hospital in 1938, my parents were Frederick
Charles Butler and Anne Marie (née Hinds).
I lived at 150 Profitt Avenue,
Bell Green, Coventry and attended St
Lawrence's (Old Church) School until 1949. We then moved to
52 Edgwick Road, Foleshill and I attended King
Henry VIII Grammar School until 1954.
From 1954 to 1959 I served my
apprenticeship at Alfred Herbert's, my nickname was Bill.
In 1959 I married Estelle Venus
who lived at 22 Page Road, Canley and we moved to Allesley and
then to Keresley.
In 1968 we emigrated to Canada
and currently reside in Hamilton, Ontario.
Any of the above ring a bell? I
would love to hear from anyone who may have known either of us
or anything about any of the above.
We had lots of cousins (Hinds)
who we believe still live in the area and (Venus) in the
Styvichale, Bedworth and Nuneaton areas.
Brian Butler < firstname.lastname@example.org
00] POWs IN
Does anyone know where Whitley
Abbey is, and if POWs were kept there during the First World
There was also a camp at Radford.
Does anybody know what kind of work they could have done there?
Nic < email@example.com
anyone help on this one? We'd be interested to know as well - contact
us if you have any memories of these Prisoner of War camps.]
[19 FEB 00] BERKSWELL
I was so pleased to find your
website as I was living in the Coventry area before and during
the second World War.
Actually I lived in Berkswell, a
beautiful area outside the city. I would love to hear from
anyone in that area.
I have been in Canada since the
end of World War II. I married a Canadian Naval Officer in St
John the Baptist Church in Berkswell so have wonderful memories.
I hope to hear from someone in
Joan Birkenshaw [née Battson]
< firstname.lastname@example.org >
[19 FEB 00] RESEARCHING
MY GRANDFATHER CARNEY
I am doing research on my
He emigrated from Ireland to
England in about 1910 and then to the States approximately 10
years later. His last know address listed on the passenger
manifest was Coventry.
It is my understanding, that he
had a brother who remained in England and opened a bar, pub, or
My grandfather's name was John
Frederick Carney. I believe that the brother who remained behind
was called Anthony.
I saw your website and thought I
would see if you had any information or where I could obtain
information that might prove to lead to any relatives that may
be living in Coventry.
Thanks for your help.
Clare Beatty < email@example.com
[14 FEB 00] LOOKING
FOR ANDREW WILKIE
I am visiting Canada in June this
year, and I am looking to get in contact with an old school
friend and pal, Andrew Wilkie, who used to live at Unicorn
Avenue, Eastern Green, Coventry and moved to Canada with his
family in 1977 (or thereabouts).
We kept in touch for a while but
then lost contact.
We both attended Parkhill and
Woodlands Schools in Coventry and Andrew was an avid Coventry
City fan. I used to live in Osbaston Close, Eastern Green.
Richard Aston < firstname.lastname@example.org
[13 FEB 00] THE
Hi, I am looking for any
information on the following:
- John Francis Riley : married
Mary Jane Lokes
- Margaret Mary Riley : 1892
(Coventry )- 1972 (USA)
- John Hunt Pearson : married
Sara Gwynne (Foleshill or Coventry)
- Albert Gwynne Pearson : 1892 (Foleshill)
- 1966 (USA)
My mother would love to know more
about her family. It is said that the founder of Riley Motor Co
was a great or gr great grandfather.
Any help will be greatly
Lynda Richards Romanekou
< Tara584@aol.com >
[12 FEB 00] BAGINTON
SCHOOL & CHEYLESMORE
I went to Baginton
School in 1950 and onto Cheylesmore.
I was Shirley Jephcott. Anyone out there remember me?
I was also a member of the Queens
I now live in the USA. Hope to
hear from you.
Shirley Jephcott < Reddz67007@aol.com
[06 FEB 00] FINHAM
My name was Helen Mosley and I
went to Finham
Park 1983-88 and I would like to catch up with anyone who
might remember me.
Before Finham I went to Stanton
Bridge (1978-82) and Earlsdon
(1982-83) primary schools.
I live abroad at the moment and
it would be great to hear what's happening to anyone who makes
Helen James [née Mosley] < email@example.com
[06 FEB 00] WHITLEY
I attended Whitley
Abbey from 1978 until my family moved to Canada in 1980. My
maiden name was Joanne O'Connor.
I would love to find Allison
McFie and Kim Ward, formerly from Styechale, Coventry.
Joanne O'Connor < firstname.lastname@example.org