- March 2001
[28 MAR 01] LOOKING
My name is James Edward Bryant, I
was born in Market Harborough and emigrated to the United States
I am coming to England to visit
for the month of June and am trying to locate any relatives that
I might still have in Warwickshire or Northanptonshire.
My aunt (my father's sister) Mrs
(A G) Florence Addison lived at Bucknills Lane, Crick, near
Rugby (Northamptonshire ?). Her daughter Jean and son Charlie
lived in Rugby. Jean has since married in the Catholic church I
My only other relatives lived in
Northampton and would be the children of my grandfather Alfred
Dawkins who lived at 49 Stanley Street. The son was Arthur
Dawkins, the daughters were or are Marjory Annie and my mother
I would appreciate any
information that you have or any thing you can tell me that
would help me to locate any of these people or their children.
Thank you in advance
James E Bryant <
1172 Healey Court,
Santa Rosa, CA 95401-4449 USA
[26 MAR 01] BROAD
HEATH SCHOOL STEEL ORCHESTRA
I attended Edgewick
Infant School (1971-74) then went onto Broad
Heath Primary School until 1977.
I then moved onto Frederick
Birds school (an annex of Sidney Stringer) for one year
before emigrating to Australia in 1979.
I was a member of BHSO or Broad
Heath School Steel Orchestra (led by Victor Phillips) and I am
trying to contact any past or possible present members of the
band or anyone who may have gone to school with me or may know
Marion Greco [née Walker]
[20 MAR 01] SHARING
I am so pleased I found CWN, I am
an ex-Coventrian from the 40's (parents and family came from
Herefordshire for war work). I am now in Virginia, USA and it's
lovely to be in Coventry when I wish through the webcams.
I am now sharing my life and
times with my family so your CWN is very useful.
Val Gobie < firstname.lastname@example.org
[18 MAR 01] THANKS
FOR THE VIEWS
It is just great to be able to
look at my hometown from here in the USA. A friend passed on the
website, and I check it regularly - I just wish we could send
you some of our great weather from sunny Florida.
Larry Broadhurst < email@example.com
[17 MAR 01] CAN
ANYONE HELP FILL A GAP?
I wonder if anyone can help fill
in a gap in reconstructing my history.
I went to a school which I
believe was called Cheylesmore
Road Primary from about 1936 to 1940. The school was bombed
and for a period we students were schooled at parents' houses,
using their parlours on an ad hoc basis, for instance, Mrs
Brown's on a Monday morning, Mrs Jones's on a Tuesday afternoon,
Mrs Smith's on a Wednesday morning and so on.
Classes were never more than
about a dozen children and with the teacher we all benefited
from the one-on-one tuition. The novelty of being taught in
homes instead of the classroom never stopped us from having to
concentrate on whatever subjects we were given, and it must have
been OK because I cannot recall any classmate being illiterate
Later I was evacuated to Scotland
with my family staying in Coventry.
Whilst in Scotland our home was
destroyed and on returning to Coventry late 1941 we were bombed
In 1942 we moved to Birmingham
and eventually I migrated to Australia in 1958.
As you can imagine my new found
interest in my early days is hard to corroborate from so far
away, thus I would be pleased if any of your correspondents have
memories of those dim and dark days.
Thanks for any assistance
Charles Jefferies < firstname.lastname@example.org
[13 MAR 01] BARRS
HILL / RADFORD PRIMARY
I went to Barrs
Hill School on Radford Road 1980-86 and Radford
Primary on Lawrence Saunders Road 1974-80.
Does anyone know the whereabouts
of the following people:
- Peter Lennon
- Ricky Wallace
- Dharminder Sohota
- Patrica Adudu
- Sandra Powell
- Ruth O'Driscoll
- Russell McKenzie
- Brian Thompson
- Adam Ryan
- Sandip Bagri
or anyone else in Form 'P' (Mr
French was our Head of Year).
If so, can you let them know that
I am trying to get in contact with them, as I am currently
living in Sydney and plan to make a visit back to Coventry this
Raj Patel < email@example.com