history of longford park coventry
There's no doubt in my mind that it was a joyful place to grow up; however, Longford always struck me - as a child - as "run-down" though I was never sure whence the downwards-run began. By the time you receive this I could have put the kettle on, The Dovedale/Ritz looked like a fortress out of the set for a science fiction film. I used to use the library on Windmill Road a lot in the 50's and early 60's. Photographs and history of Coventry's old City Wall and the remaining two Gates. Click here for graphs and data of how For statistics about Longford itself, Longford Park Primary School is located in Coventry and falls under the local authority of Coventry. A vision of Britain from 1801 to now. However, now retired and with more time on my hands, I am planning to visit Coventry in the spring (and of course Longford.) I think over the years not only has Coventry changed but I also recognise that I have changed. ( possibly no one by now ) yet it only feels like yesterday I used to go there also its great to hear peoples memories who lived /born there. Mickw not only gave me the news of my friend's departure, he provided me with the address of his widow, an address I had lost. Maybe it is nostalgia. On 14th May 2014 9:07am, MaryMc said: Wow, I had no idea this thread was still going! Many of my old pubs had already disappeared. The school building was moved to the middle of the site and a playing field laid where the original buildings stood. Perhaps I'm hoping to see myself amongst them . This site does not offer what it says on the tin (I think Philip lost the tin somewhere - just joking), but it opens up a panorama of the city we knew, the city that is, the city we know it might become. I remember how they used to write the number and the value of the purchase on a little yellow ticket. We thought nothing of the long walk from Proffitt Avenue , through the black pad and Windmill Lane . Talk about Coventry's history, heritage, memories, football favourites or any Coventry related topic you like. I also worked there repairing the skates. I really can’t comment on Longford and how it has changed. You are a fan LongfordLad!? Lorraine Clark (nee Bentham) has kindly supplied two super photos here, and has added few words to explain how her family have had a very proud and important part to play in the Exhall. I left Longford in the late 60’s and Britain in 1976. Longford Park was being re-landscaped and part of the park had become a housing estate. Especially the Saturday morning matinee. You all sound nearer on the forum and that is what makes it so enjoyable. I myself was not a Longford resident but as said spent a lot of time there I was from Bell Green. Some of them very vivid, but they sometimes seem so far away as if in a previous life. A Vision of Britain through Time. I was staying with friends in Buckinghamshire, and I took a train up from High Wycombe, specifically to see my seriously-sick friend. Jeff and I had a meeting of the minds, notwithstanding a major gap in our ages - Jeff being the younger of us. I've also met - and had personal correspondence with Jeff, a Longford resident who lives in one of the top-shops at the Hurst Road/Longford Road intersection (if I may use a North American term), the top-shops opposite St Thomas's church on Hurst Road. Longford Park, Coventry (2 F) S Stone Sofa by Tim Shutter (4 F) Media in category "Longford, Coventry" The following 18 files are in this category, out of 18 total. © Longford Park Primary School | Website designed and built by Dialhouse. I also remember the old Dovedale cinema before it became the Ritz. Sad to see the Ritz as it is , the New Inn gone , Griffin gone .I remember the snooker hall , to some a place of ill repute , to others a haven of peace to while away the hours . Lovely memories of our youth . The Dovedale/Ritz looked like a fortress out of the set for a science fiction film. Since 1998 and the rebuild, areas of the site have continued to be developed to broaden our teaching and learning environments. Longford Park Primary school was rebuilt in 1998 as a one form entry primary school.There has been a school on this site for nearly 100 years. In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Longford like this: LONGFORD, a village in Exhall parish, Warwick; on the river Anker; adjacent to the Coventry and Nuneaton railway, 4 miles NNE of Coventry. Some things never change, and sometimes they have changed so much you get lost. New to this forum. crickey thats great to hear from you dont see many from the old days exept mick dodd john davis we still go skating believe it or not at wyken roller skating club which has been going longer than longford rink every tues 6pm to 9pm but not as big as longford was. Imagine my surprise in finding his knowledge extended well beyond the city walls, and compared favourably- perhaps too favourably - with my knowledge of my own business (film & television), but - shocking and all as this was to learn, it is of nothing compared with sharing my time via this forum with Dutchman. Deanocity in Keresley also seem to know far more about the city than any one person should, and there's that astounding Holbrooks man, PhilipinCoventry, one of the moderators of the forum. All the best to you... Hi & thank you so much for your post & tribute to our forum, LongfordLad (Toronto). also remember the di dis vans. G'day, A great post LongfordLad (Toronto) I am not a Longford lass but I do so enjoy reading - and learning - from all the Coventrians whether near I am sorry to say, I felt like a bit of a stranger in my home town. Longford & Exhall was a small railway station serving the areas of Longford and Exhall, to the north of Coventry, England, on the Coventry to Nuneaton Line, built by the London and North Western Railway. lt has a station on the railway, and a post office under Coventry. when I lived in bellgreen we used to walk down the black pad to longford or through longford park as said memories. I am sure our paths must have crossed in Longford. We would play them. Meeting people in the flesh via this forum, is pretty well denied me, for I live so far away, but I have met some fine people on this forum, with whom I have developed one-on-one themes raised on this forum. I'm just the same Pete . I, of course, couldn't possibly comment. And there are many more, including MikeH in London in my own province of Ontario in Canada, whom I have never met - an emigre like myself, but an emigre with fond recollections of Coventry and a great eye for detail, respecting changes to the city since we left.
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