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17 minutes ago, Captain Pegg said:

My granddad was once the organist at Hawkesbury church. Any idea where that was?

Sorry, never heard of it. I just Googled it and there appears to have been a Hawkesbury Baptist Church up to 1979 according to the National Archive:

http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/N13611207

Find A Church lists these close to Hawkesbury:

http://www.findachurch.co.uk/search/#!Hawkesbury (Warwickshire)

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22 minutes ago, Captain Pegg said:

I never heard anyone ever refer to an actual existing place called Hawkesbury.

Oh, it exists, but nobody refers to it as such:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hawkesbury_Village

It's a bit like 'Griff'. There's a Griff roundabout at the end of Bedworth Road but no-one refers to the area as Griff any longer, you have to look at old maps to see the reference. 

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8 minutes ago, WotEver said:

Oh, it exists, but nobody refers to it as such:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hawkesbury_Village

It's a bit like 'Griff'. There's a Griff roundabout at the end of Bedworth Road but no-one refers to the area as Griff any longer, you have to look at old maps to see the reference. 

Aha - a reinvention in a slightly different place for the new houses. Cultural misappropriation. Hawkesbury Hall was on the other side of the canal.

JP

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Just now, Captain Pegg said:

Aha - a reinvention in a slightly different place for the new houses. Cultural misappropriation. Hawkesbury Hall was on the other side of the canal.

JP

And you just made an even 1000 posts :)

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13 hours ago, Dave Payne said:

Its on my patch so know it well... Always changing the stand up dolls.

Beduff!

Thanks for the spelling lesson. Obviously you had a better English teacher than I did. 

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11 hours ago, WotEver said:

Oh, it exists, but nobody refers to it as such:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hawkesbury_Village

It's a bit like 'Griff'. There's a Griff roundabout at the end of Bedworth Road but no-one refers to the area as Griff any longer, you have to look at old maps to see the reference. 

I still do, and coton.

Youth of today dont, its now called Bermuda!

12 hours ago, Captain Pegg said:

Or Bedwuth if you live at the posh end of town (is there one?)

Yes Bedworth has a posh end, its called Nuneaton :lol:

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9 minutes ago, Dave Payne said:

I still do, and coton.

Youth of today dont, its now called Bermuda!

Yes Bedworth has a posh end, its called Nuneaton :lol:

Stop writing Nuneaton. It reminds me that I need to pop and check on my house there sometime...

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26 minutes ago, Dave Payne said:

I still do, and coton.

Youth of today dont, its now called Bermuda!

Yes Bedworth has a posh end, its called Nuneaton :lol:

That's just relative. Nuneaton is hardly to Bedworth what Nantwich is to Crewe. Although Larry Grayson had a nice house at the posh end of Nuneaton.

Growing up in Longford - which we pronounced phonetically and with the accent on "ford" rather than as Longfud - we tended to say Bedwuth naturally and Bed'uff in an ironic way. There is a distinct accent change from northern Coventry to Nuneaton/Bedworth.

I always knew the big traffic island at the Nuneaton end of the Bedworth by-pass (A444) as Griff island. The next one down the hill was Coton arches. Chivers Coton railway station used to be just south of the viaduct but now superseded by Bermuda Park station a bit further south.

JP

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30 minutes ago, Dave Payne said:

Some sorry looking boats on that site...

But look closely- most of them have been sold.

Must be of some use / project to someone.

 

They also have separate  pages on 'sailing boats', 'sports boats', 'engines' and 'bits'.

Edited by Alan de Enfield

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2 hours ago, Dave Payne said:

Yes Bedworth has a posh end, its called Nuneaton :lol:

Spot on sir :)

Says he, who lives at the posh end of Nuneaton close to Bedw'th ;)

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