Update, 6th February 2016: I would like to say a sincere THANK YOU to everyone who has contributed all the wonderful messages in this Guest Book. However, since the huge success of the discussion forum, which began 2010, it has become the main vehicle for exchanging messages, so I'm closing the Guest Book to further entries, but will leave it on display for all to read.
If you have any Coventry-related questions that you think other readers can answer, or fancy reminiscing with like minded people, please try my Discussion Forum - it's totally free!
Here are the comments left so far... the most recent at the top:
|10th Sep 2012||Kristie Anne Crofts McConnell||Meridian, Idaho USA||Curious about my ancestors.|
|11th May 2012||Gunther||Germany||
All the very best wishes from Germany. I hope everything is well in your part of the world. The keyboard still works a treat.|
|1st Nov 2011||Linda||Canada but was born in Coventry.||Loved your website, can't wait to visit and show my parents.|
|18th Jan 2011||Jeffrey Allan Coventry||Goffstown, New Hampshire||Hi, I found your site during a search. It has answered a lot of questions. I can't thank you enough.|
[I appreciate that, thank you.]
|11th Jan 2011||Edwina Fisher||Newcastle on Tyne||My mother Elsie Lilian Crofts, born 1929 Crick married James Frain of Newcastle|
|18th Dec 2010||Tim||Georgia, USA||
Brilliant web site, or should I say web complex.|
In 1967 I was fortunate enough to visit the Old and New Cathedrals, and Rob's work here helped me re-visit.
Thanks from a Yank (but not a Yankee).
|21st Aug 2010||David Hornsby||Doncaster||
I'm a chartered surveyor involved in the preparation of historic building surveys and I have recently undertaken a survey of the miller's house in Teeton Northants. i came across your web site after looking at Kelly's Directory and noting that edward Orland was the occupier of the mill.|
I found your site to be very interesting but if you have any further information relating to Teeton Mill and the cottage I would be very interested. Also I found your information about Coventry most informative as I worked for the City Council for a number of years based in Mandella House in Bayley lane with my office at the rear of the building looking across to the ruins of the old cathedral and to the new cathedral. I have a set of the old OS maps of the city centre pre 1940 and it is very difficult to take in the intensity of the attack. I have spoken to people who have described to me that night and the sheer scale of devastation the next morning. One person told me how cold the night had been with a very severe frost but somehow the frost appeared to be unreal with the heat from the bombing.
|15th Apr 2010||Kayleen||Melbourne Victoria Australia||My maiden name is Crofts and me and my family believe that we are the Scottish Crofts family but I've been looking at the photo of your great grandfather Albert and he looks like the spitting image of my father. I don't have an email address but I will show my family the photo and see what they think, going by the photo of Albert, we might have to look into our family history again because the likeness of him and my dad is just too great.|
|9th Jan 2010||Gunther||Germany||
Having a problem with my Fatar Studio 900 Master Keyboard I searched Google and found your site. I very much enjoyed reading through the pages and listening to your sound files. I do home recording as well and I use Cubase SX3.
All the best wishes from Germany
|18th Dec 2009||Mike Brantley||New Orleans||
Totally enjoyed the entire site. Spent more time than I could afford, but was really having a good time, looking over Coventry, all the side sites you connected, etc. Also enjoyed the extensive family tree you've constructed. Fantastic. Wish I had such. My family hales from Bramley, not too terribly far, and NW London. My wife's from Kent via Wellington, NZ.
Wondering your site, made me want to come explore!
Merry Christmas and laud to you for the work here.
|15th Oct 2009||Liz Williams||Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada||
I found your site by accident. I sent it on to a friend who lived in Coventry. We have been enjoying it ever since. It is super interesting even if you have never lived in Coventry.|
[You're very kind, thank you !]
|24th May 2009||Margaret Gibbs Timmerman||Brooksville, Florida, USA||My father's name was Frederick Jerome Gibbs, Jr. He passed away 7/15/02. My grandfather was Frederick Jerome Gibbs, Sr. Your website is amazing - like taking an enjoyable, educational vacation while sitting at my computer.|
|21st Mar 2009||David Horne||Coolah, New South Wales, Australia||Good to see some of my family in someone else's family.. William Ellis... Mary Woodward... Lettita Ellis ... she married James Cook.. Mary Cook.... Married Henry Horne .. Albert Horne married Phyllis Dovey... then along came me in 1947|
|9th Mar 2009||Robert Smith||Northampton||
Great website! In a moment of browsing I googled "Crofts Crick" and found it. Seems we are distant cousins too. Have just started out doing my research and whilst enjoying it, it can be very frustrating, so to see someone who has done so much it gives you the encouragment to keep going! Jospeh Crofts was my 4xG Grandad and I then decend from Henry to John to Emma and then to my nan Helena who became a Smith! Phew!|
Thanks again for a great site!
|6th Jan 2009||Michael Rea||Originally Coventry||You are looking for Randle roots in Coventry. My Grandfather was Amos Randle who lived in Station Street East. He was an Architect/Mastertbuilder and his business was Randle the builders. They built most of Coundon as spec builders. Amos Randle's father had silk weaving shops in Foleshill and did sun contract work for J and J Cash. He was also a brewer. I live on Shetland.|
|29th Nov 2008||Andrew McDonald||Northampton||
Now, I reckon I'm your 4th Cousin, once removed (but I'm probably wrong about that). I've just got into genealogy myself and I was thrilled to find your website. My father (Michael McDonald) is the son of James Francis McDonald and Elsie May Orland (1914-1997). Elsie was from the West Haddon area so as I'm sure you can appreciate I know a few Orlands myself!
|11th Nov 2008||Vanessa King||Devon||
I had to let you know how marvellous is your website which I found quite by chance whilst researching my own family history. I agree with all that you have said about researching - so true I feel the exact same way and have also come across the mistranscribing, wrong dates, right family, wrong spelling of surnames, names, ages etc.... its an obsessive detective game that will not let you go.
I love the photographs of your family. You are lucky to have them. It has taken me ages just to be able to find some of my family.
I started from scratch as like you my dear grandparents had passed away well before I got into this on line detective work. I have been doing it now for 2 years and have a huge folder of my family history which I am very proud of.
At present I am researching the Smith family who came from Crick Northamptonshire. With a name like that it is like looking for a needle in a haystack. John Smith born around 1800 is my grt x 3 grandfather. My grt x 2 grandmother was born in Crick Martha Smith. She married my grt x 2 grandfather John Bruckshaw in St Andrews Church Rugby in 1849. Happy hunting !!!!
Again well done with the wealth of information and advice that you have given on your family website, so well set out I really like it.
|11th Oct 2008||Sarah Crofts||Co. Wexford Ireland||
Just wondering if i am a distant relation?|
My father's name is Thomas and grandfather was Walter.
|13th Sep 2008||Linda Gillespie nee Steingold||Born in Southend, brought up in London, living in Wales||Hello your site was very informative, my ggreatgrandfather his wife and family came from Warsaw in Poland like your grandfather. My grandfather was Noah Levy Steingold, they came to London in 1902. I just wondered if you have any info on this family, they were orthodox Jewish people, thank you, kind regards, Linda|
|12th Sep 2008||Miles Chicken||Coventry||This is an amazing website. I'll visit again. All the best.|
|17th Jun 2008||Kathleen Orland||Toronto, Ontario, Canada||I married into the family some years ago. It was wonderful to run across this site and see my husband's family line!|
|11th May 2008||Wareda||Poland - www.katzer.pl||
This is a great website. A real pleasure to explore!|
I have been interested in family history as long as I can remember. This is a very interesting website and I will tell all my relatives about it.
Great Homepage, nice to read and with great pictures. Go ahead, best regards from www.katzer.pl
|15th Mar 2008||Graham Mawbey||Goole||An excellent site with lots of useful info.|
|21st Jan 2008||Rachel Scothern nee Crofts||Nottingham England||
I love your site, it's great to see the church in Crick as I also come from your line and it's great to see the old photo's|
keep it up
|22nd Dec 2007||Carole Bourne (nee Osborne)||Born in Coventry, living in Stratford Connecticut USA last 40 yrs||
Love your site and wrote asking if you knew what "Bunny Run" was back in Coventry around Trinity Street back in the 1930's, had a reply saying you would try and find out, well another ex Pat who now lives in California told me it was a cluster of factories in that area that the young men would gather at the windows watching young ladies walk by on their lunch periods.|
So thought I would let you know...
|2nd Dec 2007||Gaynor||Coventry||Exellent reading... lovely to see so many pictures of how it used to be and how it's grown and changed.|
|24th Nov 2007||Harold Davis||Abergavenny||I grew up opposite the cathedral and was born in 1926. This is a wonderful site. Many memories of childhood in the blitz and Bablake school, guildhall etc. Thank you.|
|14th Oct 2007||Jacquie||Canada||
[Thank you !]
|7th Sep 2007||Oleg Orland||Odessa, Ukraine||Now I live in Southampton, PA, USA|
|1st July 2007||Jaime Collis||St Joe Michigan||I don't know ANYBODY WITH MY LAST NAME... Please if you "really know my name" talk to me.|
|10th Jun 2007||Betty Williamson||Coventry||A truly wonderful site. I'm sure it will go from strength to strength. Back soon.|
|8th Jun 2007||Colin Barry Gurney||Douglas, Isle of Man||I have just started to research my family. I have started on my father's side because he still lives in Coventry. His father Fred Gurney was born in West Haddon and his grandfather George Gurney was born in Winwick, Northamptonshire in 1842. Looking through your 'Orland' family tree I spotted Benjamin Gurney (born in 1828 died in 1856) and Hannah (Clarke) who had a child Charlotte Gurney. They had 2 other children, Emma b1852 d1857 and Ellen b1854 d1874 who married Charles Orland. My grandfather (Fred Gurney), his wife and sons are all buried in Wolston, Warwickshire graveyard. We visited it in April this year and that's when I decided to look into the family tree. I will be in Coventry around the weekend 11th August and there will be a visit to Winwick. Thanks for sharing your family information and for the Coventry news. 'My home town'|
|26th Apr 2007||Marilyn Arnold||Falls Church, VA||
What a wonderful website!!!! Thank you so much for all the time and effort you have put into this. For those of us across the pond, it helps us understand the area where our ancestors lived, the history and those historic pictures are great.|
Very well done!!!
Researching: GREENWAY, BIRD, MARRIETT/MARRIOTT, SMITH in Coventry.
|18th Apr 2007||Mervyn||Bangor, Wales||Very informative website. Use to visit relatives in Coventry when I was very small. Have a genealogy group http://groups.msn.com/WESTMIDLANDSGENEALOGYHISTORY that I've added a link to your website on.|
|11th Mar 2007||Jeanne Aydemir||Northampton||I am researching my family tree, my great, great grandfather was living at 81 Sutton Street in 1881, I assumed the houses would all have been pulled down. Thanks to your website I am going to take a look to see if 81 is still there.|
|27th Feb 2007||Mike Underwood||Leyland, Lancs||My family trace back to Crick and West Haddon, which are both very small so I guess your Underwoods: Elizabeth and Martha are from my lot.|
|7th Jan 2007||Marilyn Brown||Raymond, Alberta, Canada||
I enjoyed reading how you got "hooked" in this history/genealogy adventure.
I am just beginning to trace my Townsend line so have been surfing for info on Coventry and yours came up. So I have book marked it especially for the map.
|6th Jan 2007||Loren Rogers||England||I'm looking to find some of my family which I would like to get in contact with.|
|10th Oct 2006||Frank Martin||London||
My family name is originally Nunes Martinez. My father and Joan Holness are first cousins. I and my family are still members of Bevis Marks synagogue and each generation including mine has been married there.|
Your site is magnificent and I will be returning to it to mull through all the pages.
Carry on the good work!
With all good wishes,
|9th Oct 2006||Yve Fox||Heath and Reach, Bedfordshire||
Wow! What an absolutely fascinating and fabulous site you have constructed. Well done.|
[My pleasure - thank you Yve.]
|17th Jul 2006||Jane Horan||Swadlincote, Derbyshire||
I came across your website while researching my family tree. I was born and grew up in Flore in the 1950s, was married in Flore church and my mother's side of the family were Orlands. My grandmother was Kate Amos, the younger sister of Mary Amos who appears on your tree. I have a photograph dated 1900 of Samuel Amos and Sarah nee Orland with their seven children.|
Thank you for giving me more information on that side of my family.
|30th Jun 2006||Daniel Orland||Spain||It has been very interesting to visit your website.|
|13th Apr 2006||Jane Smith||Sydney Australia||
I visited your beautiful village of Winwick today and have been unable to find any history of the village & the magnificent hall next to the church, can you please furnish me with any information regarding historic buildings within the village.|
Strangely enough it seems my husband's family has connections with West Haddon (family name is Booker).
|10th Mar 2006||Donna Robertson||Glasgow - born in Coventry||Hello, site is fantastic, lots for us to search. Looking for family in Coventry, name, Plaza, Spanish father's family, any ideas? Would be great help to me as don't know where he was born in Spain, and want to visit his grave there in May.|
|19th Feb 2006||Paul Edward Orland||Boulder, Colorado USA||
Don't think we are related, but nice to see so much effort dedicated to Orlands!
|12th Feb 2006||Derek Bacon||Rugby, Warwickshire||Born in Halesworth Suffolk in 1952, my mum was a Coventry kid as they say. Dad was like the rest of us from Halesworth. Moved to city in 1958 and lived at 92 the Butts, Dead opposite the college. Moved to Fynford Road, Radford. I went to Radford school and Barkers Butts. I got married in 1970 and moved to Rugby in 1976. I have many, many good memories of Coventry in my mind and thanks to some of your pictures, now I can show my grandkids, what it was like to live there. The 1960s were the best. What about the Nauls Mill? Jubilee Cresent, Grandpass field?, Cashs Lane. Brilliant site keep up the good work, thanks again.|
|9th Dec 2005||Mary Dexter||Chapel Hill, NC, USA||Smashing !! website. I guess I expected a 'brief history' like most that I click into. I've been here all night!! Photos excellent, overlays incredible. When I get to Coventry I'll surely know where I am. Got around to my English genealogy [put off 40 yrs due to Smith connection] and access to UK records via Anc.com and LDS church and civic. Grandmother b. Birmingham 1877, nee Rowe; one married a Smith. Have now backed them out of the city to Coventry and surrounds as well as Gloucestershire. Rowes lived around Ansty, Hopsford, Withybrook, etc. Smith and Jones from Minchinhampton, Coaley, etc. and Hawkes from Stroud. Coventry church records brought me to your wonderful, informative, creative production. "Worthwhile" is an understatement. I've never traveled much but I'm heading for England. I'm inspired. Thank you so very much.|
|3rd Oct 2005||Julie Allen||Bathurst NSW Australia||
What a sensational site. Thank you so much, I have been able to find the streets that my forebears the Marsh/Clarke families lived in in the 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871 census.|
Terrific work and the photo gallery is wonderful.
Back to my research!!
|2nd Oct 2005||Rose Rinn||St. Clair Shores, Michigan USA||Thank you for this wonderful website. I had a friend visiting me here in the States and I wanted a bit of knowledge and history of his hometown. I'm certain I will go back to this site many times. Thanks again.|
|19th Sep 2005||Daniel Meyer||Lyon France||
YOU KNOW THAT IN LYON FRANCE WE HAVE A FAMOUS VITTA FAMILY FROM ITALY (jewish).|
bye Daniel Meyer
|2nd Jul 2005||Alex L Liggins||Dundee Scotland||
Born in Coventry in 1940 but moved to Wales in 1951. Joined RAF in 1957 & was posted to Scotland where I have lived ever since.|
Am currently researching Family Tree.
|22nd Jun 2005||Gennie Stone||Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, U.K.||
Wonderful web site Robert and Beverley, there is so much of interest that I will have to visit more times to get all the fun and all the information about Coventry. Our genealogy is fascinating and has made me decide to dig out all my old photos and start scanning them in to make a CD for the younger people in the family.|
What a wonderful sense of heritage and continuity you are giving your children. I hope to be a frequent visitor to your 'kitchen door'! I have already pointed the rest of our family at your site and expect them to be calling a family conference to see if we can do something similar!
|17th Jun 2005||Preben Orland||Denmark||Hej from Denmark|
|13th Jun 2005||Kathryn Mayer (of Savile & Sotheron genealogy)||Thunder Bay(Port Arthur)/Canada||I'm finding all sorts of wonderful websites now that I'm in possession of the first half of my maternal Grandfather's family tree and history book. My 11th Great-Grandfather was supposedly the 1st Baron de Coventry, his name being Thomas of Aylesborough. His Father was Sir Thomas Coventry (if the book I have is correct) Do you have any feedback for me? I'm still trying to locate history and/or photo of Darrington Hall, but my eyes are crossing due to plotting out the tree based on info provided in the recently acquired book. You'll note my e-mail address to be of my company Wolf Tree Publishing. This company has been named after my 4th Great-Grandfather Augustin Wolf of Bukovina. Also, I've noticed on-line, mention of a Crayke Castle...am wondering if my ancestors named Creyke are one and the same...I'm trying to map out an eventual vacation to England during which I hope to set eyes upon as many of my ancestral homelands as possible. Sincerely, Kathryn|
|18th May 2005||Eileen Stewart||Surrey British Columbia, Canada||My Sister Amy Orland told me about your website and I have enjoyed browsing it, and am very impressed by the work you have put into it, I will keep it in my favourites and browse it some more. I was raised in Coventry from the age of 3 and lived in Bristol Road Earlsdon, I come back and visit my family in Coventry approx every 3 years and always enjoy exploring the old buildings and museums. So I just wanted to say I have enjoyed your website. Thank you, Eileen|
|15th May 2005||Richard Mase||Kampala/Uganda||I have never lived in Coventry but I found your website very interesting. I found it while trying to look for a lost friend called Lynne Doherty. She lives near St. James Church and married to Ray with two children, Nikki and James. If any one knows any info about them please contact me, thanks.|
|14th May 2005||Wendy Kelling||Dunedin, New Zealand||
This is a beautiful site on a cold Dunedin night.|
Was browsing for Twaites from Coventry ..my mum was Elizabeth Twaites who emigrated from there as a war bride married to my Kiwi soldier dad at the end of WWII with me in tow as a baby. I grew up on stories of Coventry but haven't yet got to see it. One day. Thanks heaps.
|15th Apr 2005||Vin||Newport now living in Scunthorpe||The performance of Galloping Godiva was on at Scunthorpe on the 12th 13th April 2005. See my note posted on 14th April 2005. Have just had another look at the pictures and it brought back good memories of my visit to the Cathedral in the early sixties. Enjoyed your childrens websites and your family history website as well. Thank you very much.|
|4th Apr 2005||Audrey Dawson||Bradford, West Yorkshire.||
Family History research has brought me to your wonderful site and for that, I am very grateful.|
My ancestors originate from Arley, Warwick in 1765 (that's as far as I have got back) and then I found my way to Ansley and then St Michael's, Coventry and Hill Field, Coventry.
Coventry is truly 'aspiring' and 'inspiring' with it's beautiful church spires. So much so, I want to visit it for myself!
|23rd Mar 2005||Graham Whitehead||Originally from Coventry||I no longer live in Coventry (left in 1961) but I am most impressed by your web-site. I have always maintained an interest in historic Coventry. I was educated at the Coventry Junior Technical School (The Butts) 1949- Woodlands School-1955. At Tech I was in the same form as Peter Orland who I feel must be a relative of yours. Congratulations on your hard work promoting Coventry's history.|
|15th Feb 2005||Ann Hansen||Banora Point Australia||I have recently discovered while reseaching the Swinburn family that there are some of my branch of the family living in Coventry. Originally the family came from Co Durham and Northumberland. If any of them read this I would love to hear from you.|
|15th Feb 2005||J-Y Canu||France (Normandy)||
I found your web site very interesting.|
I submitted a request about my ancestor James Turner born in Coventry (1818)
|10th Feb 2005||Bryan Lucas||
Stumbled upon your web site while searching for a map of Coventry, and happy that I did. You have some very interesting information on resources to further pursue my family genealogy. My GG Grandparents (Thomas William Wilson and Mary A. Granger) were married at Saint Michael's February 9, 1855. Shortly thereafter they migrated to the USA to work in the silk industry.|
Keep up the good work.
|20th Jan 2005||Lawrence Randle||Downers Grove, Illinois USA||
Just begining my search for Randle roots mostly in Foleshill.|
|7th Jan 2005||Matiu Payne||Rotorua, New Zealand||
Kia ora Rob,|
Fantastic website! I came across it through the LDS site. I am a descendant of one of the NZ branch of the family through Annie Orland who emigrated and married Enos Lewis. I think I may have written you a letter many years ago seeking information but can't quite remember. Thank you for the information you have brought together - it certainly is very cool to see!
|12th Sep 2004||Dee Dee Rypka||Los Angeles, California, USA||Thanks for the photos of Creaton. At one time, I thought my ancestor was William Tarry, husband of Mary Orland, through his first wife Mary Litchfield, who died in 1796. I have since discovered that my ancestor is William Tarry's brother, but before I worked that out, I had collected the Orland information. Mary Orland Tarry had at least seven children, most baptized in the Independent Church in Creaton. I don't know where she is buried (she died after 1851, according to my notes), but I believe William Tarry is buried in the Creaton churchyard. It's been a pleasure seeing these names on your page. Oh, I just read the Comments and see you have a Collis connection. I have to check that out, too. Dee Dee|
|16th Jul 2004||Hugh Stevens||Burgess Hill||Excellent website. I'm descended from the COLLIS family of West Haddon and can give you details of Ann Collis' ancestry back a further three generations.|
|1st June 2004||Paul Orland Morrow||Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada||
I am named after an uncle who was killed in the battle of Paschendaille in 1917. In my father's memoirs, very little is said about Orland, except for the fact that my Dad, who also served in the Great War of 1914 - 18, was on the way to visit his brother when he learned of his death as a result of a shrapnel wound.|
I have often wondered in what ways I may resemble my Uncle, and what is the background to the name "Orland".
|21st May 2004||Lynne Tiltman||Redruth, Cornwall||
I have really enjoyed your site which I found whilst trying to find info re:Wyre Farm Camp School, my father (Lionel Aubrey and his cousin Roy Aubrey) went there from Coventry in the 1940's. Although I am researching family history, your site was most informative about Coventry. Well Done. If anyone knows any info on the above please contact me, thanks.
|24th Mar 2004||Jaq||Essex||
Brill site, very interesting. Came across it whilst searching for info. about Little Park Street - I didn't find that, but it didnt seem to matter as I've had a long time on here learning about my rellies place.|
Researching the surname SPENCER.
|20th Mar 2004||Sandra Starling||Coventry||
Thank you very much for a wonderful look at old Coventry. I too am researching my family tree and the project has grown somewhat. I have asked my husband (a Coventrian) and my parents (both Coventrians) to write their childhood memories. I have done the same and asked my adult children to do so too. I have collected family "treaures" and put them in a keepsake box. I want to leave a family history that is as complete as I can make it so it is a genuine heirloom.|
Thanks again, Sandra
|23rd Feb 2004||Steve Virostko||Portland, Oregon||
Absolutely enjoyable website.|
It's very nice to see how your interest in your family's genealogy evolved into this tribute to your home city.
Thanks very much!
|26th Dec 2003||Mike Jennings-Bates||Wellesbourne, Warwickshire||
I thought you were not much into computers!! You have done a most fantastic job in both site and information/research and created a site to be proud of. I am going to send the info around the world to my far-flung Coventry relations.|
|21st Nov 2003||Chris Orland||Rugby||Great site - have recognised family members from West Haddon.|
|15th Nov 2003||Sonja Eveleigh (nee Buller)||Winewall, Colne, Lancs.||My Mother's maiden name was Orland. She was brought up in Wellingborough - daughter of Fredrick Orland, a master baker. I have always been interested in that branch of my family as I was so close to my maternal grandparents - although I was moved to Kent, when my parents moved there in 1947 at the age of three. I have drawn up a tree based on my mother's immediate forefathers but haven't progressed further than her grandfather - John Mortimer Orland. I have recently had a communication from my mother's cousin, The Rev. Canon E.G.Orland who is the father of Andrew Orland - I believe he has been in touch with you. I think my "Orlands" were all based around Wellingborough, Olney, Long Buckby, Towcester etc. but expect we are all linked somewhere back in time. I congratulate you on your most detailed Web Site, a real labour of love. With thanks - Sonja Eveleigh|
|3rd Sep 2003||Sue Ellbourn||Whites Valley, South Australia||
Hi, Am I ever envious - what a wonderful site.|
Here in Oz geneology is hard to do as so much of our history is in England. My gggrandfather was born in Coventry in 1812.
|29th Aug 2003||Jean Pulford (nee Hives)||Thetford, Norfolk||
I think your site is great, it brought back some memories as I left Coventry 1983 and I still miss Coventry. I noticed on your family tree that your family is associated with Northampton - so are mine, strange!! My mothers side came from Coventry and my father's side came from Northampton. I visited Coventry last year and was surprised at the changes being made. I was born in Tomson Avenue, Radford.|
|1st Jun 2003||Glenys Wood||Carmarthen, Wales||
Fantastic site, good luck with your research.|
Glenys Wood - researching Wood family from Coventry.
|31st May 2003||Christine Ellis||Sydney, Australia||Your site is absolutely wonderful. Loved reading your family history - well laid out and most enjoyable. As am researching in Coventry also enjoyed and appreciated all the information regarding St Michaels etc. Many thanks.|
|25th Jan 2003||Michelle||UK||A very informative site. Thanks.|
|17th Jan 2003||Nick Mottram||Yorkshire and Nottingham||Great web site! I need a few tips.!!!|
|8th Jan 2003||Moira Hannam||I am new to ntl and enjoy Family History, was browsing because I am thinking about designing my own homepage. Just thought I would let you know that you have done a fantastic job. I thoroughly enjoyed it.|
|4th Jan 2003||Barbara Rosethorne||Perth, Western Australia||
Hi Rob, Great site, I grew up in Coventry but moved over here 30 odd years ago. I remember learning about the City walls at school & enjoyed the "refresher course". We're visiting the UK later this year & I'll certainly be checking out the remains of the walls & other places of historic interest.|
I'm into family history too, I'm always amazed just how much info is available on ordinary folk. My lot were from around Kenilworth, Warwick, Fillongley & Brum. I can't wait to get steeped in all that history! I say Coventry's in Warwickshire too!
Thanks & keep up the good work.
|12th Dec 2002||Derick Smith||
|Hi Rob, A great site! Hope you don't mind but I'll be coming back a few times to poach a few ideas for my own site on my family history.|
|5th Dec 2002||Yan||Mansfield, UK||Keep on rocking.|