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Offline Bwin

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Brooklands Hostel Coventry
« on: Wednesday 12 September 18 15:09 BST (UK) »
Hello

I wonder if anyone can help me find out more about Brooklands Hostel in Coundon, Coventry. I think it may have been what was described as an 'industrial hostel' but I'm not sure.  I think a lot of Irish people were staying there in the early 1950's and I am particularly interested in the period 1950-53 because the electoral records show my Father as living there at that time. Photographs or anything about life there would be very helpful, but any information or suggestions would be gratefully received.

Many thanks for your help

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Re: Brooklands Hostel Coventry
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 12 September 18 16:50 BST (UK) »
This lady has a memory of the place...

http://www.rootschat.com/links/01mpg/

There was murder there too..

http://www.rootschat.com/links/01mph/
stoke on trent. carson,wain,leese,shaw,key,scalley,mitchell,
james,
 nottingham,pollard,grice,
derbyshire,vallands,turton,howe.
 new zealand,turton
 canada,carson.
australia,mitchell,scalley,


Has anyone seen Henry Atcherson Carson,born Canada 1844?

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Re: Brooklands Hostel Coventry
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 12 September 18 16:57 BST (UK) »
Brooklands Industrial Hostel is shown on this map https://www.old-maps.co.uk/#/Map/431273/280819/13/101329

Stan
Mapstone, Mapston.
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Re: Brooklands Hostel Coventry
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 12 September 18 17:16 BST (UK) »
This lady has a memory of the place...

http://www.rootschat.com/links/01mpg/

There was murder there too..

http://www.rootschat.com/links/01mph/

Thank you very much - this is interesting (if gruesome) as it has photos

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Re: Brooklands Hostel Coventry
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 12 September 18 17:16 BST (UK) »
Brooklands Industrial Hostel is shown on this map https://www.old-maps.co.uk/#/Map/431273/280819/13/101329

Stan

Thank you very much for your help