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Many thanks for that information Penns
A few weeks ago someone advised me as follows
My family owned the business operating from 2168 Coventry Road Sheldon, H G Turner Ltd Corn and Seed Merchants.
The Mr Adams you are enquiring about owned F J Saunders Jewellers he was known to me...
This is slightly unbelievable but I just phoned Bob's Affordable Classics and a very nice lady answered.
I asked to speak to Bob and she said he passed away last week :(
So, after decades of searching, and nearly making contact with previous owners twice this year have been too late again...
I'm gobsmacked by this :oops:o_O:D
Not sure if I mentioned above but I was very very close to contacting a previous owner (who had pictures of classic cars on his facebook page) and after years of trying I managed to get a contact who told me he'd left the UK hat week to live abroad and...
Yes I wrote all that many years ago. Pre-internet. When the www arrived I typed it all back out again for the Blog but didn't imagine that anyone who owned the car would still be a live or online.
This week I discovered one of the owners is leaving UK for good and all his possessions have been...
That's fantastic AnnS :D
Does make sense if the address was in a shopping centre and yes the little pick-up may have even been used for deliveries.
Actually the 1st person who owned it lived in a big house and said she used it for carting around gardening stuff and shrubs.
Thanks for that Janice.
Oh well looks like the trail has run dry but it was still interesting and I can imagine my Imp was parked round the back of those shops.
maybe when it's back on the road I can go there in it and see if anyone remembers it
wow. that's an amazing amount of details you have found Janice.
The period isn't really that much prior to my point of interest. 15 years isn't that much in the scheme of things but the elusive Mr Adams seems to be hard to find ;)
Looking at Google Maps 2166 nowadays seems to be where The Coventry & Marie Curie shops are. However there are flats right on top which look like they've been there since the shops were built so I guess that's where he lived
2166 Coventry Road nowadays
Yes that's possible but Mr Adams had written to the person from that address (in 1981) and they replied to same address so it must've been occupied at that time.
I didn't try till 1988 right enough so it could have closed or changed hands in the 7 years between.
Hopefully someone will remember
very interesting. Thank you.
So that list shows all the businesses in the street and 2166 not listed so it was probably a home stuck between a furniture shop and a corn merchant.
I didn't realise things like that existed.
Can anyone tell me if there were residential addresses here? (in the 80s perhaps)
I'm trying to locate someone who owned an old car I own and in amongst the paperwork I have a letter addressed to
Mr R Adams
2166 Coventry Road
I wrote to the address many years...
This is a bit of a long-shot but I own a rather unique vehicle. It was converted to a pick-up in the Rootes Competition Dept in 1966 and I have traced a lot of its history.
So what's the connection with Birmingham?
Well, in amongst the paperwork I got with the car, is a letter...