Quote: chocks wrote in post #11
Just heard that they are going to demolish Father Hudsons and build an old folks home, office units and a small industrial estate on the site.
That's a shame
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That will be sad, the old buildings were lovely. Wonder what they will do with all the stored items in the physio basement and that lovely swimming pool thats in there. Will have to talk to my friend see if she has any inside info, they store some of the stuff there for the Lourdes trip I know.
Will keep you posted.
Yes Sue, keep me posted on this one, I'd be interested to know the truth about what's going on up there.
That will take it quite close to mother in laws, no doubt she will have something to say about that, and it will be close to the crem as well, I suppose that the trains will be so fast the noise won't disturb the services?
Coleshill, it seems has always been a place for caring for the needy (not always good caring I hasten to add). It is recorded that as far back as the 16th Century there was a home for "Wayward Mothers" along with a Workhouse for the poor. Ironically both these facilities were on the same site and the mothers were put to work on a daily basis along with the inmates but unlike those interned they were alowed out during the evenings, Saturday Afternoons for 2 hrs shopping and on Sundays for church and family visits.
Almshouses were built for the elders of the town by the Sumner Family (Typhoo) and of course there was been the Father Hudsons homes for boys which has fame and notoriety attached to it.
Father Hudsons also had a Hospital on the site which was run by the Nuns who according to those who were in the hospital, were not as caring as you would expect but the kindness of the nurses was second to none. Also on the site was the St George and St James Home which started life as a Childrens Home but over the years it was given over at various times to War Veterans, the Old, the Infirm and shall we say those that are not of "Sound Mind" and has ended its life as a childrens day nursery.
It wasn't only the Catholic Church doing it's bit, During WW1, the Church of England gave the Vicarage over to the Military for the use as a Veterans Hospital for those injured in the War.
Now all these places are closed except the Alms Houses but as I said in a previous post Father Hudsons site is now to be demolished to make way for Old Folks Homes. It seems the Town goes on caring for those in need. And that's one of the reasons I love Coleshill so much.
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Below is Father Hudsons Hospital and Inmates of the Vicarage Hospital February 1919
Just got back from Coleshill, 2-6-13 A fire at St Josephs 8:00pm
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Not great Images how ever shot through the living room window this time of night best your going to get, what was this building next to Green Man? was it the angel Inn at some point in its life ? or some other Inn ? has this is my prime view from my living room window I would be very much interested in its social History . not letting me down load on ere might be because the image is too large or THAT I AM USING WIFI fON! WOULD YOU LOOK ON MY FACE BOOK PAGE HAS LOADED UP ON THERE CHEERS
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You're right it was the Angel Inn. The 1st arch you see going up the hill would probably have been the main entrance the 2nd arch could have been the coaching entrance although it hasn't yet been proven that both arches belonged to the same building. Take a look in "General Discussion page 3" at "Pubs of Coleshill part 1" and "Page 2 Pubs of Coleshill part 2"
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Thank you don't know why I felt it in my water lol I like the idea of this building formerly been "The angel Inn" , how ever needed it to be confirmed , before I revealed this to visitors yes I have read your blog on pubs 1 n 2 most interesting cheers
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