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#718744 - 22nd Aug 2012 6:34pm Coq D'Or Backford
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Please could anyone help with info regarding my grandparents restaurant which was somewhere in Mollington/Backford up until about 1964 when it was demolished I believe. I think it was on a busy roundabout somewhere and used to host lots of coach parties.Any memories, anyone? Thanks

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#718759 - 22nd Aug 2012 7:07pm Re: Coq D'Or Backford [Re: cjwilki1]
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If my memory serves me right, it was on the A517 (Backford to Shotwick road) near the roundabout where the A540 (Chester High Road) crosses. On LH side heading towards Shotwick. There's a filling station (if it's still there)almost on the same spot now.

Maybe someone else can verify ??


Edited by Pinzgauer (22nd Aug 2012 7:09pm)

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#718760 - 22nd Aug 2012 7:10pm Re: Coq D'Or Backford [Re: cjwilki1]
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i think you are right pinzgauer, i was only young but remember it there

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#718762 - 22nd Aug 2012 7:13pm Re: Coq D'Or Backford [Re: cjwilki1]
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Thanks sunnyside. A relief to know there are still a few grey cells left in the old swede !!! grin

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#718763 - 22nd Aug 2012 7:15pm Re: Coq D'Or Backford [Re: cjwilki1]
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you certainly know how to make a woman feel good pinzgauer lol.

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#718767 - 22nd Aug 2012 7:31pm Re: Coq D'Or Backford [Re: sunnyside]
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Oops sorry. I was actually referring to myself and my "iffy" memory! Yes, I suppose as a chat-up line, I could have done better. ha.ha. Hides back under rock !!

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#718770 - 22nd Aug 2012 7:35pm Re: Coq D'Or Backford [Re: cjwilki1]
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no problem pinzgauer, the true does hurt, i am a dinosaur lol.

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#718793 - 22nd Aug 2012 7:58pm Re: Coq D'Or Backford [Re: cjwilki1]
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I still refer to the roundabout as the Coq D'Or

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#718798 - 22nd Aug 2012 8:09pm Re: Coq D'Or Backford [Re: cjwilki1]
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so do i tatey, some things don't change do they? people don.t know were i am on about .

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#718816 - 22nd Aug 2012 8:47pm Re: Coq D'Or Backford [Re: sunnyside]
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the coq dor was a hotel on the A41 on the roundabout just past the garden centre on the right hand side on way to chester - backford border , it was demolished mid sixties . And a very smart woman started to build a new hotel on the same site , it was halted because she had money troubles , in fact she had none.

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#718841 - 22nd Aug 2012 10:18pm Re: Coq D'Or Backford [Re: solvas42]
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Solvas, you're right. I remember that concrete building, it was started but never finished.


Edited by cmw2a (22nd Aug 2012 10:19pm)

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#719939 - 26th Aug 2012 3:26pm Re: Coq D'Or Backford [Re: ]
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The coq d'or was at the junction of A41 and A5117. I fell asleep after a "heavy lunch" in a lecture there in the mid 1960's.

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#719941 - 26th Aug 2012 3:31pm Re: Coq D'Or Backford [Re: cjwilki1]
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I think there was a change of ownership and it was then called The Mercury inn before it closed and was then demolised.

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#719959 - 26th Aug 2012 4:57pm Re: Coq D'Or Backford [Re: Greybeard]
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that is correct greybeard.

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#719966 - 26th Aug 2012 5:09pm Re: Coq D'Or Backford [Re: sunnyside]
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Thats right, I remember it as the Mercury Motor Inn

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