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Coq D'Or Backford #718744
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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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Re: Coq D'Or Backford [Re: cjwilki1] #718759
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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 ??

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Re: Coq D'Or Backford [Re: cjwilki1] #718760
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i think you are right pinzgauer, i was only young but remember it there

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

Re: Coq D'Or Backford [Re: cjwilki1] #718763
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you certainly know how to make a woman feel good pinzgauer lol.

Re: Coq D'Or Backford [Re: sunnyside] #718767
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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 !!

Re: Coq D'Or Backford [Re: cjwilki1] #718770
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no problem pinzgauer, the true does hurt, i am a dinosaur lol.

Re: Coq D'Or Backford [Re: cjwilki1] #718793
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I still refer to the roundabout as the Coq D'Or

Re: Coq D'Or Backford [Re: cjwilki1] #718798
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so do i tatey, some things don't change do they? people don.t know were i am on about .

Re: Coq D'Or Backford [Re: sunnyside] #718816
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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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Solvas, you're right. I remember that concrete building, it was started but never finished.

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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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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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that is correct greybeard.

Re: Coq D'Or Backford [Re: sunnyside] #719966
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Thats right, I remember it as the Mercury Motor Inn

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