Wednesday, 21 April 2010

The Kenilworth Sweet Shop now with a full A to Z of all sweets

The Kenilworth Sweet Shop has so much choice at 47 Warwick Road, CV8 1HN tel 01926 855245  Here is the full A to Z of all the Sweets, Drinks and Ice Cream in the shop, also see the photo album here.

Find old fashioned sweets, retro sweets, candy, liquorice, jelly and of course chocolate!

ABC Candy Letters, Acid Drops, Aniseed Balls, Aniseed Twist, Apple Bonbons, Army and Navy, Assorted Royal Olde English Toffees

Barley Sugar, Barratt Anglo Bubbly, Black and White Mints, Black Bullet Mints, Black Jack, Blackberry and Raspberry Gums, Brown Drops, Bubble Gum Filled Sour Candies, Bullseyes, Bumper Bananas, Buttered Brazils, Butterscotch

Cable Marshmallows, Candy Necklaces, Candy Watches, Cherry Lips, Chewing Nuts, Chocolate Bonbons, Chocolate Brazil Nuts, Chocolate Coconut Macaroons, Chocolate Covered Cinder Toffee Chocolate Eclairs, Chocolate Flavoured Beans, Chocolate Footballs, Chocolate Limes, Chocolate Limes, Chocolate Peanuts, Chocolate Raisins, Chocolate Stem Ginger, Chupa Chups, Cinnamon Balls, Cloudy Lemonade, Coca- Cola, Coconut Mushrooms, Coconut Rolls, Cola Bottles, Colts Foot Rock, Cough Candy Twist, Cream Soda, Crystallised Stem Ginger

Dandelion and Burdock, Dandelion and Burdock, Diet Coke, Dip Dab, Dolly Mixtures, Drench Spring Water, Drumsticks

Edinburgh Rock, Everton Mints

Fairy Satins, Fanta Orange, Fizzers, Fizzy Bubble Bottles, Fizzy Cherry Cola Bottles, Fizzy Cola Bottles, Fizzy Fish, Fizzy Strawberry Laces, Floral Gums, Flying Saucers, Foam Jelly Mushrooms, Foam Shrimps, Fried Eggs, Fried Eggs – Large, Fruit Bonbons, Fruit Caramels, Fruit Pips, Fruit Salad, Fruit Salad, Fruity Pastels, Fruity Sherbets

Giant Gobstoppers, Giant Pink White Mice, Ginger Bear, Gobstoppers, Golf Balls, Grey's Teacakes

Haribo Giant Strawberries, Haribo Live Wires, Hearts, Herbal Tablets

Ice Cream from Marshfield Farm

Jargonelle Pears, Jazzies, Jelly Bean Walking Stick, Jelly Beans, Jelly Buttons, Jelly Love Hearts, Juicy Lips

Kola Cubes, Kopp Kops

Lemon Bonbons, Lemonade 7-Up, Lemonade Crystal, Lions Midget Gems, Lions Sports Mix, Liquorice Allsorts, Liquorice and Blackcurrant, Liquorice Comfits, Liquorice Cream Rock, Liquorice Cuttings, Liquorice Toffee, Liquorice Torpedoes, Love Hearts, Love Hearts Dip

Mega Double Lollies, Mega Gobstoppers, Mega Rainbow Dust, Mega White Jazzies, Mixed Fudge, Midget Gems, Milk Bottles, Milk Chocolate Covered Toffee, Milk Chocolate Eggs, Milky Bar, Millions Bubblegum, Millions Orange, Millions Strawberry, Millions Strawberry Yoghurt, Mini Mallows, Mint Chocolate Nibs, Mint Creams, Mint Humbugs, Mint Imperials, Mintoes, Mixed Fruit Rock, Mixed Millions
Nibbles, Nut Cluster, Nutty Brazil Toffee

Original Toffees
Parma Violets, Pineapple Cubes, Pineapple Fizz, Pineapple Rock, Plain Chocolate Ginger, Pontefract Cakes, Poor Bens, Popping Candy, Porky Pigs

Rainbow Crystals, Raspberry Ruffles, Refreshers, Rhubarb and Custard, Rosy Apples, Rum Balls,

Sarsaparilla, Seaside Rock, Sherbet Strawberries, Sherbet Fountain, Sherbet Lemons, Sherbet Pips, Small Pear Drops, Snakes, Snowies, Soor Plums, Sour Apple Cubes, Sour Apples, Sour Blue Raspberry Bonbons, Sour Dummies, Spearmint Chews, Strawberry Bonbons, Strawberry Candy Sticks, Strawberry Crème, Strawberry Milkshakes, Stripy Fizzy Belts Strawberry, Sugar Mice, Sugared Almonds, Sweet Peanuts, Sweet Tobacco

Teddy Bears, Teeth and Lips, Terror Eyes, Throat and Chest, Toasted Teacake, Toffee Bonbons, Treacle Dabs, Troach Tablets,Turkish Delight, Twin Cherries,

Uncle Joe's Mint Balls

Vanilla Fudge

White Candy Sticks, White Mice, Winter Mix

Yorksire Mix

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

How can Harrison Domestic Services in Albion Street help you?

Whenever I've used Harrison Domestic in the past for spare parts for a tumble dryer, washing machine or electric oven, I have been pleased beyond belief. One time when I called, I was told (over the phone) how to take my dishwasher apart, look in the right place for the fault and fix it - all for free. Usually a spare part is needed - I call and explain the problem, I buy a spare part, I fit it and it's done. Brilliant.

This was of working is not for everyone - Harrison Domestic stress all work done yourself must be safe and follow the correct procedures. If not, do not attempt it. They can have an engineer come to visit you and take it from there. See the image on the right for full Sales, Services and Spares.

Harrison Domestic Services  29 Albion Street, CV8 2FX  tel: 01926 851100 or 01926 351343

How good are you at a Google Search? Here are 20 tips

Did you know that most people find information on websites without ever going via the front page of the site? Here's how it works, Google visits a website, takes a copy and indexes it. You go to Google, enter a search (or for those of you speaking your search on mobiles - well done) and see the results (of the copy that Google holds). If you want see to what copy Google has, click the cached link on each result. Go to Google, enter a search (or for those of you speaking your search on mobiles - well done) and see the results.

Most popular is open search, here are the other 19 ways to search. I know I didn't write them - I do what I do best and link to the rest (and yes I know that are not my words - Google them and find out for yourself, so who said them first?).

Google have produced a Cheat Sheet, it's called the Google Help: Cheat Sheet click the thumbnail on the right or see the link.

Monday, 19 April 2010

Albion Street Greengrocers closing after 28 years

This Shop Closed in April 2010
THIS SHOP IS NOW STANDING EMPTY (January 2011) Laundrette, Castle Butchers, Kelly's Deli (closed, but but may reopen under new management) and One Stop still remain.

If you can, go and buy something from the last remaining Fruit and Veg shop in Kenilworth. Doors will close on Saturday 24th April 2010 - if not before.

We already know the Traditional FamilyButchers and the Olive Tree Deli have closed. That just leaves the Launderette and One Stop in this area (April 2010).

So who are the Election Candidates for Kenilworth?

I've been avoiding anything to do with the election at all. I noticed the BBC News website had a new ELECTION 2010 section and that made it even worse. There I was skipping TV channels last Thursday evening and thought I would give the debate five minutes.

And like the rest of the country, I am saying in a typical Brucey way - Didn't he do well. I am now a big fan of Nick Clegg (I don't think I have ever seen him speak before that night). For the whole program (and still right now), I have no idea at all who to vote for.

So who are the candidates for Kenilworth and Southam? A quick google search gives us the BBC and Coventry Evening Telegraph as two trusted sources (The Kenilworth Weekly News gives us a promise of 'Election candidates: The full list - Your choice at the ballot box,' but when we click it gives a list for 2007. Oops - not really, sorry to say there is no relationship between a paper KWN and the website (I will be writing about that very soon and spilling as many digital beans as I can).

This website is all about how we find digital stuff and if you cannot be found on Google then you do not exist. Sorry, but that's the way it is (see my other site The Mike Downes Page for all about the that). I've had personal email replies from two of the candidates (yes, I know you know who you are) and one of the top three - nothing. Shame really - I vote soon. So to the list then, we have (in alphabetical order) James Harrison, Nicholas Milton, John Moore, Nigel Rock and Jeremy Wright.

James Harrison - Green
Nicholas Milton - Labour
John Moore - UK Independence Party
Nigel Rock - Liberal Democrat
Jeremy Wright - Conservative

Sunday, 18 April 2010

How did I do this? Polaroids and Bookshelves

At the top of this page is a bookshelf made from many photographs of Kenilworth shop signs - cropped, rotated and arranged. On the left is a Polaroid of the five political parties I made a few moments ago. So how did I do it? If I can - anyone can. Here's how:

Go to any web page or Google images will be fine. Take a screen shot (I use the Snipping Tool in Vista). Open Google Picasa, select images, create a collage. Save as an image, make another collage, use a polaroid border this time. Rotate and save again. It's done.

That was the fast version. Over at The Mike Downes Page you can get the deeper version. My aim is to get as many people as possible to know how to do all of this (if they want to).

I have taught children in primary schools for years. There is no faster moving area than technology. It is the children who can move the fastest - adults try to think too much and feel they will break stuff. They can't. I am lucky and I know it when it comes digital stuff - it makes sense to me. I know that for others it is not, that's why I want to help everyone, to give as much knowledge away for free as possible. I would like to hear from any bloggers in Kenilworth. Email me or subscribe to these sites - let's work together and make it happen.

Friday, 16 April 2010

Youth and Community Centre

Website and Information

Abbey End Car Park, Kenilworth CV8 1QJ
Andy Norman, Centre Manager & Youth Worker
tel 01926 855 205 

Abbey Cinema will show the first of many movies in May 2010 as featured in the Kenilworth Weekly News Friday 16th May 2010

Saturdays for Junior Youth at 3pm and Seniors at  6pm. £3 a ticket, but only 50 Seats available, book early. See Andy Norman.

The Outdoor Football/Basketball Court will now be open at weekends from 9am to 9pm as Mike Downes has agreed to open and close the court.  Anyone can play unsupervised and act responsibly. Any vandalism may result in further permanent closing.

Please email or Andy Norman if you are interested in forming a team for a pick up Summer League. What's in Kenilworth?  and Mike Downes will be contacting local schools and clubs to advertise the court so we can all use it - as you know it's the only one of its kind in Kenilworth. 

Kenilworth Library and Information Centre

Kenilworth Library and Information Centre
Smalley Place CV8 1QG
Library Website Opening Hours
Mon 9-7pm, Tues 9-5.30pm, Wed 10.30-5.30pm
Thursday 9-7pm, Fri 9-5.30pm, Sat 9-4pm, Sun - Closed‎

See the Library Online Catalogue. If you cannot find what you are looking for, try a Coventry library catalogue or even the University of Warwick online catalogue (anyone can visit as long as they have some ID).
Warwickshire Library My Account login.

Charles Ager in Talisman Square

Charles Ager is a family shoe retailer in Kenilworth. My Great-great-grandfather established the business in 1840. We now have four shops (Charles Ager and Clarks in Kenilworth, Charles Ager in Coventry and Clarks in Swadlincote).

Our main brands for Ladies and Mens are Clarks, Ecco, Rieker, Gabor, Hotter, Marco Tozzi, Tamaris, Loake, Barker and many others. We also have large stocks for children with brands like Clarks, Start-rite, Lelli Kelly and Skechers.

We have developed a new website to be easy to use and offer excellent customer service to the same standard we offer in our stores - something you don’t get from many stores or websites these days.
Kind Regards, Chris Hart  See the latest product news here.

Open Monday to Saturday 9.00 to 5.00. Closed Sundays and Bank Holidays

15 Talisman Square, Kenilworth CV8 1JB tel 01926 855264
email me at: or Kelly at:

Monday, 12 April 2010

The Sonali Authentic Indian Take Away, Warwick Road

Sonali Indian Take Away
33 Warwick Road
Kenilworth, CV8 1HN
tel 01926 857 733 or 01926 856300

The owner says, 'This Indian takeaway offers great food and an excellent delivery service. Sonali is particularly popular among University of Warwick. All food is 100% Halal.'   See the full menu here

Sunday, 11 April 2010

Preserves For Sale in De Montford Road, Kenilworth

I needed to photograph Castle Hill, couldn't get parked as an event was on. Circled Clinton Lane ended up looping down Woodcote and into De Montford.

It was then I stopped and jumped out. This is what Kenilworth used to be all about and sometimes, even now - it is.

It was then I had a Back to the Future moment (where Marty McFly is back thirty years and keeps citing modern inventions and met with odd looks).

I met the lady, 'Can I photograph your jars...for a Google can find you?' Blank stare. 'Google...the internet?' Very blank stare. 'Do you go on the internet?' Smile and shake of the head, 'Oh, No.'

This experience made my day. After a quick chat, I learned most of the fruit was wild and the produce from the local market. It took three weeks for the jams to be ready and the shallots a lot less. 

It's at this point I will stop writing as I realise (and you too) I know absolutely nothing about making jams or anything else that goes into a er food.

What I do know is - get yourself down to De Montford Road and buy some - no buy the lot. Prices are from 20p to just over £2 (if you look close enough, you can see the top corner of the honesty box on the table. I'm back tomorrow with my kids for the Apricot Jam and if you get there before us - hands off it's ours.

Car Parking in Abbey End

Photo Shows April 2010


O-30 mins 20p
30-6O mins 60p
1-2hrs £1.00
2-3hrs £1.50
3-4hrs £2.00
Over 4hrs £3.50
Overnight 50p (6pm/8am)

WDC Kenilworth Car Parks Prices (as at Dec 2012)

Older Prices were:
O-l5 mins FREE
O-3O mins 30p
0-6O mins 60p
1-2hrs £1.00
2-3hrs £1.50
3-4hrs £2.00
Over 4hrs £3.50

Sunday, 4 April 2010

Pizza Pizzo Spring Menu Online Now

Now CLOSED as April 2011

Pizzo Delipizzeria - Gourmet Pizzas to your door
25 Warwick Road, CV8 1HN
tel 01926 855 544 email

Pizzo Pizza is the latest concept in the home dining market place. Order a Pizzo Pizza and you will always come back. All of our toppings come from our well stocked deli, and our dough is organic! Free Wifi

See the full menu here
For the What's in Kenilworth? Web Album click here

Thursday, 1 April 2010

New Today - About this site

New project for me called What's in Kenilworth? It seems a really easy question, but between The Official Kenilworth Website, the local newspaper and all the web searches I have done - I cannot answer the question. I thought the release of Kenilworth in Google Street View would help, but that is very out of date already.

Good news is some of my geo tagged images can be seen and linked within street view, click here to see Warwick Road. I have definite plans to help the small businesses of Kenilworth, especially the ones that have no website and do not appear on Google Street View i.e. Cake Kingdom, Kenilworth Sweet Shop - there are many. Click the photo to see the What's in Kenilworth web album by Mike Downes

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