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So sorry to read about your Mum Danny. I'm not that close to Coventry so wasn't aware of this toxic situation surrounding Courtalds .

The evidence you describe seems incontrovertible but know how long and difficult it can be to prove . Unfortunately sometimes not in the lifetime of the sufferers.

Asbestos and the diseases attributed to it is a case in point. My partner now deceased was involved in installing telephone exchanges for many years from being a young man. Asbestos was used in those buildings. He died from the complications of a lung disorder but it was never attributed to asbestos. He was only 67.

I hope your family can continue to research this situation and that your Mum will be with you for a while longer.

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I too worked in Coventry at Bridge Clock Motors opposite the Alvis before moving to Fords in Leamington. I was a union rep. Many reports of the effects of chemical processes were suppressed by the company’s in those days, 1970’s. It took years of union pressure to get health and safety regulations in place. I’m sure you will have tried but for those who don’t know, compensation is available for sufferers even if not employees, although this is hardly recompense for the years of illness. My heart goes out to you all for this awful situation.

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Well written , informative article

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Happy Christmas to The Dispatch and all involved ,looking forward to what's in store here in 2024.

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It is so important for these stories to be told and for a light to be shone on every kind of injustice. Thank you Danny for sharing your family's story and thank you to The Dispatch for bringing it to a wider audience. This was a very personal story and there must be many others with their own story to tell. The photographs of Danny's beautiful mum added another dimension to the story and made it very real for me.

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