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Helen F
Warrington
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106 of 122  Mon 28th Jan 2019 9:23am  
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The Brewery on Much Park Street at Britain From Above The brewery started from a couple of inns/pubs and a malt house. Eventually it spread over 5/6 large properties and their gardens.
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realcovkid
exhall
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107 of 122  Wed 6th Feb 2019 1:06am  
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My sister went there. Mrs Bruce, the vicar's wife from St Anne's, was her teacher. It was near the Admiral Lord Rodney.
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Kaga simpson
Peacehaven, East Sussex
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108 of 122  Mon 10th Jun 2019 12:02pm  
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Around 1820. About fifty feet from the old gateway of the Greyfriars Monastery was the Old Rose Inn in Much Park Street, a well-established house of small brick and post in panelled style. Shadows flickered from the fire, the grey haired owner, noted for his surliness, but famed for its home brewed ale. Frequented by many citizens and trades people in the evenings. Each had his own pipe and tankard, the later marked with his name. The daily paper was here read nightly to an attentive audience in good loud tone, by an enterprising person - it was also lent out next day to neighbours requiring it. If they kept it more than twenty minutes they were charged one penny for its use. The word "Much" locally was in early times equivalent to "Great" and was so used in the time of Elizabeth I. The old monastic buildings which were erected by the Whitefriars about the year 1343 had seen many changes, and now with extra buildings, formed an excellent workhouse for the poor. As built by the friars they consisted of a church and ecclesiastical offices with cloister gates and domestic buildings surrounded by walls.
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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109 of 122  Fri 6th Sep 2019 9:45am  
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Final days of the old street including part of the old Brewery and the Hammertons building -
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Flinty
Frimley, Surrey
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110 of 122  Fri 20th Sep 2019 12:23pm  
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My name is Paul Flint and I attended St Michael's in Much Park Street 1953/4 and I lived in the sweet shop directly opposite with my mum and dad. My grandad lived in the house no.83 next but one to the school on the Admiral Lord Rodney side. I have been trying to remember what the sweet shop was called. None of my family who are still alive can remember and I can't find any historical trace. If you or your parents can remember I would be so grateful. The shop was open "all hours" and it was frequented by workers going on night shift mostly from the Humber in Stoke for their cigarettes or to pay in to the "Christmas Club" or by children who would spend ages deciding what to buy off the "one penny sweet trays".
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Heathite
Coventry
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111 of 122  Fri 20th Sep 2019 1:30pm  
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Hi, is it on this list? Much Park Street 1955 Possibly J N Gray at number 74, a newsagent
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Helen F
Warrington
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112 of 122  Fri 20th Sep 2019 1:45pm  
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As ever, very useful Heathite Thumbs up Carpenters at 63 was opposite the School I think. There's a photo - is this it? Middle row, left hand side on this photo from Historic England. Edited by member, 20th Sep 2019 1:53 pm
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Midland Red
Cherwell
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113 of 122  Fri 20th Sep 2019 2:20pm  
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On 20th Sep 2019 12:23pm, Flinty said: My name is Paul Flint and I attended St Michael's in Much Park Street 1953/4 and I lived in the sweet shop directly opposite with my mum and dad. My grandad lived in the house no.83 next but one to the school on the Admiral Lord Rodney side.
That's quite amazing. I've posted on the "Westwood Parish" thread today regarding 113 Cromwell Lane, in which my parents and I lived (for a short time!) in the early 1950s and which was also home to another forum member. Now comes this posting referring to 83 Much Park Street. In the 19th century it was home to the Howkins family, and John and Harriet Howkins were my 3x great grandparents. Certainly they were there in the 1851 census (probably in 1841 as well, although that census doesn't give house numbers). After their deaths (1867 and 1888), their son, also John, lived there until he passed away in 1904, and their granddaughter was the occupant until her marriage in 1905. It's been a funny sort of day! Wink
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Heathite
Coventry
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114 of 122  Fri 20th Sep 2019 2:21pm  
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Thank you Helen, here's a bit more. It is from the 1937 directory which may be too early but it provides surnames and house/residence numbers to consider. I don't know if members can see clearly the whole page if I post it. Personally if I have difficulty on a laptop then I can use a smartphone with the zoom facility which is a very useful feature. Please let me know if you can see the whole page/s. Thank you. Edited by member, 20th Sep 2019 2:24 pm
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Helen F
Warrington
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115 of 122  Fri 20th Sep 2019 2:44pm  
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Number 83 was the right side of the 3 storey top shop building on the left of this photo. Middle row, right hand side on this photo from Historic England. In 1850 there was an additional row of houses between the top shop and the Black Prince, demolished for the school. The numbering suggests that the number allocation was done after the school was built. Edited by member, 20th Sep 2019 2:55 pm
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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116 of 122  Mon 23rd Sep 2019 11:08am  
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The Phillips & Marriott Brewery disappears............
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Heathite
Coventry
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117 of 122  Thu 26th Sep 2019 4:28pm  
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Much Park Street 1937 with the school adjacent number 81. I tried posting it as one image but it then appears too small to see. Roll eyes
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Elaine
Coventry
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118 of 122  Wed 9th Oct 2019 1:18pm  
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Many thanks to NeilsYard for the photo of the chippy. My grandparents, mum and two uncles lived above it from about 1943 for a few years. I showed it to mum and she said the top floor left side window was the bedroom she shared with her 2 brothers. They exchanged accommodation with the owners and ended up living in Radford. Mum tells me that there was an iron staircase outside leading up to the 1st floor and an internal staircase up to the two bedrooms.
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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119 of 122  Wed 9th Oct 2019 2:02pm  
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My pleasure Elaine - it’s part of what this forum is about Thumbs up Which photo post number was it?
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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120 of 122  Thu 10th Oct 2019 11:47am  
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Thanks to Cliff Berwick. Helen, you might like this one - MPS, Whitefriars Gate just behind the COVENTRY banner - some great detail. I think that is The Rose pub to the left of that. Acccording to Fred’s Real Ale Rambles, that closed in 1910'ish, so dates the postcard.
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