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dutchman
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1 of 88  Sun 1st Jul 2012 2:04pm  
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On 1st Jul 2012 12:48pm, LesMac said (on another thread): Am I right in thinking that further up Much Park St there was a brewery? A large slab fronted building on the right hand side. Somewhere where near where the Crown Court now stands. Or was that somewhere else and I am confused. Again.
Yes. It was built by Philips & Marriot but was eventually taken over by Bass/M&B. In later years it was used only as a regional office.
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LesMac
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2 of 88  Mon 2nd Jul 2012 9:11am  
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Thanks for reply. What a mine of information this forum is. Les
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3 of 88  Fri 18th Oct 2013 11:43am  
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Hello, I'm a new member of this Forum and to start off I have submitted a photograph I took in the late 1960's-early 1970's. The image is of what I believe to be the workshop of Wm. Franklin & Son, ribbon and woven label makers. You can barely make out the name above the central arch. Further up the street is the Whitefriars Gate, on the left side. The second picture is a view from inside the arch looking towards the street.
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4 of 88  Fri 18th Oct 2013 11:49am  
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Welcome to the forum covjb, and thanks for introducing the new topic. Do you have any more snapshots?
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NormK
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5 of 88  Fri 18th Oct 2013 12:05pm  
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covjb. That's odd, see how tall the building is from the street, yet at the rear it's quite small. What do you think? Roll eyes Loft conversion? Thumbs up  Edited by member, 18th Oct 2013 12:19 pm
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Covjb35
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6 of 88  Fri 18th Oct 2013 12:43pm  
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Hello, thanks for your interest in this subject. First, sorry about the picture jumble, I haven't got used to the program, things need to be rearranged. Sorry also if I've repeated anything - early days! Someone pointed out the problem of the building storey. I will look at the sequence of negs again; I thought they ran together, but perhaps not? The low arch looks OK but obviously the discrepancy needs sorting out. It was a long time ago! John
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Annewiggy
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7 of 88  Fri 18th Oct 2013 12:47pm  
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Hi Covjb, I have this picture, also taken in about 1960, you can see the name over the door in this one so I thought you might be interested. I also notice that windows on the top floor are bricked up.
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dutchman
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8 of 88  Fri 18th Oct 2013 1:59pm  
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On 18th Oct 2013 11:43am, Covjb35 said: Hello, I'm a new member of this Forum and to start off I have submitted a photograph I took in the late 1960's-early 1970's.
The photo at the top of this page must have been taken in the early 1960s as that end of Much Park Street was blocked-off a couple of years after Ringway St John was built in 1960. It's actually the first photo I've ever seen of that end of the street Thumbs up
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Midland Red
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9 of 88  Fri 18th Oct 2013 2:53pm  
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Welcome Covjb35 and thank you for posting such wonderful photos Cheers Interesting to see The Greyhound, and also the newsagents which used to deliver to us - I always wondered the name, and your photo has given a lead for me to find that it was C F Frapwell - and it appears in the 1912 Kelly's Directory at 119 Much Park Street, so it really was a long-established business PS I've modified the thread title as it look like expanding into a discussion about the street rather than the building itself Thumbs up
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Midland Red
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10 of 88  Fri 18th Oct 2013 2:55pm  
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I note that The Greyhound was 118 Much Park Street, so I wonder if MPS retained consecutive numbering rather than odds and evens? Dutchman!
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Covjb35
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11 of 88  Fri 18th Oct 2013 2:57pm  
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Re: Much Park Street and Franklins works I have checked my negative sequence and I have 11 images of Much Park Street, some include the Franklin works. The sequence runs from 9A to 19. Comparing the OS 1:2500 sheet revision for 1937 to my sequence of photographs seems to indicate that the images are right - it is just possible to count the number of properties from (and including) Whitefriars Gate to the Franklin building, and I think they tally. The OS sheet marks the entrance passage with a cross (X), and the Whitefriars Gate is indicated by 'GATE'. My photographs showing the passage and the workshops appears to fit the map depiction. "Dutchman" mentions the bricked up windows in his photo, so what about the buildings height discrepancy - front to back? - My only suggestion I can come up with is a roof pitch difference reflecting an apparently higher front facing, compared to the back? I might post a couple or three photos of the MPS area. I am unsure of the location but someone might know. John
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dutchman
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12 of 88  Fri 18th Oct 2013 4:08pm  
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On 18th Oct 2013 2:55pm, Midland Red said: I note that The Greyhound was 118 Much Park Street, so I wonder if MPS retained consecutive numbering rather than odds and evens? Dutchman!
Yes it did. So did all the other streets in that area.
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dutchman
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13 of 88  Fri 18th Oct 2013 4:14pm  
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On 18th Oct 2013 2:57pm, Covjb35 said: "Dutchman" mentions the bricked up windows in his photo
That was Anne! Smile The blocking-off I referred to was across the end of the street where it used to join the ring road. Smile
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Annewiggy
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14 of 88  Fri 18th Oct 2013 4:18pm  
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Another picture from my Coventry goody box (Found an envelope with his name on, Mr Beasley of Bonds Hospital)
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Midland Red
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15 of 88  Fri 18th Oct 2013 4:46pm  
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On 18th Oct 2013 4:08pm, dutchman said:
On 18th Oct 2013 2:55pm, Midland Red said: I note that The Greyhound was 118 Much Park Street, so I wonder if MPS retained consecutive numbering rather than odds and evens? Dutchman!
Yes it did. So did all the other streets in that area.
Thanks D - I have ancestors who lived at No.83 - do you have any indication of where that was, please?
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