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Baz
Coventry
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1 of 42  Tue 31st Jul 2012 11:12pm  
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I could not find a topic on this so there it goes. I know it is not an old building as buildings go, but the amount of work that went into building it was vast. I am trying to find out about the three figures that stand tall above the main doorway. Can any one tell me who they were ? Don't tell me it's the three wise men. Working for our council - ha ha ha. Here are a few more bits of art. All photo's taken on St.Mary's Street. Thumbs up
Always looking forward to looking at the past.

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Baz
Coventry
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2 of 42  Wed 1st Aug 2012 9:18pm  
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I did see a picture somewhere with regards to a raised walk way from the rear of the Council House to St. Mary's. It must have been 40 feet in the air. And something to do with a wall that MAY have been part of the Castle. I don't have this photo but do recall it being in a newspaper that I gave back to a lady that lent it to me. Wave
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dutchman
Spon End
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3 of 42  Wed 1st Aug 2012 10:30pm  
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Coventry was part of the diocese of Lichfield until 1918.
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Dreamtime
Perth Western Australia
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4 of 42  Fri 14th Jun 2013 1:19pm  
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You have just brought my notice to the Council House Dutchman, via your link. Not a lot has been mentioned about this lovely 100 year old building. I sincerely hope there are no dire plans for it in the future. Wave
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heritage
Bedworth
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5 of 42  Fri 14th Jun 2013 5:09pm  
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I knew this was in my file but had trouble locating it. Quality is not great as it is from the Coventry Graphic in December 1915. It shows the building of the Council House on the Hay Lane corner. Hopefully you can read the text underneath the image.
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Dreamtime
Perth Western Australia
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6 of 42  Fri 14th Jun 2013 5:34pm  
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dutchman
Spon End
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7 of 42  Fri 14th Jun 2013 6:27pm  
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The Coventry Graphic were fiercely critical of the new Council House...
'the exterior of the Council House is being overloaded with gaudy ornament'
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Dreamtime
Perth Western Australia
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8 of 42  Sat 15th Jun 2013 3:04am  
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That's a shame then, because I always thought it looked a rather grand building and I still do. There is not many of them left. Wave
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dougie
from Wigan
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9 of 42  Fri 1st Aug 2014 9:35am  
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These are outside but as you can see it's not finished yet but it looks good, Thumbs up-- Wink My wife she is a Coventry girl
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stevie g
wyken, coventry
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10 of 42  Fri 1st Aug 2014 9:36am  
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Looks great just hope it lasts!!! Cheers Thumbs up Cheers Thumbs up
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dougie
from Wigan
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11 of 42  Fri 1st Aug 2014 9:40am  
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Oh my It will last, it looks better than on the photo's believe me, that's if you've not already seen it Thumbs up
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stevie g
wyken, coventry
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12 of 42  Fri 1st Aug 2014 10:56am  
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I was referring to vandalism, hoping that they don't get hold of it and wreck it like so many other things!!!!!! Thumbs up Thumbs up
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Dreamtime
Perth Western Australia
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13 of 42  Fri 1st Aug 2014 11:05am  
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Lovely photos Dougie thank you, and hello to Mrs. Dougie Wave Those colours suit her. Thumbs up
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morgana
the secret garden
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14 of 42  Thu 4th Dec 2014 10:26am  
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Council house being built 100 years gallery Edited by member, 6th Dec 2014 7:10 pm
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MattB
Tile Hill, Coventry
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15 of 42  Sat 13th Jun 2015 3:36pm  
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Hi, new here. I am trying to find a picture of the figure that stands on top of the clock tower of the council house, can anyone help me out Thanks

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