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JohnnieWalker
Bonny Hills, Australia
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46 of 62  Sun 24th Nov 2019 6:10am  
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On 23rd Nov 2019 9:33pm, Prof said:
To my shame, I don't think I ever saw that - magnificent, isn't it!
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Dreamtime
Perth Western Australia
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47 of 62  Sun 24th Nov 2019 7:24am  
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Oh, it certainly is JW, it's in the right place but a tad too rich for my dining area. (hope you have been safe in the Bonny Hills) Wave
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Prof
Gloucester
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48 of 62  Sun 24th Nov 2019 2:17pm  
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It is still there if you ever make the trip back JW.
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Prof
Gloucester
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49 of 62  Tue 26th Nov 2019 9:11pm  
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Prof
Gloucester
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50 of 62  Tue 11th Feb 2020 11:25pm  
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Godiva and stained glass in St Mary's Guildhall.

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Helen F
Warrington
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51 of 62  Mon 16th Mar 2020 10:51pm  
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Coventry Society on the kitchen refurbish More pictures
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Dougie
from Wigan
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52 of 62  Tue 17th Mar 2020 1:23pm  
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Helen. I also have a collection of snaps I've taken like this one of inside the strong room when I closed the door - locks at the back of the vault door
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Helen F
Warrington
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53 of 62  Tue 17th Mar 2020 2:33pm  
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Very nice pic dougie and just the out of the way image I'm looking for. I'm guessing that it was the door of the Treasury. It used to have three ornate chests with the guilds’ goodies.
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Prof
Gloucester
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54 of 62  Wed 13th May 2020 8:47pm  
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I have been watching Michael Wood's Story of England on BBC4. He is the historian of Kibworth village in Leics having lands owned by Merton College Oxford. Imagine my surprise when he is seen with the archivist in St Mary's Hall with a record that shows that a peasant (villein) from Kibworth named Brown rose to be a draper (mercer), came to live in Coventry in Earl St and traded there. A descendant named Brown moved to London but was a member of the Trinity Guild in Coventry. He was invited to be Mayor of the city in Coventry but because of his commitments of trade in London seems to have refused the honour. This is recorded in the Coventry Leet Book. Good coverage inside St Mary's and also the original Leet Book is produced for Wood to view and read. Edited by member, 13th May 2020 8:50 pm
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Helen F
Warrington
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55 of 62  Wed 13th May 2020 10:52pm  
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It's a good series that. Is the archivist he talks to David McGrory?
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Prof
Gloucester
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56 of 62  Thu 14th May 2020 9:30am  
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Yes Helen, I believe so. I met him once but some years back now.
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Rob Orland
Historic Coventry
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57 of 62  Thu 14th May 2020 10:24am  
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On 13th May 2020 10:52pm, Helen F said: It's a good series that. Is the archivist he talks to David McGrory?
It was an excellent series Helen - Michael Wood is a genuine and talented historian, not just a TV presenter like so many others are. I'm always impressed by his ability to fluently read the Olde English, which just looks like another language in another alphabet to me! Amusingly though, when he entered the Guildhall, he introduced "David McCrory", with a 'C' !! Lol
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Helen F
Warrington
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58 of 62  Thu 14th May 2020 10:34am  
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Lol I think you've worked out by now that spelling isn't my strong point Blush and names Blush Blush and funnily enough dates. So nobody should let me anywhere near history. Lol Off topic - my sister is making videos of our family tree, in a Who Do You Think You Are style format. She watched that Wood series several times to understand how to make things visually interesting.
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Rob Orland
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59 of 62  Thu 14th May 2020 12:58pm  
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Oh my, no, it wasn't you who got it wrong Helen - his surname actually is McGrory - it was Michael Wood who incorrectly introduced him as David McCrory! Lol
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Helen F
60 of 62  Thu 14th May 2020 1:19pm  
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