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Kaga simpson
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196 of 230  Wed 30th Nov 2016 11:39am  
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Osmiroid, wonderful photo's, but they say late fifties, Broadgate House but no sign of the Leofric that I thought opened in the middle fifties, are your dates wrong or am I?
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Midland Red
Cherwell
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197 of 230  Wed 30th Nov 2016 11:47am  
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Hotel Leofric opened in 1955 Thumbs up I have this postcard which I dated as circa 1953
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Osmiroid
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198 of 230  Wed 30th Nov 2016 12:25pm  
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Thanks both :) I have adjusted my caption to early 50s. I had previously seen that or similar mentioned as late 50s. I found out last night there was a Edith Osborne of 68 Smithford Street.
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Dreamtime
Perth Western Australia
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199 of 230  Wed 25th Jan 2017 11:35am  
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Ye Olde Co-op, that's a classic Neil. Thumbs up
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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200 of 230  Wed 22nd Mar 2017 11:23am  
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Good view here which really shows of the line of Smithford Street. I don't think this could have been long after 1940. Would the tall white 'tower' to the left have been the Kings Head stairwell? Edited by member, 22nd Mar 2017 11:23 am
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Dreamtime
Perth Western Australia
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201 of 230  Wed 22nd Mar 2017 1:28pm  
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There is something very dramatic about the old black and white photos. I like that one, to me it looks as if all the people had frozen in time. Thanks for that one Neil. Thumbs up
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Annewiggy
Tamworth
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202 of 230  Sat 25th Mar 2017 6:19pm  
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Another shot I don't think I have seen before from the newspaper archive
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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203 of 230  Tue 22nd Aug 2017 3:52am  
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I don't think I've ever seen this view of the Coventry Arms before and that side - the Kings Head just visible on the right.
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Midland Red
Cherwell
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204 of 230  Tue 22nd Aug 2017 7:53am  
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Brilliant find, Neil Cheers It's great that you're back on nights again Lol Coventry Arms on Real Ale Rambles Thumbs up
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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205 of 230  Tue 22nd Aug 2017 8:53pm  
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Thanks Cliff - obviously have a lot of work to do but made sure I have my priorities right Big grin
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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206 of 230  Tue 10th Oct 2017 1:51pm  
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Just going back a while to that 'mystery' light - this image reminded of the puzzle - but confirms Rob's detective work - different location I know but almost certainly the same kind of light. Edited by member, 10th Oct 2017 1:51 pm
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Helen F
Warrington
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207 of 230  Tue 10th Oct 2017 4:34pm  
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LOL. Even before I read your comment I was thinking 'it's that bl***y lamp post'. Good picture though. As a focal point it wasn't much used and none with any clear lines.
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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208 of 230  Sat 25th Nov 2017 5:57am  
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Another good aerial shot here during early stages of the development during the last days of the street. Very early work on what would be the M&S building here and interesting to note what was on West Orchard at that time. Edited by member, 25th Nov 2017 5:58 am
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Midland Red
Cherwell
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209 of 230  Sat 25th Nov 2017 7:51am  
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I guess that's the static water tank top left?
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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210 of 230  Wed 29th Nov 2017 12:00pm  
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Probably seen before but interesting to see the final elements of the 'Street' before it became the 'Way'. This one also shows the lines that were Vicar Lane and Market Street, with foundations in early stages for Broadgate House. Edited by member, 29th Nov 2017 12:01 pm
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