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Kaga simpson
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196 of 207  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 207  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
UK
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198 of 207  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 207  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 207  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 207  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 207  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 207  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 207  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 207  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 207  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 207  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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