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dutchman
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1 of 7  Tue 2nd Oct 2012 4:08am  
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On 30th Sep 2012 12:55am, pat said: We used to live in St.Patricks rd which is nearby and would play around the area.
Just curious Pat, how did you feel about the "ghost houses" as I used to call them at the end of St Patrick's Road? For the uninitiated these were very substantial houses which were gutted during the war but left standing for decades afterwards for no apparent reason. Post moved from topic Mile Lane by Midland Red, 3rd Oct 2012 2:44 pm
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pat
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2 of 7  Tue 2nd Oct 2012 11:42pm  
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Hi Dutchman, not quite sure which end of the road you mean. At Quinton rd end there were about four houses then the spaces where houses had been bombed. Also several more gaps all along the road where various houses also came down.The other side had the large spare ground as we used to call it by the what is now police station. And the opposite end to that had missing houses too. As I was there from 1953 to 1979 it was a changing picture when the ring road started to be built. I would off loved to see pictures of it before the war but unfortunately my parents hadn't got any. Wave Post moved from topic Mile Lane by Midland Red, 3rd Oct 2012 2:45 pm Post moved from topic s by Midland Red, 3rd Oct 2012 2:46 pm
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dutchman
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3 of 7  Wed 3rd Oct 2012 12:47am  
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Hi Pat Wave I mean the row of semis where the roof timbers were left exposed but were otherwise intact. I think it was at the station end? There was a planning application to rebuild them but the council as usual blocked it. There's a picture of the row as I remember it one of the books but I can't remember which book it is. This is allegedly a pre-war picture of a completely different part of St Patrick's Road: Pictures of Coventry Post moved from topic Mile Lane by Midland Red, 3rd Oct 2012 2:46 pm
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pat
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4 of 7  Wed 3rd Oct 2012 6:59am  
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Hi Dutchman, Sorry I cant recall them. That end of the road had the long wall with overgrown land behind it. I can remember there were remains of a shed and outhouse there. There were a few houses too but were lived in. Thanks for the photo,that looks like the wall I mean looking down to the Park Road entrance Wave Post moved from topic Mile Lane by Midland Red, 3rd Oct 2012 2:47 pm
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Midland Red
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5 of 7  Wed 3rd Oct 2012 8:41am  
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On 3rd Oct 2012 12:47am, dutchman said: This is allegedly a pre-war picture of a completely different part of St Patrick's Road: Pictures of Coventry
No allegedly about it, D! It's taken right at the Warwick Road end of St Patricks Road The building on the right of the photo faced out onto Eaton Road and was our doctors' surgery (Archer-Hall, Gould, etc), with an entrance to the reception and waiting room from St Patricks Road - after consultation, the exit was by the main front door of the building into Eaton Road It's just above the "O" in "OF" in this photo Just beyond the large houses behind the bus would be the turning into Manor Road - from memory they were a pair of large semi-detached houses, I used to delivery papers to one of them Post moved from topic Mile Lane by Midland Red, 3rd Oct 2012 2:48 pm
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NeilsYard
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6 of 7  Mon 28th Jan 2013 4:36am  
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In this image there looked to have been some seriously nice/impressive houses in the Park Road/St Patricks Road area...
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mick
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7 of 7  Tue 29th Jan 2013 2:21pm  
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I think the large houses were in Eaton Road -in the approach to the station and of course there is still one pair of these standing. This area of the City was developed towards the end of the nineteenth century when it was released from Cheylesmore Park and much of it was leasehold - which may have been a factor in why postwar restoration was slow. it was interesting to see the report in the Telegraph about the Vatican investments in the City using the name of British Grolux. They ultimately acquired the freehold interest in this chunk of the Cheylesmore Estate and I believe they bought it from Coventry Newspapers [but the Telegraph did not report that bit!]
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