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Kaga simpson
Peacehaven, East Sussex
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76 of 91  Tue 18th Oct 2016 10:37am  
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Neils Yard, I suppose you know that building was only there about 4 years, and the other one was built a little higher up Broadgate. Regards, Kaga.
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mcsporran
Coventry & Cebu
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77 of 91  Tue 18th Oct 2016 12:12pm  
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The second picture looks like construction of the entrance to the basement of Owens directly from the subway under Trinity Street.
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Kaga simpson
Peacehaven, East Sussex
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78 of 91  Tue 18th Oct 2016 2:20pm  
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mcsporran, spot on, on the right would have been the pathway between the pub and the Leofric hotel.
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Dreamtime
Perth Western Australia
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79 of 91  Wed 19th Oct 2016 3:01am  
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Kaga, did you ever watch the ladies repairing the nylons in the Owen Owen's window under that walkway. I do know it has been mentioned before on the Forum. A quick fix to stop the ladders running up our legs. Those ladies were always busy.
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Midland Red
Cherwell
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80 of 91  Mon 3rd Jul 2017 11:02am  
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Advertisement from the "Coventry Official Guide 1949" (a publication of the Municipal Information Bureau)
Owen Owen
Garlands Joke Shop
Coventry
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81 of 91  Fri 25th Aug 2017 8:48pm  
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Owen Owen advert in the Coventry Evening Telegraph Supplement for the Consecration of Coventry Cathedral (18 May 1962):
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Midland Red
Cherwell
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82 of 91  Sun 3rd Sep 2017 10:30am  
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On 31st Jan 2015 3:48pm, Annewiggy said: I must admit I was confused about the perspective of my original picture and thought the building on the left was Ironmonger Row. A snap of google map shows it is on the other side of Trinity Street.
Here it is in relation to Trinity Street and New Buildings Thumbs up
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Wallis
leicestershire
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83 of 91  Sun 3rd Sep 2017 11:18pm  
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I worked in the studio of Owen Owen in the early 1960s, and from the windows we could watch the building of the Cathedral, the most exciting day was when the spire was put in place by helicopter in May 1962, it was fascinating to watch and we had a birds eye view!
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RLCherrington
London
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84 of 91  Mon 4th Sep 2017 1:14pm  
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Hi Midland Red, this is great image, very striking and sums up a lot about Cov as well as Owens. I hope it's ok to include in my book in the chapter on shopping. A lovely illustration, from old to new. all the best, Ruth
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Midland Red
Cherwell
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85 of 91  Thu 2nd Nov 2017 10:43pm  
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Another (undated) image of the bombed store Thumbs up
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Midland Red
Cherwell
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86 of 91  Fri 3rd Nov 2017 8:47am  
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This one shows the stairs to one of the Broadgate subways
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Kaga simpson
Peacehaven, East Sussex
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87 of 91  Fri 3rd Nov 2017 1:33pm  
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Again we have no dates, wasn't that subway put in sometime after the building opened? And wasn't the building completely different to the old one and what people expected? How many years did we wait from the gutted shop and the opening of the new? Wasn't there a slogan 'destroyed in twelve hours - rebuilt in twelve years'? 1953 we had a lot of rain, and the precinct some days was like a river, so we sang 'Cry me a river, 'cos I cried a river over you'.
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mcsporran
Coventry & Cebu
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88 of 91  Sat 4th Nov 2017 12:13pm  
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Here is a plan of Owens from the 1951 planning records: Note how it shows the position of the previous store with the delivery ramp and tunnel to the basement, also the alignment of the Trinity Street subway.
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Osmiroid
UK
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89 of 91  Mon 6th Nov 2017 12:59am  
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Thanks, nice bit of info on how they were situated in relation to each other Thumbs up
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Dreamtime
Perth Western Australia
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90 of 91  Mon 6th Nov 2017 3:15am  
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Thank you boys for the info on Owen Owen, I was an avid customer in the late 50's on wards especially in the shoe department. Then there was Santa in the basement. Happy
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