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Kaga simpson
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91 of 102  Mon 6th Nov 2017 9:58am  
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mcsporran, that's a useful picture, I thought the building was about one floor up in 51, there you go, the fifties were confusing times as to the rate of re-building. Thanks.
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NeilsYard
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92 of 102  Sat 30th Dec 2017 5:43pm  
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Apologies if posted before.
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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93 of 102  Wed 25th Apr 2018 4:05pm  
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A new one to me - similar to Cliff's on the 2nd page of this thread. Interesting as it shows the short-lived store in the context of Broadgate and the entrance on the left to Market Place....
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Roger Turner
Torksey
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94 of 102  Wed 25th Apr 2018 8:12pm  
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It certainly isn`t very photogenic, if I was a Scotsman I`d say dour, monolithic?
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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95 of 102  Thu 26th Apr 2018 9:19am  
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I you mean the original store Roger then yes deco utilised many a slab-sided arrangement.
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Kaga simpson
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96 of 102  Thu 26th Apr 2018 12:51pm  
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Roger, I know they let it burn? They were short of water, they had a pump drawing water from the Sherbourne at the bottom of the Burges, saved buildings like the Wine Lodge and Anslows, MHW etc, made sure Owens was clear of people and then left it.
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Prof
Gloucester
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97 of 102  Thu 26th Apr 2018 1:25pm  
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The Owen Owen Trinity St shop to the left of the entrance to New Buildings in Midland Red's photo (70 in this topic) was where they had that fascinating cashier booth to which all the overhead cables carried screw top round containers, and at the pull of a lever, the notes and purchase docket sped at a fast rate, to be opened and change sent back by the cashier. To a child this was great fun to watch as they whirred past overhead. Edited by member, 26th Apr 2018 1:27 pm
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pixrobin
Canley
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98 of 102  Thu 26th Apr 2018 2:42pm  
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Yes Prof, Philip showed the device in post 741 in the 'Shops of Yore' thread
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Prof
Gloucester
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99 of 102  Thu 26th Apr 2018 10:32pm  
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Thanks for that Pixrobin
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Kaga simpson
Peacehaven, East Sussex
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100 of 102  Fri 10th Aug 2018 4:21pm  
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I thought that around the mid thirties a lot of Coventry centre had been built well over half a century ago, and most buildings had an amount of timber and timber decays and the top end of the Burges was about to collapse and so was Butcher Row - so the council was forced to rebuild them. But the council did not just replace them, the top part of the Burges and Ironmonger Row, Little Butcher Row - they allowed Owen Owen to take over. Why? Owen Owen built a store that was massive and solid for Coventry, higher than other buildings in the new Trinity Street, more like a castle, small windows for a new shop. Why? Then less than five years later, they rebuilt, different spot, different design, three times lighter than the previous shop. Why?
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flapdoodle
Coventry
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101 of 102  Fri 10th Aug 2018 9:42pm  
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Different style because Coventry was being built in a contemporary style and everything had to fit in. New position was due to the Gibson plan.
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Midland Red
Cherwell
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102 of 102  Sun 12th Aug 2018 9:43am  
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Discussion on the general redevelopment continues in the "Post-war redevelopment" thread Thumbs up
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