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NormK
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16 of 29  Sat 6th Oct 2012 9:38am  
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I was passing Lincoln Street yesterday and i see that the Salvation Army has disapeard what a waste of a perfectly sound building.In the 60s we demolished a line of terraced houses in the street to make way for that.The same applies to the Ambulance Station,that was only built in the 60s and they demolished it and built a smaller one....
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PhilipInCoventry
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17 of 29  Sat 6th Oct 2012 10:02am  
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Hi NormK, Wave On the face of it, I would agree with you, especially as they have opened a new multi-million building just a few yards away in Station St. The answer that I was given by a charity official, was that the cost of rectifying nearly every aspect of the original building was far greater. Changes in legislation regards the provision of accommodation as provided by the Salvation Army had forced this situation. I was also told that the Sallies' have come out ok with this. A couple of years on, we will all find out. Thank you for your post. We shall keep watching. Thumbs up ps. I do wonder why the legislation for accommodation is so different for Landlords, who let to tenants & the bodies who provide welfare, like the Sallies. Just a thought!
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mick
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18 of 29  Tue 9th Oct 2012 2:45pm  
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The new facility is actually in Harnall Lane West. I understand that the old building consisted of largely dormitory accommodation and has been replaced by single rooms.
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Foxcote
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19 of 29  Fri 4th Jan 2013 7:42pm  
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I don't know whereabouts in Coventry these houses were located but they show the 'new style' 1943 1943 Coventry Housing Coventry Housing during the 'War Years'
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dutchman
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20 of 29  Sat 5th Jan 2013 5:36pm  
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On 4th Jan 2013 7:42pm, Foxcote said: I don't know whereabouts in Coventry these houses were located but they show the 'new style' 1943
Canley Smile
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TonyS
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21 of 29  Sat 5th Jan 2013 6:12pm  
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On 5th Jan 2013 5:36pm, dutchman said: ....Canley Smile
The first of the two links shows houses in Sheriff Avenue, Canley, looking down towards Prior Deram Walk in the distance. Incidently, I am led to believe that Sir Henry Parkes School at the far end of Prior Deram Walk (next to the A45 and now demolished) was also built by some of these same "war workers" after the war. I have some photos somewhere. I believe the first house in this pic is number 20. The second, I think, shows the same houses, this time looking 'uphill' towards Charter Avenue.
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dutchman
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22 of 29  Sat 5th Jan 2013 6:24pm  
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Thanks Tony Thumbs up The same houses today, much altered.
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Foxcote
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23 of 29  Sat 5th Jan 2013 6:29pm  
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Thanks for the help on the 'new housing' Tony S and Dutchman. I have found a 12 minute video of Coventry and in between the architect's models, there are great shots of Coventry, so detailed that I had to keep stopping the video to browse! I do hope it is of interest to all and not been duplicated. Bear with me though, I can't seem to link it Sad Coventry videos For some reason I couldn't select just the 'New Coventry Video', which is the fourth down, but hey, you can watch the others!
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NormK
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24 of 29  Fri 11th Jan 2013 4:17pm  
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In the 60s/70s we demolished some properties in Much Park Street, I can remember walking through the attic space from one to the other.Only some of the buildings had to go, and they moved some others to Spon Street. Does anyone know which buildings these were? Cheers
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dutchman
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25 of 29  Fri 11th Jan 2013 4:29pm  
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On 11th Jan 2013 4:17pm, NormK said: Does anyone know which buildings these were? Cheers
Yes they were the buildings now used as Frank Harveys Hi-Fi, the 1450 Cafe Bar and Aspell & Company (jewellers).
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NormK
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26 of 29  Fri 11th Jan 2013 5:31pm  
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Thank you again dutchman. It is something that i have often thought about ,and i will have a look next time i am down that way, i suppose there is a plaque or something... Thumbs up
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Foxcote
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27 of 29  Thu 24th Jan 2013 9:00am  
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Vernon Street photograph, it appears that these houses were nearly saved and then there was a change of plan and they were demolished. Vernon Street, 1973
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dutchman
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28 of 29  Thu 24th Jan 2013 12:42pm  
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The row of houses about to be demolished were earmarked for preservation, as an example of the tops shops era but Coventry City Council eventually decided that they could not be usefully modernised at a reasonable cost
That argument sounds very familiar: Wellington Gardens Memorial in Spon End The same people who ran the Council housing department now run Whitefriars Housing!
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Foxcote
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29 of 29  Thu 24th Jan 2013 3:02pm  
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A photo showing the 'old and new' building work in Hillfields. Demolishing and Rebuilding in Hillfields, 1959
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