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NeilsYard
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316 of 348  Thu 4th Jul 2019 12:10pm  
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I visited my mum's last night and her partner Tony remembers playing 'pooh-sticks' on Ram Bridge post-war. He recalled the bridge stonework although looking at BFA it seems it was already all being covered over by 1950. Edited by member, 4th Jul 2019 2:49 pm
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Helen F
317 of 348  Thu 4th Jul 2019 12:14pm  
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Dreamtime
Perth Western Australia
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318 of 348  Fri 5th Jul 2019 3:52am  
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On 4th Jul 2019 11:47am, Helen F said: In other words - your guess is as good as mine Big grin
Lol Lol Thanks, Helen, at least your comments are a lot more logical than mine. Wave
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Kaga simpson
Peacehaven, East Sussex
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319 of 348  Fri 5th Jul 2019 4:44pm  
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Ram bridge was swept away in a storm somewhere about 1830.
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Prof
Gloucester
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320 of 348  Sat 6th Jul 2019 8:53am  
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Perhaps it was re-built?
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Helen F
Warrington
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321 of 348  Sat 6th Jul 2019 2:50pm  
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Having mentioned Lee Beesley & Co on Vicar Lane, I noticed that they had a place on Smithford Street - middle of the picture. The red cross is the entrance to Garden Row. Edited by member, 6th Jul 2019 3:06 pm
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Annewiggy
Tamworth
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322 of 348  Mon 29th Jul 2019 12:37pm  
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Just reading through "A Harvest of History" about the life of J B Shelton. He says the west end of Smithford Street adjoining Fleet Street was called Ram Bridge Place. He mentions that a large water mill was discovered at a depth of 12ft 6in at the north west corner of Woolworths and that timbers of a great size, which had been mortised out were found and were probably used to hold the flood gate, which was called the "Ram" which more than likely gives its name to Ram Bridge Place.
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Kaga simpson
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323 of 348  Tue 30th Jul 2019 9:51am  
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Annewhiggy, that's interesting, was there an sort of diagram.?
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Helen F
Warrington
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324 of 348  Tue 30th Jul 2019 11:47am  
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I wish Kaga, I wish. While the loss of Shelton's pre war artefacts is heart breaking, the loss of excavation details including maps and sketches is worse. I'm slowly putting locations to dig descriptions and photos that were taken at the time. Shelton didn't have access to the number of early images I have, so in some cases I probably have a picture of a standing building he later dug up eg, there is an image of a building that spanned the river between the West Orchard bridge and the Ram Bridge, which might well be the mill, although no water wheel was in evidence by then. If I knew exactly where he was digging, I could perhaps match the two up. I'm currently trying to work out the subteranean features including descriptions, sketches and photos. It's a knotty problem that I pick up and put down, as and when I'm in the mood. A lot of the images of cellars turn out to be of the same two - one on the High Street under what is now the Halifax and the Coventry Building Society and the other is uder a council building that is on the site of the Old Star, opposite Bayley Lane. I've yet to work out how many crypts/cellars there were or if there was a true pattern to where they were located.
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Annewiggy
Tamworth
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325 of 348  Tue 30th Jul 2019 12:47pm  
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Sorry Kaga. It is only a booklet I have listing some of the excavations he has done. The only diagram is one of Trinity Street.
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Prof
Gloucester
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326 of 348  Tue 10th Sep 2019 2:43pm  
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Smithford St rather than Broadgate I think. Helen F may know the white building, right centre of photo?
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Kaga simpson
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327 of 348  Tue 10th Sep 2019 3:02pm  
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Prof, looks like Burtons.
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Helen F
Warrington
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328 of 348  Tue 10th Sep 2019 3:14pm  
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It is Smithford Street and it does look like Burtons but I think it was this building on the right, a bit further east than Burtons. Forum library image I don't know what it was used for.
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Midland Red
Cherwell
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329 of 348  Tue 10th Sep 2019 3:56pm  
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The one in your photo, Helen, is The Picture House.
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Prof
Gloucester
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330 of 348  Tue 10th Sep 2019 4:20pm  
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Doesn't seem to be a corner site though Kaga!
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