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NormK
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16 of 29  Tue 25th Dec 2012 9:27am  
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Good morning Foxcote. On Google Earth select a place you want, then click view, then historic imagery, and it goes back in time by sliding the date back. It gets a bit blurry but it gives you an idea where roads etc used to be. Cheers
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Foxcote
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17 of 29  Tue 25th Dec 2012 9:39am  
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Thanks ever so NormK, I am glad I asked, it sounds great. I'll have a go. Thumbs up
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scrutiny
coventry
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18 of 29  Sat 1st Jun 2013 3:45pm  
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Just to explain, just to the left of the urinal stood a police box (Tardis). It would have blanked out the rear end of the Triumph car and half the steps to the Glass entrance. Thumbs up
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woodford
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19 of 29  Sat 1st Jun 2013 9:48pm  
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Brilliant photo - to think I've walked past there, for several years on the way to work, without knowing about this!! Oh my Thumbs up
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Baz
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20 of 29  Sun 2nd Jun 2013 7:59am  
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I don't know where I got this photo, it may have come from an old newspaper that I took my own photos of, many moons ago. But this is the one you are after.
Always looking forward to looking at the past.

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Foxcote
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21 of 29  Sun 2nd Jun 2013 8:35am  
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That's a great shot, Baz ! I found an aerial shot on the 'Britain from Above' site but I didn't think I'd ever see such a close-up of it at ground level Thumbs up
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Midland Red
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22 of 29  Tue 4th Jun 2013 4:36pm  
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Same site today
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Longford Lad
Langen, Germany
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23 of 29  Sat 2nd Nov 2013 2:40pm  
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Browsing the pictures on this forum has brought back many memories of my younger years in Coventry, but I never expected to find a picture of this little building! Many years ago, I was "making use of the facilities at this establishment" when about 5 fire engines went past. It was the first time I had heard fire engines with sirens and was only used to hearing the old fire bells. I thought it was the end of the world. Perhaps somebody could put an approximate date on this. It was long before the "City of Coventry Fire Brigade Yellow" saga.
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oldmoney
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24 of 29  Sat 2nd Nov 2013 3:10pm  
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Wasn't there another gents loo like that round by where the ice rink is now?
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NormK
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25 of 29  Sat 2nd Nov 2013 6:27pm  
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There was one of these in Adelaide Street, we dismantled it a long time ago. These things might have looked unsightly, but boy-oh-boy they were handy at times Cheers Cheers
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Primrose
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26 of 29  Sat 2nd Nov 2013 9:46pm  
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The Adelaide Street one was near the junction with Castle Street, wasn't it? Memory fails me as to whether that one had a roof. Being female and very young at the time, I always viewed those structures with a mixture of fascination and horror!
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NormK
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27 of 29  Sun 3rd Nov 2013 8:41am  
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Yes Primrose you are right on the location of it. Also I do not recall it having a roof either. Thumbs up
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Covjb35
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28 of 29  Sun 3rd Nov 2013 11:17am  
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Sorry, but I don't have a photo of this facility. I do remember it however, at the junction of Ford St., Alma St. & Raglan St. I recall passing it on the way to the Highfield Road soccer ground. The toilet is marked on the 1:2500 map as Unl (urinal). As far as I remember, it was painted green, and I don't recall a roof either.
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scrutiny
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29 of 29  Sun 3rd Nov 2013 12:48pm  
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The urinal at Castle St, as far as I remember, had no roof and was smaller than the one on Lower Ford St, which had a re-enforced glass roof. The one at Castle St was used as emergency only, as that particular area for some reason was out of bounds at night time. I came from Hillfields and felt safe day and night but in that area, day time only?
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