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The spirit of Coventry
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1 of 13  Sat 16th Jul 2011 8:53pm  
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Does anybody know where Comleys and Sons, house furnishers, was?
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dutchman
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2 of 13  Sat 16th Jul 2011 9:08pm  
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Burges
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The spirit of Coventry
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3 of 13  Sat 16th Jul 2011 9:25pm  
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Ah nice one dutchman, thanks for that.
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Midland Red
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4 of 13  Sat 16th Jul 2011 9:27pm  
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. . . . and it's still there
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5 of 13  Sat 16th Jul 2011 9:44pm  
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The spirit of Coventry said: Ah nice one dutchman, thanks for that.
Somewhere west of the Burges Big grin Seriously, your guess is as good as mine. Depending on the date, it was mostly iron and steel works in that area.
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6 of 13  Sat 16th Jul 2011 9:46pm  
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Thanks for that Midland Red, was this the building that is opposite Buttons cafe, as I remember sitting on the second floor looking out the window to a brick built building that had some white writing on the top (some sort of graffiti), said something about Pink Floyd? I can't remember, can anyone else?
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7 of 13  Sat 16th Jul 2011 9:53pm  
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This is a better view of its location I can't help you directly with your reference to Buttons
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dutchman
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8 of 13  Sat 16th Jul 2011 10:42pm  
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The spirit of Coventry said: Thanks for that Midland Red, was this the building that is opposite Buttons cafe,
Yes, used to be Argos I think?
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9 of 13  Sun 17th Jul 2011 1:53pm  
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Thanks mate, as I say it used to have some writing, I think someone had lent over the roof and painted it on with a brush, as I say can't remember what it said but it was there a few years ago.
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10 of 13  Mon 19th Sep 2016 8:21pm  
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11 of 13  Mon 19th Sep 2016 8:48pm  
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This excellent! I have been meaning to ask if there is any info on what the remaining old buildings of Burges/Cross Cheaping were.
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12 of 13  Sat 18th Feb 2017 9:18pm  
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Just found this.
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Helen F
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13 of 13  Sat 18th Feb 2017 10:29pm  
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Bit of information about the photo. The building to the right of Comley's was the Fountain Inn. The white, gabled building opposite the inn later became the Forbidden Planet and you can see that there was another building and a half before Ironmonger Row. The right side of Comley's was built over the river Sherbourne and was the site of one of the two bridges that gave the Burges it's name. Troughton sketch of the river on the west side (bigger version than thumbnail)
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