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Kaga simpson
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61 of 81  Tue 8th Jan 2019 4:50pm  
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Helen F Just remembered - I have the sea-level heights of Coventry. Any help? St Johns 260-280, compared to top of Smithford St 291-295.
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Garlands Joke Shop
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62 of 81  Sun 24th Mar 2019 5:16pm  
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Stained glass windows in St John the Baptist Church. Reconstructed from surviving glass fragments after WW2 bomb damage.
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pixrobin
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63 of 81  Mon 22nd Apr 2019 3:50pm  
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A familiar subject from an unfamiliar angle.
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flapdoodle
Coventry
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64 of 81  Mon 22nd Apr 2019 10:48pm  
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That is brilliant, Pixrobin. One of those views that adds interest to a street scene. If I saw that from a street I’d want to explore and find it.
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Prof
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65 of 81  Tue 23rd Apr 2019 10:35am  
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Really great, but now alas dwarfed by new student tower block!
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Prof
Gloucester
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66 of 81  Fri 15th Nov 2019 9:21pm  
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Towards Fleet St. Forum library image
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Wearethemods
Aberdeenshire
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67 of 81  Sat 16th Nov 2019 9:59am  
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Was that a pub directly outside the Church of St. John? I wonder what it was like inside and how many parishioners used it!
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Helen F
Warrington
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68 of 81  Sat 16th Nov 2019 10:54am  
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Even funnier, it was directly opposite the main door originally. There were many more pubs, inns and hotels within a short staggering distance.
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69 of 81  Sat 16th Nov 2019 11:15am  
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Prof
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70 of 81  Sat 16th Nov 2019 1:55pm  
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Surely Helen the main door is at the south? The east window now is opposite. I know you wrote 'originally'? Edited by member, 16th Nov 2019 1:59 pm
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Helen F
Warrington
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71 of 81  Sat 16th Nov 2019 2:38pm  
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Originally Wink It must have been a tight corner with the steps and bollards, as you can see from this image that Anne posted. The current door is a modern addition.
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Annewiggy
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72 of 81  Sat 16th Nov 2019 3:55pm  
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I have found this picture of St John's Church on Flickr
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Helen F
Warrington
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73 of 81  Sat 16th Nov 2019 7:01pm  
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It's one of the oldest images of the church and that part of Fleet Street. There are a lot of differences with the present church.
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Kaga simpson
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74 of 81  Sun 17th Nov 2019 10:50am  
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The old watchmen (cops) that patrolled the streets at night used to fall asleep regularly on those church steps in Hill Street - they patrolled mainly to stop drunks from keeping the citizens awake, at the same time they called out the time every half-hour. If they met a drunk they ran him in till morning where he had to donate money to a flagon of beer.
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Helen F
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75 of 81  Sun 17th Nov 2019 12:46pm  
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A nice snippet of info Kaga, Thumbs up Next door to the church, further up Hill Street was the Bridewell, a type of prison - so a handy place to lock up the drunks. While the Spon Gate still existed, that too might have seen a few drunks.
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