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dutchman
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1 of 115  Sun 1st Jul 2012 2:04pm  
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On 1st Jul 2012 12:48pm, LesMac said (on another thread): Am I right in thinking that further up Much Park St there was a brewery? A large slab fronted building on the right hand side. Somewhere where near where the Crown Court now stands. Or was that somewhere else and I am confused. Again.
Yes. It was built by Philips & Marriot but was eventually taken over by Bass/M&B. In later years it was used only as a regional office.
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LesMac
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2 of 115  Mon 2nd Jul 2012 9:11am  
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Thanks for reply. What a mine of information this forum is. Les
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Dreamtime
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3 of 115  Thu 13th Dec 2012 4:54pm  
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In case no one has looked in the guest book today - Sandra Dee is asking about St Michael's School on the London Road.
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dutchman
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4 of 115  Thu 13th Dec 2012 8:49pm  
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I think she means the one in Much Park Street? Old-Maps.co.uk I'm sure it's been discussed here before when its location was mistaken for Gulson Road but cannot find it. There was definitely a discussion in the Coventry Telegraph forum but this has now been deleted by Trinity-Mirror. Sad
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charabanc
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5 of 115  Fri 14th Dec 2012 2:30pm  
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I think that the St Michael's referred to is the one which was on Frankpledge Road, between there and the London Road next to Daventry Road. It was a C of E primary school and was closed some years ago to be replaced by a small housing estate.
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charabanc
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6 of 115  Fri 14th Dec 2012 2:46pm  
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Extracted from 'British History On Line', sponsored by Victoria County History re St Michael's - Opened in association with Central N. (q.v.) and Greyfriars Lane (q.v.) schs.; 1853 housed in leased premises in Rose and Crown Yard (q.v.), Gosford St. (q.v.), and Greyfriars Lane; 1855 Rose and Crown Yard and Gosford St. closed and new sch. opened in Much Park St.; Greyfriars Lane (q.v.) continued as a branch sch.; 1948 became controlled sch.; 1958 Much Park St. closed and sch. rebuilt in Frankpledge Rd. (1, 10, 11, 12, 15, 16, 40). See also Red Lane N. From: 'The City of Coventry: Public education', A History of the County of Warwick: Volume 8: The City of Coventry and Borough of Warwick (1969), pp. 299-315. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=16036 Date accessed: 14 December 2012.
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NeilsYard
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7 of 115  Fri 14th Dec 2012 2:57pm  
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Which means it would have been right next to where the T&GW Union building is now by the Ring Road going by Dutchman's map Sad
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dutchman
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8 of 115  Fri 14th Dec 2012 4:10pm  
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I have a vague memory of the building remaining standing between the newly-built Transport House and the Admiral Lord Rodney. Always assumed it was a church.
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TEKMELF
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9 of 115  Sat 15th Dec 2012 11:07am  
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It was a school next to where the T&G building is now. My dad went there prior to moving to Cheylesmore School, Mile Lane. Between the Lord Rodney and the school there was a block of shops including the Dew Drop Inn cafe, Stokes's cycle shop and a sweet shop. The school was next set back from the road with a fence alongside the pavement, then there was the Salutation public house opposite Whitefriars St.
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Foxcote
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10 of 115  Sat 15th Dec 2012 1:58pm  
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I found a photo of The Admiral Lord Rodney as it seems that the school was close by? There is a gap to the side and some building seems set back. I can't seem to find an image of the school anywhere though.
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dutchman
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11 of 115  Sat 15th Dec 2012 3:00pm  
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On 15th Dec 2012 11:07am, TEKMELF said: It was a school next to where the T&G building is now.
I know that now, but at the time there was nothing to suggest it had once been a school Wink
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Covjb35
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12 of 115  Fri 18th Oct 2013 11:43am  
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Hello, I'm a new member of this Forum and to start off I have submitted a photograph I took in the late 1960's-early 1970's. The image is of what I believe to be the workshop of Wm. Franklin & Son, ribbon and woven label makers. You can barely make out the name above the central arch. Further up the street is the Whitefriars Gate, on the left side. The second picture is a view from inside the arch looking towards the street.
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Wearethemods
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13 of 115  Fri 18th Oct 2013 11:49am  
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Welcome to the forum covjb, and thanks for introducing the new topic. Do you have any more snapshots?
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NormK
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14 of 115  Fri 18th Oct 2013 12:05pm  
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covjb. That's odd, see how tall the building is from the street, yet at the rear it's quite small. What do you think? Roll eyes Loft conversion? Thumbs up  Edited by member, 18th Oct 2013 12:19 pm
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Covjb35
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15 of 115  Fri 18th Oct 2013 12:43pm  
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Hello, thanks for your interest in this subject. First, sorry about the picture jumble, I haven't got used to the program, things need to be rearranged. Sorry also if I've repeated anything - early days! Someone pointed out the problem of the building storey. I will look at the sequence of negs again; I thought they ran together, but perhaps not? The low arch looks OK but obviously the discrepancy needs sorting out. It was a long time ago! John
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