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Prof
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706 of 724  Tue 11th Jun 2019 8:23pm  
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Two trams in pre-war Broadgate at night. Forum library image
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Kaga simpson
Peacehaven, East Sussex
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707 of 724  Wed 12th Jun 2019 11:21am  
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As a boy, I stood in old Broadgate, watching the rain come down The streets all glistened, as the rain came down The little old lady, so meek and so mild, was once so sprightly, a beautiful child She sauntered along, at her usual pace, she cared not about time, or the rain on her face The trams so mighty to a kid like me, seem so unperturbed by this heavy downpour While people scurrying, cowering for porch or door A black cat sat serenely, getting dowsed by the rain, people making a fuss, how insane Now I am old this scene once the norm, I still have my memories, and content with the time I was born
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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708 of 724  Mon 17th Jun 2019 10:12am  
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Another good one showing the remains of the burned out Prudential Insurance building 'still standing - found' by Anne a while back in this thread, that was barely completed before being destroyed. Edited by member, 17th Jun 2019 10:12 am
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Kaga simpson
Peacehaven, East Sussex
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709 of 724  Mon 17th Jun 2019 1:53pm  
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I wonder if they claimed insurance?
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Rob Orland
710 of 724  Mon 17th Jun 2019 6:37pm  
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Prof
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711 of 724  Mon 17th Jun 2019 9:17pm  
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Saved by Darren Watson Edited by member, 17th Jun 2019 9:18 pm
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Dreamtime
Perth Western Australia
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712 of 724  Tue 18th Jun 2019 1:29pm  
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That's a good one to reflect on Prof, thanks, and even a shoe shop too. Been in there a few times. Wave
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Prof
Gloucester
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713 of 724  Tue 18th Jun 2019 1:43pm  
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Yes, Dream I did notice Manfield's shoes! I only ever went in the Leofric once, for a meal, expect it was for lunch.
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Kaga simpson
Peacehaven, East Sussex
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714 of 724  Tue 18th Jun 2019 2:52pm  
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Leofric bar was behind Mansfields on the ground floor, it had cubicles, but nowhere the warmth of the old White Lion. I used it but just couldn't take to it.
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Wearethemods
Aberdeenshire
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715 of 724  Wed 19th Jun 2019 9:32am  
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Manfield's was our meeting place late 60's, early 70's we all used to stand outside before heading off somewhere. Whenever I went into 'town' there was always someone there daytime/early evening!
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Mobray64
Lower stoke
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716 of 724  Sat 22nd Jun 2019 2:31pm  
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There was a tailor's shop called Foster Bros near the far end, my mum bought me a blue serge suit there in 1956 for 79/11 (just under four quid).
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scrutiny
coventry
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717 of 724  Fri 28th Jun 2019 8:29am  
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I have never known what the temp shops in Broadgate looked like before the blitz, until now. Broadgate 1936 Edited by member, 28th Jun 2019 9:24 am
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Kaga simpson
Peacehaven, East Sussex
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718 of 724  Fri 28th Jun 2019 8:44am  
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Scrutiny, Notice the width of the street - they took it back at least two shops width on that left hand side after the bombing, but I believe it had wooden shops for a time until the temp shops that stood for years.
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Prof
Gloucester
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719 of 724  Thu 15th Aug 2019 8:56pm  
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JohnnieWalker
Bonny Hills, Australia
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720 of 724  Thu 15th Aug 2019 9:37pm  
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And is that one of the incredibly rare Austin Atlantics under the clock? Most of them went to the US market. I remember as a very small boy sitting in the back seat with my parents, being driven to Banbury (I think it was) - with the roof down - by the proud new owner and his wife. He was a US airman and had arranged to take delivery while in England and then ship it to the USA when he was due to go home. Beautiful car!

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