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Rob Orland
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1 of 319  Tue 9th Aug 2011 8:09pm  
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I recently bought this postcard from eBay thinking that it was a house in Hall Lane, Walsgrave. It's entitled "The Rest in Winter Time". I've since compared it with another old photo, however, and realised that it isn't where I thought it was. Does anyone else recognise this place?
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Dreamtime
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2 of 319  Wed 10th Aug 2011 4:56am  
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Oh, trust you to come up with that one, and a very old one at that. How old do you think we are Rob - he ha ho ho. Seriously though, just a wild guess to start the ball rolling, it would not be in Berkswell would it ? it looks like that kind of area. Not just an ordinary house though, might be a convalescent home of some sort. Don't think anyone's eyes are good enough to read the notice on the gate!!!!!!! Waiting in anticipation.
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Rob Orland
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3 of 319  Thu 11th Aug 2011 7:36am  
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On 10th Aug 2011 4:56am, Dreamtime said: ....it would not be in Berkswell would it ? it looks like that kind of area.
It is possible. However, the person selling the card had been told it was in Walsgrave, although he wasn't 100% sure, which was what made me compare it on Google Street View to a house in Hall Lane..... Street View After I saw another old card though, I realised that the adjacent building was missing in the above photo, so it must be somewhere else.....
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Dreamtime
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4 of 319  Thu 11th Aug 2011 9:30am  
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Mmm, that was no '60 min. makeover' but of course over the years they do anything to retain most of the original. Anyway, I am not giving up Rob.
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5 of 319  Thu 11th Aug 2011 9:50am  
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The church tower in the postcard view might be a starting point My first impression is that it's Woodway Lane - the location of the church and the shape and incline of the road look similar LINK
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TonyS
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6 of 319  Thu 11th Aug 2011 10:38am  
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I think its the first photo that Rob is attempting to locate, rather than the second which appears to be the junction of Hall Lane & Woodway Lane. Although, strangely, if you type "The Rest, Walsgrave" into Google, in one of the many links you arrive at a Care Home in Woodway Lane! (certainly not recognisable as the first photo though!)
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7 of 319  Thu 11th Aug 2011 10:56am  
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On 11th Aug 2011 10:38am, TonyS said: I think its the first photo that Rob is attempting to locate....
Yes, I know - the mystery is the first postcard, not the second, and my response was to that - if you compare the first postcard to my Google link, you'll see some similarities - the church tower and the bend and incline in the road
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TonyS
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8 of 319  Thu 11th Aug 2011 11:18am  
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Blush Crikey, sorry! I didn't even SEE a Church Tower in the first postcard - your eyes must be far better than mine! Even more strange, is that your "Google View" happens to be not very far from where my search landed me Oh my
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Rob Orland
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9 of 319  Thu 11th Aug 2011 7:54pm  
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Cliff, you're a genius! Big grin All this time and I never spotted that church tower in the background of that postcard. And before I even noticed your Google link, I did the same search after reading your post and landed on exactly the same Street View location as you! If you zoom in slightly the view looks astonishingly similar to the old postcard if you imagine the older houses there. I reckon you've nailed this one - I wonder if there are any old photos of Woodway Lane that anyone can find? Many thanks to everyone who's tried to help! CHEERS Cheers Rob
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PhilipInCoventry
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10 of 319  Wed 27th Jun 2012 7:10pm  
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Hi all Wave Whilst in Coventry city centre today, I recorded three pics. One of them is obvious, but what about the others? Wave Easy-peasy I know, but I enjoyed being there this morning. Any excuse, hey! Wave
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Dreamtime
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11 of 319  Thu 28th Jun 2012 4:18am  
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Can't help but admire this forum for all the great photos you boys put on. There is always something new to see. Thanks a million. Thumbs up You must be keeping fit with all that walking. Roll eyes
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TonyS
Coventry
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12 of 319  Tue 3rd Jul 2012 12:29pm  
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Philip, I think your first photo looks like the courtyard entrance to the Guildhall, your second is the archway entrance (although moved from another location) to the Motte & Bailey castle dating from the mid-twelfth century, and the last is the clock-tower on the corner of the Council House. (This "clock tower" is actually visible in the "Coventry City Centre 1920" photo on the "Britain from above" web-site) Cheers
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dougie
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13 of 319  Fri 24th Aug 2012 9:38am  
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TonyS
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14 of 319  Fri 24th Aug 2012 9:48am  
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Hi, that would be outside "Civic Centre One" Dougie - in the grassed garden area in front of the building.
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Dreamtime
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15 of 319  Thu 4th Oct 2012 1:52am  
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Sorry folks, but I still refer to it as the Council House. How far behind am I? Roll eyes
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