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Old Lincolnian
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76 of 89  Thu 3rd Nov 2016 4:24pm  
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Walking down Coat of Arms Bridge Road this morning I took this shot of the Visitor Centre in the park as the mist was beginning to lift, apologies for the quality
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francesb
tile hill south
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77 of 89  Thu 20th Jul 2017 11:18am  
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Can anyone tell me which school created the floor tiles in the Park & Ride shelter in the Memorial Park please. I think it was either Henry VIIl or Finham Park.
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Prof
Gloucester
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78 of 89  Mon 12th Nov 2018 5:28pm  
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Prof
Gloucester
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79 of 89  Mon 12th Nov 2018 5:33pm  
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On 20th Dec 2012 10:22pm, Rob Orland said:
On 18th Dec 2012 11:12am, Midland Red said: Can SKS provide details of the origins of these, please Smile
These two stone pieces are from the original rubble in the ruins of the Old Cathedral - a pinnacle from the top of an outer wall, and part of a pillar. Some time ago I was emailed with a similar question, then the person asking the question got an answer from the Coventry Archives and passed it back on to me. I'm not certain of any particular significance though - maybe they were just considered as "ornaments" for the park? Hope this is what you were looking for. Thumbs up
The stone pinnacle from the Cathedral in the Memorial Park looks suspiciously like the one that marked where King George VI stood surveying the ruins after the November Blitz. Edited by member, 12th Nov 2018 5:35 pm
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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80 of 89  Thu 15th Nov 2018 12:54am  
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Not quite the same Prof -
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Prof
Gloucester
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81 of 89  Thu 15th Nov 2018 9:22pm  
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Thanks Neil, is it still in the old St Michael's today?
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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82 of 89  Fri 16th Nov 2018 11:26am  
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I'm not actually sure Prof - not walked through the ruins for a while - anyone?
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Annewiggy
Tamworth
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83 of 89  Fri 16th Nov 2018 12:42pm  
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This looks like it from Google maps. Don't know if it still has the inscription base though. Sorry it's off centre but had to crop some people out!
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Prof
Gloucester
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84 of 89  Fri 16th Nov 2018 1:02pm  
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Thank you Anne, it looks as if it is indeed still in place there! Good!
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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85 of 89  Sat 17th Nov 2018 9:26am  
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I might be in town next week so I'll have a walk through and check Thumbs up Edited by member, 17th Nov 2018 9:27 am
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Prof
Gloucester
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86 of 89  Sat 17th Nov 2018 10:59am  
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Thank you Neil.
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Annewiggy
Tamworth
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87 of 89  Sat 17th Nov 2018 12:19pm  
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Is it in the same place as the original, you could do a then and now picture if it is Neil
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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88 of 89  Sat 17th Nov 2018 12:24pm  
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It sure looks to be from your google image Anne - I'll give it a go!
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Kaga simpson
Peacehaven, East Sussex
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89 of 89  Sat 17th Nov 2018 4:36pm  
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No, none are the originaI. I have a picture of the original stone, but don't have the know-how to put it on. It says: "Just inside the south door of the Cathedral this commemorative stone was hastily erected to mark the King's visit." The note on it says 16th Nov1940. It's as tall as the man that's erecting it, it's made up of four pieces of (I assume) pillar, each piece about two feet tall, bar the bottom one, standing loosely on top of each other, standing on loose rubble. So yes, they built one later.
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