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Dreamtime
31 of 44  Fri 7th Jun 2019 6:12am  
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Helen F
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32 of 44  Sat 8th Jun 2019 11:07pm  
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A rare little view of Greyfriars Llane and Ford's Hospital. This is a very early image and I'm not sure where it comes from. The picture is smaller than a credit card. This sort of etching is often from a book but it was framed some time ago so not part of the current trend for cutting up books with plates and selling them individually. This is similar to a Samuel Lines sketch in Coventry Past and Passing but shows more to the right including a doorway and a window. Not earth shattering but every other image shows a three storey brick building over the space. Edited by member, 8th Jun 2019 11:16 pm
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NeilsYard
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33 of 44  Fri 21st Jun 2019 10:12am  
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Can someone remind me what the buildings to the left were? Edited by member, 21st Jun 2019 12:27 pm
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Prof
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34 of 44  Fri 21st Jun 2019 11:58am  
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I could be wrong Neil, but I think it was the Royal Mail sorting office!
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Midland Red
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35 of 44  Fri 21st Jun 2019 12:32pm  
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On 21st Jun 2019 10:12am, NeilsYard said: Can someone remind me what the buildings to the left were? Edited by member, 21st Jun 2019 12:27 pm
Neil - see posts 2 to 7 of this thread Thumbs up
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NeilsYard
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36 of 44  Fri 21st Jun 2019 1:40pm  
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Thanks Cliff - that was nine years ago! Lol
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NeilsYard
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37 of 44  Thu 5th Dec 2019 11:36am  
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NeilsYard
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38 of 44  Mon 13th Jan 2020 4:07pm  
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Helen, as per my earlier posts, here's that rare property included again next to Ford's, 1941 with damage. The front elevation of 27 and 28 Greyfriars Lane and the access to Court 6, showing evidence of bomb damage (c) Historic England Edited by member, 13th Jan 2020 4:11 pm
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Helen F
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39 of 44  Mon 13th Jan 2020 4:35pm  
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A good shot Neil. I was hoping that this building might have had old bones or at least it was in the footprint of the old buildings but as I wrote, the left hand side to about the front of the car (optically) belonged to the property next door. Makes me wonder if the foundation stones were in situ though... It would have dated to the early part of the 1800s. It's good to know the Coventry styles for different periods. Edited by member, 13th Jan 2020 10:12 pm
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Prof
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40 of 44  Fri 7th Feb 2020 11:19pm  
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Suitably Chastised
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41 of 44  Sat 8th Feb 2020 8:47am  
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On 21st Jun 2019 10:12am, NeilsYard said: Can someone remind me what the buildings to the left were? Edited by member, 21st Jun 2019 12:27 pm
Hi NeilsYard, I do believe it was the Road Tax offices.
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OddSock
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42 of 44  Sat 8th Feb 2020 10:18am  
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Suitably Chastised, Neils Yard, I believe the Road Tax offices are in the picture - but situated further up, the other side of Salt Lane. I remember being dragged in there once by my Dad, as he renewed the road tax for his old Zephyr 6 (what a car!). Those same offices are currently being redeveloped, although not sure what into?? Hope this helps? OddSock Wave
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Midland Red
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43 of 44  Sat 8th Feb 2020 10:31am  
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As mentioned several times, it was the Royal Mail Sorting Office
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Slim
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44 of 44  Sat 8th Feb 2020 12:33pm  
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Yes, it reminds me of when I was a little boy. Every Friday evening, I would accompany my dad in his old car, into town. He would park outside a furniture shop, one of those old single story prefabs after the war; I think it was called Holbrooks, just opposite Ford's Hospital. I was told to wait in the car while he nipped to the sorting office to catch the last post. He studied the form (football form), and did Copes' football pools every week, and had to make sure his coupon arrived in time, in case he won the big prize. But he never won once, so we remained a (relatively) poor family. Sad
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