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dougie
from Wigan
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286 of 321  Thu 30th Mar 2017 5:30pm  
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This is a photo of the cross taken by Rob and uploaded to his site
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Rob Orland
Historic Coventry
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287 of 321  Thu 30th Mar 2017 7:47pm  
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Ah, I see what they've done - the horizontal beam has been removed and put back the other way round, left to right - never noticed that before! The upright piece is the same though. I wonder what that was?
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Helen F
Warrington
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288 of 321  Thu 30th Mar 2017 8:31pm  
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If it's got a central pin it may have just rotated by act of God or kiddy.
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Kaga simpson
Peacehaven, East Sussex
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289 of 321  Fri 31st Mar 2017 11:06am  
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Sorry Rob, MR, about the Eagle bit I must be getting old?
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Helen F
Warrington
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290 of 321  Fri 31st Mar 2017 1:01pm  
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There was an eagle at one point but wasn't it stolen? Or was there a later one? The story went that when Catholicism fell out of favour the churches were suppose to remove popish things. Some bright spark turned up and claimed it was his job to dispose of things like the eagle and made off with a haul of church treasures. Afterwards they realised that he wasn't legit but I don't think they caught the knave. Edited by member, 31st Mar 2017 1:01 pm
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Cassie
Cornwall
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291 of 321  Mon 3rd Apr 2017 3:34pm  
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Hello I have found that a relative was baptised at "St Michael's in the City of Coventry" in 1850. Please could anyone confirm if this would be what is now called the Old Cathedral? Many thanks
Cassie

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Helen F
Warrington
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292 of 321  Mon 3rd Apr 2017 11:04pm  
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Yes, St Michael's is the old Cathedral, although it was a church for most of its life. It was elevated to a cathedral in 1918. The old, old cathedral was St Mary's but that was demolished by Henry VIII.
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Prof
Gloucester
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293 of 321  Tue 4th Apr 2017 6:30pm  
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A useful resourse for St Michael's, Coventry registers is found in Pickard's pages. My grandmother was baptised there in 1882. Hope this helps.
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Cassie
Cornwall
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294 of 321  Wed 5th Apr 2017 3:07pm  
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Thank you, much appreciate your help Cassie
Cassie

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pixrobin
Canley
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295 of 321  Mon 17th Apr 2017 7:04pm  
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I was browsing through pictures of the old cathedral in its pre-war state the other day and noticed that the figures in my posts 238 and 263 never appear. Yes, I know the figures would be very small, but surely there would be some trace showing. Any ideas?

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PeterB
Mount Nod
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296 of 321  Mon 17th Apr 2017 9:51pm  
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PixRobin, The figures seem to be on a separate plinth which could be slid into a niche after they had been carved at ground level. This means they could also be slid out agaIn if the ravages of time and/or air pollution rendered then unsafe or in need of restoration. The fact that the figures are not completely black suggests that they have been cleaned at some point in their life. Peter.
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Midland Red
Cherwell
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297 of 321  Wed 19th Apr 2017 11:25am  
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On 30th Mar 2017 2:02pm, dougie said: As you know I take loads of photos on my visits to Coventry. Is this a new resin cross that has been placed on the altar in the old cathedral, not noticed it before, as it looks a lot bigger.
Dougie - here's the original "Charred Cross" - it's in the New Cathedral Thumbs up
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dougie
from Wigan
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298 of 321  Thu 20th Apr 2017 9:02am  
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299 of 321  Thu 20th Apr 2017 9:19am  
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dougie
from Wigan
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300 of 321  Thu 20th Apr 2017 11:45am  
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We have been in over the years to look round, also been to church service there with the family in the past. I didn't ask the price but at £5 I'll go in again if only to look for the cross and ask is the other cross made of a resin or wood.
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