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NeilsYard
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286 of 318  Sun 22nd Jan 2017 11:41pm  
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I've never noticed this before - not strictly cathedral related but covjb35 posted this image earlier in this thread: What happened to what must have been that very narrow house shown next to The Cross here? Theres a small gap in the row there these days?
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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287 of 318  Mon 23rd Jan 2017 3:12am  
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A brand new Poly showing here from the spire - compares nicely with my image posted on post 220 Edited by member, 23rd Jan 2017 3:13 am
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Dreamtime
Perth Western Australia
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288 of 318  Mon 23rd Jan 2017 4:39am  
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A good one that Neil, how neat and tidy, as you say compared to yours on 220. Thumbs up
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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289 of 318  Mon 13th Feb 2017 1:57pm  
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There's a fascinating read here for anyone interested in medieval stained glass and the old panels of St Michael's.
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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290 of 318  Sun 26th Mar 2017 11:55pm  
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And another comparison view - anyone know what that 'angled' building was used for at the top of Priory Street / side of Bayley Lane? Edited by member, 27th Mar 2017 6:45 am
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Dreamtime
Perth Western Australia
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291 of 318  Mon 27th Mar 2017 2:53am  
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I can't answer that but I can say what a great picture you have sent in, not seen anything like that one before of the ruins. Thumbs up We will have to call you our Photo Scout. It has always amazed me to see on those old wartime photos, how quickly they managed to get the roads cleared of debris, and everything almost up and running again.
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292 of 318  Tue 28th Mar 2017 4:33pm  
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On 13th May 2015 8:50pm, Prof said: With the help of Rob who has a pc of this photo (I found it listed on another site) is this wonderful close up view of the chancel in 1931 showing the glorious stained glass (this is sepia but in full colour it must have been an astounding sight) and I had never seen this one before, Edited by member, 13th May 2015 9:30 pm
I found this one Wave
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Kaga simpson
Peacehaven, East Sussex
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293 of 318  Tue 28th Mar 2017 4:47pm  
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''WOW'' How did you do that. You missed out the Eagle, but no matter, a great picture, no wonder I was scared, didn't dare cough or sneeze.
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Helen F
Warrington
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294 of 318  Tue 28th Mar 2017 5:09pm  
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One of the many projects I've been doing is trying to work out what the windows looked like. The glass and tracery changed over the years. By the point in the photo the original glass was in a poor state and it seems that a lot of what was left had been put together in a crazy paving effect rather than fully coherent windows. It probably stemmed from repairers not having the skills or patience for restoring windows to their former style. The two side panels of the apse held the best of the remaining glass. Up until quite late the clerestory (the upper level) had some of the old glass too but I'm not sure whether it was still there by the time the building was photographed. The medieval glass had already been under threat and some of it destroyed when Catholicism fell out of favour. The fantastical nature and richness of Catholic decoration was deemed unseemly and the walls were painted white and the mythical beasts in the glass were removed. What did survive were often more Earthly scenes including panels depicting important people. The glass saved from the bombing is being preserved and at some point we may get to see some logical groupings. I know that the original glass featured a lot of clear, yellow and painted glass but I'm not sure what other colours, if any they would have featured. The full colour versions are likely to be later additions. Theoretically the windows were photographed although I don't know if they survived. The two images I've been working on to determine the tracery are from the latter half of the 1600s (one from RIBA and the other pops up on line but can be found in the book St Michael's of Coventry, recommended for more info on the cathedral). The windows were more uniform than we see today or in the photos. Edited by member, 28th Mar 2017 6:26 pm
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dougie
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295 of 318  Thu 30th Mar 2017 2:02pm  
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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.

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dougie
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296 of 318  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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297 of 318  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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298 of 318  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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299 of 318  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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300 of 318  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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