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Helen F
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286 of 318  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
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287 of 318  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
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288 of 318  Wed 5th Apr 2017 3:07pm  
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Thank you, much appreciate your help Cassie
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pixrobin
Canley
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289 of 318  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
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290 of 318  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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291 of 318  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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292 of 318  Thu 20th Apr 2017 9:02am  
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293 of 318  Thu 20th Apr 2017 9:19am  
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dougie
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294 of 318  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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Rob Orland
Historic Coventry
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295 of 318  Thu 20th Apr 2017 5:04pm  
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If that's all you want to know for now then I'll save you a fiver Dougie! Wink Yes, the cross on display in the ruins is a resin replica, placed there in 1964 to stand in for the original, which went on a world peace tour, then on its return was stored safely in St. Michael's Hall beneath the new cathedral. Thumbs up
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Pete-C
Coventry UK
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296 of 318  Sat 29th Apr 2017 9:07pm  
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It was the music that got my attention, men at work. The door was open to St, Michael's crypt, I enjoyed myself. . . Here's a few images from what I now know are the Wyley Chapel & S. Laurence Crypt. Door Plaque s.L stairs s.L 2pillors
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Midland Red
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297 of 318  Sat 29th Apr 2017 9:19pm  
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Great find, Pete - thanks for sharing them Thumbs up
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Dreamtime
Perth Western Australia
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298 of 318  Sun 30th Apr 2017 7:33am  
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Thanks from me too. Thumbs up A few years down the track someone may be showing those pics again. Happy
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flapdoodle
Coventry
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299 of 318  Sun 30th Apr 2017 7:32pm  
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Great photos. I thought these old crypts were going to be opened up to the public at some point?
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300 of 318  Sun 30th Apr 2017 8:49pm  
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This was posted two and a half years ago Oh my
On 2nd Nov 2014 6:33pm, Annewiggy said: This should be interesting - Medieval crypts to open to public
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