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Covjb35
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1 of 6  Sat 2nd Nov 2013 3:22pm  
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These photographs were taken in the 1960's and 1970's and mainly of the city centre. 1. The Burges in 1970, looking towards Bishop St. 2. This shows the back of the Burges, 1970. 3. I have called this shot, Industrial building or warehouse, in Whitefriars Lane, Whitefriars Street. Taken 1968. 4. Cheylesmore Manor gatehouse, inside view. Restoration of medieval timbers taking place. 1968 5. Cheylesmore Manor gatehouse, front view during overhaul of medieval timbers. 1968 6. Rear view of a Much Park St. house during restoration prior to removal to Spon Street, I cannot say with certainty which house this is; more research may solve this question. 1969. 7. Cast iron drinking fountain, probably 19th century, at Radford, Coventry. Is this item still in place. Photo 1977-78. 8. Cast iron boundary post or marker, LNWR, at Spon End viaduct. Is this item still in situ. Photo date 1976. 9. View of Ford's Hospital, Coventry, taken during renovation work on the medieval buildings. 1969. 10. I worked for the City Engineers, Land Survey section for a couple years, after leaving my job as a maintenance plumber at Hawker Siddeley, Bitteswell. Our first office was in the old gas showrooms building in Corporation Street, but then we moved to Broadgate House. I took this picture from the office window. It shows the old and new cathedrals, Holy Trinity church and other buildings, including the library on the left hand side. The temporary shops on the opposite side of Broadgate are also just visible. Date 1972-73. 11. Christchurch spire during renovation work. Photo 1969.
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Midland Red
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2 of 6  Sun 3rd Nov 2013 12:24pm  
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Thanks again for yet another really interesting set of "old" photos - hope there's many more to come Thumbs up
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Primrose
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3 of 6  Sun 3rd Nov 2013 1:39pm  
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Love picture #10 - the view is beautiful (ignoring the Lanch hall of residence excrescence) and the brightness of the photo matches my memories, where it always seems to be sunny regardless of of whether the event remembered was pleasant or not.
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dutchman
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4 of 6  Sun 3rd Nov 2013 2:50pm  
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On 2nd Nov 2013 3:22pm, Covjb35 said: 6. Rear view of a Much Park St. house during restoration prior to removal to Spon Street, I cannot say with certainty which house this is; more research may solve this question. 1969.
It has to be Nos 8-10 as that was the only three-storey timber-frame to be moved to Spon Street (now Nos 163-165, Frank Harvey Hi-Fi).
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Covjb35
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5 of 6  Mon 4th Nov 2013 2:55pm  
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Thanks for that Dutchman - you are right, and the only three-storey timber frame to be moved.
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Covjb35
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6 of 6  Mon 4th Nov 2013 3:02pm  
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I'm pleased you liked image 10, just an opportunist shot, but the day was ideal for photography and I had a slightly higher viewpoint than normal!
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