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crossh9
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1 of 22  Mon 23rd Dec 2013 3:51pm  
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I've traced a relative living at 4 Cook Street, 1861 which I think is next to the Hollybush Inn. I have been looking for photos of this area, the only photo I have seen is the Cook Street Gate and I would also like to know what was College Square?, no 4 was very near to this area (if I've got it correct) xx Smile
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Helen F
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2 of 22  Sun 29th Dec 2013 12:40am  
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That end of Cook street and Silver Street are not well covered. Nobody has come forward with photos and the only images I know of are paintings/drawings. Sydney Bunney's Coventry - impressions of a graceful city (can be bought or borrowed) has paintings of the end of Silver Street and Rood Lane looking towards 4 Cook Street. This picture by Dr Troughton looks along Silver Street and number 4 could be one of those at the end. College Square was an area joining Silver Street and Rood Street. Hope that helps
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deanocity3
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3 of 22  Sun 29th Dec 2013 10:49am  
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Cook Street Gate is top right hand corner Cook Street Gate top left, photo from 1949
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dutchman
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4 of 22  Sun 29th Dec 2013 3:51pm  
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1889 map. The Angel is at No.1 and The Hollybush is at No.5:
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Helen F
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5 of 22  Wed 1st Jan 2014 11:32pm  
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Nice aerial photos deanocity3. You can clearly see the Hollybush Inn.
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Dreamtime
6 of 22  Thu 2nd Jan 2014 7:07am  
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dutchman
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7 of 22  Thu 2nd Jan 2014 3:40pm  
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Much Park Street had the greatest number of pubs by a considerable margin Dreamtime. Elsewhere in Coventry, I think the biggest concentrations of pubs occured where the most back street courts were located.
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Dreamtime
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8 of 22  Thu 2nd Jan 2014 5:01pm  
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Thank you Dutchman, interesting to know as it was a topic of conversation over the Christmas break. Cheers Wave
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NeilsYard
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9 of 22  Mon 15th Jul 2019 10:09am  
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Don't think I had seen this one before - a rare view, as usual ones of the gate are taken from within the city walls looking NE/E. This one is taken from the other side, looking into town. I had not realised that the Old Tower Tavern was still there up to 1963ish - M&B had presented it to the council as a building of historic interest but yes, you guessed it - they still knocked it all down. Angry Edited by member, 15th Jul 2019 10:09 am
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matchle55
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10 of 22  Mon 15th Jul 2019 11:32am  
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My mother was born in Tower House which, she told me, was attached to Cook Street Gate, but was it on the inside or the outside? Also, my mother's grandmother, whose house it was, was named Cook so was there a connection? Finally, being a Riley enthusiast, there was a cycle manufacturer called Bonnicksens, who were bought out by the Riley family at the turn of the century, in the same street, I think, but where? Thumbs up
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Midland Red
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11 of 22  Mon 15th Jul 2019 12:30pm  
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Bonnick & Co Ltd, perhaps? Ah, yes! This is it Thumbs up From the links on that page, it looks like it may have been King Street.
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Midland Red
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12 of 22  Mon 15th Jul 2019 12:46pm  
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The 1912-13 directory lists a T Cook, umbrella maker, at 37h Ct7 Cook Street, between Chauntry Place and St Agnes Lane
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matchle55
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13 of 22  Mon 15th Jul 2019 8:29pm  
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Thanks for that Cliff, could you please have a look in your little black book and see if Tom Cook had premises in Broadgate in the 30s?
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Helen F
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14 of 22  Mon 15th Jul 2019 9:23pm  
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Neil's photo is fairly early. Somewhere from the mid to late 1800s. The buildings on the left side are sat on the remains of the wall and were demolished, gone and replaced by 1888. Those didn't look tall enough to open onto the gatehouse. The buildings on the right hand side of the photo - outside the wall but also sat on the remains, were 2 relatively modern, brick, 3 storey terrace houses with what looks like a top shop and were tall enough to open into the gatehouse door way. All you can see of it here is the window and the roof. The other buildings on the right weren't connected to the gatehouse. I've come across the term Tower House recently but can't remember where. I am in the process of sorting my photos, if I find the reference I'll let you know. 37 Cook Street was the south side of the street, next door to the corner of St Agnes Lane. The tallest of its neighbours. It was also a three storey top shop style building. Smile Edited by member, 15th Jul 2019 9:24 pm
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NeilsYard
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15 of 22  Wed 28th Aug 2019 11:51am  
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