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Helen F
Warrington
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16 of 28  Wed 28th Aug 2019 12:56pm  
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Excellent! Do you know where these have come from? Private photos or a book? Thumbs up Thumbs up Thumbs up
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Helen F
Warrington
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17 of 28  Wed 28th Aug 2019 1:04pm  
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The other side of that court photo is the bottom left photo on this page from Historic England.
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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18 of 28  Wed 28th Aug 2019 1:08pm  
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Thought you would like those Helen. They were shared on a couple of the FB old Cov pages. I may have identifed the book they were from - just waiting for the postman to arrive to confirm!
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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19 of 28  Wed 28th Aug 2019 2:15pm  
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So Helen is that Historic England one looking east or west? Towards St Agnes Lane or Silver Street? Or I have I got the wrong view/angle?
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Helen F
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20 of 28  Wed 28th Aug 2019 2:55pm  
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Your photo is looking south Neil and on the right at the end is a passageway. The Historic England photo is looking a bit south of true west, along the north side of the street. The building beyond the lamp post is the Angel pub, the last building before College Square (previously Pig Market). The brick wall, just behind the pile of wooden beams is the west wall of the passageway in your photo.
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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21 of 28  Wed 28th Aug 2019 3:01pm  
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Brill Helen! Postman just arrived though - wrong book. I'll will try to get back in touch with the FB poster and work out where they are from. Edited by member, 28th Aug 2019 3:01 pm
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Helen F
Warrington
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22 of 28  Wed 28th Aug 2019 4:17pm  
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"wrong book" Sad " I'll will try to get back in touch with the FB poster" Big grin
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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23 of 28  Tue 17th Sep 2019 9:39am  
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Anyone know the origins of the name Cook Street?
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Wearethemods
Aberdeenshire
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24 of 28  Tue 17th Sep 2019 10:37am  
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Named after Captain Cook perhaps, like Trafalgar Street/House?? Was there a Nelson Street in Coventry, there's certainly Shackleton Road.
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Helen F
Warrington
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25 of 28  Tue 17th Sep 2019 11:09am  
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Street names COOK STREET* (vicus coci, late 13th century; (fn. 75) le Cokkestrete, temp. Edw. II). (fn. 76) The lower end of it was called Cook Street in 1410-11 (fn. 77) but had become Silver Street* by 1748-9. (fn. 78) At the NW. angle lay the sheep market. The basic translation of coci in Latin is cook but as a very outside chance it could also mean church or cock when mangled between old languages.
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Kaga simpson
26 of 28  Tue 17th Sep 2019 2:28pm  
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Kaga simpson
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27 of 28  Tue 17th Sep 2019 2:48pm  
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In 1814 at the bottom of Silver Street stood a large ash tree, but the boys of the Free School tried to raise the devil. By some means, they did so with their devices - it flew out of the window, settled on the tree, bore down its branches over the mill pool, causing it to moan horribly, thereby named "Old Nick’s Tree".
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Helen F
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28 of 28  Wed 18th Sep 2019 9:44pm  
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It's hard to imagine a tree on Silver Street but there were trees at the back of the school. The mill pool and the likely tree that was called 'Old Nick's' Tree were further south than Silver Street, at the bottom of St Agnes Lane but they might well have been visible from the school as it was less distance than the Sainsbury's from the present day school.
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