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pixrobin
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16 of 25  Sat 31st May 2014 12:21am  
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Wasn't there also a 'Swan....' garage halfway down Hearsall Lane during late 50s early 60s

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dutchman
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17 of 25  Sat 31st May 2014 1:06am  
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That was "Three Spires Garage". I had to look it up, I didn't realise it even had a name. There was also a car rental business on the same site. It was called "Swan Self-Drive"! Edited by member, 31st May 2014 1:12 am
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NeilsYard
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18 of 25  Sat 31st May 2014 1:19am  
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Rights to the owner 'John' on Flickr - but of the area circa 1960 pre-ring road. Swanswell Garage White Street 1 White Street 2
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Annewiggy
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19 of 25  Tue 3rd Jun 2014 8:13pm  
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Maybe this has something to do with the "Three Tuns" The City Maltings was on Cox Street, this picture is looking up Wheatley Street. Messrs Atkinsons Limited sold it in 1923 to Goodwin Foster Brown and it became the flour mill. I don't know how large it was or if it extended as far as White Street and to where the garage was. The description of the building says "Other buildings include well, stabling, coach houses, van sheds and large ale stores". Is it possible that these buildings were on the corner of Wheatley Street and White Street. 1896 from Coventry Illustrated up-to-date. Described as the largest and best equipped maltings in the Midlands
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dutchman
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20 of 25  Tue 3rd Jun 2014 9:06pm  
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As far as I can tell from old maps and photographs it was a large private dwelling, possibly that of the manager of the flour mill:
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21 of 25  Wed 4th Jun 2014 4:46pm  
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This list shows The City Maltings (Atkinson's) as Cox Street, and Old Maps online would support that The 1912-13 Spennells Directory shows that the buildings on the two corners of White Street at its junction with Wheatley Street were occupied by James Wetton (plumber) and Harry Wetton (chemist) at no.27 and (across Wheatley Street) Wm. J. Pickup MD at "Swanswell" - next towards Cox Street was W.A. Sykes, harness maker, at Leipzig House, no.29
On 28th May 2014 3:20pm, Tim Twigger said: Thanks for that. I've consulted my father a bit more and he tells me the garage was in fact built on the site of a Doctor's house
So there's the link to the doctor's house Thumbs up There is nothing along White Street in the directory to support the name "Three Tuns", although admittedly it is a few years before the need for a garage along there!
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Prof
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22 of 25  Sun 18th Sep 2016 5:03pm  
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I am most grateful to Midland Red for the link with Spennell's Directory 1912-13 as it includes my grandfathers and even my great-grandfather. A wonderful family history tool on-line! Thank you.
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dutchman
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23 of 25  Sun 18th Sep 2016 6:54pm  
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On 3rd Jun 2014 8:13pm, Annewiggy said: Is it possible that these buildings were on the corner of Wheatley Street and White Street.
I'm fairly sure that's a view from the corner of Wheatley Street and Cox Street Anne and also that the building survived (as a warehouse) until it was replaced with the bus garage in 1985: The original 1906 map can be found at https://www.old-maps.co.uk

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dutchman
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24 of 25  Sun 18th Sep 2016 7:02pm  
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1949/50 map from https://www.old-maps.co.uk
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Heathite
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25 of 25  Sun 18th Sep 2016 7:15pm  
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Have these been seen before? Web address included. http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/2266454
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