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dutchman
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61 of 74  Fri 1st May 2015 7:48pm  
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On 1st May 2015 3:47pm, NeilsYard said: Indeed why Silver Street? Were there Silversmiths there at one point?
There's one left in Lamb Street which isn't that far away so there may have been many more at one time?
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morgana
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62 of 74  Fri 1st May 2015 8:25pm  
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The one in Lamb Street use to dip a real leaf in silver and mount it to make a brooch jewellery, as my sister had one done for my mum.
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Midland Red
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63 of 74  Fri 1st May 2015 9:10pm  
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Misleading! In the 1950s Coventry Silvercraft were in Priory Street Oh my
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Helen F
Warrington
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64 of 74  Fri 1st May 2015 9:36pm  
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It may have been named Silver Street for a short period of silver working but afterwards the property owners probably wouldn't have wanted to go back to being the very pedestrian Cook Street even though there were no suitable businesses left.
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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65 of 74  Thu 14th May 2015 9:09pm  
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Here's a little insight in to how work is progressing. Terrific to see this fabulous building finally getting some Cov-Love. Big grin (Apols for the Ad at the start)
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Dreamtime
Perth Western Australia
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66 of 74  Fri 15th May 2015 2:32am  
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morgana
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67 of 74  Fri 26th Jun 2015 2:39pm  
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Old Grammar School to be open to the public.
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Dreamtime
Perth Western Australia
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68 of 74  Fri 26th Jun 2015 4:38pm  
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Thanks Morgana, it scrubs up well doesn't it. Happy
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Roger Turner
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69 of 74  Fri 26th Jun 2015 4:43pm  
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Thanks Morgana for posting this article in the Telegraph. Also took the opportunity of looking at the accompanying article "50 reasons to stay away from Coventry" - that should get them flocking in to this Mecca. Cheers
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morgana
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70 of 74  Fri 26th Jun 2015 5:00pm  
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You're welcome Roger, I thought when they'd seen the 50 reasons not to visit it would be taken off lol it's my kind of humour. It's sad that it takes our Telegraph to advertise the city like this and the CCCouncil doesn't. Edited by member, 26th Jun 2015 5:02 pm
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intrepidexplorer
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71 of 74  Fri 14th Aug 2015 3:17pm  
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On 9th Apr 2015 7:35pm, Midland Red said: I always remember that as a butcher's shop, with the legend above the shop front, complete with rogue apostrophe, "Meat at it's best" Oh my
Yes, it was a butcher's shop from the 1930s through to 1960. The shop was first owned by my grandfather John Arthur Beech and then by my father John Edward Beech. Your recollection of the sign is also correct; it became quite a talking point amongst English teachers! Shop in November 1938 Shop in about 1954
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Midland Red
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72 of 74  Fri 14th Aug 2015 3:29pm  
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Brilliant! I began to think I was imaging it from all those years ago, but now you've confirmed it for me Cheers Obviously you don't have a photo of the sign Sad
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Prof
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73 of 74  Wed 23rd Nov 2016 6:33pm  
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How truly marvellous. I thought the city had neglected the ancient building far too long that it would never be restored but now it is, and a good thing too. I hope there will be some prints from Thornton's history showing the LIBRARY which was removed for the building of Hales Street. A success story for once in Coventry when so much that was important is lost.
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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74 of 74  Wed 23rd Nov 2016 8:22pm  
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intrepidexplorer - they are terrific shots Thumbs up Thanks for sharing. As some of you know I've been looking for any images of Silver Street over the years as my great great grandfather George Yardley ran The Turks Head from 1862 to 1874. Again there are very few photographs of the street for some reason - especially pre-war. Don't suppose you have others? Edited by member, 23rd Nov 2016 8:23 pm
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