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argon
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76 of 117  Tue 5th Nov 2019 10:52am  
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Kaga, the steps suggest to me house with a cellar There could be grills or windows just out of shot to give light. Edited by member, 5th Nov 2019 11:41 am
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Harrier
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77 of 117  Tue 5th Nov 2019 11:32am  
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It is Silvester Street, Liverpool 1934!
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NeilsYard
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78 of 117  Tue 5th Nov 2019 11:39am  
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Well done Harrier! I will let the Watch Museum know. Not sure how that came to be in their drawer though?! Edited by member, 5th Nov 2019 11:39 am
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Annewiggy
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79 of 117  Tue 5th Nov 2019 11:40am  
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Thanks for that Harrier, you have solved another problem. Yes, if you do a Google search there are other pictures with a title.
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Kaga simpson
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80 of 117  Tue 5th Nov 2019 12:49pm  
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Harrier, great, that solves the mystery of the coloured woman, you would be hard pressed to find a coloured woman in Coventry in the thirties.
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Helen F
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81 of 117  Tue 5th Nov 2019 2:19pm  
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Well done Harrier Thumbs up
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NeilsYard
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82 of 117  Fri 22nd Nov 2019 3:11pm  
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Helen did you ever work out whereabouts (on New Buildings?) that court lay in your post #62? Edited by member, 22nd Nov 2019 3:11 pm
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Helen F
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83 of 117  Fri 22nd Nov 2019 3:18pm  
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This spot looking west
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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84 of 117  Fri 22nd Nov 2019 3:26pm  
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We are not worthy! Does anyone have a better map of New Buildings including the courts on the southern side. Annoyingly Old-Maps earliest one seems to cut that off, especially after the location of Court No.3 as it appears my great grandfather and family were there in the 1881 census.
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Helen F
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85 of 117  Fri 22nd Nov 2019 3:31pm  
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Your host provides. Though court 3 is on the other leg of New Buildings, next to where the mill pool was originally (later the cattle market). So Court 3 is this view Follow the fence in from the left to the gable end of a building, that's the east side of court 3. You can see the end of the court and the gable end of the west side of court 3. Edited by member, 22nd Nov 2019 3:39 pm
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Kaga simpson
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86 of 117  Sat 23rd Nov 2019 10:15am  
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Helen We have posted about this scene before. Those cottages before the railings about 1790 were in Silver Street, opposite the Smithfield in Hales Street. There was only a small flagstone path between the front door and the pool. Mr H was a small dealer in cattle and this was his fourth wife, they also had a small baby. He had gone out, so thinking he wouldn't be back for some time, she took the baby in her arms, she visited Mr and Mrs B who got their living by a hand loom. They lived in a cottage by the mill dam. After an hours gossip she left, it was a very dark windy night. Mr H came home to find no one there so he visited his wife’s father’s house at the back of the Golden Lion pub in New Buildings. Fearing something might have happened they lit a lantern and with the help of neighbours dragged the pool. They found her lifeless body but not the baby. Next morning they found the baby had floated onto the roots of that great ash tree, named ‘Old Nick' - was taken out alive. But this was his fourth wife, and raised a cry in the city. Nothing however could be proved, but the authorities built a stone kerb and placed the railings there. PS the clock on the church is interesting?
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Helen F
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87 of 117  Sat 23rd Nov 2019 10:54am  
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Yes to everything Kaga except 'Those cottages before the railings about 1790 were in Silver Street'. You're thinking of St Agnes Lane which met New Buildings (the lane behind the fence in the sketch) at the sluice gates to the pond. The pond was drained to become the cattle market and Hales Street was built over the Radford Brook (foreground of the sketch). See map. The artist would have been roughly at the red spot looking south east.
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Kaga simpson
Peacehaven, East Sussex
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88 of 117  Sat 23rd Nov 2019 11:28am  
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Helen Yes, Helen, I wrote it wrongly, the woman lived in Silver Street and was visiting the people by the pool.
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Helen F
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89 of 117  Sat 23rd Nov 2019 11:45am  
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It's a very confusing area. New Buildings was called Priory Lane at the time the map was drawn and seems to head off east towards Hilltop. But did it also split and head north towards the dam as New Buildings did? St Agnes Lane seems to stop at the pond but did it in fact turn east and continue on to the dam and/or to the Swanswell gate? Did any of these roads have names of their own?
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Kaga simpson
Peacehaven, East Sussex
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90 of 117  Sun 24th Nov 2019 4:05pm  
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Helen, The old free school was pulled down then re-built in 1794 to widen the road. It was said the old headmaster had rheumatic pain in the legs, so he sat with his feet in a green baize bag filled with sheep’s wool to keep them warm.
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