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Rob Orland
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91 of 119  Sun 24th Nov 2019 5:24pm  
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The Free School wasn't pulled down Kaga - only about 6 feet or so of the west side of it was removed, in order to widen Bishop Street. I've highlighted the change with this Now and Then pairing. The whole school library was pulled down though (on the south side, right side of the picture) to make way for the building of Hales Street.
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Kaga simpson
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92 of 119  Mon 25th Nov 2019 10:57am  
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Rob, well you can't really argue with those photgraphs, but I quoted from a book of 1888 that said: The old free school the front of which towards the Burges was pulled down and rebuilt to widen the roadway in the year 1794 (and that was all it said about the building).
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Helen F
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93 of 119  Mon 25th Nov 2019 11:07am  
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It's a matter of punctuation or sentence construction (both of which I fail regularly). One way it could be read that the school that fronts onto the Burges was pulled down and rebuilt. The other way is that the front of the school in the Burges was pulled down and rebuilt. Other evidence points to the latter meaning being correct. Though the entire structure has experience so many alterations it might as well have been totally rebuilt.
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Midland Red
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94 of 119  Fri 29th Nov 2019 4:42pm  
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On 22nd Nov 2019 3:31pm, Helen F said: 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
This post has been copied into the Holy Trinity Church thread, and all conversations regarding the clock/s on the church spire/tower have been moved to that thread Thumbs up
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Helen F
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95 of 119  Mon 2nd Dec 2019 1:03pm  
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On 22nd Nov 2019 3:26pm, NeilsYard said: 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.
To go back to the original question - it's always worth checking out the fire insurance maps (either those at the British Library or Rob's later versions.) Fire insurance Sheet 3.1
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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96 of 119  Tue 28th Apr 2020 2:39pm  
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Not much to go on but can anyone identify this wartime scene? A FB Old Cov member has pulled it out of an old clipping from the Herbert as he is one of the boys but cannot recall where it was? His dad had always thought it was either in the Far Gosford Street or Little Park Street areas as they lived there during the war. I wasn't sure if that was part of the Much Park Street Brewery in the background?
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Helen F
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97 of 119  Fri 1st May 2020 11:08am  
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It's a tough one Neil. It doesn't ring any bells yet, but there is a substantial open area between the boys and the buildings in the distance.
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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98 of 119  Fri 1st May 2020 11:47am  
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Yes Helen - that's almost like a columned structure to the side and if that's a cellar the damage has gone well down. The original poster on FB reckons it’s by the Police Station.
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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99 of 119  Fri 1st May 2020 4:40pm  
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And another FB challenge! Anyone recognise the church building?
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Dreamtime
Perth Western Australia
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100 of 119  Sat 2nd May 2020 7:17am  
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Ooo that's a hard one Neil, for once I am glad to say a bit before my time. I have no doubt the experts on this Forum will know for sure, and I am looking forward to reading the oncoming posts on this one. (hope you are all keeping well up there) Wave
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PeterB
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101 of 119  Sat 2nd May 2020 3:05pm  
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Hi NeilsYard, I cycled past today and the Covenant Restoration Assembly Chapel in Upper Spon Street is a possible match. It has the low roof and the "two slope" buttresses. I couldn't get a view of the windows as it is too set back. Old maps suggest is was built between 1889 and 1906 which may be a bit late as the photo looks more 1850's to me. Peter.
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Helen F
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102 of 119  Sat 2nd May 2020 3:48pm  
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I think that it is that sort of building Peter but currently the windows are wrong. Very odd windows in the photo. It looks like the building was rendered and painted (with secondary glazing Oh my ). Might have been like the mortuary chapel of St Peter at Nuthurst. They don't seem that rare as a design.
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Prof
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103 of 119  Thu 21st May 2020 1:46pm  
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#99 Neil I am wondering if it might be the Baptist Chapel in Parkgate Road? I had a school friend who attended this church and saw him baptised.
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Helen F
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104 of 119  Sat 30th May 2020 9:02am  
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There's an interesting postcard on ebay at the moment (I have no connection to it) of the Buckingham Hygienic Patent Steam Bakery. Assuming it is Coventry and that it wasn't just printed there, does anyone know the address? Looking at the clothes, it's early. Just the street would help.
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Annewiggy
Tamworth
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105 of 119  Sat 30th May 2020 9:46am  
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The only references I can find in the newspaper is 54 Earlsdon Street in 1958 and an article in 1947 about them making God cakes and being an old Earlsdon bakery. Now found them in the early 20th century, his main bakery was at 40 Spon Street. Edited by member, 30th May 2020 11:01 am
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