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Rob Orland
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91 of 95  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 95  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
Warrington
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93 of 95  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 95  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 95  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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