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Kaga simpson
Peacehaven, East Sussex
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286 of 297  Fri 15th Nov 2019 1:07pm  
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Gents tailors, I think heavy worsteds or similar. Forget were the were before, but they grabbed that corner spot before anyone else.
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Prof
Gloucester
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287 of 297  Fri 21st Feb 2020 6:02pm  
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On 23rd Oct 2019 3:16pm, NeilsYard said: Another cracker from my friend Cliff Berwick - dated 1907. Coventry Ribbon House anyone?
Reminded me of the Coventry Ribbon shown at the Great Exhibition. We have the Joseph Paxton connection too!
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Prof
Gloucester
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288 of 297  Fri 21st Feb 2020 6:04pm  
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Forum library image The Coventry Ribbon from Great Exhibition 1851 Edited by member, 21st Feb 2020 6:05 pm
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Annewiggy
Tamworth
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289 of 297  Sun 23rd Feb 2020 8:33am  
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From Coventry Herald 1889
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Kaga simpson
Peacehaven, East Sussex
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290 of 297  Sun 23rd Feb 2020 10:57am  
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Google the last silk factory in Coventry. Half the population of Coventry were employed on weaving in the 19th century, cotton, calico, wool, worsted, silk and linen. Coventry was ideal with all the water around, a damp climate was ideal for spinning the brittle yarn. To add strength to the cotton, weavers added 'fustian' wool or linen to make the warp. My Mother worked a loom when little. My granny still had a treadle loom in her house when I was small, and I believe what may have been an attic full of yarn. I believe Coventry had a cloth hall. Linen, wool, cotton, silk factories ran side by side, all intermingled with the narrow boats, farming and shoe making. In the 1950s Coventry still had three textile factories running, each on the Canal Bank, they were noisy, dirty and dangerous. I have no idea if Coventry made canvas, but old sailors covered their canvas suits in tar to keep out the water, hence 'jolly jack tars'.
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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291 of 297  Fri 20th Mar 2020 2:54pm  
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Some lovely detail here!
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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292 of 297  Fri 20th Mar 2020 3:00pm  
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Sad before and afters here showing the Queens Hotel.
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Heathite
Coventry
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293 of 297  Fri 1st May 2020 1:06pm  
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Holbrooks in Hertford St 1911-12 directory. Edited by member, 1st May 2020 1:12 pm
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Prof
Gloucester
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294 of 297  Thu 21st May 2020 4:50pm  
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Has the change at the Broadgate end of Hertford St reached any completion yet now the bridge is open again?
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PeterB
Mount Nod
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295 of 297  Sat 23rd May 2020 3:51pm  
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Hi Prof, The Hertford Street work is finished. The surface is tarmac with a light brown coating. Unfortunately the food vans have moved blocking the view of the buildings. Three of them were open today as the city centre is getting quite busy considering how few shops are open. Peter.
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Prof
Gloucester
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296 of 297  Sat 23rd May 2020 6:09pm  
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Many thanks Peter B. Good photo.
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Midland Red
Cherwell
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297 of 297  Tue 26th May 2020 1:39pm  
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On 28th Oct 2018 5:57pm, Davey said: This is in Audenshaw, North Manchester and I often drive past it. It is said to be a disused transformer for the old tram system which has been kept as a landmark.
For the record, sad news concerning the Audenshaw transformer Angry
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