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jvb
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61 of 71  Mon 14th Nov 2016 5:12pm  
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On 14th Nov 2016 4:47pm, Kaga simpson said: . . coming from Foleshill to Radford in a fire engine at speed round that house was a bit hair-raising
Of course, as confirmed earlier on in this thread, the building at the top of the road was the canal offices, not a house.
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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62 of 71  Sun 20th Nov 2016 1:25pm  
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Wasn't that building a pub/hotel?
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Midland Red
Cherwell
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63 of 71  Sun 20th Nov 2016 1:32pm  
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Canal offices Thumbs up
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Kaga simpson
Peacehaven, East Sussex
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64 of 71  Sun 20th Nov 2016 3:25pm  
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Midland Red, when were they canal offices? From 1930 onwards the Inland Waterways offices were I believe in Rugby, certainly during the fifties. Part of the house was Arthur Thomas plumbing. It could have been built for the wharf supervisor. I know my family's wharf offices were in Bishop Street but I have no idea of the layout in the 1920s.
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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65 of 71  Sat 28th Oct 2017 12:02am  
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Thought this was very well done . . . and a rare view
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Wearethemods
Aberdeenshire
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66 of 71  Sat 28th Oct 2017 9:14am  
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I think I'm right in saying the third line from the left must be the spot the 'Parson's Nose' was built on. It would also appear that both photos are decades apart and the last buildings on the right had had awnings fitted presumably turning them from domestic dwellings into commercial ones in later years. Also, I think in the top photo, Corporation Street has yet to be built.
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Helen F
Warrington
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67 of 71  Sat 28th Oct 2017 10:06am  
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The demolition for Corporation Street was underway in 1920 but it started at the St John's end. The aerial photo above is from 1931. The street photo is pre 1888 because there are no tram lines. So maybe 50+ years between them.
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Wearethemods
Aberdeenshire
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68 of 71  Sat 28th Oct 2017 6:57pm  
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Blimey, thanks Helen for the accuracy. No wonder the buildings look (to me anyway) quite new in the 19th century photo.
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Prof
Gloucester
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69 of 71  Mon 30th Jul 2018 11:14am  
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Any information or photos of Tooby Atkins, Bishop Street, leather goods?
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Heathite
Coventry
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70 of 71  Mon 30th Jul 2018 1:51pm  
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Do you mean TOOBY, ADKINS the leather merchants partnership? This partnership has an advertisement in the 1912 Kelly's which is freely available on the net. They have been in the Coventry directories from 1912 to 1960. Edited by member, 30th Jul 2018 1:51 pm
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Prof
Gloucester
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71 of 71  Mon 30th Jul 2018 9:06pm  
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Yes, thanks. My dad bought my large leather briefcase from there before I left home for college in Bristol.
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