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Dreamtime
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16 of 25  Thu 30th Aug 2018 2:22am  
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On 29th Aug 2018 1:17pm, NeilsYard said: Mirrorpix have recently added some great new images which I will try to add on the forum where appropriate. Edited by member, 29th Aug 2018 1:18 pm
Another great one Neil thanks, looking forward to some more. Thumbs up
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Kaga simpson
Peacehaven, East Sussex
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17 of 25  Thu 30th Aug 2018 2:36pm  
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Flapdoodle. In the book I think it was Rob recommended - Humorous Reminiscences of Coventry Life - it says "In the summer of 1792, Broadgate was excavated to the depth of 5/6 feet, when a regular pavement was discovered, and upon it a coin of Nero, in middle brass".
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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18 of 25  Thu 30th Aug 2018 9:15pm  
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Thanks all / Helen. I noted during a search after I posted that you hinted that you had already seen this one. It really is hard to picture that this is where Cathedral Lanes covers now.
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Helen F
Warrington
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19 of 25  Thu 30th Aug 2018 11:10pm  
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I've seen a lot of pictures Neil. I've stopped predicting the end of the image supply because novel ones turn up quite regularly. The Mirrorpix photo isn't the most useful image I've got of Derby Lane. It can't have been long before the war. The Library is on the left, which from my perspective is a modern monstrosity (only in so much as older buildings were demolished to make way for it). Wink The north east end of Derby Lane is somewhat lacking in useful information although I have a few images and I think I've worked out what it looked like.
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Kaga simpson
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20 of 25  Fri 31st Aug 2018 9:19am  
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It's hard to picture that is Derby Lane in the first place, looks so drab, none of the richness of Derby Lane, looks like they were looking for the chop as well as Butcher Row etc.
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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21 of 25  Fri 14th Feb 2020 9:50am  
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Following a post on FB about Derby Lane I have only just realised that there is something visible today that links in with the old photo posted earlier in this thread - you can see what I think is the back of todays' Yorkshire Bank building still visible from the old image. Anyway I love this type of thing as it really places the Coventry of old to the unrecognisable today....... Edited by member, 14th Feb 2020 9:51 am
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Helen F
Warrington
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22 of 25  Fri 14th Feb 2020 3:25pm  
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I also love that kind of clue between pictures Neil. Some of my best Coventry research work does that. Well spotted Thumbs up
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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23 of 25  Fri 14th Feb 2020 3:35pm  
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Cheers Helen - You can see they have bricked up the window to the left - I'm now just going to have to research the history of that building! Big grin Wonder what that room was used for?
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NeilsYard
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24 of 25  Fri 14th Feb 2020 3:45pm  
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Looking at BFA - it almost looks like someone was living in there. This is dated 1949 so they cleared and developed the site quite quickly post-war -
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Helen F
Warrington
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25 of 25  Fri 14th Feb 2020 4:21pm  
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It might have been a fire escape with where it went to destroyed in the war?
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