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coventry49
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1 of 8  Wed 27th Apr 2016 5:06pm  
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Can I ask again for help in finding out where Brewery Street in Coventry was/is? My GG Grandfather James COLE lived there on the 1841 Census with his wife Jane and son James. James' occupation is stated as Draughtsman. I'm wondering whether this is an occupation in a Brewery perhaps of that time?

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Annewiggy
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2 of 8  Wed 27th Apr 2016 5:29pm  
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Hi Coventry49. Brewery Street is between Leicester Street and Henry Street just above where it says Cook Street Gate on this map. Hope that helps.
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coventry49
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3 of 8  Wed 27th Apr 2016 6:19pm  
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Many thanks Anne. In my mind I can just about work out where it was. I take it that it disappeared years ago?
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Annewiggy
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4 of 8  Wed 27th Apr 2016 6:53pm  
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On later census he appears to be in the weaving industry. I think maybe a draughtsman is something to do with that. Probably the person who does the designs. In 1881 when he is 76he is employing 2 men and 2 women.
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dutchman
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5 of 8  Wed 27th Apr 2016 8:58pm  
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That whole area was massively bombed, left derelict for decades after the war then finally submerged under the new Ring Road:
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coventry49
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6 of 8  Thu 28th Apr 2016 8:10am  
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Thank you Dutchman. I will go into Britain from Above and zoom in on that particular photograph and see if I can identify Brewery Street. The system of building homes around Courts was obviously common in Coventry at a certain period of time. I do remember seeing them in my childhood and well into the late 1960s in Spon End particularly.
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dutchman
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7 of 8  Thu 28th Apr 2016 6:17pm  
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I'm afraid that's as zoomed-in as you can get on Britain From Above in 1939 and by 1946 the area looked like this: Edited by member, 28th Apr 2016 8:37 pm
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coventry49
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8 of 8  Thu 28th Apr 2016 7:09pm  
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Thanks Dutchman I can get my bearings from the Hippodrome and the corner of Trinity Street and see all the flattened area behind that.
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