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Osmiroid
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1 of 17  Tue 23rd Aug 2016 12:33pm  
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Any info on what shops Warners and AF (?) Evans were? Both in Cross Cheaping.
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Heathite
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2 of 17  Tue 23rd Aug 2016 3:38pm  
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What year are you looking for? In 1935 there was a G. & F. Evans - Jewellers, at 36 Cross Cheaping. They also had premises at Spon St. and Station St. No sign of Warners in the listing for Cross Cheaping.
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Primrose
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3 of 17  Tue 23rd Aug 2016 4:06pm  
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I didn't find anything in the Spennell's 1912 directory either.
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dutchman
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4 of 17  Tue 23rd Aug 2016 4:12pm  
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On 23rd Aug 2016 3:38pm, Heathite said: In 1935 there was a G. & F. Evans - Jewellers, at 36 Cross Cheaping. They also had premises at Spon St. and Station St.
Evans may have called themselves jewellers but they were really pawnbrokers with shops all over Coventry. Warner's may have been bootmakers.
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Osmiroid
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5 of 17  Tue 23rd Aug 2016 4:12pm  
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Thanks Thumbs up That Evans seems to be it. In the Ironmonger Row picture it has a jewellers look about it but too rough to tell. It also has wording that may be Diamond Merchant.
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6 of 17  Thu 25th Aug 2016 12:40pm  
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Also, I am wondering if Warners is now McDonalds, the location seems right and it possibly could have been remodelled?
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Helen F
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7 of 17  Thu 25th Aug 2016 2:37pm  
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Sorry Osmiroid, Ironmonger Row was further up the hill and not next to the Forbidden Planet. Warners was more likely where Office Angels stands. There were some buildings from this area that survived as they had already been updated before the war but I haven't tracked what happened to them. Edited by member, 25th Aug 2016 2:37 pm
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Osmiroid
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8 of 17  Thu 25th Aug 2016 2:54pm  
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Thanks Helen, I'm ok with where Ironmonger Row was but more difficult to work out what was across the road from just sitting in my house.
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9 of 17  Thu 25th Aug 2016 3:06pm  
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This is what I got with aerial map overlays
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Helen F
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10 of 17  Thu 25th Aug 2016 3:43pm  
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If you look at the photo of Warners you get almost a straight line along the north side of Ironmonger Row. On the Fire insurance map that puts the white building as number 22 and Warners next door as 20 and 21. Palmer lane as it is now, looks at what was 26 (McDs). Now you can say Warners was the left end of William Hill but not that it was McDs. Edited by member, 25th Aug 2016 3:44 pm
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Osmiroid
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11 of 17  Thu 25th Aug 2016 4:20pm  
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Thanks. I have never been able to see the fire insurance maps better than low resolution on my tablet so rarely look there. On the map, on the Warners building is that "GRO" for grocer?
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Helen F
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12 of 17  Thu 25th Aug 2016 4:51pm  
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I was wondering that myself. Yes, grocers sounds plausible. c01351 shows Warners on the right c04859 shows the previous appearance of the building on the very left of the postcard. c05943 shows what was opposite the current Palmer Lane. Edited by member, 25th Aug 2016 5:13 pm
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Annewiggy
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13 of 17  Thu 25th Aug 2016 5:21pm  
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In 1901 Albert John Warner is a licenced victualler at 27 Cross Cheaping. On the newspaper site there is an A Warner advertising as an ale and stout merchant in the 1890's but his address is 35 Smithford Street.
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Heathite
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14 of 17  Thu 25th Aug 2016 8:51pm  
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Any good? I've just tried to view it myself after posting, result - poor, sorry. The original is perfect. Edited by member, 25th Aug 2016 8:53 pm
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Osmiroid
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15 of 17  Thu 25th Aug 2016 10:26pm  
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Helen, yes, I used the one with Warners at the right when I did a couple of new postings on my blog. It started out about the location of the Pilgrims Rest and turned into Ironmonger Row & Cross Cheaping as well. I didn't know about the Banks House. Anne, maybe it was like Padstein but Warnerville! Heathite, thanks for trying, them maps look great - if only I could see them clearly!
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