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scrutiny
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31 of 38  Wed 19th Jun 2019 10:26am  
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On Rob's street maps, Fairfax St is not on the 1851 map but is on the 1869 map. Thumbs up Sorry, brain gone, forgot they moved it, 60s it is. That area was a right mud bath in 1967 as they built the De Vere hotel. I took a short cut through the foundations they were putting in on my wedding day, got some right queer looks from the workers but did not want to be late. Roll eyes Edited by member, 19th Jun 2019 10:36 am
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32 of 38  Wed 19th Jun 2019 10:28am  
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I does look like it was built in the 1960s not the 1950s. It put a lid on the Sherbourne.
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scrutiny
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33 of 38  Wed 19th Jun 2019 11:18am  
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It is not on the 1962 map but is on the 1969 one. When going to the Ford St art school I used to park in a temporary carpark on Fairfax St (memory coming back). That was 1965/6 so that narrows it down a bit, 62 to 65. Thumbs up
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matchle55
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34 of 38  Fri 21st Jun 2019 12:21pm  
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I was there at that time as well Thumbs up
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NeilsYard
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35 of 38  Wed 25th Sep 2019 10:00am  
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I loved racing down that round and round entrance to that car park! Note this is pre DeVere Hotel -
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Annewiggy
36 of 38  Wed 25th Sep 2019 10:44am  
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NeilsYard
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37 of 38  Fri 27th Sep 2019 1:45pm  
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Just going back to my original post at the start of this thread - the brick building was recently discussed on an Old Coventry FB page and a friend of mine stated - It was a pump house for the original Fairfax st baths and dated from the 19th century. I had not thought of that - presume he means Priory Street. Edited by member, 27th Sep 2019 1:47 pm
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NeilsYard
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38 of 38  Fri 27th Sep 2019 3:08pm  
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BFA proving invaluable once again. 1953 - the brick building circled to the left looks certainly like it could have been part of the baths at one time although on a 1950 map it is labelled as an electricity sub-station so perhaps a change of use once the baths were out of action. Note the old cafe on the right which gives us a better idea of the location given that was there right in to the 80's - that made me realise the baths were further north on Priory Street than I had originally realised. Edited by member, 27th Sep 2019 3:10 pm
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