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NeilsYard
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76 of 92  Tue 27th Aug 2019 4:42pm  
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Brilliant Helen, Anne and Rob as usual - Rob's library image here is fantastic - does anyone have or can get this to a better resolution so its readable at all?
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Helen F
Warrington
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77 of 92  Wed 28th Aug 2019 10:18pm  
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I'm wrong, the cellars were all connected Oh my . I've got a map of them from Coventry - Medieval Art, Architecture and Archaeology by Linda Monkton and Richard Morris. I'll try and copy it. I'll also try and match up the pictures to the map. Might the magazine be on the site about old newspapers?
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Annewiggy
Tamworth
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78 of 92  Thu 29th Aug 2019 12:19pm  
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Sorry Helen, it is not on the newspaper archive site.
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Helen F
Warrington
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79 of 92  Thu 29th Aug 2019 1:31pm  
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Thanks for looking Anne. It might be available to copy at the Herbert. This is a rough tracing of the cellar map overlaying the Fire Insurance map. The lines don't entirely match up but I suspect that they could be adjusted to get a better version. The cellar on the left, adjacent to Hill Top is the picture I posted looking to the left of the map. The top picture of the magazine is the entrance on the right of the map. The cellar on the bottom right of the magazine page has to be the back cellar under the County Benevolent Burial Society Offices looking to the right of the map. See the two big blocks either side of the central space. That leaves two long spaces that could be the other two pictures that are both the same cellar according to the magazine. Since there is no square pillar in the centre, it must be the other cellar under the front of the County Benevolent Burial Society Offices. The sketch looks like it is looking west (left side of the map) because I think I can see the arch at the end. Can't really see features in the photo so I don't know if it's looking the same way. Most of the cellar walls to the right of the Offices on the map look new and the doorway that Anne's record mentions is the entrance to the cellar under the Offices. It is still there. Those cellars seem to reuse parts of the old cathedral plus some modern (as in not medieval) brick walls. For personal property reasons I imagine that the west end cellars are now separated by partitions and I doubt that any of the newer east end cellars were kept. It's just possible to read most of the magazine text if you blow up the picture but it doesn't really say anything that interesting.
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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80 of 92  Thu 29th Aug 2019 2:01pm  
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Thanks Helen - would you mind if I passed that information on to my friend Alan Denyer? He looks after the Visit Coventry website and has been looking at these. I will credit you and Rob.
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Helen F
Warrington
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81 of 92  Thu 29th Aug 2019 2:08pm  
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Fine by me Neil. The proviso is that it's a rough sketch and I don't know for sure exactly where the wall lines actually fall, eg I would have thought that the cellars under the Offices would have followed the wall lines above, but...?
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Prof
Gloucester
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82 of 92  Fri 15th Nov 2019 9:28pm  
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Dreamtime
Perth Western Australia
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83 of 92  Sat 16th Nov 2019 2:48pm  
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A beautiful picture Prof. Please tell me it still looks the same.
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Prof
Gloucester
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84 of 92  Sat 16th Nov 2019 3:34pm  
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I believe so Dream, though I don't get to Coventry often these days.
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Annewiggy
Tamworth
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85 of 92  Sat 16th Nov 2019 4:12pm  
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Pretty much Dreamtime, though not quite so artistic as Prof’s picture, a quick copy from Google maps, the yellow lines are not there but I can't get rid of them.
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Dreamtime
Perth Western Australia
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86 of 92  Sun 17th Nov 2019 2:43pm  
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Anne, Prof, thank you both, a quiet and beautiful part of Coventry, hope it stays that way for many years to come. Thumbs up Wave
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Helen F
87 of 92  Sun 17th Nov 2019 9:54pm  
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Dreamtime
Perth Western Australia
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88 of 92  Mon 18th Nov 2019 9:03am  
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Oh Helen, and me and I still get lost. As you can imagine, 'fing's just ain't the same any more' , but I do enjoy searching. Wave
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Prof
Gloucester
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89 of 92  Mon 18th Nov 2019 2:21pm  
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Such a shame Dream, we could have had so much more if Butcher Row, Derby Lane, Trinity Lane and Spicerstoke had all survived. Edited by member, 18th Nov 2019 2:25 pm
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Prof
Gloucester
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90 of 92  Thu 30th Jan 2020 5:05pm  
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Giclee Print 1920. Edited by member, 30th Jan 2020 9:53 pm
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