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Helen F
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196 of 211  Thu 21st Nov 2019 1:30pm  
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It stems from the vacant plot left by the demolition of Bridgeman's which ran from Little Park Street to Cheylesmore. The plot was a massive back to front L shape that had included the main oblong plot between the two roads (minus a single house and plot on LPS) and an area marked 'bowling green' on the 1750 map. The most northerly part of the bowling green became the end of the garden for Banner House but then reverted back to be part of the factory and saw a road carved from LPS to Cheylesmore. Possibly it was only leased to Banner House or that bulding and its gardens belonged to the factory too. The southerly part of the bowling green had small buildings along the Cheylesmore and was used as a courtyard area with smaller buildings It's the left hand side of this view from the west. You can just see the greenery of Banner House's garden on the left. Note the 2 storeys. The gates you can see in the far distance open onto LPS. Then the 3rd and 4th storeys were added to the front range. The middle was developed and then the LPS side was developed as I describe above. The factory site expanded south (right of the picture) until number 53 on LPS and that was the situation when it was bombed,
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Heathite
Coventry
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197 of 211  Thu 21st Nov 2019 1:32pm  
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Here's a crop of the Little Park Street area from the map included in 1911 directory. It shows Cheylesmore, crossing Friars Road. Never knew that, I think you had to be there to get an appreciation of the layout.
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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198 of 211  Thu 21st Nov 2019 1:42pm  
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Brill! Thanks, Heathite - as per the Little Palace Yard thread that’s Raymond Yardley, one of my grandad’s brothers at No.7 Court 20 along with his son Trevor. Interesting to see J B Shelton in the earlier ones as well - I knew he lived there. Has anyone read or got a copy of his book. They are selling for over £100 on the web! Edited by member, 21st Nov 2019 1:43 pm
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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199 of 211  Thu 21st Nov 2019 1:48pm  
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1890 Map -
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Rob Orland
Historic Coventry
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200 of 211  Thu 21st Nov 2019 4:05pm  
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On 21st Nov 2019 1:42pm, NeilsYard said: ….. Has anyone read or got a copy of his book. They are selling for over £100 on the web!
Oh my, £100??? I used to have two copies of that book and gave one away! Blush
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Midland Red
Cherwell
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201 of 211  Thu 21st Nov 2019 4:13pm  
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Don’t fret, Rob - AbeBooks have one for $1,000 Lol
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Rob Orland
202 of 211  Thu 21st Nov 2019 4:17pm  
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Helen F
203 of 211  Thu 21st Nov 2019 4:20pm  
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Annewiggy
Tamworth
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204 of 211  Thu 21st Nov 2019 4:27pm  
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Warwickshire libraries show a copy in the reference section of Nuneaton Library.
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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205 of 211  Thu 21st Nov 2019 4:33pm  
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Thanks all - will keep looking! If you want to give one away to me Rob let me know! Big grin
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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206 of 211  Fri 29th Nov 2019 4:30pm  
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Rob Orland
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207 of 211  Fri 29th Nov 2019 7:47pm  
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On 21st Nov 2019 4:33pm, NeilsYard said: Thanks all - will keep looking! If you want to give one away to me Rob let me know! Big grin
Nice try, ha ha! For now I'll be keeping mine - it has this on the inside.... It'd be nice if it had been written to me... but I'm not that bloody old!!!
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JohnnieWalker
Bonny Hills, Australia
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208 of 211  Fri 29th Nov 2019 9:06pm  
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Think yourself lucky Rob! Some of us are!!! Oh my Oh my Oh my
True Blue Coventry Kid

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NeilsYard
Coventry
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209 of 211  Mon 2nd Dec 2019 10:09am  
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That's ace Rob! Thumbs up
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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210 of 211  Thu 5th Dec 2019 10:08am  
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A similar shot to Adrian’s first post on this thread. The corner with St John Street, obviously not long after bombing. Plus a rare sight of that previously discussed works on the left - Press Works/Swift Cycles/The Machinists Company etc. Edited by member, 5th Dec 2019 10:09 am
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