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Malvern
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16 of 21  Thu 25th May 2017 7:55pm  
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Great photos, Robin - but so much has already changed from my memories of growing up in this area in the seventies! Here's a few memories brought on by your photos: In and around Shelton Square - The birdcage by the toy shop, Virgin Records, Dockerys? fish shop, Woolies where my aunt ran the cafe. Hertford Street - The Curry Bowl (first ever curry), The Army Recruitment Store and a bit further up WHSmith and HMV. I've posted previously about the Empire being replaced by the ABC/HMV cinema and the "Woof and Puff" Beryl Houghton's photography store and The Three Tuns at the bottom of Hertford Street by the "supermarket" now the "The Litten Tree" and singing with the Phoenix Male Voice Choir in the Central Hall. Just a few memories!
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pixrobin
Canley
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17 of 21  Thu 25th May 2017 10:49pm  
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Thanks to those who gave kind words about my photographs. My passion is photography. For 15 years I worked in a school of architecture as a photographer. The experience I gained there helps so much in my taking pictures of buildings - especially modern buildings. At Thames Polytechnic (now Greenwich University) I often sat in on lectures and critiques of student's work to gain more insights. In this forum I am learning again. I learn from the accumulation of individual histories, memories, and knowledge that people write about on the Historic Coventry Forum. These days I am mostly confined to a mobility scooter for getting about. Perhaps 'confined' is the wrong word. I'm always sitting down, while I see others of my age struggling going up ramps carrying their shopping. I can stop almost wherever I wish to take a picture. I travel in relative comfort. And there are rarely traffic jams on pavements Thumbs up
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Midland Red
Cherwell
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18 of 21  Thu 20th Dec 2018 6:26pm  
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Coventry Point demolition, and City Centre South regeneration - article
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Prof
Gloucester
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19 of 21  Fri 4th Jan 2019 5:00pm  
Member: Joined Jul 2014  Total posts:919

To disappear under the Coventry South development.
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Wearethemods
Aberdeenshire
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20 of 21  Sat 5th Jan 2019 10:25am  
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Unfortunately when I visited in November and walked through the Arcade, it looked nothing like the photo above from the 1960's. It looked decrepit and was filthy! Sad
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PeterB
Mount Nod
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21 of 21  Mon 7th Jan 2019 11:53pm  
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The original planning permission for the City Centre South development was approved with some haste (two months earlier than expected!) in 2012. This has now lapsed. I presume the whole area has been on minimum maintenance since then. The target date is still 2020 so I presume they won't be using the contractors linking Broadgate to Hertford Street! Peter.
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