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Annewiggy
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136 of 157  Tue 10th Sep 2019 7:57pm  
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It is suggested on a site on t’internet that there are several place names the mean “Goose Ford”, places where geese were driven in flocks. It would actually mean shallow for where even geese could be driven. There is also a Goss Moor in Cornwall which is believed to be from “cors” meaning a boggy or marshy place. So could be either. I was wondering which came first, Gosford Street “Vicus Gosseford” or Gosford Green. It also made me think of Radford, which is apparently a place next to a reed bed.
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PhilipInCoventry
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137 of 157  Tue 10th Sep 2019 10:12pm  
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Hi Anne, The Goss Moor I remember it well, Anne. The A30 bisects it & the Newquay branch railway line travels through it. Love your posts, as always.
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Kaga simpson
Peacehaven, East Sussex
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138 of 157  Thu 12th Sep 2019 3:13pm  
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Argon. There was an easier way - a handful of corn, and they followed like the pied piper. We let the young bull out in the yard to drink, scattering the geese. The big, bold gander came at him hissing, and grabbed the curls on his forehead. The bull tossed his head, the gander was thrown over his head onto the cobblestones that broke his back. We ate goose meat for whole week.
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NeilsYard
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139 of 157  Tue 22nd Oct 2019 11:57am  
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Going back a while ago in this thread and Prof's mention of a Well Pump -
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argon
New Milton
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140 of 157  Tue 22nd Oct 2019 12:14pm  
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The picture of the pump also answers Prof's questions about the exact location of the Luckman shop.
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Helen F
Warrington
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141 of 157  Tue 22nd Oct 2019 4:03pm  
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It's amazing how many of these excellent photos keep coming out. I've got some of that building but this is the 2nd best. The best being a Troughton with the original woodwork. Thumbs up
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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142 of 157  Tue 22nd Oct 2019 5:00pm  
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I think of you Helen whenever I see an undiscovered photo of old wood! (if you know what I mean! Big grin
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Helen F
Warrington
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143 of 157  Tue 22nd Oct 2019 10:29pm  
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Big grin A lot of these very square on photos were taken after the war but they don't seem to be in just one collection. Historic England have a lot but not all. The Herbert have some. There are still a few from New Street that I know must have been taken but haven't yet materialised. Spon Street and Gosford Street should deliver a few more. They're very useful because I can use them to gauge heights. I've really got no excuse not to start building. Keep 'em coming. Thumbs up
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Prof
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144 of 157  Wed 23rd Oct 2019 4:13pm  
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#139 Thanks Neil, I remember the pump post and the Luckman's too, in almost part of a square where the footpath widened to the left and Gosford St narrowed towards Far Gosford St.
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Midland Red
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145 of 157  Wed 23rd Oct 2019 4:41pm  
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Prof - posted earlier in the thread Thumbs up
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Kaga simpson
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146 of 157  Wed 23rd Oct 2019 5:18pm  
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Midland Red, when I die my past life won't need to flash by me, I'm watching it on this forum. Thumbs up
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Helen F
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147 of 157  Wed 23rd Oct 2019 6:40pm  
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Just to remind people. The first photo MR reposts - the brick building on the left is the New Inn. The road narrows again just before the river. The building there is a factory and it replaced St Georges Hall. The pillar in front is a post box I think. The second photo has the pump post on the left and behind it were buildings that replaced New Inn. Without looking at the maps, it's hard to recognise that at one point the road narrowed twice before the second step in was demolished to widen the area,
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Prof
Gloucester
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148 of 157  Fri 1st Nov 2019 1:54pm  
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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149 of 157  Mon 4th Nov 2019 11:40am  
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Following Helen's and others comments on Gosford Street Baptist Chapel - found this - As the area of Whitefriars Lane went downhill, the large Baptist congregation meeting there acquired land in 1864 on the north side of Gosford Street to build a new chapel. The foundation stone was laid on 8th Sept 1868, and the General Baptist building opened on 4th May 1869. Built of red brick with stone dressings designed by JD Webster of Sheffield, to seat 700. It stood some distance back from the street, approached by an 'ornamented way'. A Sunday service in 1881 attracted 250 attenders. In the bombing of November 1940 the church itself was badly damaged, but the congregation were able to meet in the church hall behind. On the same night St Michael's Baptist in Hay Lane, was also damaged beyond repair, so that congregation united with them. The joint congregation was known as Gosford St Michael's until the land was needed to build the ring road in the 1950s.
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Prof
Gloucester
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150 of 157  Mon 4th Nov 2019 3:30pm  
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Knew people who had attended but never remember seeing it, as of course I was born in 1937 so would be too young then. Edited by member, 4th Nov 2019 3:31 pm
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