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NeilsYard
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151 of 160  Mon 4th Nov 2019 4:53pm  
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As mentioned Prof it closed as a chapel in 1951, was sold in 1953 and was subsequently used as a carpet showroom amongst other things until cleared to build the Ring Road. Edited by member, 4th Nov 2019 4:53 pm
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Helen F
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152 of 160  Mon 4th Nov 2019 5:25pm  
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I used to sneer at square on photos as being lacking in artistic merit. Now I pounce on them as good representations of buildings. Roll eyes I've mentioned this before but the chapel replaced a medieval building that would have been outstanding in its heyday. Gosford Street must have been quite well off as it had a series of buildings with more than the standard 2 storey style. Prof, to pinpoint the location in your mind, it was between Whitefriars Lane and The Mermaid but on the other side of the road. Edited by member, 4th Nov 2019 5:31 pm
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Prof
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153 of 160  Mon 4th Nov 2019 6:27pm  
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Thanks Neil and Helen, I probably did see the carpet sales building but did not ever know the Whitefriars' St Church. Gosford St was on my route home to Stoke.
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NeilsYard
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154 of 160  Tue 5th Nov 2019 9:27am  
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It’s amazing how many places you take for granted but once they are gone you cannot recall and wish you had taken more notice (or even a photo or two!).
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155 of 160  Tue 5th Nov 2019 10:27am  
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NeilsYard
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156 of 160  Wed 15th Jan 2020 11:25am  
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Another one for Helen. Gosford Street No.4 with the entrances to Courts 2&3. Just to the east of the junction with Cox Street, opposite the Campbell I think. (c) Historic England Edited by member, 15th Jan 2020 11:26 am
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Helen F
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157 of 160  Wed 15th Jan 2020 12:40pm  
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Thumbs up I like most of the photos in the HE boxes. Ones like this are invaluable because they're so square on to the camera. I've got a lot of old images of this stretch in their timbered state to dial back the years but this gives me good dimensions.
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NeilsYard
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158 of 160  Thu 21st May 2020 5:45pm  
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Helen have you seen this before - new to me. The rear of The Mermaid Inn being demolished in 1967. Have not seen the rear before. Thanks to my friend Cliff Berwick on FB.
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Helen F
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159 of 160  Thu 21st May 2020 7:52pm  
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Very good photo Neil, and no I hadn't see it before. I was fairly sure that the Mermaid was a lot older than it looked from the front and that it was 3 storey but this confirms it. The left hand side is not so obvious but I'll work it out. Possibly. Gosford Street had a number of 3 storey buildings and was clearly a well to do area at one point. The Mermaid was a big beasty. Say thanks very nicely to Cliff Berwick for me Big grin Incidentally, it was this building under which I think the Red Ditch ran. There was certainly an ancient ditch there of some sort. It was connected to various rumours about tunnels from White Friars. There were discoveries of 'secret tunnels' at various points between the Mermaid and the river near the Bastille Gate. The reality is probably more prosaic and it was a substantial drain built into a turning point in the old ditch system. It seems to have stretched from the river near Ram Bridge, all the way to Fords where it curved towards Little Park Street; went right by Kirby House; through the end of the garden of the Palace Yard; through Much Park Street, curving closer to Gosford Street as it went and intersected with a north/south feature at the Mermaid. I'm not sure if the drain connected to White Friars, as the ditch possibly predates the Normans and anything more modern. Edited by member, 21st May 2020 8:24 pm
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Kaga simpson
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160 of 160  Sat 23rd May 2020 4:17pm  
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The Mermaid Inn was well known in the mid 19th century for its Electrical Scientist meetings and demonstrations.
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