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mcsporran
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1 of 11  Mon 24th Jul 2017 9:21am  
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If you can withstand being bombarded by adverts the Telegraph has published some of the earliest photos of Coventry taken by Wyatt Wingrave in the 1860s. Snapshot of Coventry life 150 years ago The Shakespeare Birthday Trust has this document which apparently contains as many as 64 plates by this photographer. Edited by member, 24th Jul 2017 9:28 am
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Midland Red
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2 of 11  Mon 24th Jul 2017 10:03am  
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I saw the Telegraph article - but was confused when I found this reference to Joseph Wingrave Oh my And doing some research Vitruvius Harold Wyatt Wingrave (b.1858) was son of Joseph Wingrave - so I guess Joseph took the photos and Wyatt was his son (poor Telegraph reporting again, I wonder?) Oh my [Wyatt was Joseph WIngrave's wife's maiden name, and it featured in several of their children's christian names] [Thread title amended to exclude "Wyatt"]
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Midland Red
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3 of 11  Mon 24th Jul 2017 10:18am  
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This image, which is not as clear as this in the Telegraph article, shows Wingrave's chemist shop in High Street Thumbs up
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Rob Orland
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4 of 11  Mon 24th Jul 2017 8:05pm  
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Something I'd forgotten to do previously, but now rectified - my very small personal collection of Wingrave CDVs.... http://forum.historiccoventry.co.uk/robs_pics/index.php?q=Wingrave
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Helen F
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5 of 11  Mon 24th Jul 2017 10:48pm  
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Ahh if only there were more. Thumbs up
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Prof
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6 of 11  Mon 24th Jul 2017 10:53pm  
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To me image 5 listed High St looks more like Butcher Row from Trinity Lane end. What do you think Rob?
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Midland Red
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7 of 11  Tue 25th Jul 2017 6:21am  
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Prof: they state "High Street" as that was Wingrave's shop address Wink
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Rob Orland
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8 of 11  Tue 25th Jul 2017 10:39am  
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On 24th Jul 2017 10:53pm, Prof said: To me image 5 listed High St looks more like Butcher Row from Trinity Lane end. What do you think Rob?
You're quite right of course Prof, but as Midland Red said above, it was Wingrave's address, and several of the CDVs are labelled 'High Street' - which must've been confusing for people buying the cards without that knowledge!
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Prof
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9 of 11  Wed 26th Jul 2017 8:31pm  
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Thanks Midland Red and Rob for clarifying my query! It is a wonderful collection.
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NeilsYard
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10 of 11  Wed 9th Aug 2017 4:26pm  
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Are Wingrave's images the earliest known ones of Coventry? The archway I posted in the More mystery photos thread appears to be 1858 according to Annes' terrific newspaper research. Anyone know any earlier?
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Helen F
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11 of 11  Thu 10th Aug 2017 3:48pm  
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Wingrave's are the oldest I can identify of the city. The Fourtoes image of Spon Street was 1868 but of a better quality. The Francis Frith seem to start in the 1880s. There maybe earlier ones out there because there were other photographers capturing Warwickshire but I don't know them. Taking the camera outside would have been be risky which explains a dearth of earlier photos. It seems that photographing the Queen's arch was tempting enough to lure Wingrave to start capturing the city, although it might have been later than the actual visit. It looks like the demolition has stated.
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