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Andydtow
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1 of 5  Thu 5th Apr 2018 8:52pm  
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There appears to be no specific heading for this street. It does appear under Bishop St. but no one seems to know its exact location. King St. ran from the junction of Bishop St in a westerly direction to its junction with Abbott’s Lane and Upper Well St. by the Hill Cross Tavern. It was only about 200 yards long and at its junction formed a busy junction with St Nicholas St, Leicester Row and Leicester St. This junction was controlled by a police constable on duty from 7.0am until 9.0pm on an hour on and hour off basis. On the approach to the junction with Bishop St there were a row of terraced houses on the right and one of these was used as either the Brasworkers club or The Coachmakers club. On the left was the Dalton and Barton textile factory. I know this because in 1951 I worked there for a while before I joined the Coventry City police cadets and my father was the Chief Cashier. They mainly made medal ribbons. The factory moved to Mason Rd in the late 50s and then they went to the Forest of Dean where they went into liquidation. The King St site was then used by the Co Op as a warehouse and what was left of the site after the Ring Road was built is now occupied by Wickes.
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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2 of 5  Tue 10th Apr 2018 5:35pm  
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Yes Andy - Rob has a couple of good shots of the Castle Hotel/Inn on here which was on King Street - referenced in other threads - This one shows the post-war junction with Bishop Street - You can see that same corner here pre-war looking south straight down Bishop Street - The Hotel on the very right - along with the 'King Street' road sign - and 'that' Policeman Thumbs up Edited by member, 10th Apr 2018 5:40 pm
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Kaga simpson
Peacehaven, East Sussex
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3 of 5  Wed 11th Apr 2018 10:44am  
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You can see from this picture above how the trams had trouble climbing Bishop Street, some wag asked the policeman to help give us a push.
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CovPoliceHistory
Coventry
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4 of 5  Wed 11th Apr 2018 2:35pm  
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April 1900, City Engineer Joseph. E. Swindlehurst, was instructed to purchase 3 fire escape ladders. One of which was to be sited in King Street. This is the well known one sited in Broadgate: The location of the 3rd is known, however I'm still searching for a picture of it, as with that of the one in King Street.
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Harrier
Coventry
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5 of 5  Wed 11th Apr 2018 8:16pm  
Member: Joined Apr 2012  Total posts:152

On 5th Apr 2018 8:52pm, Andydtow said: On the approach to the junction with Bishop St there were a row of terraced houses on the right and one of these was used as either the Brasworkers club or The Coachmakers club. On the left was the Dalton and Barton textile factory. I know this because in 1951 I worked there for a while before I joined the Coventry City police cadets and my father was the Chief Cashier. They mainly made medal ribbons. The factory moved to Mason Rd in the late 50s and then they went to the Forest of Dean where they went into liquidation.
In actual fact before they folded, David Wright who worked for the company, bought the military side of the business and the machinery and moved to Brighouse Mill, Haworth, in Yorkshire. I was staying about 100 yards from the mill over the weekend just gone, and it 'still seems in fine fettle.' The company is called Wyedean ... River WYE and the Forest of DEAN. Geddit? Edited by member, 11th Apr 2018 8:20 pm
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