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NeilsYard
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121 of 142  Tue 9th Jan 2018 8:35pm  
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Here's my latest favourite current new find from the Bygone Spon End FB group - pretty sure that is the Butts junction with Windsor Street with St Osburg's spire in the distance Big grin
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Annewiggy
Tamworth
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122 of 142  Tue 9th Jan 2018 8:43pm  
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I seem to remember when I walked from town to The Butts (ONC in business studies day release and a night class of dressmaking) there was a junk shop at the top of a few wide steps, she used to lay stuff out on the steps. Does any one else remember this so I know I am not having a senior moment?

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NeilsYard
Coventry
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123 of 142  Sun 14th Jan 2018 9:21am  
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Another one in the 'series' of the cycling track from the Bygone Spon End FB page, this one with slightly better clarity of the backs of the rows on Butts.
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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124 of 142  Fri 19th Jan 2018 12:36am  
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Another couple of great shots from the Bygone Spon End page here of Windsor Street - Firstly looking south at some of the original buildings with George Poole House showing : And this one on the corner with Spon Street with Meadow House in the background :
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keeepa
coventry
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125 of 142  Fri 19th Jan 2018 8:36pm  
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On 9th Jan 2018 8:43pm, Annewiggy said: I seem to remember when I walked from town to The Butts (ONC in business studies day release and a night class of dressmaking) there was a junk shop at the top of a few wide steps, she used to lay stuff out on the steps. Does any one else remember this so I know I am not having a senior moment?
I too did ONC business studies at the Butts and remember the bookshop well. I did the course around 1960/62(?) on day release whilst working at the Co-op. Not sure I remember the junk shop though!!!
jeff

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Annewiggy
Tamworth
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126 of 142  Fri 19th Jan 2018 9:07pm  
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Just after you, I was there 1963/64 ! We had an Economics lecturer that was rubbish. The next subject was accounts and the lecturer for that was great. He could explain what the previous lesson was trying to teach us in 5 minutes. We had a nice day out one day to Hams Hall power station!
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keeepa
coventry
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127 of 142  Sat 20th Jan 2018 9:11am  
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Went from learning book-keeping in those large rooms with big windows (debit nearest the window) at the Butts to working underground auditing in central Africa, via Lanchester Polytechnic (before it was a university!) If only I'd known then what I know now!!! LOL
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NeilsYard
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128 of 142  Fri 2nd Feb 2018 12:16pm  
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Does anyone know exactly where the College Tuck Shop was - as seen here in 1955
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Midland Red
Cherwell
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129 of 142  Fri 2nd Feb 2018 2:55pm  
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Not exactly sure, Neil, but it was on Butts The two images are not related, as the lower one shows the rear of buildings on Mount Street
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Malvern
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130 of 142  Fri 2nd Feb 2018 4:24pm  
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Here's a map of the area from the 1930s. I would imagine that this row would have been on the north side of the Butts, somewhere between Windsor street and York Street. It is built in the same style as the houses in Thomas Street, Moat Street and Hertford Place. Edited by member, 2nd Feb 2018 4:27 pm
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NeilsYard
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131 of 142  Fri 2nd Feb 2018 4:35pm  
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Yes I have this one from the 1920's but cannot exactly identify which one - The Bygone Spon End Group have been corrected about the Mount Street image (thanks Cliff!). The Tuck was supposedly opposite the College - obviously this photo is pre-Tech but the row should be the same. I'm guessing its the one to the left and over the road from the word 'The'.
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Malvern
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132 of 142  Fri 2nd Feb 2018 6:21pm  
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Comparing the 2 images, it looks to be the terrace to the right of Hope Street.
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Malvern
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133 of 142  Fri 2nd Feb 2018 7:08pm  
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Also in the 1920s aerial view on the right is the Alfred Herbert factory at Butts Villas. My Aunt started work there in the 1920s and worked for Alfred Herbert for over 40 years. When she first started she was living with her family in Hertford Place so literally had to cross the road to get to work. She later moved to the Edgwick site where she was a supervisor in the blueprint room, retiring in 1967. In those days Alfred Herbert was the world's leading machine tool manufacturer. Here's a photo of her with her new bicycle from the early 20s Edited by member, 2nd Feb 2018 7:22 pm
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Heathite
Coventry
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134 of 142  Fri 2nd Feb 2018 7:25pm  
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Here's an image from a 1960 directory. It may not be the same location/house number, but it's a start.
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Malvern
Somerset
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135 of 142  Sat 3rd Feb 2018 9:20pm  
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I reckon this photo taken today is from about the same spot as the college tuck shop photo!!!
Malvern

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