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covmanuk
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1 of 6  Fri 2nd Mar 2012 11:16pm  
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Hi, can anyone help me, I am trying to get some photos of Broad Street in Coventry, just off the Foleshill Road, before the war and after, and any of Broad Street school in 1953-54 as I have tried for a long time and got nowhere. It is not for me, it is for my mum as when she lived there with her mum she was bombed out. Hope you can help in any way you can. Thanks, Phil Cheers Big grin Happy
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NormK
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2 of 6  Sat 3rd Mar 2012 9:08am  
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I went to Broad Street School around that time, most of the school is still there, if you go down Morey Street you can drive round the back. Sorry I have no photos of the original view from the front, I bet someone has out there...
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Midland Red
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3 of 6  Sat 3rd Mar 2012 2:52pm  
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Welcome to the forum, "covmanuk" - I'm sure someone will come up with help in your quest for information
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covmanuk
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4 of 6  Sat 3rd Mar 2012 9:36pm  
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On 3rd Mar 2012 9:08am, NormK said: Sorry I have no photos of the original view from the front, I bet someone has out there...
Thanks for that, fingers crossed
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NeilsYard
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5 of 6  Wed 19th Feb 2020 12:40pm  
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I know somewhat of a delay after the original request but, thanks to Tony Lay - 1913 Broad Street
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Kaga simpson
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6 of 6  Wed 19th Feb 2020 5:07pm  
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Oh, feelings for me after so many years. This was the first street I cycled/walked down with my father that had been hit severely during the blitz. After asking if we could help we rode into the centre of the city. It left a striking impression on me that has never left - broken bodies, broken homes, but worse was to come when we reached the centre - the city was an eerie place, not only a visual catastrophe but almost silent. Gone had the medley of clanging trams, blaring horns, and shouting newspaper sellers, now I could hear each individual army lorry, each shovel - each sound rose and remained alone. The absence of the noise of the city I was used to was as unsettling as the sight of the bombed jagged buildings and broken masonry, the city almost a whisper.
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