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Helen F
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181 of 194  Fri 7th Jun 2019 9:53am  
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Nice image Neil. The rise of big buildings have killed views like that. That scene looking up New Buildings is a short distance to the left of the sketch in post 161. I've gained an appreciation for photos like that because they provide perspective for earlier sketches that might show better buildings but have an element of artistic inaccuracy.
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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182 of 194  Fri 7th Jun 2019 9:55am  
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On 7th Jun 2019 9:12am, Kaga simpson said: NeilsYard. Would you see the spires in that angle from there?
Yes Kaga - (1937 map) - I think the photo is only just prior to the war. Edited by member, 7th Jun 2019 9:55 am
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Prof
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183 of 194  Thu 13th Jun 2019 9:15pm  
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Hales St towards White St. Ford St near top of photo Edited by member, 13th Jun 2019 9:17 pm
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Prof
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184 of 194  Thu 13th Jun 2019 9:35pm  
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Corner Burges and Hales St. (library photo) Forum library image
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Prof
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185 of 194  Fri 14th Jun 2019 7:24pm  
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See the spires Kaga - I say yes, Neil is right.
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Kaga simpson
Peacehaven, East Sussex
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186 of 194  Sun 16th Jun 2019 11:18am  
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Prof. Yes of course Neil is right, you can see the spires quite clearly, sorry about that. But I wasn't looking and thinking of the picture at the time, I was thinking history. New Buildings skirted the Priory pool and had many tall buildings - the armoury, the Golden Lion, etc and at the bottom where the tram stands were, the Smithfield, would have blocked out one of the spires.
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Prof
Gloucester
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187 of 194  Sat 23rd Nov 2019 10:33pm  
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Prof
Gloucester
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188 of 194  Wed 12th Feb 2020 6:29pm  
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Start of White St. approaching Ring Road bridge. Lynn saved to Coventry.
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Prof
Gloucester
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189 of 194  Wed 8th Apr 2020 11:27pm  
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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190 of 194  Sat 24th Oct 2020 4:16pm  
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Similar view to Prof's however another cracker from my FB friend Cliff Berwick - an unusual view capturing some buildings not normally so well detailed in a postcard shot Edited by member, 24th Oct 2020 4:16 pm
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Prof
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191 of 194  Sat 24th Oct 2020 7:51pm  
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That's a great one Neil. Distance lends interest to the view!
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Kaga simpson
Peacehaven, East Sussex
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192 of 194  Sun 25th Oct 2020 8:37am  
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Neils yard. To go back to an earlier date, I said would you see the spires from Hales St, well you were correct in saying Yes, but in my younger days the thirtie's Hale St ended at Trinity st, from there it was known as the Hippodrome, the Fire station or Pool meadow, the hippodrome was new, so was Pool meadow, so was Trinity st Officially it was Hale st, but no one called it such.
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PhilipInCoventry
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193 of 194  Sun 25th Oct 2020 9:04am  
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Hi all, Hales, as in John Hales. Green stripes at school. I was yellow stripes, Sherwyns. The first headmaster of the school, Thomas Sherwyn. So many of the grammar schools came into existence at that time because there were so many redundant clerics, whose skills were numeracy & literacy, being themselves well educated. They were not much use at anything else.
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Kaga simpson
Peacehaven, East Sussex
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194 of 194  Sun 25th Oct 2020 9:04am  
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After the blitz, the Smithfield remained standing but the rest of the street got clattered. On the south side, just broken, half buildings, possibly the corner shop, on the Burges corner saved because they had water from the Sherbourne - on the north side buildings got hit but repairable. Next to the Smithfield they built the temporary Continental Cafe, a few yards back from the road.
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