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NeilsYard
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301 of 309  Tue 17th Mar 2020 9:42am  
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Great stuff as usual Rob Thumbs up
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Rob Orland
Historic Coventry
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302 of 309  Mon 23rd Mar 2020 8:01pm  
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Brief update - about 40 more images added this evening - all of the Stoke area. Sort by "most recently added first" to see the new ones. Total now 1069. Thumbs up
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Rob Orland
Historic Coventry
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303 of 309  Thu 26th Mar 2020 6:58pm  
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Further to John's excellent topic-statistics compilation, some of you might not be aware of the Forum stats that are linked at the very bottom of these pages. It automatically updates itself and shows weekly, monthly, yearly and "all time" graphs for topics and members - so as well as the most popular threads, we can also see which members can't pull themselves away from this forum! Wink
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304 of 309  Fri 27th Mar 2020 4:13am  
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Rob Orland
Historic Coventry
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305 of 309  Wed 6th Jan 2021 8:21pm  
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This post is to tell our wonderful forum members about another little treat. I very recently bought a set of 25 original Joseph Wingrave photographs from a very old album, and they're now uploaded in super-size to my "Rob's pics" collection. If you set the image order (top right) to "Most recently added first", then the first 25 images will be the newly uploaded Wingraves. For photos of around 150 years old they are astonishing - I would think many modern cameras of many megapixels would barely compete for detail. Here are two examples. The first shows the man in the doorway of J. Wingrave's own Chemist's shop (shown in full in image c01117). My first instinct was that it might be Mr. Wingrave himself, but the only other photo of him that I've ever found is one I used on this page - and so I don't think it is him. The second image is a detail from the Art School in Ford Street (image c01114) - who knew those faces were there? If there are any other details that intrigue you when you view the photos, please let me know and I'll see if I can get a close-up for you.
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Helen F
Warrington
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306 of 309  Wed 6th Jan 2021 9:12pm  
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I ogled these when they were up for sale. You're a very nice guy letting us have access. Thumbs up
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Robthu
Coventry
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307 of 309  Thu 7th Jan 2021 6:37am  
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Thank you and respect, you are a most generous man. Derek.
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Rob Orland
Historic Coventry
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308 of 309  Thu 7th Jan 2021 9:15am  
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Blush You're both very kind, thank you. A collection like that was simply a must, and I really wanted to make sure it didn't end up in the hands of anyone who might simply hide these super, historic images away in a drawer, as so many old photos sadly end up.
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OddSock
Coventry
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309 of 309  Thu 7th Jan 2021 9:58am  
Member: Joined Mar 2018  Total posts:55

Amazing pictures, and may I add my thanks. Looking through them, this particular image reminded me of the huge Christmas decoration figures put up outside Owen Owen every year - visible in this photograph! The bus on the right is exactly where I used to catch the no.2 bus for Radford (Jubilee Crescent).
OddSock: Particularly interested in the family surnames Cowley, Shale, & Pratt in Coventry!

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