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NeilsYard
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151 of 163  Mon 17th May 2021 4:54pm  
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On 30th Mar 2014 12:31pm, deanocity3 said: Any idea where this was, just found this on Mirrorpix
Not quite MPS but Deano's Bass Daimler Bottle car image above links to this. It one sold in 2009 - apparently they only made about 5.
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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152 of 163  Tue 8th Jun 2021 10:04am  
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We've mentioned Franklin's on this thread so adding here. Jenny Pedder added this shot on FB recently of Franklin's staff on MPS taken sometime in the 50's. Anyone know what number they were? Edited by member, 8th Jun 2021 10:07 am
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Midland Red
Cherwell
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153 of 163  Tue 8th Jun 2021 5:34pm  
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1957 Telephone Directory says 31 Thumbs up
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Annewiggy
Tamworth
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154 of 163  Tue 8th Jun 2021 7:02pm  
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Newspaper articles confirm it as 31
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argon
New Milton
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155 of 163  Tue 8th Jun 2021 11:46pm  
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In the 1950's I worked at R.E.P. next door to Franklins and that address was no 33. On the other side no 35 was as I remember an old shop belonging to the Gilberts. They must have been there a long time as they were living at 35 when my father installed electricity in the R.E.P. premises in the 1920's. He told of an incident when he and his mate were wiring. He had to take the power from the ground floor to the first floor. The practice was to thump the ceiling with a piece of wood until the man upstairs located the noise. His mate kept shouting that he was close but could not find the right spot. My father was interrupted by Mrs Gilbert tapping the window and she asked him if he would stop banging as it was under their bed and her husband was trying to sleep as he was on nights. They had not realised that the properties, being about 16th century, sometimes overlapped.
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Helen F
Warrington
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156 of 163  Fri 18th Jun 2021 11:05am  
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I think that Franklins originally occupied 30-32 and most of the courts behind. It spans the large gateway into court 6/Providence Place. In 1940's Kelly's it was at 30 but later it moves to 31. It must have been originally 3 plots. It was already housing manufacturing in 1850 and looks like it might have been intended as a grand house to start with, like Judges Court and Mr Wright's House. While Little Park Street was the street with the wealthy, it looks like in the 1700s the desire for large plots drove the rich towards Much Park Street but almost immediately, a fall in prosperity and the opening up of building plots in the countryside, killed the development of the street. The remaining rich moved out and the large inner city plots became industrial sites, a process that didn't stop until WW2.
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Kitty
coventry
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157 of 163  Fri 18th Jun 2021 1:13pm  
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My great aunt worked at Franklins and I recognise her on this photograph as I have a copy too.
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Helen F
Warrington
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158 of 163  Fri 18th Jun 2021 2:00pm  
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Hi Kitty, welcome to the forum. Wave
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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159 of 163  Wed 28th Jul 2021 2:12pm  
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The end of the Brewery buildings (c)Culture Coventry Trust
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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160 of 163  Wed 28th Jul 2021 2:19pm  
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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161 of 163  Wed 28th Jul 2021 2:23pm  
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Never seen inside it before!
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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162 of 163  Thu 19th Aug 2021 4:25pm  
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Picture of Charles Fred Frapwell with his wife Ellen at their newsagent/stationer on 119 Much Park Street. Copyright notice: Culture Coventry Trust/Coventry Archives. Literally next door to The Greyhound which can be seen on the very left edge at 118 - zoom in for some terrific detail!
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Helen F
Warrington
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163 of 163  Wed 1st Sep 2021 12:59pm  
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There aren't many pictures of the south corner of Much Park Street and the corner of St John's street. This one isn't brilliant but the big building in the middle is the one opposite the Horse and Jockey. The styling on the building is early 1800s I think, although I'm still hazy about exact date ranges for styles. Certainly the Horse and Jockey was a later build (first record 1841) and the styling is different. That south side of Much Park Street is still very limited for images. Both corners had timber buildings within Troughton's era and in keeping with many of Coventry's corner plots the buildings were 2 storey and at least the north building was jettied.
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