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Prof
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211 of 225  Fri 24th Jan 2020 11:02pm  
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Yes Peter B, though I am appalled to see how little remains now. When I was at school in Junior Tech in the early 50s there was much more that could have been saved!
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argon
New Milton
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212 of 225  Sat 25th Jan 2020 11:39am  
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My memories are those of Prof. What struck me about the image is that the old bridge appears to be either one way traffic or traffic free, another shock to the memory but understandable in today’s traffic.
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PeterB
Mount Nod
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213 of 225  Sat 25th Jan 2020 5:28pm  
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Argon, The old bridge is one way - towards the city centre. It has been as long as I've known it (late 80's). I presume it was changed when Butts Road & the Ring Road were built as the Ring Road cut Spon Street in two, but I'm only guessing. Peter.
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argon
New Milton
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214 of 225  Sat 25th Jan 2020 7:24pm  
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Thanks Peter, I am going back to 1953.
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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215 of 225  Mon 27th Jan 2020 9:58am  
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That’s correct Peter
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Jac Key G
Coventry
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216 of 225  Fri 24th Apr 2020 12:47pm  
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My mum was born in Moat Street and her mother’s family name was Duckett - my mum was Worrall. Grandad was Alec Worrall, he married Stella Duckett and they had my mum Julia and her brother Jim. She is in the early stages of vascular dementia and I am trying to put together a memory book for her - short term memory useless! Long term memory she does really well. Any help would be gratefully appreciated. Thanks.

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Helen F
Warrington
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217 of 225  Fri 24th Apr 2020 1:43pm  
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Hi Jacqueline. Wave The old city is my thing but there are hopefully others who can help. In the mean time there are lots of scraps of information and images dotted about other topics. Type Moat Street into the search in posts above for some info. With a quick look I can't see any direct images of Moat Street (just junctions) but there are a lot of Albion Street and Thomas Street in the library pictures (see blue button on the left). Once you've familiarised yourself with the map (page 2 of the moat street search) then you could look at Britain From Above for an overview of the street. I think that the one below is probably the best. Log in to be able to zoom in. Moat Street bottom right area Hope this helps Thumbs up Helen
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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218 of 225  Fri 13th Nov 2020 11:08am  
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Thanks to Jane Garner on FB - her great grandparents William & Alice Blakemore bought 99 Spon End for their shop, 1907. The property is still there today! Edited by member, 13th Nov 2020 11:45 am
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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219 of 225  Tue 2nd Feb 2021 9:22am  
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Dutchman mentioned the Cruet Cafe a while ago on this thread. Don't think we've had a decent image of it. Thanks to my mate Dean Nelson.
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Rob Orland
Historic Coventry
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220 of 225  Tue 2nd Feb 2021 9:32am  
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Apparently those Spon End shops were my very first outing with my mum, in 1965, when I was about a week old, so they probably wouldn't have looked very different to that super photo! Big grin
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Prof
Gloucester
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221 of 225  Sun 28th Feb 2021 9:48pm  
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Another good view (Rob's collection) of the Chapel of St James and St Christopher. Forum library image
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Helen F
Warrington
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222 of 225  Mon 1st Mar 2021 2:51pm  
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Some of the Herbert pictures show it draped with ivy and in various stages of repair. I'm not sure about how many times it was restored. The poor place has literally been through the wars. Great photo. Thumbs up
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Midland Red
Cherwell
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223 of 225  Mon 1st Mar 2021 3:10pm  
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On 28th Feb 2021 9:48pm, Prof said: Another good view (Rob's collection) of the Chapel of St James and St Christopher. Forum library image
A “similar” view from 2004 Sad
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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224 of 225  Fri 9th Jul 2021 11:49am  
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All - apols for the late notice but The Weavers House will be open once again tomorrow if anyone's interested. We are holding an Open Day on July 10th - it will be our first open day since September 2019 which feels like such a long time ago. No booking is required, but please read the blog for the essentials that you need to know if you are planning to visit us on July 10th. There's a FAQ section too so you know what to expect from us and what we need visitors to be aware of... We are looking forward to seeing you! Website link
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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225 of 225  Thu 29th Jul 2021 2:17pm  
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Cov Archives keeps giving. The Prince of Wales pub on the corner of Moat Street and Thomas Street with parts of York Street and Hertford Place in the distance. This would've been taken from the newly built Givens House.
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