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Kaga simpson
Peacehaven, East Sussex
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856 of 874  Fri 21st Aug 2020 9:39am  
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Without the nippies.
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Dreamtime
Perth Western Australia
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857 of 874  Fri 21st Aug 2020 4:34pm  
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Just stepped back in time with that one Prof. Thanks Thumbs up
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Midland Red
Cherwell
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858 of 874  Thu 24th Sep 2020 3:10pm  
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Broadgate 2020 - doesn't look any better, does it?
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Kaga simpson
Peacehaven, East Sussex
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859 of 874  Thu 24th Sep 2020 5:16pm  
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I always thought she bent her head to the church in those far off distant religious times.
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Gumnut
Moruya NSW Australia
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860 of 874  Tue 20th Oct 2020 11:20am  
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As a child I remember Broadgate from the early 80's up to the 90's. In the right corner (near Owen Owen) I remember the buses driving over the cobblestones. I knew even then that this was not new. I loved the sound and look. Question I have is, were they from the original Broadgate? The area has changed so much over the decades, were they a sixties attempt at the old days?
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Helen F
Warrington
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861 of 874  Tue 20th Oct 2020 12:24pm  
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It depends where the cobbles were Gumnut. It took me ages to notice that the east side of modern Broadgate wasn't where it had been before the war. An entire depth of buildings was turned into road. It was obvious that the west side was built over what had been buildings. The original pavement was just to the west of Lady Godiva. See Britain From Above below and Old Maps. Usual suggestion to zoom in or out as appropriate. New Broadgate Old Broadgate Old Maps of Broadgate
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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862 of 874  Tue 20th Oct 2020 1:43pm  
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Like Helen says the buildings on the west side of old Broadgate in relation to today were more or less along the line of where the Cathedral Lanes tent was so the cobbles where the buses sat that I remember in the 70's/80's were almost certainly moved there. The NW corner of 'new' Broadgate where the entrance to The Leofric was was pre-war in Market Place! Edited by member, 20th Oct 2020 1:44 pm
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Heathite
Coventry
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863 of 874  Wed 21st Oct 2020 8:18am  
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The Pru building, not there in 1937, there in 1940 Thumbs up Top image from Kelly's 1940. Edited by member, 21st Oct 2020 8:20 am
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Prof
Gloucester
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864 of 874  Wed 25th Nov 2020 10:39pm  
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Devastation in Broadgate and Trinity Street.
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Midland Red
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865 of 874  Sat 5th Dec 2020 8:34am  
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On 8th Jun 2010 8:31pm, Rob Orland said: Taken by our friend Brian (bkrowstron) in 1980, this lovely view of Broadgate must bring back nostalgic memories for many of us. Certainly my first memory of "town" was here - specifically having a cup of tea and a chocolate cup cake in Lyon's tea shop in the temporary buildings there - probably late 1960s when I was about 4. Those shops were no longer there when this picture was taken (they went in 1974), but it was still a nice place to be, and I just had to share Brian's photo with everyone in the hope that it would provoke some more memories. Broadgate
Oh my
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Rob Orland
Historic Coventry
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866 of 874  Sat 5th Dec 2020 9:37am  
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Oh my, indeed! Wouldn't it be lovely to have some greenery back there again - a colour our eyes all yearn for. I can see how the paved space in Broadgate has proved useful, but there's still plenty of space for, perhaps, a small garden around our Lady Godiva. The contrast above, however, is quite shocking.
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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867 of 874  Wed 23rd Dec 2020 1:51pm  
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Another great image from the spire from Tony Lay - this time 1983. Includes the well.
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Mick Strong
Coventry
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868 of 874  Wed 23rd Dec 2020 5:08pm  
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Looking at the picture front on. I assume the block on the right is taken up by the Leofric? Remembering the shops on ground level of the left hand block, are the 4 levels above the shops residential?
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OddSock
Coventry
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869 of 874  Fri 15th Jan 2021 11:33am  
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Broadgate - 31st December 1987. Zales visible in the background!
OddSock: Particularly interested in the family surnames Cowley, Shale, & Pratt in Coventry!

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Helen F
Warrington
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870 of 874  Fri 15th Jan 2021 2:15pm  
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The pic ties in well with the one posted by Neil. One of these days I'll truly pinpoint that well. I saw this view for the first time in 91. Only Godiva remained and she was under the big tent. I'd get off the bus from the station and walk down the hill to catch the 20 or the 20A to Foleshill.
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