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lindatee2002
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91 of 105  Fri 15th Jan 2021 2:31pm  
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This is a beautiful photo that looks like a painting. I visit Coventry fairly often but I haven't been on this side for a long time. Where does the walkway from the Council House lead to?
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Midland Red
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92 of 105  Fri 15th Jan 2021 4:11pm  
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Nowhere Wink It’s been gone for a few years now. Used to link the Council House to civic offices across the road. Have a look here Thumbs up
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Prof
Gloucester
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93 of 105  Tue 27th Apr 2021 9:56pm  
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1949
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Dreamtime
Perth Western Australia
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94 of 105  Wed 28th Apr 2021 5:36am  
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That will keep me busy for a while Prof, many thanks. Wave
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Suitably Chastised
The beautiful Staffordshire Moorlands
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95 of 105  Wed 28th Apr 2021 8:05am  
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Hi Prof, hi everyone. What’s the premises in the foreground to the left of Hertford Street, it looks like some sort of delivery area/storage yard? Edited by member, 28th Apr 2021 8:06 am
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Annewiggy
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96 of 105  Wed 28th Apr 2021 8:24am  
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Would it be the old Barracks Market?
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Rob Orland
Historic Coventry
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97 of 105  Wed 28th Apr 2021 11:15am  
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I'd go for the Empire Cinema if it's the large building that you're indicating?
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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98 of 105  Wed 28th Apr 2021 11:42am  
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As Anne and Rob said already - this one covers both at ground level Big grin Edited by member, 28th Apr 2021 11:43 am
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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99 of 105  Wed 25th Aug 2021 2:14pm  
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On 22nd Nov 2018 5:56pm, Helen F said: I don't know what it was in 1930 but in 1890 it was Matterson, Huxley & Watson Ltd plus the Lion Iron Foundry. Just beyond that was the New Centaur Cycle Co.
Helen or anyone. West Orchard is rarely covered by the camera. Has anyone seen/got an image of that row from ground level at all?
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Helen F
Warrington
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100 of 105  Wed 25th Aug 2021 2:35pm  
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I wasn't looking so I don't recall a decent ground level shot of the foundry etc but there are snippets of it, eg looking out from the market. It probably wasn't that photogenic because of its size. There might be a flyer or ad somewhere with a sketch. There a lot of aerial shots though on BFA, where you could get a decent idea of what it looked like. There are a raft of sketches and some photos of bits of the street but no decent photo taking in the full length.
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PhiliPamInCoventry
101 of 105  Wed 25th Aug 2021 3:13pm  
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Helen F
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102 of 105  Thu 26th Aug 2021 12:11pm  
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For those who aren't familiar with Britain From Above. BFA set for Coventry post war 1) Get a login - costs nothing but an email, no spam or any other contact - it allows you to zoom in 2) Login - it logs you out automatically after a while and it's easier to do before you search than after 3) Use the link above to jump into the full list of Coventry images and a few that aren't. I'm not sure if all the outer areas of Coventry are all included as they might be listed by their locality and not as Coventry. 4) It's set to date order and the earliest are on page 1. The link jumps in just after the war so you can choose pre or post destruction 5) Initially get familiar with the general areas so you know what to look for (especially if the photo isn't Coventry) 6) Consider right clicking on the menu image and opening in a new tab because it saves time reopening the menu each time 7) Look at the edges of the photos (especially some of the outlying areas) because you might see a section of the city or a pre demolition bit that you might not notice otherwise eg there is a single photo that captures the Squirrel on Little Park Street post war, out of a series that look identical but the building has been demolished 8) Repeat - because I guarantee you've missed something... lots of things 9) Repeat - because you've still missed things
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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103 of 105  Thu 26th Aug 2021 12:18pm  
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Good advice there again, Helen Thumbs up I like to use the map view then go in by postcode to assess images stored in that area (as it uses modern day postcode references as locators for older positions). And agree - I've looked at loads of old pics then seen something later I'd completely missed! Does get a little frustrating sometimes when the spot you need is just off the edge but there are still some terrific resolution images for the period, especially from the air!
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Robthu
Coventry
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104 of 105  Thu 26th Aug 2021 1:55pm  
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Thank you, Helen, you're spoiling us. They are the most fulsome and sensible instructions that I could wish for and I shall probably print off and staple them to my forehead. It does mean my swear-box will be considerably lighter though! Derek.
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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105 of 105  Wed 24th Nov 2021 12:29pm  
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Time for a modern one. Had to post this - (c) Andrew Phillips Photography. The city lit up on match night at The Butts.
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