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Heathite
Coventry
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151 of 172  Sat 20th Jun 2020 4:16pm  
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Mystery plaque - place?
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Rob Orland
Historic Coventry
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152 of 172  Thu 10th Dec 2020 10:00am  
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I've spotted what claims to be a Coventry photo of 1969 on the Delcampe website (a French-based auction site, which occasionally comes up with Coventry gems) - but I have to confess, I can't work out whereabouts in Coventry it is - if it is indeed actually Coventry! I even tried mirroring the image, just in case, but that only forces the traffic to drive/ride on the wrong side of the road! I'm starting to wonder if it really is here at all.

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Gumnut
Moruya NSW Australia
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153 of 172  Thu 10th Dec 2020 10:25am  
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On 20th Jun 2020 4:16pm, Heathite said: Mystery plaque - place?
Mr Grouchy. Number 1 Cranky Place. Goawayville. Antisocalland?
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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154 of 172  Thu 10th Dec 2020 10:29am  
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That one doesn't ring any bells to me, Rob. The building near left looks a little bit like MH&W on Hales Street but obviously not that and rear left akin to some of the properties that were on White Street but I'm thinking it’s not Cov. Good shout with that website though, a strange place to find old Cov gems! Big grin
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Helen F
Warrington
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155 of 172  Thu 10th Dec 2020 12:39pm  
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It's certainly not inner Coventry. Yes, the website has some interesting stuff that isn't on the eBay circuit. Thumbs up Thanks for the heads up.
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Midland Red
Cherwell
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156 of 172  Thu 10th Dec 2020 12:44pm  
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Used Delcampe several times in the past, for odd cards which don’t appear on UK sites or eBay.
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Geoff
Stratford
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157 of 172  Thu 10th Dec 2020 12:56pm  
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Hi Rob, It looks very much like Henley Street in Stratford
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Helen F
Warrington
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158 of 172  Thu 10th Dec 2020 1:06pm  
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Well spotted Geoff - the first Google photo looks just like it. Thumbs up
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Midland Red
Cherwell
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159 of 172  Thu 10th Dec 2020 1:31pm  
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Yes, spot on Cheers
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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160 of 172  Thu 10th Dec 2020 2:19pm  
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Well done Geoff! Should've spotted that as we're there often (pre virus!) Google Map'ed
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Rob Orland
Historic Coventry
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161 of 172  Fri 11th Dec 2020 11:10am  
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On 10th Dec 2020 12:56pm, Geoff said: Hi Rob, It looks very much like Henley Street in Stratford
Hey, thank you Geoff - I would never have found that myself. Thumbs up We've been to Stratford a couple of times, but I didn't recognise that view.
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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162 of 172  Fri 11th Dec 2020 11:16am  
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Its probably because it pedestrianised now Rob so you can't drive past Bill's house anymore Big grin and more modern buildings have filled the gaps. Thumbs up Edited by member, 11th Dec 2020 11:17 am
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Annewiggy
Tamworth
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163 of 172  Fri 11th Dec 2020 11:56am  
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A copy of a picture on Tripadvisor
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Helen F
Warrington
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164 of 172  Mon 4th Jan 2021 11:59am  
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R Davies watchmaker and jeweller I haven't copied this, I've just linked to it, so it will disappear eventually. Usual disclaimer that I have no connection to the sale of this item. But where is it of?
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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165 of 172  Mon 4th Jan 2021 12:09pm  
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HNY everyone! Apols, been offline for a while for some downtime. One for Heathite, perhaps Helen and the directories? And to add another - I've an idea we've seen this one before but cannot recall what was the outcome. It's cropped up on FB - New Buildings/Palmer Lane?
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