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Heathite
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151 of 170  Sat 20th Jun 2020 4:16pm  
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Mystery plaque - place?
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Gumnut
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152 of 170  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
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153 of 170  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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Helen F
Warrington
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154 of 170  Mon 4th Jan 2021 1:41pm  
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That picture is looking north up St Agnes Lane Neil. There's a copy in the library and another closer to the top. Thanks Heathite. I couldn't place it either. Thumbs up The features on the very right of the photo aren't familiar for an inner Coventry location.
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NeilsYard
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155 of 170  Tue 27th Jul 2021 12:16pm  
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Helen this one is looking over towards St Michael's but from where? SW from somewhere around New Buildings? I don't recognise that large property on the left?
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Helen F
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156 of 170  Tue 27th Jul 2021 12:32pm  
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I think it's back to front. It's a similar view to one posted by CliffB of Celia's which we agreed was probably taken from the Victoria Works. Celia's is the older photo. Edited by member, 27th Jul 2021 12:57 pm
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NeilsYard
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157 of 170  Wed 8th Sep 2021 4:51pm  
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Recognise this one Helen? Labelled as another Sadler image?
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Helen F
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158 of 170  Wed 8th Sep 2021 5:05pm  
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I do know where it was. but I'll let a few others have a guess first. Thumbs up
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NeilsYard
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159 of 170  Thu 9th Sep 2021 9:21am  
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You're going to have to PM me Helen - it's driving me nuts! I can't think of anywhere where there was what appears to be predominantly a round building?
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Helen F
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160 of 170  Thu 9th Sep 2021 10:04am  
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As there are no takers, I'll relieve your frustration Neil. It's the church on the north side of West Orchard. It started out with a squarish front but was either rebuilt or remodelled. The latter I think. I believe it was destroyed by the war, so this must predate the bombing? I put a question mark because as with those buildings on Gosford Street, the damage sometimes wasn't apparent from street level but behind the front wall the buildings were no longer viable. It's a good image, the only direct photo of the front I've seen. It appears on a Bunney painting and quite a few aerial shots.
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NeilsYard
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161 of 170  Thu 9th Sep 2021 10:56am  
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Fantastic Helen! So that has to be the best image yet from ground level pre-war West Orchard! Interesting though as most of the rest of the Sadler imagery appear to be post-war? Edited by member, 9th Sep 2021 10:57 am
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NeilsYard
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162 of 170  Thu 9th Sep 2021 11:04am  
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Helen, this one has always been marked as the Congregational Chapel? Is this the same building post-war?
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Helen F
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163 of 170  Thu 9th Sep 2021 12:30pm  
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I noticed that and couldn't originally square it with the church I saw on the maps and other images. As it turns out the complex was bigger than the church. There was a building directly behind the church that was originally a school. That then has an extension added running parallel to the chapel. It is all then just labelled 'Hall'. The photo above would be the front of that extension. The building on the left of this photo is the back of the building on the right in the previous photo. That building was relatively new and was built after the church was remodelled. Map.
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NeilsYard
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164 of 170  Thu 9th Sep 2021 2:38pm  
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It does say 1936 on the top there doesn't it. Brill detective work again though Helen - we'd literally be lost without you.
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Helen F
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165 of 170  Thu 9th Sep 2021 3:27pm  
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Blush It really is teamwork. Troughton, Brookes, Bunney, Wingrave, the Board of Health, Britain From Above, the post war City Engineers photographers, Ordnance Survey, various artists, photographers and our 21st century team. Heathite's mastery of the directories, Anne's ingenious newspaper searches, your fantastic hunter, gatherer skills and the specialisms and memories of various members. Not to mention Philip in charge of the cheering section. All pulled together by wonderful Rob. Dream team. Big grin For the era in the photo of the Chapel, Bunney is very useful because he painted a lot of views, hundreds. He could see the demolition of the 1700 and 1800 era buildings just as Troughton could see the demolition of the medieval. He overlapped with Wingrave but captured more of the small spaces of the city and fewer grand houses. His images aren't as detailed as a photo but some info is better than none.
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