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1 of 7  Tue 13th May 2014 4:47pm  
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Travelling into town today on the 57 bus from Bedworth I noticed that a building had been demolished on Lockhurst Lane adjacent to the Courtaulds footbridge. It looked as if it was the old White and Poppe building, another important part of Coventry's industrial heritage. Can anyone confirm this or did my eyes mislead me?
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2 of 7  Tue 13th May 2014 4:49pm  
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Hi Heritage Wave You are correct. I travelled on the No4 today, passing the spot.
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3 of 7  Tue 13th May 2014 5:11pm  
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I don't suppose anyone has thought about preserving this? Oh my
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4 of 7  Tue 13th May 2014 6:40pm  
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It looked as if the box has gone as well.
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PhilipInCoventry
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5 of 7  Tue 13th May 2014 7:09pm  
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Hi Heritage Wave You may be right on that too. That empty building was severely damaged by burst top floor central heating tanks & sprinkler systems during very hard frosts two winters ago. The frost damage pushed the external walls completely out of vertical. I am struggling to find pictures, but I am sure that I have seen pictures of the outside of the building resembling an ice fall following several days of permafrost, the whole external of the building encased in ice. It was several days before the mains water was turned off.
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NormK
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6 of 7  Wed 14th May 2014 8:08am  
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I remember that frozen building Philip, I got a quick glimse of it as I drove by and couldn't believe what I had seen, so I turned round to look again, the whole front was covered in icicles, and I am not suprised it damaged the brickwork, there is a lot of power in ice if left to expand for too long. Oh my
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7 of 7  Wed 14th May 2014 8:29am  
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Thank you both, You are all brill on our forum! Thumbs up Thumbs up
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