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Midland Red
Cherwell
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31 of 62  Fri 10th Mar 2017 9:00pm  
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Roger - there's a good article about it here Thumbs up
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Roger T
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32 of 62  Sun 12th Mar 2017 12:13am  
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Thank you MR, I guess it was pretty awful, Thanks for the pointer - someone must have liked it. It`s really the `throw away` society angle that gets me All the capital invested in public buildings used to mean they were good for centuries - you don`t necessarily have to like them
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Dreamtime
Perth Western Australia
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33 of 62  Sun 12th Mar 2017 4:13am  
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I hate to say it but in most circumstances, Preservation must give way to Progress - no matter what the cost and whoever pays!
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AD
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34 of 62  Sun 12th Mar 2017 2:10pm  
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On 10th Mar 2017 4:22pm, Midland Red said: It's many, many years since I saw this much of the spire of Christ Church Smile This is how it was in Feb 2013 Sad No doubt it will soon be hidden again Oh my
I've never seen it other than with Spire House, but I did always feel that it would make a fantastic centrepiece for a square on that site (to replace Bull Yard) if it were opened up and the trees removed for smaller shrubs and bushes. This demolition has just reinforced this opinion. Maybe even include the outline of where the rest of the church was using paving materials? Straightening the route of Greyfriars Lane would start to create a better link between all three spires and create a node of New Union St, Warwick Road, Hertford St and Greyfriars Lane, with the square also being able to be used by the bar as an extended outdoor seating area. Then the pool could have still been built just ever so slightly to the east (though I still think there would have been better sites)
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Midland Red
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35 of 62  Fri 16th Feb 2018 3:51pm  
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On 10th Mar 2017 4:22pm, Midland Red said: It's many, many years since I saw this much of the spire of Christ Church Smile This is how it was in Feb 2013 Sad No doubt it will soon be hidden again Oh my
Looks like I was right - the view this morning in New Union Street Oh my
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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36 of 62  Fri 16th Feb 2018 9:48pm  
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I'm just amazed they didn't use Christ Church spire for a Helter Skelter Angry
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Midland Red
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37 of 62  Fri 16th Feb 2018 10:39pm  
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You mean it isn't a new gasometer? Roll eyes
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Prof
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38 of 62  Tue 14th Aug 2018 9:43am  
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Here's another interior shot:
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39 of 62  Sat 20th Oct 2018 5:09pm  
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Christ Church in creation. Forum library image
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Prof
Gloucester
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40 of 62  Tue 18th Dec 2018 10:35pm  
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41 of 62  Sat 5th Jan 2019 7:13pm  
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Bull Yard with Christchurch and Central Hall
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Kaga simpson
Peacehaven, East Sussex
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42 of 62  Wed 9th Jan 2019 11:14am  
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Prof. Greyfriars - that's new.
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pixrobin
Canley
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43 of 62  Fri 1st Mar 2019 8:54am  
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Here's the weather vane at the top of Greyfriars spire
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Heathite
Coventry
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44 of 62  Mon 21st Oct 2019 2:08pm  
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Here's a few images from today, outside Whitefriars Church where digging was going on. You can see the remains of a large column that the archaeologist said was going to be recovered and displayed at a later date outside 'The Wave'. The archaeologist very kindly snapped these images from within the fenced of area. Edited by member, 21st Oct 2019 2:14 pm
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Helen F
Warrington
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45 of 62  Mon 21st Oct 2019 4:03pm  
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Well done on the great pictures. Thumbs up I think you mean Greyfriars? I'm always mixing the two up. Christchurch was a 'new' one built on the remains of the original Greyfriars which was destroyed at Henry VIII's command. That then makes sense because old pillars wouldn't be on top of brick if they were the original Greyfriars. Only the spire survived above ground but there may be old wall bases under the brick, which may have been placed to bolster the medieval remains?
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