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Helen F
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286 of 296  Sun 12th Sep 2021 7:01pm  
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Hi again. The references at Coventry Collections are to documents held at the Archives at the Herbert Art Gallery. If you can get there they can supply the full record (booking required). If you can't get there, they may copy stuff and send it for a fee. Coventry aerial views at Britain From Above Four lines down at EPW044035, you can just about see Perkins Street. Orientate yourself and then look through some of the other images for other or better versions. If you get a free login you can zoom into the images. The search is roughly date order.
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Rigsby

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287 of 296  Sun 12th Sep 2021 7:15pm  
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This is the only photo of Perkins Street that I managed to find (can't remember where or when I found it, but it was quite sometime ago). If I remember right, it was suggested it was c1973 but I don't believe the street would have still there by then, as the new Sidney Stringer school opened in 1971? The car models suggest late 1960's? Edited by member, 12th Sep 2021 7:26 pm
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Helen F
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288 of 296  Sun 12th Sep 2021 7:29pm  
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That picture and several others are at that link above for Coventry Digital, only you could zoom into the gap. It's from a group that says 1960s
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Rigsby

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289 of 296  Sun 12th Sep 2021 8:22pm  
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On 12th Sep 2021 7:01pm, Helen F said: Four lines down at EPW044035, you can just about see Perkins Street. Orientate yourself and then look through some of the other images for other or better versions. If you get a free login you can zoom into the images. The search is roughly date order.
Found some good shots within that batch of photos, some before and one after the war, where you can see the missing houses. Really helps to give a good mental picture of the place. Thank you so very much Helen. I'm having some issues with my login for the Coventry Digital site, but will take another look tomorrow. Edited by member, 12th Sep 2021 8:23 pm
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Helen F
Warrington
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290 of 296  Mon 13th Sep 2021 9:05am  
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You're not the only one to have problems joining the Coventry Digital site. Discussed here.
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Rigsby

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291 of 296  Tue 14th Sep 2021 12:40pm  
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Thank you to everyone that helped. I've learnt a lot about Hillfields and specifically Perkins Street, Sidney Stringer School and how it all changed. I've found some incredibly interesting photos and maps that have helped enhance my memories as a young child c1967 walking along Perkins Street with my mum holding my hand, going to see my gran. Thanks again for all the tips and pointers to websites and archives. Great stuff.
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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292 of 296  Thu 7th Oct 2021 3:45pm  
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That old Singer Works on Canterbury Street can be seen here. Post copied from topic Singer Company on 7th Oct 2021 5:17 pm
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scrutiny
coventry
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293 of 296  Thu 7th Oct 2021 4:18pm  
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If you go on the St Peter’s Church website, there is an old shot of the cottages but not very clear. Thumbs up
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scrutiny
coventry
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294 of 296  Sat 9th Oct 2021 11:25am  
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Not saying I’m slow but I have only just found out St Peter’s Church, Charles Street, has become student accommodation. Roll eyes Just to add, apparently the flats, Cephas Court, are owned by Orbit Housing, so maybe not students? Edited by member, 9th Oct 2021 11:47 am
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Midland Red
Cherwell
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295 of 296  Sat 9th Oct 2021 11:59am  
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Social housing - doesn’t sound very nice in 2019 Oh my
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matchle55
Coventry
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296 of 296  Sat 9th Oct 2021 4:09pm  
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In 1969 I met my first wife in St Peter’s Church Hall, which is just to the right of centre. By coincidence, in 1972 I was working for G W Deeley the builder and they were constructing, if my memory serves me right, a care home on the bare plot in the middle of the picture.
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