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The spirit of Coventry
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1 of 148  Thu 24th Nov 2011 2:26pm  
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Where is Butcher Row situated? I seem to have my wires crossed some what!
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dutchman
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2 of 148  Thu 24th Nov 2011 2:56pm  
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It was situated between Broadgate and New Buildings but was demolished to make way for Trinity Street.
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3 of 148  Thu 24th Nov 2011 4:01pm  
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On 24th Nov 2011 2:26pm, The spirit of Coventry said: Where is Butcher Row situated? I seem to have my wires crossed some what!
Have a look at the maps on Rob's website here Compare 1900 with 1937 to see Butcher Row and Trinity Street Thumbs up
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4 of 148  Fri 25th Nov 2011 12:24pm  
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On 24th Nov 2011 2:56pm, dutchman said: It was situated between Broadgate and New Buildings but was demolished to make way for Trinity Street.
Thanks Dutchman, I had it in the right place, but on closer inspection of the photo I have realised that what I thought was a roof top of Butcher Row turns out to be a flower bed!
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5 of 148  Fri 4th Oct 2013 10:43pm  
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Not seen this one before - a very late view of Butcher Row in 1935 apparently - cannot be long before demolition but the buildings look salvageable in today's light to me? Why-o-why could I not have been able to have explored it Sad The fish looks tasty! Big grin Again - looks like a Film Set!
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NeilsYard
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6 of 148  Sat 5th Oct 2013 4:37am  
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Am I right in thinking the row on the right is roughly where today's flowerbeds are in front of Holy Trinity?
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7 of 148  Sat 5th Oct 2013 11:08pm  
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Alternative view of pole next to A W Garlick My first thought was it was a telephone or telegraph pole, if there was a post office in the vicinity, but it might be an electricity pole and might never have been connected because the street was demolished not long after electricity was rolled out. You can see the things the wires would have connected to on a few of the buildings in Neil's photo.
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8 of 148  Sat 5th Oct 2013 11:56pm  
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It looks like a telegraph pole to me? The early ones were unusually tall and heavy.
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9 of 148  Sun 6th Oct 2013 8:52am  
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On 5th Oct 2013 4:37am, NeilsYard said: Am I right in thinking the row on the right is roughly where today's flower beds are in front of Holy Trinity?
Going back to your old pic. again, and above the man at the fishmonger shop there is a sign - 24 something or other. I would make a guess but I hate making an ass of myself. Your eyes may pick it up. I didn't notice it before, is it the name of the street? Wave
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10 of 148  Sun 6th Oct 2013 9:00am  
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The 1934 Telephone Directory lists: Kimberleys, Fsh Mcht, Butchers Row, Coventry 4473 Thumbs up
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11 of 148  Sun 6th Oct 2013 10:05am  
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NeilsYard. Did you notice the pole is not there on MRs photo? I wonder what the difference in years were between the two Thumbs up
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NeilsYard
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12 of 148  Mon 7th Oct 2013 5:51am  
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Oooh and I like this one! Pre-demolition sale so again must be 1935/36?
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NeilsYard
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13 of 148  Mon 7th Oct 2013 5:59am  
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Here's that telegraph pole again from further down. It was quite a height!
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14 of 148  Sat 24th May 2014 7:04pm  
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Still unpacking boxes after our move - a box containing some of my late mother's "valuables" included this item - it's a photograph of (some kind of) artwork, and it's signed on the back "Ian Barnett 1953" Looking towards Butcher Row, with Bull Ring in the foreground Clearly shows "Fishy Moore's" to the left Thumbs up
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15 of 148  Sun 25th May 2014 11:45am  
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Nice pictures everybody. MR, that's quite a different rendition of a familiar scene. I wonder if it was solely based on photos and imagination or if there was some personal memories included.
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