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Prof
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241 of 259  Sun 20th Jan 2019 2:37pm  
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You and I prefer it as it was Dreamtime!
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Cherwell
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242 of 259  Sun 20th Jan 2019 8:20pm  
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Even better! c.1904 Thumbs up
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Dreamtime
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243 of 259  Mon 21st Jan 2019 12:59am  
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That's a classic MR. I am trying to imagine what they all look like inside.
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pixrobin
Canley
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244 of 259  Mon 21st Jan 2019 5:39am  
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Wot! No trams.
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PeterB
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245 of 259  Mon 21st Jan 2019 4:18pm  
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Delays hit work to open up one of Coventry's long lost views (Coventry Telegraph).
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NeilsYard
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246 of 259  Tue 26th Feb 2019 11:43am  
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An unusual post-war photo standing outside the ruins of the Kings Head looking along Hertford Street. Can anyone make out what the structure is behind the chap with the bicycle - bus stop?
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Prof
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247 of 259  Tue 26th Feb 2019 4:21pm  
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Is it a police phone box of metal rather than a walk-in design? On second thoughts is it the pillar with the City coat of arms on it, that Princess Elizabeth unveiled to mark the start of the building the Precinct? This was I think incorporated into the left hand building of the Precinct, Broadgate House from standpoint with back to Broadgate. The pole to the left of the 'pillar' in the photo of the Princess would be the Elephant pole which was there when the royal visit was made. Edited by member, 26th Feb 2019 6:55 pm
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NeilsYard
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248 of 259  Tue 26th Feb 2019 4:31pm  
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The section to the right is definitely part of a bus shelter as a blown up image shows 'Stoke Heath'.
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Cherwell
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249 of 259  Tue 26th Feb 2019 7:22pm  
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On 26th Feb 2019 11:43am, NeilsYard said:
Eagerly awaiting Dreamtime's comments on the ladies' shoes Wink
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Osmiroid
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250 of 259  Tue 26th Feb 2019 10:54pm  
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. . . or me saying, amazing view of the bank building :)
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NeilsYard
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251 of 259  Wed 27th Feb 2019 8:12am  
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Dreamtime
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252 of 259  Wed 27th Feb 2019 12:08pm  
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Mmmmm, well MR, could be the 50's as I see a cap is still in vogue and ladies are wearing hats, both I think may have been abandoned into the 60's. The shoes are obviously not stilettos. I also remember my mum wearing shoes like those. I am sitting here now waiting for someone to prove me wrong. The glazed bus stop windows would be a good clue, also the ladies hair styles - or could it be earlier still going by the lamp on the front of the gent's cycle. I did notice the Stoke Heath bus stop too.
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Annewiggy
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253 of 259  Wed 27th Feb 2019 12:51pm  
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My grandmother appears to be wearing the same shoes when she married my step grandad in 1941
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argon
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254 of 259  Wed 27th Feb 2019 1:37pm  
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Judging from the way that the child is dressed and the grim look on the passers by faces it looks like early 40's to me.
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Dreamtime
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255 of 259  Wed 27th Feb 2019 3:23pm  
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On 27th Feb 2019 12:51pm, Annewiggy said: My grandmother appears to be wearing the same shoes when she married my step grandad in 1941
They were real furs too, Anne, my gran had a fox fur (with the head) always worn on special occasions, so definitely 40's I would agree.
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