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Dreamtime
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91 of 104  Mon 23rd Oct 2017 1:37am  
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Roll eyes Cheers Lol
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Heathite
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92 of 104  Mon 23rd Oct 2017 5:50pm  
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On 20th Oct 2017 2:40pm, Helen F said: Two great pics Heathite, but not from the same spot sadly. In the first picture on the north side of the road, Freeth Street and Cox Street are on either side of the middle line of the photo. On the right (south) side of the road, just beyond the two storey building, Whitefriars Street was built opposite Cox Street. In the second photo Bayley Lane is on the left and the first turning on the right is Much Park Street. Sadly I know of no early photo from that spot and only a Herbert Cox painting of the stretch beyond Bayley Lane looking north east. A few look the other way. As photogenic buildings were lost, the artists/photographers changed their favourite composition spots.
No worries, I got the images from a book with many 'before and after', images. Perhaps the author had a limited choice of views, even though it was still Jordan Well? Some of them are interesting to me since they are from about 1973.
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Helen F
Warrington
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93 of 104  Mon 23rd Oct 2017 7:37pm  
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Since many buildings in Jordan Well were flattened and the town planners finished off those survived near Cox Street there was nothing much to photograph in 1973. The new museum was one of the new replacements, followed by the Polytechnic. At the other end of time, the same view of the end of Bayley Lane was interesting by modern standards but pre war it was a bit mundane. Maybe there were photographs but I've not seen them.
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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94 of 104  Tue 14th Nov 2017 3:34am  
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I think this has been seen before but nice size for detail, sad as it is.
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Midland Red
Cherwell
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95 of 104  Tue 14th Nov 2017 8:32am  
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Helen F
Warrington
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96 of 104  Tue 14th Nov 2017 8:54am  
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On 14th Nov 2017 3:34am, NeilsYard said:
Yes Neil, a good copy of a well known image. It also shows more to the left and right than most copies. To place the location, the building on the left with the mock Tudor fa├žade is genuinely old and at the time it was bombed it was the Mattock and Spade. I could be wrong, but the specific building location of the pub changed on at least one occasion. On the right, beyond the tall wall, you see the two halves (one gabled) of the Dun Cow. In the picture below you can see the two buildings and the building to the right that left just the tall end wall in the bombing photo. This was relatively new having been built a short while after 1821.
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Kaga simpson
Peacehaven, East Sussex
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97 of 104  Tue 14th Nov 2017 11:35am  
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NeilsYard, could it be there were so many pubs, that work was more physical, 'elbow grease', none of today's modern gadgets, so more tiring, more thirsty.
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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98 of 104  Sun 21st Jan 2018 10:01pm  
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Prof
Gloucester
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99 of 104  Tue 27th Nov 2018 5:44pm  
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Before Lynes there was the Acorn pub Christine Hill Edited by member, 27th Nov 2018 5:48 pm Post copied from topic Shops of yore on 27th Nov 2018 7:04 pm
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Prof
Gloucester
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100 of 104  Sat 29th Dec 2018 5:46pm  
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Kaga simpson
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101 of 104  Tue 8th Jan 2019 4:10pm  
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Of all the cities I have read about, Coventry is still the most fascinating, interesting and laughable of them all. I have no idea if other people find it such. Jordan Well was only a few hundred yards long, but it had a well, made of work-red sandstone walls about five feet in diameter, circular in form, mostly a distance from the pumps, the water carried from the well to pump by wooden tree. But as roads were widened found in the middle of the road. Jordan Well named from a man named Jordan Sheppey, who later became Mayor, sold water from the well. The people, annoyed, dug another well farther on and cut him out. This well was close to the Colin Campbell public house. Earl St came from Guy, Earl of Warwick, another amusing story of the Dun Cow. High St, Jordan Well, Earl St - three separate but joined as one. Jordan was a popular name from the Crusaders.
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realcovkid
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102 of 104  Wed 6th Feb 2019 12:59am  
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Home and Colonial stores was there in Jordan Well, and a sports shop with ancient moth-eaten swimming costumes in the upstairs room with a lumpy carpeted floor. This was just after the war. Victors ice cream shop was in Whitefriars Street. Every day as we waited for the bus, an old man with a big rubber apron pushed a giant block of ice on a sack truck from Freeth Street to their shop by the bus stop.
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Kaga simpson
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103 of 104  Sun 31st Mar 2019 11:20am  
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There were many stories about the Dun Cow Inn, but the one I knew best, and liked the most, I was told by my father when I was about five. About the time of the Knights, there was close to Coventry a very large heath called Dunsmore and the village of that name, but other villages took the name - Dunchurch, Ryton-on-Dunsmore, Stretton-on-Dunsmore, etc. On this heath roamed wild cattle - one cow grew to enormous size. This monstrous beast raided village crops and gored anyone that got in its way. The villagers turned to the Lord of the Manor to kill it. When the Lord met the beast he was afraid, so in humiliation he asked the Earl of Warwick, but he also was afraid of the great beast, so they asked a witch to cast a spell on the beast. She did and when it quietened she produced a sieve and milked the cow. When the beast saw it could not fill the pail it died of a broken heart. Both knights took a rib from the cow and gave the meat to the villagers. Each knight took a rib, one to be nailed to a beam in the Manor House, the other went to be hung in Warwick Castle. So for many centuries the people in Coventry and villages believed in the story and inns took the name Dun Cow, because of the bones. But not the end of story - guess?
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Kaga simpson
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104 of 104  Tue 2nd Apr 2019 12:29pm  
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The witch cursed them both for being cowards, saying if they ever parted with the ribs their families would die out, so one rib hung in the Manor House and one rib in Warwick Castle. The ribs were very convincing, they could only have come from a very huge beast. But with modern methods, the great ribs were carbon dated around the eighties time. And whey ho! It had been a huge con over centuries, they were two sides of a minke whale's lower jaw. I believe they both are still in place today?
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