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scrutiny
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166 of 180  Mon 1st Feb 2021 9:55am  
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Def the Art College. Somewhere near that bus stop was a back entrance where the Principal would bring his car into the college for us pupils to respray. He had to arrange it first with someone to do with Pool Meadow as well as being early in the morning. Thumbs up
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matchle55
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167 of 180  Mon 1st Feb 2021 1:42pm  
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Thumbs up It wasn’t just the principal’s car Wink I think that there was a nice little sideline going on there Lol
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Helen F
Warrington
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168 of 180  Mon 1st Feb 2021 3:07pm  
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I'd like to pretend I was eagle eyed but having looked at Britain From Above, I was looking for something in the background. Prior to that I didn't even notice the big white Hippodrome Blush
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Rob Orland
Historic Coventry
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169 of 180  Tue 2nd Feb 2021 9:41am  
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Oh no, the Hippodrome!!!!! I need to book a visit to SpecSavers! Blush
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CliffB
Coventry
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170 of 180  Thu 18th Feb 2021 5:21pm  
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A nice pic from Coventry Digital. Sorry, haven’t worked out how to link yet. Fairfax Street and Priory Street showing the derelict baths, Wheatley Street School, the City Flour Mill and construction of flats in Hillfields, 1966.
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Helen F
Warrington
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171 of 180  Thu 18th Feb 2021 8:48pm  
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It's a good one of the flour mill and puts Swanwell into the landscape. Thumbs up
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Prof
Gloucester
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172 of 180  Fri 9th Jul 2021 7:13pm  
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Christine Hill
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Prof
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173 of 180  Fri 9th Jul 2021 10:17pm  
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I think Wheatley Street School helps to orientate in Pool Meadow.
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Helen F
Warrington
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174 of 180  Sat 24th Jul 2021 7:47pm  
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Map location - roughly A nice picture from Pool Meadow looking south by Herbert Cox. Notice how shallow the water was. Priory Street would have been to the left and Hill Top was right of centre at the top of the hill, heading down to the right where it met New Buildings. The buildings on the right were on the south side of that in Court 7. A similar view but much earlier and a bit further to the east from Rob's collection. Forum library image The Cox picture is for sale on eBay (it was sold at auction last Wednesday for more money than I wanted to fork out with several other Cox paintings). Usual disclaimer - the sale has nothing to do with me. Cox paintings - the one titled cottages is the back of Ford's.
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Kaga simpson
Peacehaven, East Sussex
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175 of 180  Wed 28th Jul 2021 8:53am  
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Prof Your post 172 has to be 1938 time.
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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176 of 180  Tue 12th Oct 2021 4:58pm  
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Helen F
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177 of 180  Tue 12th Oct 2021 5:19pm  
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Is that the old wall between the Bowling Green and the backs of New Buildings.
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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178 of 180  Wed 13th Oct 2021 11:09am  
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I think it must be Helen, though I'm struggling to locate it and that open area/shed on Old Maps. Don't think it was like that for long. Edited by member, 13th Oct 2021 11:09 am
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Midland Red
Cherwell
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179 of 180  Wed 13th Oct 2021 11:15am  
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It’s the rear of the properties on Priory Row - they were discussed many moons ago
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Fourmilier
Coventry
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180 of 180  Thu 14th Oct 2021 9:47pm  
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There was a wall a lot like the one in the image in the garden of JF Kennedy House (which was on the west side of Hill Top, behind the houses in Priory Row). When I knew Kennedy House the Fairfax Suite of the De Vere hotel was on the other side of the wall and was quite overbearing.
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