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NeilsYard
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181 of 189  Fri 20th Nov 2020 2:10pm  
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Yes, I try to ping Rob with any pub pics I find not captured on the site but it’s confirming who owns the pic to publish that's the problem. Was that photo of the Black Lion taken from Gosford Street? I can see the road-sign for Whitefriars Lane on the right - was that just for the entrance to it via that walk-through beamed passage?
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Helen F
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182 of 189  Fri 20th Nov 2020 2:42pm  
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That one is from the library pics Neil, but the Historic England site has several from that stretch. I can recommend looking at those two sources and Rob's cover to cover. You might be surprised at how many images there are. I'm almost due another walk through them. Each time I see something new because I know the broader picture better and I can see the hidden gems. The sketches are useful too, and books by Mary Dormer Harris fill in a lot of blanks. The image is from Gosford Street and yes, that was the entrance. The buildings are bigger than they look but nothing massive was using these entrances anyway. Plenty of room for a horse and cart. In trying to recreate the gatehouses, I realise that the openings were smaller than the stripped out gateways suggest. So when you see a photo of a small bus going through the Cook Street gate it was using headroom that wasn't there when the gate was in operation. Even most of the coaching inns weren't served by gateways as tall as you'd think. Those riding on top, including the coachman would have had to dismount and walk in. I've had to learn so much my head might drop off Oh my
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NeilsYard
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183 of 189  Fri 20th Nov 2020 2:59pm  
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Yes I need to go through them all again too - like you I thought I'd been through them all but like that one there's images and detail I've missed. So much goodness to see!
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NeilsYard
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184 of 189  Mon 7th Dec 2020 11:16am  
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Helen, following on from the comment not long ago about the walk through into Whitefriars Street, here's the other side from that last photo and the RH edge of the Whitefriars 'entry' - thanks to Martyn Lomas on FB, his grandfather’s shop.
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Helen F
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185 of 189  Mon 7th Dec 2020 11:35am  
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A lovely photo. It shows the scale of the buildings compared to Martyn's grandfather - who looks like he's holding something trying to escape out of the bottom of a bag. Thumbs up
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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186 of 189  Mon 7th Dec 2020 11:43am  
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Woof!
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187 of 189  Mon 7th Dec 2020 11:45am  
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NeilsYard
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188 of 189  Mon 7th Dec 2020 11:54am  
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Sadly Food Express is the same spot today
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Heathite
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189 of 189  Mon 7th Dec 2020 12:44pm  
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Hi Neil, I know you've said you have the address now for D Lomas, but I'll post these images for other people who may find the courts & house information useful. The image with the address given as 13 court and 4 house is from the 1926 directory.
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