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Adrian
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1 of 95  Tue 29th May 2012 2:53pm  
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dutchman
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2 of 95  Tue 29th May 2012 3:02pm  
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Rob already posted this in the "Now and Then" section! Smile There's another view from a slightly different angle in the same section: Now and Then
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Adrian
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3 of 95  Tue 29th May 2012 3:06pm  
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Thanks Dutchman, I didn't see it.
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NeilsYard
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4 of 95  Sun 30th Dec 2012 11:22pm  
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What a fabulous photo: I'd love to be that what appears to be an XK140 driver. How cool would that have been new. Because of that I'd say circa 1955ish?
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Dreamtime
Perth Western Australia
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5 of 95  Mon 31st Dec 2012 1:28am  
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Hi Neils, interesting photo, I am a great 'zoomer inner' and love looking for details. Now that is the Coventry I love. Must be peak hour. Rushed across there many a time to catch the school bus. Wave
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flapdoodle
Coventry
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6 of 95  Mon 31st Dec 2012 9:22am  
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That's a great picture. If you look at the same view today, it's a pretty horrendous scene of concrete with that lively looking street replaced by dead spaces and ring road flyovers.
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PhilipInCoventry
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7 of 95  Mon 31st Dec 2012 9:45am  
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Hi all Wave I agree with that Flapdoodle, it's a lovely photo. I agree with the date also. The second bus approaching the camera is one of the then new RWK fleet, introduced at that date. I would even guess that it is on route 22, itself a new route then, Purcell Rd to Willenhall. The existing fleet did not have Purcell Rd on their destination blinds, so either had Sewall Highway or had a wooden name board on the front. It was convenient to allocate those new buses with Purcell Rd included. I loved that route, as it passed the old Coventry sheds off Quinton Rd. Those were the days. Wave
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PhilipInCoventry
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8 of 95  Mon 31st Dec 2012 9:57am  
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Hi again Wave On the days when I went to school on the bus, I got off the No.7 from Sewall Highway to Allesley, the stop was then at the end of Ford St. I then walked passed the fire station on way to board either the No.16 or 17, from outside Lyons cafe in Broadgate, to arrive at Spencer Rd for about 8.50am. That photo says so much. Wave
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slash1
northampton
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9 of 95  Mon 31st Dec 2012 11:33am  
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When do you reckon that No.22 bus service started? I would have thought that it was later than 1955?
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10 of 95  Mon 31st Dec 2012 11:37am  
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Not sure when it started, I moved to Willenhall in 1953 and it was running then.
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Midland Red
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11 of 95  Mon 31st Dec 2012 11:40am  
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History of the Route January 1955 New Service introduced between Broadgate and Purcell Road via Trinity Street, Hales Street, White Street, Bird Street, Stoney Stanton Road, Harnall Lane East, Swan Lane, Swancroft Crescent, Heath Crescent, Valley Road, Blackberry Lane and Sewall Highway, terminating at the junction of Purcell Road and Sewall Highway. July 1956 Extended southwards from Broadgate, through Cheylesmore to Willenhall via High Street, Little Park Street, Quinton Road, Daventry Road, London Road, Robin Hood Road and Remembrance Road. It is not known whether it reached Robin Hood Road via Chace Avenue or via St James' Lane. (courtesy CCT-Society)
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NormK
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12 of 95  Mon 31st Dec 2012 2:18pm  
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In the Fire Station shot, where was the Ford Pop turning out from? Thumbs up
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Midland Red
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13 of 95  Mon 31st Dec 2012 2:26pm  
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The end of Palmer Lane, next to Mills and Mills
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MisterD-Di
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14 of 95  Mon 31st Dec 2012 2:29pm  
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It looks like it was coming out of Palmer Lane, which ran from the Burges to the bottom of Trinity Street. When I lived in Coventry I used it as a short cut many times. At one time you could even park in some bits of it, as well as in Trinity Street itself. When that picture was taken, cars used to park in the middle of the road too.
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PhilipInCoventry
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15 of 95  Mon 31st Dec 2012 2:35pm  
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Hi all Wave In this pic, you can see the gap in the buildings.
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