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361 of 381  Thu 16th Aug 2018 11:40pm  
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On 10th Apr 2013 4:11pm, lisajc said: I was told by my gran, that her Aunt Pem refused to leave her house in Spon Street when they wanted to knock them down. The rest of Spon Street was demolished and the council had to wait for her to die before they could complete their project. Can anyone shed any light on any truth in this tale? I know that my gran did have an Aunt Pem (Mrs Emily Hyett nee Edge) who died in 1957. And I know they lived in Spon End somewhere.
My grandmother's sister was called Aunt Pem (Emily I think) but she was née Atkins and landlady of the William IV pub in Spon St. I will check this with my cousin in Coventry to see if he can confirm. All the Atkins girls, apart from my grandmother seemed to marry publicans. Another married Arthur? Bonus landlord of the Sir Colin Campbell in Gosford St, corner of Whitefriars.
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NeilsYard
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362 of 381  Thu 30th Aug 2018 9:29pm  
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Further to earlier photos this is Thomas Street during its final days (I think the rears from some of the other images) from Mirrorpix - September 1960 and clearance for the Ring Road (GEC in the background) Edited by member, 30th Aug 2018 9:30 pm
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Wearethemods
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363 of 381  Fri 31st Aug 2018 11:07am  
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The final houses in Thomas Street were demolished in 1967
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Prof
Gloucester
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364 of 381  Wed 26th Sep 2018 1:27pm  
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I don't think this has been uploaded before:
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Prof
Gloucester
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365 of 381  Wed 26th Sep 2018 1:34pm  
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A familiar view in colour
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Prof
Gloucester
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366 of 381  Tue 2nd Oct 2018 7:32pm  
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Goddard's paper shop LH of these two at start of Spon St
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Gloucester
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367 of 381  Tue 16th Oct 2018 1:39pm  
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Dreamtime
Perth Western Australia
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368 of 381  Tue 16th Oct 2018 4:28pm  
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On 2nd Oct 2018 7:32pm, Prof said: Goddard's paper shop LH of these two at start of Spon St
I wonder if that restaurant used to be the Sun Sun Chinese in the late 50's later closed down owing to H & H restrictions. A regular haunt of ours but we survived.
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Malvern
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369 of 381  Sun 28th Oct 2018 7:03pm  
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I know it's been a while but I am now able to provide a full update on where my ancestor lived in Spon Street. The first record is of my 5th great grandfather, Thomas Carvell (1753 to 1818), which shows him in Spon Street on the indenture form when he takes on an apprentice in 1810. His son William lived and worked from 19 Spon Street as shown on the 1841 and 1851 censuses. The Shakespeare and 19 were built in 1808 and the archway between them was the entrance to Shakespeare's Yard. I have added a photo from 1911. By this stage No.19 was a provisions shop called M Nicks. In the mid 1850s Nos.20, 21 and 22 were known as Howes Houses and the yard behind was a silk dying factory employing 80 men. Howes Yard was later bought by Rotherhams. No.23 is, of course, still The Old Windmill. I believe William left No.19 sometime between 1851 and 1853 when he is shown as living in the front shop of Newcombe's Yard further along Spon Street. William's wife Elizabeth died on 8th March 1854 and from 1857 William is shown on the electoral lists and 1861 census as living at No.163 on the other side of Spon street in front of Court 42. He died on 29th March 1866, aged 85, at Bonds Hospital. In the 1861 census No.19 was occupied by the Howes's gardener, before becoming Morgans Provisions shop on the 1871 census and Nicks from 1881 onwards. This is a link to Google StreetView showing the same view today. Many thanks to the Coventry Watch Museum for their help with my research. Edited by Midland Red, 28th Oct 2018 10:21 pm (Link clarified)
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370 of 381  Sun 11th Nov 2018 10:50am  
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"Secret Coventry: The incredible long-forgotten tale of Spon Street" - Telegraph photos Thumbs up
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Warrington
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371 of 381  Tue 13th Nov 2018 11:14am  
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A nice set of pictures MR Thumbs up
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NeilsYard
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372 of 381  Tue 13th Nov 2018 10:37pm  
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Agreed - just a shame the Telegraph's website is so flipping annoying with all those pop-up Ads!
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Prof
Gloucester
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373 of 381  Mon 10th Dec 2018 3:11pm  
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Saved by Christine Hill Edited by member, 10th Dec 2018 3:12 pm
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NeilsYard
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374 of 381  Mon 10th Dec 2018 10:10pm  
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I've been in touch with Patricia Webb whose Grandma that is in the photo - No.17 was right next to The Shakespeare Pub
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Malvern
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375 of 381  Thu 13th Dec 2018 7:55pm  
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If you look at the photo of the 1911 parade from a few posts earlier in the thread you can see 18 (the Shakespeare), 19 (this was my great great grandfather's tailor's shop in the 1850s, and the archway goes through to Shakespeare's Yard, Court 7) and 20, 21 and 22, the entrance to the Rotherham's factory and then the Rotherham's Social Club. There is a picture taken at the same time looking the other way, which isn't quite so clear. You can see the Union Flag hanging outside the Shakespeare and just about make out the entrance to Court 6 in No 17 to the left.
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