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Adrian
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1 of 111  Tue 10th Jan 2012 5:49pm  
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I found the following picture on the Time and Life website, can anyone tell me where it is please
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2 of 111  Tue 10th Jan 2012 6:04pm  
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Looks like Little Park Street Here it is in 1960
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Adrian
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3 of 111  Tue 10th Jan 2012 6:11pm  
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Of course it is. I can see that now. Thanks for that MR, and the 1960 picture. Cheers
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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4 of 111  Tue 10th Jan 2012 6:12pm  
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Wow Red - looks like there were still some great buildings left even up to then. Town planners ehh Oh my
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TonyS
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5 of 111  Tue 10th Jan 2012 6:13pm  
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Wouldn't the timber framed building still have been visible in the first photo?
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NeilsYard
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6 of 111  Wed 11th Jan 2012 5:03pm  
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I think it is Tony, it's just the 1960's photo is taken from a lot further forward.
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TonyS
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7 of 111  Wed 11th Jan 2012 5:20pm  
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Ahh, I really should have known better! Blush The wider angle lens used at the time also gives a different perspective to the "size" of the spires. Thanks for spotting that Neil! Thumbs up
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NeilsYard
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8 of 111  Wed 11th Jan 2012 5:21pm  
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As an addendum just stumbled across this photo circa '70's looking the other way along Little Park Street from the Cathedral Spire - apologies if this is owned by anyone here but it appeared under a Google Image search. Pre Law Courts.
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diggerdave
birmingham
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9 of 111  Fri 20th Jan 2012 2:25pm  
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I think that's a prewar photo, part of the clearances between the wars. The old building was dismantled, rebuilt and then dimsantled again later, rebuilt at Spon End. It certainly would not have stayed had this been a bomb site. If you look carefully it's very tidy rubble, and the roadway is intact.
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10 of 111  Fri 20th Jan 2012 2:43pm  
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If the major bombing was towards the end of 1940, then by, say, 1943, the area could well have been "tidied up" and appeared as in the photo Just a thought Wink
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dutchman
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11 of 111  Fri 20th Jan 2012 3:31pm  
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This is the reverse angle of the view in Life magazine, taken on 15th November, 1940:
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Helen F
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12 of 111  Sun 19th May 2013 11:16pm  
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Hi, Does anyone know where the Roebuck/White Rose Inn was on Little Park Street? Also called the Yorkist meeting house. There are three pictures on Pictures of Coventry, c04898, c01894 and c01897. The last picture is from the back after damage and you can see the building opposite in part but I haven't found any buildings to match it. I'm not even sure which side of the road it was or roughly which end. Thanks in advance.
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dutchman
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13 of 111  Sun 19th May 2013 11:52pm  
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Hi Helen Wave I think it was roughly where the police station is now?
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Helen F
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14 of 111  Mon 20th May 2013 12:22am  
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Hi Dutchman, Wave your pictures have been outstanding! I'm playing Coventry street jigsaw and your posts have filled in loads of blanks already. Yeah, my gut feeling was that the Roebuck was in that area but looking at this painting, it doesn't quite fit the buildings on the right. Little Park Street This scene is almost at St John's Street and then the girls Reform school so I'm not sure there were many buildings it could be. LPS as far as St John street Since I don't know exactly what was opposite I haven't been able to find a building with the right roofline, though I have a much zoomed aerial photo that could show something similar.
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dutchman
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15 of 111  Mon 20th May 2013 1:07am  
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The King's Head Inn was at the very end of the west side of Little Park Street at No 60. Numbering then begins again on the east side at the southern end. The Roebuck was at No 68 so not very far from the junction with St John's Street. There's no record of the Roebuck after 1850 and the earliest town planning map dated 1888 suggests it was no longer used as a pub. Between 1920 and 1940 it was probably the site of a factory or a saw mill.
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