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lindatee2002
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301 of 308  Thu 10th Mar 2022 7:47pm  
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In the top left hand corner of this photo looks just like the house my grandma and grandad lived in at 20 Wellington Street, across from Barbers. There were nine kids and the boys had the top shop set up like a military barracks room and the girls shared a bedroom on the floor below.
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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302 of 308  Tue 12th Apr 2022 7:01pm  
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A new one to me - Perkins Street.
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Rob Orland
Historic Coventry
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303 of 308  Sat 7th May 2022 4:47pm  
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Just a little eBay raid this time - 14 extra old Coventry photos. (Order by Most recently added first to see the new additions.) Not many, but I'm quite pleased with a couple of them - particularly the classic view of Spon End Arches, and the Railway Station Entrance. Also, perhaps a little mystery to solve, which I've plonked here. It's some kind of procession along King William Street, which I've tentatively labelled as 1911.... could it be the Coronation? Or is the year wrong? Forum image Post copied from topic Forum Features & Updates on 8th May 2022 10:41 pm
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Dreamtime
Perth Western Australia
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304 of 308  Sat 7th May 2022 5:03pm  
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Methinks a shipload of bananas have just arrived. Sorry, just me being flippant. Judging by the men in olde worlde gear walking down the street, must be a day of celebration in their Puritan collars. Is it even Coventry I wonder. A debatable photo though. Of course the windows are a giveaway.
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Annewiggy
Tamworth
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305 of 308  Sat 7th May 2022 5:10pm  
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There was a Godiva procession in 1911, Rob. A map in the CET shows it went along King William Street. There was an historic section which could account for the Puritans! The procession was also to celebrate the Coronation of King George V.
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Rob Orland
Historic Coventry
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306 of 308  Sun 8th May 2022 9:48am  
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Ah, I see, thank you, Anne. So, the Godiva procession and Coronation were combined into one big celebration then? I hadn't realised that. Great stuff! Thumbs up
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Helen F
Warrington
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307 of 308  Sun 8th May 2022 10:04am  
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On 7th May 2022 5:03pm, Dreamtime said: Is it even Coventry I wonder. A debatable photo though. Of course the windows are a giveaway.
Hi Jo Wave If the image is of the same card I spotted on eBay, the seller had no location for it, but the Maypole was on King William Street.
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Rob Orland
Historic Coventry
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308 of 308  Sun 8th May 2022 8:22pm  
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Aha.... sorted! It can't quite be made out in the image above, but zooming into the original postcard reveals both the "GR" poster and the street name! Big grin
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