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Andydtow
Kenilworth
1 of 22  Sat 7th Apr 2018 8:59pm  

Freeth St was accessed from Jordan Well just up from the Gaumont and the Acorn pub which stood on the corner of Cox St and Jordan Well. Licence was transferred to the Acorn at Ringwood Highway, which is now shut and I believe demolished. Once in Freeth St you turned left and right where the ice store was. My uncle Ken French ran the ice store which was probably connected to the ice and salt store in French's Yard, Godiva St. This was run by my grandfather Eli French. I think after the war you could exit into New St but I recall it as bomb damaged derelict area. Ken French also had butchers shops in East St and Allesley Old Rd.
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Midland Red

2 of 22  Sat 7th Apr 2018 9:12pm  

Thanks for posting all this information Thumbs up There are numerous references in other threads to both Freeth Street and French's Yard - these can be found using the search facility
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Helen F
Warrington
3 of 22  Sat 7th Apr 2018 9:15pm  

There are some excellent views of that area in Britain From Above and photos from mostly after the war at Historic England. There were quite a lot of buildings that survived the war. From Jordan Well, Freeth Street ran north to a t-junction where you could head east onto Cox Street or west and then north onto New Street. There is a picture of the building on New Street from under which Freeth Street emerged.
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NeilsYard
Coventry
4 of 22  Mon 8th Mar 2021 12:32pm  

Newly discovered from the Kristoffersson collection (see the collections thread) and identified by none other than our very own Helen - a super rare image at ground level of Freeth Street looking north. The photographer has their back to the junction with Jordan Well.
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Derrickarthur
Coventry
5 of 22  Mon 8th Mar 2021 1:04pm  

My grandmother Florence Reddington was born in Freeth Street in March 1891 and appears on the 1891 Census as 1 month old living at no.17 Freeth Street with her mother and brother and sister.
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NeilsYard
Coventry
6 of 22  Mon 8th Mar 2021 1:45pm  

No.17 is visible on this 1954 map, Derrick, although it may depend on the Court number.
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NeilsYard
Coventry
7 of 22  Wed 26th May 2021 12:09pm  

Dean Nelson has just come up with this 50's shot from the spire, which includes some good Freeth Street detail.
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Helen F
Warrington
8 of 22  Wed 26th May 2021 1:05pm  

What's left of it. Thumbs up I like the ghost of what looks like a timber frame against the factory on the right, half way up. Dean couldn't do me a zoom of that could he?
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NeilsYard
Coventry
9 of 22  Wed 26th May 2021 2:59pm  

This bit you mean Helen? best I could do as the resolution on Deans copy is not brilliant. He said its a Getty image originally if I can find it -
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Helen F
Warrington
10 of 22  Wed 26th May 2021 3:06pm  

Yes Neil, that's the bit Thumbs up If it's in Getty, I'm happy to go look for it myself. There's almost certainly a better black and white version somewhere but this picture helps me work out where it was. Thanks Big grin Nope, I changed my mind. Getty Images are [insert swear word] useless. What idiot thinks that a key word for photos of flowers should be where they were photographed? Increasingly picture searches are terrible because there is no common sense in sorting them. The new Herbert picture library is verging on that and it hasn't got that many pictures in it.
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NeilsYard
Coventry
11 of 22  Mon 26th Jul 2021 2:09pm  

Cov Digital again - this one is marked as 25 Freeth Street, which on maps was NW Freeth Street by New Street.
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NeilsYard
Coventry
12 of 22  Mon 26th Jul 2021 2:11pm  

....and again! 24-25 Freeth St - I think this is taken from New Street looking south Thumbs up
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Helen F
Warrington
13 of 22  Mon 26th Jul 2021 2:13pm  

Hi Neil, there are quite a few of Freeth Street after the war though I've not placed them on the map.
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NeilsYard
Coventry
14 of 22  Mon 26th Jul 2021 2:27pm  

Helen, the numbers tie-up with the 1950's Old Maps that include the property address numbers Thumbs up
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Helen F
Warrington
15 of 22  Mon 26th Jul 2021 3:18pm  

Wave I posted the last message before your second post. I agree with your location, I was just indicating that there are quite a few images of Freeth Street. There are several images of the demolished building that was between the first photo and New Street.
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