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anne
coventry
1 of 138  Thu 22nd Mar 2012 8:11pm  

Hi - What was Palmer's (or Palmers?) Lane like in its heyday? Wave
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flapdoodle
Coventry
2 of 138  Fri 23rd Mar 2012 7:49am  

From the photographs I've seen it just looked overgrown around the river and lined with old cheap brick buildings/yards. There was talk of this area behind the Burges being turned into a shopping area for specialist shops. It was part of the failed "Phoenix Initiative" which should be renamed the "Crashed and Burned" initiative. You can see medieval timbers in some of the buildings on the back of the Burges. I think they were going to use this as a feature. But this is Coventry, so no doubt it would have involved some unsightly gaps in the street frontage, plus acres of paving and the now obligatory granite balls. Oh, and a total lack of people.
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TonyS
Coventry
3 of 138  Fri 23rd Mar 2012 10:21am  

It is mentioned here in one of Rob's pages To try and answer the OPs question.... In 1400's it was occupied by Drapers and in 1737 there were 20 houses and 20 families living in Palmer Lane - does that give an indication of wealth, I wonder - with only one family per house? The earliest record of a Public Bath in Coventry is an advert from the Coventry Mercury from 1742 - "Francis Blick has just opened an excellent cold bath at the bottom Palmer Lane" Was this also a sign of the areas affluence? According to this same article, an annual ticket could be purchased for ten shillings (50p) or six shillings for the "summer season"! (was this an indication that people bathed more in the winter?)
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anne
coventry
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4 of 138  Fri 23rd Mar 2012 6:14pm  

Thank you Tony - that's very helpful and interesting. I'll have a good look at the link later. Amazing that it's so old! Like St. Nicholas Street, there is a real atmosphere of generations of use Roll eyes
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anne
coventry
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5 of 138  Fri 23rd Mar 2012 6:16pm  

On 23rd Mar 2012 7:49am, flapdoodle said: From the photographs I've seen it just looked overgrown around the river and lined with old cheap brick buildings/yards. There was talk of this area behind the Burges being turned into a shopping area for specialist shops. It was part of the failed "Phoenix Initiative" which should be renamed the "Crashed and Burned" initiative. You can see medieval timbers in some of the buildings on the back of the Burges. I think they were going to use this as a feature. But this is Coventry, so no doubt it would have involved some unsightly gaps in the street frontage, plus acres of paving and the now obligatory granite balls. Oh, and a total lack of people.
Thanks - yes, I despair of Coventry 'planning' as well! Oh my
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TonyS
Coventry
6 of 138  Fri 23rd Mar 2012 8:41pm  

Hi Anne, do you or your family have a connection with Palmer Lane?
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anne
coventry
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7 of 138  Fri 23rd Mar 2012 9:03pm  

No, Tony - I'm just fascinated by Coventry and how it looked before I knew it in the late 50's - when it had become so different! It's weird that the layout is so much part of my life yet was the beginning of so many changes Thumbs up
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dutchman
Spon End
8 of 138  Fri 23rd Mar 2012 9:18pm  

When I was growing up people in Coventry still talked about the Pilgrim's Rest pub on the corner of Palmer Lane and Ironmonger Row even though it had ceased to exist in 1934!
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anne
coventry
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9 of 138  Sun 25th Mar 2012 5:33pm  

Brilliant photo - thanks! Yes, it's interesting that sometimes things become part of our growing up even after they've ceased to exist!
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Baz
Coventry
10 of 138  Mon 28th May 2012 10:51pm  

Pilgrims Rest, Ironmonger Row. First licence reference 1823. Licence finished 1934.
Always looking forward to looking at the past.

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NeilsYard
Coventry
11 of 138  Thu 25th Sep 2014 11:52pm  

What a terrific new view! Thanks to Tim Harratt on the True Coventarian FB page...
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NeilsYard
Coventry
12 of 138  Fri 16th Sep 2016 2:06pm  

There's some terrific images of The Pilgrims Rest and the Palmer Lane/Ironmonger Row area here!
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NeilsYard
Coventry
13 of 138  Fri 16th Sep 2016 5:45pm  

I've just remembered Osmiroid runs that site so well done to you! Thumbs up Cheers
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Osmiroid
UK
14 of 138  Fri 16th Sep 2016 10:06pm  

Thanks Neil Big grin Big grin Big grin
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Gumnut
Berridale NSW Australia
15 of 138  Sat 17th Sep 2016 1:47am  

Has anyone an idea of what the inscription reads over the doorway? Between the Council and the Blitz I'm sure the place was doomed either way. Great photo, I wonder if in 100 years time people will be looking at old photos of Owen and Owen and thinking the same.
caomhinsean@gmail.com

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