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Slim
Another Coventry kid
16 of 25  Thu 18th Apr 2024 12:06pm  

On 27th Mar 2023 1:51pm, NeilsYard said: And another cracker from the collection of M.Tom's shared by Nicola Smith on FB. Pre A45 this is where the island is by the airport today -
Interesting that even in those days, the infrastructure needed to expand, presumably because the population was growing - or maybe just the advance of technology. You can clearly see that the original telephone poles had a mere 6 arms, each with 4 insulators. Then, expander brackets have been added at the ends of those wooden arms, and presumably later, another 3 arms, each with 8 insulators, have been added lower down. Thus, the number of telephone lines has been trebled from the original capacity.
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Helen F
Warrington
17 of 25  Sun 5th May 2024 5:18pm  

On the right of the David Fry photo below you can see the Salutation Inn
On 17th Apr 2024 9:39am, NeilsYard said: Some amazing shots coming from the David Fry collection on CD -
You have to keep your eyes open to spot early images of the city. Note below an earlier version of the Salutation Inn and the London Road toll bar. The building is probably the same but it had a face lift. I'm not sure of the date of the cartoon but it was probably before White Friars Street was built in the early 1800s. The inn was built just outside the city ditch
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NeilsYard
Coventry
18 of 25  Tue 7th May 2024 12:19pm  

The Salutation was my Great Great Grandfathers first (we think) Pub as Landlord - 1841 - 1844 George Yardley
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Helen F
Warrington
19 of 25  Tue 7th May 2024 2:30pm  

The cartoon should refer to some political event I'm guessing. The papers in the guy's pocket are bills from the Half Moon Inn, Salutation £100, Craven Arms £500, Red Horse £50, Rose Inn. The total £1500, which is a whopping bill.
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Helen F
Warrington
20 of 25  Tue 14th May 2024 2:27pm  

Loads more David Fry and Albert Smith scanned images on Coventry Digital. This top one is of London Road looking north towards the previous view above. The right hand side roughly matches the second photo below in view but decades earlier.
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Rob Orland
Historic Coventry
21 of 25  Wed 15th May 2024 10:03am  

Wow, even with many of the buildings in the foreground still in existence, it's still difficult to reconcile the lovely old views above with what we now see on Google Street View!
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Helen F
Warrington
22 of 25  Wed 15th May 2024 10:17am  

Including this iconic little building that pinpoints the older photo exactly. I also note that the steps in the second photo are still there but the roadway is even higher than ever. Odd building on London Road
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Rob Orland
Historic Coventry
23 of 25  Wed 15th May 2024 10:28am  

Oh my word, I'd not noticed that before. Yes, a very unique little building - which stands out like a sore thumb nowadays!
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NeilsYard
Coventry
24 of 25  Wed 15th May 2024 11:33am  

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Helen F
Warrington
25 of 25  Wed 15th May 2024 11:43am  

Lol Lol Lol Wow, the daisy chain of photos through the ages got bigger. Well spotted Neil!
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