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Ford's Hospital

Here's another chance to see Ford's Hospital from another angle. I have a little more about the history of Ford's in the Tour section, but the second photograph here from around 1930 shows a rare glimpse of the plainly designed but still rather lovely timber cottage that used to stand next to the more famous almshouse.

Fords 2005
Fords 1930
Bombed Fords 1940

Another rarely seen photo of the damage sustained by Ford's can be seen here, taken from a 1942 book "The City we Loved" which lamented the then recent loss of "Old Coventry".
It's ironic that the cottage on the left received relatively little damage but it was Ford's which, understandably, was the one to be saved. Personally I think they would have made a pleasant looking pair if still standing today.


 
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