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Coventry Now & Then

In these pages I have attempted to stand in the footprints of photographers who pictorially documented our City of Coventry many decades ago. Wherever possible I have tried to recreate the same direction and perspective that is recorded in the original shots, so that a direct comparison can be made between the views that we now recognise and those seen by our ancestors.

For the benefit of those of you not familiar with all the places on these pages, I have placed links next to each Heading labelled Camera No. 1, 2, etc., which will take you to a Google map showing the location and direction that each photograph was taken from. Clicking the corresponding camera icon will pop up a link back to the page.

1.  Arts School, Ford Street
2.  Bishop Street Post Office
3.  Bishop Street, looking north
4.  Bishop Street, looking south
5.  Blue Coat School & ruins
6.  Broadgate from Hertford Street
7.  Broadgate from Holy Trinity Church
8.  Burges from Bishop Street
9.  Burges from Cross Cheaping
10.  Burton's in Blitzed Broadgate
11.  Butcher Row, Great
12.  Butcher Row, Little
13.  Cheylesmore Manor House
14.  Coat of Arms Bridge
15.  Cook Street gate
16.  Council House
17.  Cox Street
18.  Far Gosford Street
19.  Fire Station, Hales Street
20.  Fleet Street
21.  Ford's Hospital
22.  Golden Cross & Pepper Lane
23.  Greyfriars Lane
24.  The Grove
25.  Guildhall & 22 Bayley Lane
26.  Hales Street
27.  Hales Street to Corporation Street
28.  Herbert Art Gallery & Museum
29.  Hertford Street
30.  Hertford Street from Broadgate
31.  High Street aerial view
32.  High Street from Broadgate
33.  High Street from Earl Street
34.  Hill Street, Bablake & Bond's
35.  Hippodrome, New
36.  Hippodrome, Old
37.  Humber Motor Works
38.  Ironmonger Row
39.  Jordan Well & Earl Street
40.  Jordan Well & Gosford Street
41.  Kenilworth Road
42.  Leamington Road
43.  Much Park Street
44.  Naul's Mill Park
45.  Old Rope Walk
46.  Opera House, Hales Street
47.  Palace Yard
48.  Pool Meadow from Priory Street
49.  Precinct & Old Coventry aerial view
50.  Precinct, upper
51.  Precinct, west view
52.  Priory Row
53.  Priory Street, lower end
54.  Priory Street, upper end
55.  Queen Victoria Road flood of 1900
56.  Railway Station - the platform
57.  Railway Station, Eaton Road
58.  Smithford Way
59.  Spon End arches
60.  Spon Street flood of 1900
61.  St. John's Church, Fleet Street
62.  St. Michael's Avenue
63.  St. Michael's ruins
64.  St. Michael's spire from Pepper Lane
65.  Stoke Green & Pool
66.  Swanswell Gate
67.  Swanswell Pool
68.  Swimming Baths, Priory Street
69.  Trinity Church
70.  Trinity Lane & the Free Library
71.  Trinity Lane from Priory Row
72.  Trinity Street aerial view
73.  Trinity Street from Broadgate
74.  Trinity Street from Hales Street
75.  War Memorial Park
76.  Warwick Road
77.  Warwick Row, Hertford St & Warwick Lane
78.  Well Street from Hales Street
79.  West Orchard
80.  Wheatley Street Schools

For those of you with JavaScript enabled on your computer (most should be), I've made some of the photos a 2-in-1 picture. Some will require a mouse-click to fade-in and fade-out - others will change when the mouse is held over the image. I've explained which is necessary by each one.

In a similar vein to these pages you can compare scenes of Coventry from the days before cameras were around in Engraved Coventry.
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