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4: Bishop Street Post Office
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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: Herbert Art Gallery & Museum
28: Hertford Street
29: Hertford Street from Broadgate
30: High Street from Broadgate
31: High Street from Earl Street
32: High Street aerial view
33: Hill Street, Bablake & Bond's
34: Hippodrome, new
35: Hippodrome, old
36: Humber Motor Works
37: Ironmonger Row
38: Jordan Well & Earl Street
39: Jordan Well & Gosford Street
40: Kenilworth Road
41: Leamington Road
42: Much Park Street
43: Naul's Mill Park
44: Old Rope Walk
45: Palace Yard
46: Pool Meadow
47: Precinct & Old Coventry aerial view
48: Precinct, upper
49: Precinct, west view
50: Priory Row
51: Priory Street, lower end
52: Priory Street, upper end
53: Queen Victoria Road flood of 1900
54: Railway Station, Eaton Road
55: Railway Station - the platform
56: Smithford Way
57: Spon End arches
58: Spon Street flood of 1900
59: St. John's Church, Fleet Street
60: St. Michael's Avenue
61: St. Michael's ruins
62: St. Michael's spire from Pepper Lane
63: Stoke Green & Pool
64: Swanswell Gate
65: Swanswell Pool
66: Swimming Baths, Priory Street
67: Trinity Church
68: Trinity Lane & the Free Library
69: Trinity Lane from Priory Row
70: Trinity Street aerial view
71: Trinity Street & Hales Street
72: Trinity Street from Broadgate
73: War Memorial Park
74: Warwick Row, Hertford St & Warwick Lane
75: Warwick Road
76: Well Street from Hales Street
77: West Orchard
78: Wheatley Street Schools
 
Page 3

Bishop Street, looking south

Camera No. 51

How about this then.... a beautiful view of Bishop Street looking southwards towards our two largest spires some time around the 1930s. Without the modern day clutter, even the clerestory windows above the nave of Holy Trinity Church can be clearly seen, just above the roof of the Old Grammar School.

The faint hearted and those of a nervous disposition should be careful before clicking on the photograph.... coming forward about 70 years in time does not yield a pretty sight!

if you wish to see the images separately.

Of course, it's now not feasible to stand in the exact same spot as the pre-war photographer at the junction of King Street. In order to do so I would have had to stand on the Ring Road, which by the early 1960s had swallowed up this crossroads of Leicester Street, King Street and Bishop Street. With the name "New Rents", King Street had been part of Coventry's history since at least 1610 - whilst Leicester Street, once known as Dogge Lane, had formed this junction with Bishop Street since at least the 13th century.

If you'd like to indulge in some nostalgic memories of Bishop Street in the 1930s, try Norman Cohen's memories page.


 
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