Coventry Now & Then
n 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. Clicking these will reveal a map showing where each photograph was taken from. Clicking on the correspondingly numbered camera icon will return you to the page you came from. You may wish to use this map as an index to this "now and them" section, although unfortunately, a small number of places are outside the area covered by the map.
1. Arts School, Ford Street2. Bishop Street, looking north3. Bishop Street Post Office4. Bishop Street, looking south5. Blue Coat School & ruins6. Broadgate from Holy Trinity Church7. Broadgate from Hertford Street8. Burges from Bishop Street9. Burges from Cross Cheaping10. Burton's in Blitzed Broadgate11. Butcher Row, Great12. Butcher Row, Little13. Cheylesmore Manor House14. Coat of Arms Bridge15. Cook Street gate16. Council House17. Cox Street18. Far Gosford Street19. Fire Station, Hales Street20. Fleet Street21. Ford's Hospital22. Golden Cross & Pepper Lane23. Greyfriars Lane24. The Grove25. Guildhall & 22 Bayley Lane26. Hales Street to Corporation Street27. Hales Street28. Herbert Art Gallery & Museum29. Hertford Street from Broadgate30. Hertford Street31. High Street aerial view32. High Street from Broadgate33. High Street from Earl Street34. Hill Street, Bablake & Bond's35. Hippodrome, New36. Hippodrome, Old37. Humber Motor Works38. Ironmonger Row39. Jordan Well & Earl Street40. Jordan Well & Gosford Street41. Kenilworth Road42. Leamington Road43. Much Park Street44. Naul's Mill Park45. Old Rope Walk46. Opera House, Hales Street47. Palace Yard48. Pool Meadow49. Precinct & Old Coventry aerial view50. Precinct, upper51. Precinct, west view52. Priory Row53. Priory Street, lower end54. Priory Street, upper end55. Queen Victoria Road flood of 190056. Railway Station, Eaton Road57. Railway Station - the platform58. Smithford Way59. St. Michael's spire from Pepper Lane60. Spon End arches61. Spon Street flood of 190062. St. John's Church, Fleet Street63. St. Michael's Avenue64. St. Michael's ruins65. Stoke Green & Pool66. Swanswell Gate67. Swanswell Pool68. Swimming Baths, Priory Street69. Trinity Church70. Trinity Street & Hales Street71. Trinity Lane & the Free Library72. Trinity Lane from Priory Row73. Trinity Street aerial view74. Trinity Street from Broadgate75. War Memorial Park76. Warwick Row, Hertford St & Warwick Lane77. Warwick Road78. Well Street from Hales Street79. West Orchard80. Wheatley Street Schools
In a similar vein to these pages you can compare scenes of Coventry from the days before cameras were around in Engraved Coventry