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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. 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 Street
2.  Bishop Street, looking north
3.  Bishop Street Post Office
4.  Bishop Street, looking south
5.  Blue Coat School & ruins
6.  Broadgate from Holy Trinity Church
7.  Broadgate from Hertford Street
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 from Broadgate
29.  Hertford Street
30.  High Street aerial view
31.  High Street from Broadgate
32.  High Street from Earl Street
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.  St. Michael's spire from Pepper Lane
58.  Spon End arches
59.  Spon Street flood of 1900
60.  St. John's Church, Fleet Street
61.  St. Michael's Avenue
62.  St. Michael's ruins
63.  Stoke Green & Pool
64.  Swanswell Gate
65.  Swanswell Pool
66.  Swimming Baths, Priory Street
67.  Trinity Church
68.  Trinity Street & Hales Street
69.  Trinity Lane & the Free Library
70.  Trinity Lane from Priory Row
71.  Trinity Street aerial view
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

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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