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 then" section, although unfortunately, a small number of places are outside the area covered by the map.
1. Arts School, Ford Street2. Bishop Street Post Office3. Bishop Street, looking north4. Bishop Street, looking south5. Blue Coat School & ruins6. Broadgate from Hertford Street7. Broadgate from Holy Trinity Church8. 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. Guildhall & 22 Bayley Lane25. Hales Street26. Hales Street to Corporation Street27. Herbert Art Gallery & Museum28. Hertford Street29. Hertford Street from Broadgate30. High Street aerial view31. High Street from Broadgate32. High Street from Earl Street33. Hill Street, Bablake & Bond's34. Hippodrome, New35. Hippodrome, Old36. Humber Motor Works37. Ironmonger Row38. Jordan Well & Earl Street39. Jordan Well & Gosford Street40. Kenilworth Road41. Leamington Road42. Much Park Street43. Naul's Mill Park44. Old Rope Walk45. Opera House, Hales Street46. Palace Yard47. Pool Meadow48. Precinct & Old Coventry aerial view49. Precinct, upper50. Precinct, west view51. Priory Row52. Priory Street, lower end53. Priory Street, upper end54. Queen Victoria Road flood of 190055. Railway Station - the platform56. Railway Station, Eaton Road57. Smithford Way58. Spon End arches59. Spon Street flood of 190060. St. John's Church, Fleet Street61. St. Michael's Avenue62. St. Michael's ruins63. St. Michael's spire from Pepper Lane64. Stoke Green & Pool65. Swanswell Gate66. Swanswell Pool67. Swimming Baths, Priory Street68. The Grove69. Trinity Church70. Trinity Lane & the Free Library71. Trinity Lane from Priory Row72. Trinity Street & Hales Street73. Trinity Street aerial view74. Trinity Street from Broadgate75. War Memorial Park76. Warwick Road77. Warwick Row, Hertford St & Warwick Lane78. 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