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, looking south4: Bishop Street Post Office5: 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: The Grove25: Guildhall & 22 Bayley Lane26: Hales Street27: Herbert Art Gallery & Museum28: Hertford Street29: Hertford Street from Broadgate30: High Street from Broadgate31: High Street from Earl Street32: High Street aerial view33: 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: Palace Yard46: Pool Meadow47: Precinct & Old Coventry aerial view48: Precinct, upper49: Precinct, west view50: Priory Row51: Priory Street, lower end52: Priory Street, upper end53: Queen Victoria Road flood of 190054: Railway Station, Eaton Road55: Railway Station - the platform56: Smithford Way57: Spon End arches58: Spon Street flood of 190059: St. John's Church, Fleet Street60: St. Michael's Avenue61: St. Michael's ruins62: St. Michael's spire from Pepper Lane63: Stoke Green & Pool64: Swanswell Gate65: Swanswell Pool66: Swimming Baths, Priory Street67: Trinity Church68: Trinity Lane & the Free Library69: Trinity Lane from Priory Row70: Trinity Street aerial view71: Trinity Street & Hales Street72: Trinity Street from Broadgate73: War Memorial Park74: Warwick Row, Hertford St & Warwick Lane75: Warwick Road76: Well Street from Hales Street77: West Orchard78: 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