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Page 52

Priory Street, upper end

Camera No. 19

Right in front of the ruins of the Old Cathedral is Priory Street, shown here in 2004 - a scene that will look familiar to anyone who has visited our cathedrals or Coventry University on the right.
Clicking on the photo will reveal a rather different scene from 1912 when the pace of life was somewhat more relaxed. The railings on the left in 1912 surrounded St. Michael's and the small gap in the railings was the entrance to St. Michael's Avenue which we were facing in the photo of the Avenue further up this page - now the position of the adjoining porch between the ruins and the new cathedral.

if you wish to see the images separately.

Opposite this on the right hand side of the road was New Street which although largely surviving the bombing in the war, was unfortunately demolished to make way for the university in the post war years.
Also on the right in the 1912 and the 2004 photograph is a large tree.... could this be the same one nearly 100 years on? If anyone knows, please enlighten me.

What would the view have been from New Street, looking towards St. Michael's church? See our son, Steven's website to find out.


 
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