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We have been advised by Royal Mail & Parcelforce that their delivery services will be disrupted by industrial action on the following dates: Saturday 1st October 2022 so this is going to disrupt the delivery of some orders.

Coventry, West Midlands

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Browse our selection of vintage and retro black and white photographs of Coventry, along with a selection of historic maps, local history books, and fascinating memories that our visitors have contributed. Most of our photos and maps are available to buy in a wide range of product formats, including framed prints, canvas prints and personalised photo gifts including tea towels, mugs, jigsaws, tableware, cushion covers and as customised calendars.

Old Maps of Coventry

Historic Maps of Coventry and the local area.

Over the years the layout of Greyfriars Green has changed enormously by and in 1950's, it was vastly different to this early picture. In the 50's as a child Father took our family to visit the green using it as a vantage point to watch the, then, Annual Coventry Carnival as it passed down from assembling in the Memorial l Park and between the green and the buildings facing us on The Quadrant side.

It would be early 60's and we would all meet up at Allesley Hall, on one of those long summer evenings, to have a massive game of Hide and Seek ( Rally, rally 1,2,3!) We would be about 8 or 9 years old and most of us were from St. Christopher's School. The rallying post was a huge old tree trunk in the middle of the gardens. There were so many good hiding spots behind all the shrubbery and walls. I have since returned to ...see more