EPW033964 ENGLAND (1930). The English Electric Co Works, Coventry, from the north-west, 1930

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Details

Title [EPW033964] The English Electric Co Works, Coventry, from the north-west, 1930
Reference EPW033964
Date July-1930
Link
Place name COVENTRY
Parish
District
Country ENGLAND
Easting / Northing 434480, 280414
Longitude / Latitude -1.4929341761318, 52.420253114579
National Grid Reference SP345804

Pins

Cromwell Terrace - No.45 to 63 Cromwell Street. A block of ten, three storey weavers houses built around 1847. The weaving looms on the top floor were all powered by a shared 8 horse power steam engine housed 40 yards back from the houses. The engine also powered looms in similar houses around the corner in Peel Street. Weaving was also carried out along Stoney Stanton Road, Cobden Street and Bright Street (note the three storey buildings in the photographs). By the early 1860's the weaving trade had declined bringing unemployment and poverty. The top shops were eventually converted into accommodation. Cromwell Terrace was demolished in 1948 having suffered bombing damage in 1940 and 1941.

Bob Curtis
Friday 1st of April 2016 12:07:38 PM
35 Peel Street

Bob Curtis
Friday 1st of April 2016 11:45:35 AM
49 Cromwell Street

Bob Curtis
Friday 1st of April 2016 11:44:54 AM

Bob Curtis
Friday 1st of April 2016 11:08:19 AM
Red Lane/Stoney Stanton Road junction

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Tuesday 5th of November 2013 08:24:57 AM

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Hillfields Football Ground

JonB
Tuesday 9th of April 2013 11:00:25 PM

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User Comment Contributions

Because of the occupation of the Ordnance Works by the Admiralty from 1938 this area suffered badly from the bombing

Bob Curtis
Monday 4th of April 2016 10:34:48 AM