Monday, 16 November 2015

A Little Coventry History

Hay Lane
Window Displays showing Coventry from 1910 to 1937
by permission of the
Coventry History Centre, The Herbert Museum & Art Gallery


Since so many buildings were destroyed in WWII, it is
wonderful that the Museum has created these permanent window displays
showing a little of Coventry's history.


The photo above is of High Street c1910.
Below is Hay Lane.  When you walk
down this Lane the window displays are
in the building on the right.  


Below is another one of the big windows reminding us 
that there were trams in Broadgate in c1937.


It you want to see the window displays of
Coventry Cathedral, have a look at my blog post yesterday.

Participating in Monday Mural


20 comments:

Lowell said...

For someone like myself wandering about Coventry, these would be especially valuable. Strange how fast time flies. My mother was born in 1909, about the time some of these photos were made.

RedPat said...

These are wonderful old shots!

Tom said...

Lovely, but where is everyone?

cieldequimper said...

That is *very* nicely done!

William Kendall said...

It's a very good idea! And it really is presented well.

Fun60 said...

What an excellent idea. It shows a different side of Coventry and reminds everyone of its history.

Linda said...

Beautiful series! I love this! :)

GreenComotion said...

I love these 'decorations' in the windows - splendid!
Great find!
Have a Great Week!!
Peace :)

D.Nambiar said...

So much history on those windows.
Lovely displays.

Stephanie said...

Nice series of images!

Oakland Daily Photo said...

What is it about old photos that we find so captivating? I could look at them for ages. Thanks for contributing to this week's Monday Mural.

Tanya Breese said...

i love the old photographs...and that little street scene!

Sharon Anck said...

It is very nice to have those displays to see how the city looked all those years ago.

Bev said...

Love the stone road narrow streets!! Would love to eat at one of those tables!

Halcyon said...

I like these kinds of historical markers. It's fun to look back in time.

Petrea Burchard said...

Coventry was beautiful then, as it is now.

Liz said...

It's always interesting to hear the history behind places.

LOLfromPasa said...

Thank you all for your kind comments and interesting thoughts.

Lowell said...

Hi Lauren,

Re your question on Ocala: No, we didn't eat there. It was not the right time. One of these days, perhaps.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Absolutely love the o!d black and white photos Lauren, you could have used these for the December theme :)