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Hales Street Flood of 1900

Standing in almost exactly the same place as above, we now turn to our left and look towards the Old Grammar School. On the very last day of 1900 there was a terrible flood in Coventry when the River Sherbourne burst its banks, and most of the city centre was under water.

Flooded Hales Street in 1900
Hales Street in 2010

My 2010 photo shows how Hales Street now takes a different direction, partly because of the building of Millennium Place around 2000.

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