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Upper Rosemary Hill & Albion Street Aerial Photo – Then & Now

The photo above comes once again from the aerial imagery snapped by the late John Webster, kindly provided to us by his son Steve Webster, now living in New Zealand. This fantastic image, taken very close to the previous aerial image of School Lane , shows many seldom photographed features which have now been lost,… Read More Upper Rosemary Hill & Albion Street Aerial Photo – Then & Now

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Abbey Hotel – Then & Now

This image of the old Abbey Hotel wall was provided to KHAS from the collection of the late Reg Palmer. It shows the Abbey Hotel in the late 1980s or early 1990s, now converted to flats. Betty Sunley wrote in Kenilworth History 2006 / 2007 of the hotel’s predecessor, based on information from Robin Leach’s… Read More Abbey Hotel – Then & Now

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The Old Council House – Then & Now

This image of the Old Council House was provided to KHAS from the collection of the late Reg Palmer. According to Harry Sunley’s A Kenilworth Chronology (Odiborune Press, 1989) the Old Council House was built on Upper Rosemary Hill in 1885, at a cost of £1600 including the land.  Robin Leach, however, has a slightly… Read More The Old Council House – Then & Now

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Fire Brigade – Then & Now

Fire Brigade on Upper Rosemary HillThis Then & Now comparison shows a photograph from 1883 of Kenilworth Fire Brigade posing with their manual pump fire engine on Upper Rosemary Hill. At the time, the brigade’s engine house was situated round the corner, fronting onto Savage lane (now Richards Close). The subsequent engine house stood at… Read More Fire Brigade – Then & Now