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Edwardian Earlsdon

Providence Street
Corner of Providence Street and Cromwell Street (now Berkeley Road South), 1912

Earlsdon was in its hey day during the Edwardian period. What is particularly striking in the pictures of this period is the lack of motor vehicles cluttering the streets and the uniformity in appearance of the recently built housing. Here is a suburb that had only recently taken off in popularity with the opening of Albany Road in the late 1890s and the subsequent creation of a direct tram route to the city centre in 1905.

J Thomas
J Thomas

J West, Earlsdon Street, 1915

J Thomas, Earlsdon Street, 1911

Albany Road
The 'new' Albany Road, which opened up Earlsdon to
the rest of Coventry during the Edwardian period

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