Page 1

October 2015

Su el the e’s o ete pla e to ele ate the life of so eo e ho has o t i uted g eatl to thei ho e it tha pui g a lue pla ue o to the house he e the li ed o o ked. O e ho’s life sto has la gel ee fo gote is Sief ied Bet a ho li ed at El Ba k i No th A e ue fo o e tha ea s. As fou de of the

Revealed at last: The Lo d Ma o u eili g the lue pla ue

T iu ph a ue, he a e to Co e t to ake i les o e tha ea s ago. Moto le a d a aki g his o pa ould follo o e the e t fou de ades. Th ough Les Fa et, a e e of ou o itee, a li k as fo ged ith Stoke Pa k Reside ts G oup, a d the So iet o issio ed a lue pla ue to ata h to the f o t of Bet a ’s Vi to ia a sio . O a delighful su Septe e ate oo The Lo d Ma o , Cou illo Mi hael Ha o a d Lad Ma o ess, Ms Ma Magi iss, a i ed to do the ho ou s. I his add ess p io to the u eili g he told a audie e of so e ho his fa il ho e had ee i Lo e Stoke just do the oad f o the Bet a eside e. Ho he had g o up the e he the Bet a ’s sill li ed at El Ba k, aki g it a e t a pleasu e to e asked to u eil the lue pla ue. A o g the othe guests that So iet Chai a , Keith D ape el o ed e e Miles Pe ki s a d Cha les St a ge of T iu ph Moto les at Hi kle ho had i a ed the aki g of the pla ue. Also p ese t as the Naio al Moto le Museu that had ought alo g ea l e a ples of ikes ade T iu ph; the T iu ph O e s’ Clu a d Vi tage Moto le Clu . Ca s e e ep ese ted TR odels o ed Da e Du kle a d Da e Atki s. I his add ess ou Chai a e alled ho the Bet a s e e passio ate a out thei adopted it . I the ea l da s the fo ed the A ie Bet a Fou daio to help ou g e a d o e et ee the ages of a d to sta t up thei o usi ess. The Fou daio su i es to this da . ►Moto les ade Siegf ied’s o pa e a e k o as the ’T ust T iu ph, e ause the e e so elia le. The o e tha , a hi es e e

ade fo the B iish A a d allied fo es du i g the Fi st Wo ld Wa . ►Siegf ied’s i st a as lau hed i a d p odu ed so e e i e ehi les i the s. Sadl T iu ph e t i to e ei e ship i . B this i e the oto le side of the usi ess had ee split of he the P io St eet o ks as pu hased A iel’s Ja k Sa gste . ►The T iu ph a ue o i ued ate the a i the o e ship of the Sta da d Moto Co pa . The last T iu ph to lea e Ca le p odu io li e as i . ►The T iu ph oto le sto o i ues ith the Hi kle i aki g so e of the o ld’s ost stu i g ikes.

Cheers: The Lo d Ma o a d Lad Ma o ess toasi g the e o of Sieg ied Bet a pi tu ed o displa oa ds p odu ed the So iet Contacts Postal address: 77 Craven Street, Coventry CV5 8DT Chairman’s tel: 024 7640 2030 Email: info@coventrysociety.org.uk If Twitter is your thing, you can follow us at https://twitter.com/#!/CovSoc We also have our own page on Facebook. You can also follow us there at http://www.facebook.com/ CoventrySociety


The u e s speak fo the sel es a d p o ide us ith a o i g pi tu e. A o di g to the Su day Ti es Good U i e sit Guide these a e the staisi s: Co e t U i e sit has , u de g aduates plus , postg aduates total , hi h togethe ith Wa i k U i e sit hi h has , u de g aduates plus , post g aduates total , , gi es a total u i e sit stude t populaio of , . These staisi s u de li e the u i e siies at a i e ess a d i po ta e to the it . Whe eas Wa i k has , li e-i -pla es % Co e t has , % hi h poi ts the a to futu e de elop e ts i the it e t e. “ig ii a tl , ith a addiio al stude ts e pe ted sho tl that ill take up o e e eds tha those u e tl pla ed. It s lea the e isi g sizea le footp i t of Co e t U i e sit is goi g to i ease su sta iall ; as a so iet e ould e u h like to u de sta d the oad pla . We ight e e p o ide i put a d i lue e the out o e. Co e t “o iet suppo ts the de elop e t of usto uilt stude t a o odaio i the it e t e, to defe d p i ate housi g sto k f o o e sio to HIMO“ Houses i Muliple O upaio . Yet the e te t a d s ale of su h de elop e ts eed to e u de stood, a d the i pa t o the ide it e t e assessed. The e is o idesp ead a a e ess of a u e of de elop e ts: e e t o e sio s of the fo e Hotel Leof i a d o e sio of the fo e AXA uildi g; togethe ith p oposed de elop e ts at Bo d st eet/Belg ade Plaza oo s , Bishopgate fo e Post Oi e uildi g site

+ oo s , West O ha d House/Co po aio “t eet oo s , ‘agla “t eet/fo e Vau hall deale ship oo s , Fa Gosfo d “t eet s o es of oo s o se e al sites a d Lo do ‘oad/Pa adise “t eet a othe e appli aio . What u ulai e i pa t ill these de elop e ts ha e o the it e t e? Will all the addiio al uildi gs e high ualit desig ? Will the esults o t i ute posii el to the uilt e i o e t? The pote ial de elop e t as epo ted i the p ess i ol es de olishi g the o e ode uildi gs o p isi g the Cou il Ci i Ce t e, a d epla i g the ith a o ple that ould house a i te aio al stude t e t e, esea h fa iliies p o a l a hotel , li i g a o odaio , a usi ess i u aio u it…a e HQ. Joh Latha Vi e Cha ello states this is a ajo it e t e site…p ese ts a o e-i -a-ge e aio oppo tu it to ake a sig ii a t i p o e e t to the it e t e… eed to e su e this site i gs e eits to the hole it …e su i g it o i ues the o side a le i p o e e ts al ead ade to the it e t e e i o e t. Da id “oute Deput Vi e Cha ello states e ie this as a g eat oppo tu it to i p o e a d add to the fa iliies… ut also eate so ethi g o th of hat is a ke site fo the it … aki g the ost of a o e-i -a-lifei e oppo tu it A Lu as Cou il Leade espo ded … o i ued de elop e t of the U i e sit ith fu the i est e t i top ualit uildi gs a d pu li spa es This sou ds e posii e a d e ii g. Ho e e the de il is i the detail. Ho do e get the ala e ight? Chris Da iel

a ts to sho of thei skills a e t a spa e a d ha e a go. Edi u gh e tai l has a a iet of la ge a d s all e ues. “o ha e e: Wa i k A ts Ce t e, The Al a Theat e, The Belg ade, The old Cathed al, the e Cathed al, B oadgate, the Old G a a “ hool, Cha te house, Ce t al li a , Guildhall, D ape s Hall, the Ce t al “po ts Ce t e, Blue Coat “ hool, T a spo t Museu e e The Elepha t , I e just ee to Edi u gh to e jo the a fa es of its a ual fesi al. A highl gi e the ill to keep it. Wh ight Co Fest e su essful? su essful e tu e that se u es lots of We a e eauiful i pa ts a d histo i just i o e fo the it . Wh should t like Edi u gh. But e ha e ete Co e t ha e so ethi g si ila ? eathe a d a e e t al i the ou t Yes, e al ead ha e the popula Godi a aki g t a el fo fesi al goe s easie . Fesi al. But it's ai ed at pop usi fo A d those thousa ds of stude t lats e the ou g. Added to that it's a ost to the it that e a ell ot afo d i the a e uildi g. Fe o upa ts sta a ou d fo the holida s, espe iall the su e futu e. eak. What a o de ful oppo tu it a “o hat ould e ofe ? Well, the Co Fest ould p o ide to ake use of Edi u gh Fest is ot o e e e t ut a the a a t a o odaio , i gi g se ies of e e ts desig ed to ill the o e ealth i to the it . ale da . The e s usi a d theat e, o ed a d pagea t. A e le i i of What a e e aii g fo ? Les Fawcet f ee a d paid fo e e ts. A o e ho

The ale da is o a aila le. Why not purchase one or two or even more? They will make a good present especially for friends who once lived in the city or indeed a neighbour just down the road! They are now available at our monthly meetings priced at £5-50 each or £10 for two.

More news and views on our website: www.coventrysociety.org.uk

Coventry Society Newsletter - October 2015  

The October 2015 edition of the Coventry Society's monthly newsletter. Coventry Society is the civic society for the city of Coventry UK.

Read more
Read more
Similar to
Popular now
Just for you