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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.

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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.

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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.

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.