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Visit to King Henry VIII Grammar School Warwick Road, Coventry Monday, June 13 at 6.30pm Numbers strictly limited to 20 members only Please tel. 024 7640 2030 to book a place.

June 2016

O this ea ’s Ci i Da Paul Maddo ks ill lead a alki g tou e plo i g the a o ks of outdoo a t i ou it e t e. He e pe ts to talk a out the a t o ks the sel es , a out the a ists a d othe o k p odu ed the . The lo g te isio ate Ci i Da is to isit a d ou t ho a pu li Fo a ea s the Old G a a “ hool as ide iied E glish He itage as o e of the o ks of a t a e sill isi le ight a oss ost i po ta t uildi gs at isk i the it . No , ha i g ee ought a k to life ith the it of Co e t as the e is o i i al i pa t o its histo i fa i it has e ei ed a "Highl Co e ded" a a d i the a ual o peiio u Ci i Voi e. up-to-date list a aila le. I the late pa t of Ma t o of ou o itee The f ee guided tou s heduled to take e e s, Joh Pa e a d Te Ke , ate ded the pla e o “atu da Ju e , ill sta t p ese taio i Lo do . The Ci i Voi e a a ds a e u i ue i that all e t ies a e f o the Lad Godi a “tatue i o i ated lo al i i so ieies. The Co e t “o iet B oadgate at . p a d ill last fo o i ated The Old G a a “ hool e ause of the a out t o hou s. Pa i ipa ts a e i po ta e of the s he e fo the it a d the ualit asked to take alo g thei a e a a d of the esto aio o k. The o k as led Cultu e o ef esh e t—a otle of ate . Co e t a d the esto aio of the sto e o k as u de take No tha pto sto e aso s U de ood a d Westo . The Old G a a “ hool as up agai st a st o g ield of o te de s a d the a a d i e as The Maste 's Joh Pa e a d Te Ke at House i Led u . the p ese taio of the a a d No , as a e e ts e ue it should ake a sig ii a t f o Chai a of Ci i Voi e, o t i uio to Co e t ’s id to e Cit of Cultu e i F eddie Gi k . ►A A e i a e t ep e eu ofe ed a fou igu e su to take the Old G a a “ hool apa t lo k lo k a d t a spo t it a oss the Atla i ; ut a su essful pu li appeal sa ed the uildi g a d it a e to e ested i the o e ship of T ustees at Co e t ’s Pa ish Chu h of Hol T i it . The a ehi d the o e as Ca o Beau o t . He said at the i e: If it is o th that to the A e i a s it is o th o e to the people of Co e t . Pi tu ed let is the p oposed f o tage of West O ha d House o Co po aio “t eet. No o ed “hu de Pla e Ltd, the uildi g ill house 6 stude t lats ith a total of 6 ed oo s. The p o ised alk a li ki g “ ithfo d Wa ith Belg ade “ ua e appea s to ha e ee deleted f o the pla .

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With the su issio of the pla i g appli aio fo the e Wate Pa k o Ne U io St eet, a hite t A gus Ka e, ho is a e e of ou o itee, takes a look at the uildi gs that fa e de oliio to ake a fo it. He ites: “The i iial pla s fo the Wate Pa k look e p o isi g a d should p o ide a ode , e ii g a d e saile it e t e at a io fo isito s to the it as ell as the people of Co e t . "The p oposed uildi g ill o up the site adja e t to The Spi e hi h u e tl is o upied the Cit Cou il s Spi e a d Ch ist hu h Oi es. While these uildi gs a ait likel de oliio , I ould e o e d a lose look as the a e o o di a oi e lo ks.

"Desig ed ‘e Chell a d his tea i the Cit A hite ts Depa t e t i the ea l 97 s, the oi e o ple is a a ged o a s ua e site, a ou d a e t al ou t a d ith a e essed g ou d loo . The uildi gs a i height et ee th ee a d se e pu li loo s a d this is a dii ult desig e ui e e t to pull of ithout the uildi g looki g

As e go to p ess e hea that the fo e Co-op depa t e tal sto e i Co po aio St eet ill e de olished to ake a fo e e o e pu pose- uilt stude t a o odaio . The shop as ought EDG P ope t ,

u oo di ated o a d athe like a poo l o st u ted astle. "The desig e s esol ed this p o idi g ho izo tal a ds of i k o k that ap a ou d the uildi g a d u e at the

Look at the e elle t i k o k, hi h follo s the u es of the uildi g a d has e essed aked ho izo tal joi ts to ele t the a di g. See also the all ili g o the e essed g ou d loo a eas, although pe haps the e t a e doo detail is a litle o e pla ed fo p ese t tastes. E pe ie e ho uiet the e t al ou t a d is, although it is ight i the Cit Ce t e." Ti e o es o a d e e og ise the eed fo these uildi gs to go, ut it ould e a sha e if e did 't a k o ledge the ualit of the desig

o e s. This ho izo tal e phasis is also ele ted i the a ds of i do s, hi h p oje t f o the ai fa e of the uildi g. "While the desig is so o igi al, it ele ts ele e ts of the 9 s a d 9 s I te aio al St le ith possi le efe e es to E i Me delsoh , Al a Alto a d JJP Oud. "As ou pass , please look at so e details:

a d u de sta d the so ial o te t of he the uildi gs e e o st u ted; a i e he pu li se i es e e o e highl ega ded tha the a e toda a d the pu li se to ote led the ou t i a hite tu al desig . We hope the Cou il ill e o d the uildi gs efo e the a e de olished.

est-k o fo ajo de elop e ts Pe haps a etail ele e t is al ead ei g i ludi g The Cu e i Bi i gha . o ked i to the s he e. Ea lie i the ea it as epo ted the The Co-op sto e se ed ge e aio s of i s desig tea is o ki g o a pla e it shoppe s fo o e tha half a - ha gi g s he e. That see s a e tu f o the id-ities. u de state e t to sa the least. Clea l it ill ha ge the fa e of hat as o e a i a t shoppi g st eet. I the Postal address: i te ests of usi esses that su i e, like 77 Craven Street, Coventry CV5 8DT Chairman’s tel: 024 7640 2030 Agers a d se e al s all shops o the Email: info@coventrysociety.org.uk opposite side of the st eet, e shall If Twitter is your thing, you can follow us at s ui ise the pla s aski g fo a i e https://twitter.com/#!/CovSoc f o tages pa e e t le el. We also We also have our own page on Facebook. a ait details of the sepa ate uildi g You can also follow us there at that f o ts o to the Lo e P e i t.

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Coventry Society Newsletter - June 2016  

The June 2016 edition of the Coventry Society UK newsletter.

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