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Pi tu ed let is o e of the a a tefa ts e sa he e isited Ki g He VIII G a a “ hool. The o asio as ou Ju e e te al eei g. F ede i k Geo ge “ th poses ith p izes ate the pu li aio e a i aio i the su e of 8 8. As o , a ade i p izes took the fo of ooks, the e ossed ith the s hool est. O e of those sho i the pi tu e ea s the Cit Coat of A s at that i e. I te esi gl the Old Ga a “ hool, Hales “t eet is pi tu ed i the a kg ou d. We a e i de ted to e e D Pete Lo k e , ho taught at the s hool, fo o du i g the tou a d allo i g a ess to the histo i al olle io . “e e al of the pa t e e fo e pupils—lo g ago!

July 2016

O Naio al Ci i Da a o d of lo al people gathe ed at the foot of ou Lad Godi a statue i B oadgate to follo a Pu li A t T ail de ised Vi e-Chai a Paul Maddo ks. Ate a ds Paul said: It as i e to ha e a goodl u e tu up fo the tou . I spoke a out the histo of the Monday, July 11 aki g of the Godi a “tatue, the a ist a d his life plus othe o ks he Guided tour of the is fa ous fo ; a d the e efa to historic town of Coleshill ho pa ed fo it to e ade a d ho Ou host: the p oje t as o a d of at least th ee i es. It al ost did ot Coleshill Ci i “o iet happe . We the took a tou a ou d the it e t e isii g the Ma ket C oss e t to Hol Meet at The Old Ma ket Hall T i it . The o to Joh Huto 's est s ee i do , Ja o Epstei 's “t. Mi hael a d B AD at . p the De il. I all e isited dife e t a t o ks ut i the e d had to iss out uite a fe as the tou eeded to e d ate t o hou s. The e ill e a to alk ►Paul has ofe ed to epeat the tou o e e e i g if a a is i te ested. But it ill e a d isit to the pa ish so ei e efo e that ill e possi le as he as take ill sho tl ate Ci i Da a d hu h e ded up i Walsg a e Hospital’s i te si e a e u it. As e go to p ess e hea that he is ho e agai fo a lo g o ales e e. We ish hi ell fo a Di e io s fo pa ki g: speed e o e . At the e t al t ai isla d take the thi d e it i to Coleshill o Bi i gha Road B The e is f ee pa ki g at Mo iso s “upe a ket fo up to th ee hou s Past the supe a ket the e is a ight tu o to Pa kield Road he e the e is a othe a pa k ehi d a NI“A sto e. It is o l a sho t alk f o these to Chu h Hill. If ou o i ue to the G ee Ma oss oads tu ight o to the High “t eet a d take the i st let o to Chu h Hill. The e a e so e pa ki g spa es o Chu h Hill a d a s alle a pa k ehi d the Ma ket Hall. B oadgate House B idge Mosai s o the Ce t al Li a uildi g i “ ithfo d Wa

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A e o ial to Co e t soldie s ho ga e thei li es i the Fi st Wo ld Wa has ee u ea thed i a eside t’s ga de ate ei g used as ha d o e fo a ga age. B ia Gi s, a eside t of Gu La e, as helpi g his eigh ou take up a d ela the ase fo a e ga age he the fou d a o gst the u le a ig sto e that eeded to e oke i to s alle pie es. As the tu ed o e o e pie e the fou d a es i s i ed upo it. A ui k he k o othe pie es e ealed

lots of othe a es. Follo i g a essage to the Co e t “o iet , olu tee s i ol ed i the it ’s Wa Me o ial P oje t e t alo g to look. Ate i iial esea h olu tee Te Ree es a e to the o lusio that the e o ial is a Fi st Wo ld Wa e o ial f o Co e t a d o lose e a i aio e ealed that it as possi l f o a lo al lu . A ed ith this i fo aio , Te isited the Co e t Histo Ce t e to t a l th ough old opies of the Co e t a d Wa i kshi e G aphi . I the ediio f o “epte e 5, he fou d a photog aph of the ope i g of the Ba as G ee I situte. Of the a es listed a out se e ha e the sa e su a e as those o the e o ial, aki g it fai l e tai the e o ial o es f o the e. Appa e tl the o igi al uildi g of the Ba as G ee Wo ki g Me ’s Clu a d I situte as de olished to ake a fo the u e t Ba as G ee Clu a d the e o ial ould ha e ee du ped at that i e. B ia Gi s ho fou d the e o ial said: It is su h a sha e that a a

e o ial as used as ha d o e. It ould e i e to see it esto ed i so e a a d p ope e og iio gi e to the e o e o ated o this e o ial. No de isio has et ee ade a out hat to do ith the e o ial a d the Co e t “o iet is i ii g suggesio s a out ho to o e thi gs fo a d. We ould like to hea f o a fa il e e s of the a es listed o the e o ial. Does a o e e e e the old Ba as G ee I situte o the a e o ial the e? Ho did the e o ial e ded up i the ase of a ga age i Gu La e? Joh Pa e, ho has led o the a e o ial p oje t said: As e o e o ate the sta t of the Batle of the “o e, a hu d ed ea s ago, e a e delighted to ha e had a pa t i the es ue of this e o ial. Of ou se e ould lo e to k o its histo a d i d a app op iate ho e fo this fas i ai g a tefa t, so that the people it o e o ates a e p ope l espe ted. Hopefull people ith i fo aio ill o e fo a d.

The latest atalogue pu lished “a e B itai ’s He itage featu es o e tha e e t ies i ludi g fou i Co e t . All of these uildi gs a e o l too fa ilia to the “o iet —a th e tu pu – the Rose a d Wood i e, Whitle Pu pi g “taio a d the th e tu fa house Ca le Hall. The Rose a d Wood i e, uilt a ou d

, has a i k a d te a ota f o tage ith sto e d essi gs. “e e al ea s ago pe issio as g a ted fo pa ial de oliio to eate a edi al e t e ut o o ks sta ted a d the Rose a d Wood i e e ai s i u ge t eed of a e use. The Whitle Pu pi g “taio site u e tl lies a a do ed, ith so e of the o igi al uildi gs de olished. The lodge sufe ed e te si e i e da age a fe ea s ago ho e e it a d the ai pu pi g staio a e G ade II listed. The e e e pla s to ede elop the ai pu pi g staio i to the e t epie e of a apa t e t o ple . The pla s e e su ited i , ho e e the e is o

appa e t p og ess. Ca le Hall pi tu ed let is a late th o ea l th e tu house that has ee e pt a d oa ded up fo a ou d ea s. It is a G ade II listed uildi g. Fo a ea s The Co e t “o iet has a paig ed to see he itage uildi gs esto ed athe tha de olished ith e a d i agi ai e uses fou d fo the . Liz Fulle , uildi gs at isk oi e ith “a e B itai ’s He itage, said: The atalogue is a sa pli g of the ki d of uildi gs that ake ou to s a d illages disi i e a d ill e of i te est to a o e ho lo es old uildi gs a d thei histo .

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Co e t a hite ts Calli gha Asso iates ha e o e up ith this desig fo stude t a o odaio o the fo e Dai C est depot site i “toke. As pa t of the pla s the de elope is hopi g to ope up the Ri e “he ou e pedest ia oute alo g the i e a k. Good e s.

Coventry Society Newsletter July 2016  

The July 2016 edition of the Coventry Society newsletter. The Coventry Society is the civic society for the city of Coventry, UK>

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