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E ca aio ork started rece tl o Pool Meado Car Park re eali g hat looks to e so e archaeolog . Co ser aio Oicer Chris Patrick ca e up ith the dei ii e a s er. He said: With possi ilit of stude t acco odaio ei g uilt o the site see ack page e ere sei g out i te io all to i d the cit all. “o it as ’t just stu led upo . We fou d it i pret good co diio a d just elo the tar ac of the car park. •It as co pleted i 1 , a d just o er t o iles lo g. It as arou d eight feet thick, o er t el e feet high a d had t e t to ers a d t el e gates. The all as said to e o e of the ost i pressi e cit alls i the cou tr .

A three o th co sultaio starts o the 1 th of this o th o er the future for Co e tr ’s li rar ser ice. It has ee idel reported that hile all 1 li raries across the cit ill re ai ope for the i e ei g the lo ger ter future for i e of the looks disi ctl leak. The Cou cil has stated that Caludo , Che les ore, Cou do , Earlsdo a d Fi ha face closure if co u it support groups ca ot e fou d to ru the . Threate ed :The Car egie li rar i Earlsdo U der the proposal, o l Ce tral, Bell Gree , Foleshill, “toke a d Tile Hill li raries ill re ai u der Cou cil co trol. Co u it li raries arou d the cit pla a ajor part i our su ur a societ . Not o l do the pro ide a loa i g ser ice for ooks, audio discs a d d d’s, ut are used those ithout i ter et at ho e for a purposes a d as a eei g place a ariet of for al a d i for al groups You o l ha e to step i side to see these li raries packed ith i for aio a d displa s desig ed to help e gage local people. The oder pu lic li rar s ste i Britai de eloped ater the Pu lic Li raries Act of 1 . The Act irst ga e local oroughs the po er to esta lish free pu lic li raries a d as the irst legislai e step to ard the creaio of a e duri g aio al i situio that pro ides u i ersal free access to i for aio a d literature. A dre Car egie alo e uilt o er li raries i the U“, li raries i Britai , i addiio to a ore i the Co o ealth. O e of the Car egie o es u der threat is the uch-lo ed co u it li rar at Earlsdo . The co sultaio lasts fro “epte er 1 to Dece er 1 . Ne t

eei g:

Proje ts u dertake y Mar hi i Curra Asso iates, Noi gha A prese taio Nick Marchi i highlighi g ork his co pa i cludi g the for er Nurses Ho e i Co e tr , co ersio s of a old “pifire factor i to phar acolog la s, a d re odelli g of Cli e of I dia House, Lo do Mo day, Septe er at 7. p The “hop Fro t Theatre, Cit Arcade Light refresh e ts; Visitors £

September2016 “epte er 1: Hu a itaria a d author, Terr Waite ill lecture i Co e tr Cathedral’s Na e o the su ject: "Is Peace Possi le?" The e e t is i co ju cio ith I ter aio al Da of Peace a d starts at p .

Earlier this ear Pru Porreta asked people a d groups arou d the cit to produce a s all tapestr . Each ould depict a period i Co e tr ’s 1, ear histor . Ma schools a d o e ’s groups ha e ee i ol ed a d their ork ill e o displa for the irst i e this co i g Frida , “epte er i Co e tr Cathedral as part of Heritage Ope Da s.

This eeke d e are sei g up our pro oio stall at the Prior Visitor Ce tre. It’s a opportu it to ork ith Carole Do ell , the perso ehi d o es to re-ope the ce tre. We eed t o ore perso s to staf the displa o er the t o da s. If ou ca ofer a couple of hours please co tact Terr Ke o 1 ore ail terke @tesco. et

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Ou e o ial su g oup o i ues to eet a d dis o e o e Fi st Wo ld Wa e o ials i the it . “o fa the ha e lo ated the a azi g total of e o ials! We had k o that the e had ee a e o ial at the fo e “t. Chad's Chu h i “toke; it as i the fo of a e o ial po h ith t o pla ues ith the a es of the e ho died. We had assu ed that it had all ee lost he the hu h as de olished, ut o e of ou e e s, B ia “tote, did a it o e i esigaio a d dis o e ed the t o pla ues at “t. Al a 's Chu h o Ba as Heath. He has o e o ded the o Wa Me o ials O li e e site. Ha i g e o ded ost of Fi st Wo ld Wa e o ials i the it , the g oup is o seeki g to get all of the f eesta di g e o ials oi iall listed Histo i E gla d. “o fa the e o ials at Radfo d Co o , “t. Tho as' Chu h i Ke esle a d Alde a 's G ee Methodist Chu h ha e ee listed a d e a e aii g the o pleio of the fo al p o ess ith “t. Paul's Chu h i Foleshill. The g oup ill e p og essi g the lisi g of the The t o WW a e o ials e ai i g e o ials i the ea futu e. i “t Al a ’s Chu h, “toke. Presentaions Me e s of the su g oup ga e a p ese taio o the p oje t to a e e t eei g of the F ie ds of the Wa Me o ial Pa k a d Joh Pa e a d Ji Pass o e ill e gi i g a p ese taio to the O to e eei g of the “o iet . Joh is also gi i g a p ese taio at the He e t Galle as pa t of Herbert Illu i aio s Talk se ies i No e e . The e is o e i fo aio a out a e o ials i A a e a hi e photog aph of Co e t o ou e site. “t Chad’s Chu h i “toke

A pla i g appli aio fo stude t lats o Fai fa “t eet has ee su ited to Co e t Cou il. The p oposed de elop e t site o e s a a ea of so e . a es opposite the Ce t al Baths. The site has a p i ipal oad f o tage to Fai fa “t eet, a d is ou ded to the ea o th the ele ated se io of the Co e t i g a “ a s ell Ri g a . The p oposal elates to the ede elop e t of the e isi g a pa k site fo a uli-sto e uildi g o p isi g a u e of i te li ked lo ks, ith a disi t e i al e phasis, to Fai fa “t eet a d isi g up to a d sto e s i height. Fu the details a e ie ed o the Cou il’s Pla i g Po tal e site ef FM/ /

I , a u e of lo al eside ts i Ea lsdo su ited a peiio to the Cit Cou il e uesi g to desig ate pa ts of Ea lsdo a o se aio a ea. I epl the Cit Cou il p oposed that a assess e t as a ied out to de ide hethe it is of sui ie t a hite tu al a d histo i i te est. No , the it ’s Histo i E i o e t Re o d Oi e , G aha Tait, a ou es o kshops to a the o ept fo a d. The ill take pla e i the autu . G aha said: The Cit Cou il is kee to i ol e lo al o u it g oups a d eside ts i the assess e t p o ess a d ill sho tl e holdi g a o kshop to look at assessi g the histo i ha a te of Ea lsdo , a d p epa i g a Co se aio A ea App aisal. The da ill o sist of a o i g sessio of p a i al e e ises alki g a ou d the st eets of Ea lsdo , follo ed a ate oo sessio fo dis ussio , ith a eak fo lu h. You a like to take ou o lu h o alte ai el , the e a e ple t of pla es fo food ea . The o kshop ill e held t i e; o e o a eeke d, a d o e o a eekda , to e su e that all ha e the oppo tu it to ate d it is e pe ted that the e ill e o e spa e o the Mo da e e t; so please o e to the Mo da e e t if ou a e f ee oth da s , a d e e o e is el o e. The o kshop ill e held at the Ea lsdo Methodist Chu h Hall o Ea lsdo A e ue “outh o the follo i g dates: “atu da , O to e et ee a a d p , a d the sa e o kshop ill e held o Mo da , O to e et ee a a d p . Please o ta t Keith if ou ish to take pa t a d e ill i fo G aha . Tel: o da delio @ tl o ld. o

67 september 2016  

The September 2016 edition of the Coventry Society(UK) newsletter.

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