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What s all this a out Blue “heep? The e s a eal ha e that a e e is i the oi g to ele ate a sig ii a t atu al featu e i the it . The sheep— o ool o e the e es he e. A d lue? Could it eall e t ue? Look out fo the Blue “heep i age a d the hashtag # ea otheshe ou e .

The ate s of the “he ou e u like a th ead th ough ou su u s a d the e t e of ou it et it s a la gel fo gote i e . Its sou e is ea Co le Moo , a d it lo s th ough Cou do Wedge, a oss Lake Vie Pa k efo e e te i g a su te a ea o ld u de ou e t al shoppi g a ea. It e e ges ea Pool Meado , lo i g a oss Fa

A a “ ui es, Health a d “kills Ma age Mate it Co e fo Wa i kshi e Wildlife T ust said: As a pa t e ship e all ha e dife e t i te ests i the ‘i e “he ou e. Fo us as a ildlife t ust it s a i alua le o ido p o idi g fo lots of spe ies f o the litle i e te ates, to the ish a d ote s. ‘i e s a e a ke o po e t of ou e i o e t a d a thi g e a do to aise thei p oile a d e ou age people to alue the , look ate the a d e jo the is g eat . Histo i all , the ‘i e “he ou e is o e of the ai easo s fo Co e t s lo aio . It helped p o ide ital ate fo the ea liest setle e t, p o ided po e fo the ills of the ea l i dust ial e a a d a ts as the d ai fo u h of the ai that falls o the it s st eets. Its a e it alue is hugel i po ta t. It u s th ough the Cou do Wedge, a g ee a ea Gosfo d “t eet to Cha te house ields, efo e of outsta di g atu al eaut . It s espo si le fo the etla d a ea at Lake joi i g the ‘i e “o e at Whitle . Fo a the e is litle o ept of he e the Vie Pa k a d p o ides a g ee e i o e t i e is, ut that ill ha ge if the a iio s fo “po E d eside ts. I the Cha te house of the “he ou e Pa t e ship a e ealised i ields the e a e oppo tu iies to e jo the ou t side just a sto e s th o f o the . The pa t e ship is a olle io of it e t e. Pla s a e also ell ad a ed to o ga isaio s, that o e ith the task of p o ide a e atu al e i o e t at i gi g the “he ou e a k to people s li es. It ill ofe a ide a ge of f ee e e ts Pal e La e he e the i e e e ges f o u de The Bu ges. that people a get i ol ed ith ea h Co e t “o iet is o e of the pa t e s i o th alo g the i e , f o alks to talks, the p oje t. guided tou s to lea ups a d o e.

Re-defining COVENTRY’s historic centre as a place you’d want to live?

A talk by Alan Denyer of AWD Restorations & Christopher Daniel Monday, January 9 at 7.30pm Shop Front Theatre City Arcade light refreshments

January 2017 Wh ot joi i the fu ? The i st t o o ths of e e ts a e as follo s: Saturday, January 4 a to . p Hedgela i g taste sessio ith a i utes alk efo e the o k egi s. Meet o the foot idge opposite the ju io of Lake Vie ‘oad a d Mal e ‘oad. Wednesday, January 7 p to . p Guided alk of the oute of the ‘i e “he ou e th ough the it e t e— poi i g out ke featu es of histo i al a d ultu al i te est. Meet: IKEA ai e t a e e di g at FA‘GO Village

Please tu o e fo a peiio to e o e the es alato i the Uppe P e i t

A usi al e t a aga za takes pla e o Ja ua to ele ate a su essful id to fu d a e hall at B oad “t eet. P o eeds ill help p o ide a te po a hall hile uildi g o k takes pla e. Full sto o e page.

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At the e d of No e e Ala G iiths, ho is i ol ed ith the B oad “t eet Co u it Hall, as ofe ed a su sta ial g a t f o the Big Lote to uild a e o u it uildi g. Ala said: This is o de ful e s I eed to sha e, ha i g e ei ed o i aio toda that the Big Lote ill p o ide a epla e e t o u it hall to the tu e of o e tha o e illio pou ds. The d ea sta ted ea s ago, ut the o k to ea h this stage has take o e th ee ea s a d e ha e pulled of a i edi le feat that is u p e ede ted fo s all o ga isaio s i ou a ea. The p oje t ai s to de olish a d e- uild the u e t old, i ei ie t a d outdated hall pi tu ed a o e let a d epla e it ith a t o-sto e uildi g elo let hi h ill ha e i eased apa it so e %. The g ou d loo ill i lude lit a ess, a kit he , toilets a d ai hall, a eei g oo , eak-out spa e fo people to eet i fo all to hat a d e jo light ef esh e t, a o pute oo a d sto age spa e. The i st loo la out ill i o the g ou d loo . Co e t “o iet as a le to p o ide help i aki g the id fo fu di g th ough o e of ou e e s, Ada Mote shead, ho u de took a a ousi a d oise o t ol stud at o ost to the p oje t. ►A usi al e t a aga za takes pla e o “atu da , Ja ua to ele ate the e s. It ill also aise fu ds to help eate te po a p e ises hile the e hall is ei g uilt. Ti kets at £ - f o Ala o s i do s@sk . o o tel: .

Ou t ai -f ee shoppi g p e i ts, the isio of Co e t s i st Cit A hite t Do ald Gi so , e e the i st i Eu ope. The e e see as a pio ee i g desig i thei da , et o e the ea s ha e ee o p o ised th ough ode isaio pla e s a d as e de elope s a i ed i the it . No , as e ake a id to e Cit of Cultu e the e a e o es to esto e a d e og ise the g ou d- eaki g desig of ou post- a it e t e. New guide As a so iet e a e o ki g o the p odu io of a e isito f ie dl guide to ou post- a a hite tu e. We a e i de ted to a hite t Je e Gould, autho of the ook Co e t , the aki g of a ode it - , ho has ag eed to help ith ou e dea ou s. He add essed e e s at ou o thl eei g i No e e e plai i g the sig ii a e of ou post- a he itage. Th ough ou joi t efo ts e ai to i fo the pu li a d de isio ake s a out the u i ue sig ii a e of Co e t . Hopefull it a the e a aged i a s that ill e su e its life, use a d e jo e t. Upper Precinct escalator We a e also delighted to suppo t a i iiai e e e Ala De e to see the es alato i the Uppe P e i t e o ed. His peiio to the Cit Cou il

the Cit . At the i e it as a o t o e sial addiio to the histo i P e i t the o e s of the West O ha d shoppi g e t e. “o Ala s peiio is i po ta t ith the sig ii a e of he itage i the ege e aio of ou it . Please sig at htps:// a ou t. o e t .go .uk/Peiio s Period awnings Ala De e has also p odu ed so e

Contrast: The Uppe P e i t toda top a d ithout the es alato oto . Also ho the olou ful a i gs ight look

Market Way: ith the B iish Ho e “to es uildi g a d shoe shop o the o e ith the olou ful a i gs

has al ead sig atu es of suppo t. As Ala sa s: This peiio e uests Co e t Cit Cou il to u ge tl i esigate the possi ilit of e o i g the Uppe P e i t es alato ; it ould esto e a st o g ele e t of the appeal of the o igi al s et i al s Gi so la out, a d p o ide a o th hile o goi g asis fo esta lishi g the o e Co e t P e i ts as a p i a ultu al asset fo

i te esi g photog aphs that sho ho ui k st iped a as li ds e e o igi all i stalled alo g so e of the o e ed alk a s. As he sa s: The e e a od to the a i gs of the u h-lo ed p e- a Vi to ia /Ed a dia shops. He elie es the ould e e-i t odu ed as pa t of a Get ou Co e t a k a paig . Please let us k o hat ou thi k.

Coventry Society January 2017 Newsletter  

The January 2017 edition of the monthly newsletter of the Coventry Society

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