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nodigitsever
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1 of 75  Mon 27th Sep 2010 11:44pm  
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Coventry City Council is responsible for more destruction of our beloved city than Hitler ever was! For example look at the care they are carrying out of the old Grammar School in Hales Street - NONE! They are just waiting till it is beyond repair and cannot wait to pull it down!
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NeilsYard
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2 of 75  Sat 2nd Oct 2010 7:40pm  
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It's true the Grammar School needs attention - it's a lovely old building and needs saving
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woodford
coventry
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3 of 75  Tue 2nd Apr 2013 6:14pm  
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Brilliant news about the funding for the Transport Museum to renovate the Old Grammar School and provide more facilities for the rest of us! It's been so depressing to see that building being neglected over the years. Big grin Big grin Big grin
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Dreamtime
Perth Western Australia
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4 of 75  Wed 3rd Apr 2013 4:30am  
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Hello Anne, Yes, it would be a shame to see it go at the cost of 'progress' but nice to know they will retain it and put it to good use. I remember (here I go again) when I used to hear the Salvos practicing their music in there, must have been sometime in the late 50's or there about. Good to know someone has some common sense at last. I did notice the link on Dutchman's posts and read about it, so that is good news. Happy Wave Just to add to the above. I don't care how old a building is I am all for restoration. Coventry should always preserve its 'gems' I reckon. Thumbs up
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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5 of 75  Wed 3rd Apr 2013 12:46pm  
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Agreed this is good news - I've always been amazed at how neglected The Grammar School and Whitefriars have become. Its almost like they have been forgotten about. They are both so hemmed in by the new buildings around them. They should get rid of that awful row of "shops" between the school and the Transport Museum. Not quite sure they could do the same to the ring road by Whitefriars though but whoever allowed that to happen should have been dispatched down London Road and not allowed back IMO! Sad
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Midland Red
Cherwell
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6 of 75  Thu 22nd Aug 2013 10:25am  
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Now that the area on the corner of Well Street/Corporation Street and Bishop Street has been cleared, it is now possible to achieve this slightly different view of The Old Grammar School from before - more face on to the front door!
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dutchman
Spon End
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7 of 75  Thu 22nd Aug 2013 1:25pm  
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It's now even more obvious the Garibaldi is empty next door Sad
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morgana
the secret garden
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8 of 75  Thu 22nd Aug 2013 3:02pm  
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I thought the old school was going to be restored, is it?
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dutchman
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9 of 75  Thu 22nd Aug 2013 3:28pm  
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"Redeveloped", that includes knocking down the Garibaldi Inn which has stood in Silver Street since at least 1868. That will leave yet another stone monument standing in total isolation with no historical context.
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morgana
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10 of 75  Thu 22nd Aug 2013 7:04pm  
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Oh my Why don't they just demolish the lot, they might as well, I suppose another eyesore will replace it close by, we might as well rename the town eyesore Lol Lol Lol Wink
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flapdoodle
Coventry
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11 of 75  Sun 25th Aug 2013 6:05pm  
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On 22nd Aug 2013 3:28pm, dutchman said: "Redeveloped", that includes knocking down the Garibaldi Inn which has stood in Silver Street since at least 1868. That will leave yet another stone monument standing in total isolation with no historical context.
That would be a huge mistake.
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flapdoodle
Coventry
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12 of 75  Sun 25th Aug 2013 6:11pm  
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This looks more interesting
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Midland Red
Cherwell
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13 of 75  Sun 25th Aug 2013 7:28pm  
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Thanks for that, fd Thumbs up
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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14 of 75  Sat 15th Feb 2014 11:08am  
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Work starting
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TonyS
Coventry
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15 of 75  Sat 15th Feb 2014 2:05pm  
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Fascinating article Neil! Thumbs up Thank you for adding the link Cheers
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