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Midland Red
Cherwell
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16 of 28  Wed 4th Jan 2012 12:23pm  
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Could be worse - could be a "pound shop" !
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TonyS
Coventry
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17 of 28  Wed 4th Jan 2012 12:58pm  
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On 4th Jan 2012 12:23pm, Midland Red said: Could be worse - could be a "pound shop" !
Good idea! Thumbs up Thumbs up
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TonyS
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18 of 28  Wed 4th Jan 2012 3:08pm  
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On 4th Jan 2012 12:23pm, Midland Red said: Could be worse - could be a "pound shop" !
... or would that be "Ye Olde Pound Shoppe" Smile
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morgana
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19 of 28  Wed 4th Jan 2012 10:11pm  
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Yes its me back on my broom stick , If a penny (fathing) can bring fortune to this town why not 50p, or 1.00 it creates jobs, if you want some thing better in ideas I suggest after reading Philips link on the topic of this in the telegraph, how there is a pub and a restuarant sitting empty right close to this, so why not think of some thing lasting in stead of lowering the towns image of public houses all over the place, which the people you want to attract won't go. I think Nuneaton has a great little building by the arches, units its divided into selling their wares of what they have made locally, think when you want a lovely traquil interesting holiday, where do you go or people with lots of money to spend, unless your wanting to attract the youngesters to drink more which doctors are trying to prevent. My sisters from Coventry living here did they start their bussiness here in Coventry no, they had it at the Royal Priors, Leaminton Spa why because people over there will spend, here they won't, so its a defeat. Any way, reading the Coventry telegraph permission from the council had been given for this bar restaurant a few years ago and it states they have already started on the work so I can't see why any opinions are valid here. Smile
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erwegoagen
Coventry Wyken
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20 of 28  Thu 5th Jan 2012 12:26pm  
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OK Now that proposal is agreed...How about livening up the rest of the area!!?? I walk thru, the area regularly.and am struck by the deserted feel of the place.. Coventry is dominated by the Shopping precinct..if Iam honest.. and why not.....? the area is not very attractive so lets let a bit of colour into our City...
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morgana
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21 of 28  Thu 5th Jan 2012 12:48pm  
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Yes your so right erwegoagen about making it more colourful, could nt agree with you more, more plants and greenery lovely small water fountains with small quaint areas to sit by them hanging baskets down the precient hanging from large decrotive poles.
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TonyS
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22 of 28  Thu 5th Jan 2012 6:03pm  
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On 5th Jan 2012 12:26pm, erwegoagen said: OK Now that proposal is agreed...
I'm not sure I agree with a 4:00am licence being granted on the odd chance the proprietor might want to stay open "once in a while" so that it saves them "applying for temporary late licences"! They should have whatever all other establishments are granted and then apply for exceptions as and when the need arrises.
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TonyS
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23 of 28  Fri 3rd Feb 2012 2:21pm  
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Just back from taking a few photo's in town. Managed to get this one of INSIDE the old County Hall building - looks like "work still in progress".... (the main entrance is behind and to the left of the cameras position) And as I don't believe Midland Red has a pic of the plaque outside, here's that as well...

[ Mod: Have changed the title to reflect the new images]

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Jaytob
Derbyshire
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24 of 28  Fri 3rd Feb 2012 3:07pm  
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Great photo Tony. It's good to see that a very neglected building is going to be used again. It looks like it's being sympathetically restored too.
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Midland Red
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25 of 28  Sat 4th Feb 2012 10:43am  
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Well done, Tony - I agree that it is pleasing that the old building is being restored and put to some use after years of neglect
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flapdoodle
Coventry
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26 of 28  Tue 7th Feb 2012 10:34pm  
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On 3rd Jan 2012 12:52pm, erwegoagen said: What is your opinion of the Proposals for the County Hall to be used as a Restaurant and Bar?....
I support it! Coventry needs some decent restaurants. I generally go to Leamington or Kenilworth to eat out. I just hope it doesn't end up being another 'towny' bar with Sky Sports and wall to wall Happy Hour. I do wonder whether there's demand for restaurants: Belgrade Plaza can't fill its units.
On 4th Jan 2012 10:33am, K said: H'mm, seems to me that whether a bar or restaurant complex is planned, it's hardly an ideal position for it! Something much more in keeping with the building's status and origin would be a specialist exhibition venue....
Don't we have enough museums and things related to the past? Herbert Art Gallery, Priory Place Museum, Watch Museum, Transport Museum to name 4. What about the present day or future?
On 5th Jan 2012 12:26pm, erwegoagen said: OK Now that proposal is agreed...How about livening up the rest of the area!!??....
Well said. The precinct has become a shopping ghetto. I suspect a lot of people park in West Orchards and never even leave it. It's no wonder the surrounding streets are dead. I remember 20 years ago Corporation Street used to be busy with cars and people. It's absolutely dead now.
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Midland Red
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27 of 28  Thu 28th Feb 2013 5:09pm  
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TonyS started this thread as a discussion about the interior plans for County Hall As the development has now been completed, I've taken the liberty of changing the title of the thread to encompass the building as a whole Externally, it hasn't changed very much, although it has been considerably spruced up, which can only be a positive from the development. However, this may only mask the consequences of allowing this historic building to become what it has - I guess the early hours of the morning is a good time to judge that Oh my
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Helen F
Warrington
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28 of 28  Fri 20th Jan 2017 1:28pm  
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A misty impression of Cuckoo Lane by artist John Henry Morgan in 1929ish. Holy Trinity is on the right, the Gulson Library in the middle and the Country Hall is in the distance.
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