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Adrian
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31 of 43  Sat 5th May 2012 11:04am  
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On 4th May 2012 9:39pm, dutchman said: It was the original Herbert Art Gallery although I suspect its real purpose was as an air raid shelter for council officials.
Thanks Dutchman, you're a gem, Thumbs up brilliant info as always.
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TonyS
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32 of 43  Sat 5th May 2012 11:38am  
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Thank you for your kind words; Chaingang & Barbinoz Thumbs up Here's a link to a floor plan of Drapers Hall. I have added annotation to the TITLES of most photos so that people can match them up to this floor plan and give you some idea where each feature resides. There is also a plan of the basement available from the same source - except it is totally undecipherable - making it pretty impossible to link to any of my photos. Sorry!
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TonyS
Coventry
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33 of 43  Thu 13th Sep 2012 12:48pm  
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Wonderful news just announced that The Higgs Charity, in conjunction with Coventry City Council and Coventry University are hoping to restore Drapers Hall for use as a Centre of Music Excellence! Coventry Performing Arts might also be then based there, where pupils of all ages, from schools across the city, will be able to attend and learn and play music. Sadly the building couldn't be opened for the recent Heritage Day because of a collapsed ceiling in one of the rooms. They are also looking to build up a new Library of Sheet Music, and have asked for the donations of suitable items from the public. Fabulous news - I look forward to seeing the plans. Thumbs up
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NormK
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34 of 43  Thu 13th Sep 2012 4:47pm  
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Hi. Was Drapers Hall ever used as a Magistrates Court?
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Bedworth
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35 of 43  Thu 13th Sep 2012 5:06pm  
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Yes
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morgana
the secret garden
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36 of 43  Thu 20th Sep 2012 7:00pm  
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On the news tonight was showing Drapers Hall Coventry showing the kitchen and underground rooms which were for the air raids, they are opening it up for musicians, bands, orchestras, practise and recording music rather than it go to waste.
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Rob Orland
Historic Coventry
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37 of 43  Thu 20th Sep 2012 9:31pm  
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I didn't see that news item Morgana, but it's great to hear that they're putting the place to such good use. Thumbs up
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Prof
Gloucester
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38 of 43  Mon 3rd Dec 2018 1:53pm  
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I am delighted to read (and I watched the video) that Draper's Hall will be put to good use as a new music centre for Coventry. A good use and the restoration of an important historic building in the city centre.
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Annewiggy
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39 of 43  Fri 1st Feb 2019 1:04pm  
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From a 1979 book, Warwickshire in 1790, the Landscape Histories series - the original Drapers Hall in Bailey Lane built 1775.
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Helen F
Warrington
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40 of 43  Sat 2nd Feb 2019 2:30pm  
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A nice image from the Aylesford Collection held in Birmingham. St Mary Street - then Half Moon Lane - was through the archway on the right. The original Great Drapery was where that small building stood and over part of the later Drapery (shown in the picture). It stretched from Bayley Lane to Earl Street. Not much is known about its appearance. I believe that the Wool Hall was the building you can just see on the very right of the picture.
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Midland Red
Cherwell
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41 of 43  Mon 5th Aug 2019 9:24am  
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Archaeological dig finds - report Thumbs up
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Helen F
Warrington
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42 of 43  Mon 5th Aug 2019 10:20am  
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Fantastic MR. Following a link from that page there are details about the dig and the original archaeologist Ray Wallwork. Dig details
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Helen F
Warrington
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43 of 43  Mon 5th Aug 2019 11:36am  
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To put the location into perspective - this is the map and a line I think matches the north/south feature to the dig. And the buildings that fronted onto Bayley Lane looked like these on the left.
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