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Kaga simpson
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61 of 62  Wed 11th Dec 2019 11:03am  
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Neil. The refurbished lounge was on the first floor - I believe before it was the ground floor. They had to refurbish, big rich dealers were coming from all over the world to order Coventry cars. Unfortunately, like the Hippodrome, Trinity St and a good many more, it got clobbered. I have never heard if it had a ballroom, the military bands played there. I used to imagine it was the Vienna of Coventry.
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62 of 62  Mon 13th Jul 2020 11:42pm  
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The Council House. "Heraldic features were included to represent the city’s story and the stone and stained glass used were symbolic of the historical, religious and civic elements that had made Coventry famous as a city. Unfortunately, the stained glass windows were destroyed during the Second World War bombing raids and replaced with plain glass – although the building escaped relatively unscathed." This report from the 'Telegraph' seems to answer the question as to what happened to the stained glass taken from the King's Head to be used in the 'new' Council House.
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