Staffordshire news and blogs Tuesday 17 July 2018
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The Future of a Coventry Volcano 

13 Jul 18

The Future of a Coventry Volcano The Coventry Society is well used to commenting on planning applications relating to historic and important buildings.

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Friday Photo: Cotteridge Glacial Boulders 

13 Jul 18

Today’s Friday photo is of one of the of glacial erratic boulders in Cotteridge park.

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Friday Photo: Red Telephone Boxes by Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery 

6 Jul 18

The iconic K6 red telephone was designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott to commemorate the Silver Jubilee of the coronation of King George V in 1935.

Proposal to move archives out of Lichfield move a step closer after plans for new history centre in Stafford are approved 

30 Jun 18

An artist’s impression of the new Staffordshire History Centre Proposals to move archives out of Lichfield moved a step closer after planning permission for a new history centre in Stafford was granted.

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Friday Photo – 48 Camden Street 

22 Jun 18

I’m still focussing on the Jewellery Quarter – there’s just too many fantastic buildings to discover! This week’s Friday photo takes us to Camden Street, 48 Camden Street to be precise.

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Friday Photo: Rednal Tram Terminus Tracks 

15 Jun 18

Today’s Friday photo is of the small section of tracks that remain at what was the Rednal Tram Terminus.

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Friday Photo: New Hall Valley Boardwalk 

8 Jun 18

Today’s friday photo was taken on a recent visit to the New Hall Valley Country Park.

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Lancaster bomber and Spitfire fly-past to mark Armed Forces Day weekend at the National Memorial Arboretum 

31 May 18

A fly-past by a Lancaster bomber and a Spitfire will help marked Armed Forces Day at the National Memorial Arboretum.

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Friday photo – The Gwenda Works 

25 May 18

Okay, so I haven’t moved on from Legge Lane since my last Friday Photo…but there are just so many beautiful old buildings to discover on this stretch of road.

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Civic Day 2018: Celebrating Coventry’s Postwar Architecture 

23 May 18

Civic Day 2018: Celebrating Coventry’s Postwar Architecture and Planning This year the Coventry Society will be celebrating UK Civic Day on Saturday 16th June at the Priory Centre near Holy Trinity church and St.

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Friday Photo: The Selly Oak Stump 

18 May 18

In today’s Friday photo this overgrown flowerbed hides a secret.

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Friday Photo – Catacombs at Warstone Lane Cemetery 

11 May 18

Today’s Friday photo…

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David McGrory: A – Z of Coventry 

6 May 18

David McGrory: A Z of Coventry: Places People – History I have been able to get a copy of David McGrory’s new book, A-Z of Coventry, Places – People – History.

Lichfield’s famous sons brought to life as part of Staffordshire Day celebrations 

2 May 18

Some of Lichfield’s best-known sons were brought to life as part of the 2018 Staffordshire Day celebrations.

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Friday Photo – Ruskin Buildings, Corporation Street 

29 Apr 18

From its junction with New Street to Old Square, Corporation Street is well-known for its shops.

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Friday Photo – 3-5 Legge Lane 

29 Apr 18

Walk up Legge Lane in the Jewellery Quarter and you’ll spot an abundance of beautiful old buildings.

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Friday Photo: Hollymoor Hospital Water Tower 

20 Apr 18

Today’s Friday photo is the Grade II listed Hollymoor Hospital water tower, a really interesting building located to the south of Birmingham in Northfield.

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Talk at Lichfield Library to celebrate the centenary of women winning the right to vote 

17 Apr 18

A talk on the Suffragettes in Lichfield will help mark the centenary of women getting the vote.

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Signed Florence Nightingale letter unearthed in Lichfield by antiques expert 

14 Apr 18

An antiques expert expert has described a signed letter by Florence Nightingale as one of the best finds he’s seen in Lichfield.

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Friday Photo: Ebony the Black Lab Paw Print. 

13 Apr 18

Victoria Square was renovated in the early 1990’s.

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Friday Photo – 27-32 Mary Street 

30 Mar 18

Today’s Good Friday, so I suppose this week it’s a ‘Good Friday Photo’! Unfortunately, it’s not an Easter-themed photo, but one of a building you may have spotted, but probably not, as it’s off the main Jewellery Quarter thoroughfare.

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The Friday Photo: Coventry Cathedral 

23 Mar 18

Today’s Friday photo is from our West Midlands neighbour, Coventry.

Exhibition at the National Memorial Arboretum to pay tribute to the Royal Air Force 

12 Mar 18

An art exhibition at the National Memorial Arboretum will pay tribute the Royal Air Force.

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Friday Photo – Victoria Law Courts 

9 Mar 18

Not as busy as the newer Queen Elizabeth courts building nearby, but to me it’s a much more imposing building.

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The Heritage Action Zone – What is it? 

3 Mar 18

The Heritage Action Zone What is it? Had you heard that Coventry has been designated as a Heritage Action Zone (HAZ)? Do you have the faintest idea what that is all about? Well a member of the Coventry Society committee attended the last meeting and…