Albany Road Closure

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Image used with permission of Robbie Robinson

UPDATE: Coventry City councIl councillor Allan Andrews has tweeted that Albany Road has reopened

(UPDATE: 21.07.2014 7.48AM). BBC Coventry and Warwickshire are reporting that the road is still closed.

(UPDATE: 20.07.2014, 00:13am) COVENTRY CULTURE HAS BEEN INFORMED THAT THE ROAD IS STILL CLOSED. THANKS TO @ANGIEADDEY FOR THIS INFORMATION;

A Coventry road has now reopened. A collapsed manhole caused Albany Road in Earlsdon, Coventry to close on late Saturday afternoon. Binley Fire Station attended the area at 17:02pm. At 17:20pm, The Earlsdon Police Team tweeted that “a collapsed drain has made the road unsafe to use”

Cllr Allan Andrews, councillor for Earlsdon Ward, wrote on Twitter (20.07.2014) that he contacted the Head of Highways at Coventry City Council (will update this post when a response is received)

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“It’s A Queue For Everything These Days”: Coventry: A Day In The Lives

*Image of King George VI has been removed upon request from the Coventry Telegraph.

To view the image, it can be found in Peter Walters book “The Story of Coventry” on page 225.

“Film Courtesy of the Trustees of the Imperial War Museum”.

 

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Coventry post-war, was to bring new life to the city, for good or ill. In Peter Walters book “The Story of Coventry”, Peter writes “In 1945, confirmation of Coventry’s special status in Britain came in the release of a film, A City Reborn, made by the Ministry of Information in partnership with Coventry City Council” (I’m trying my best to get a copy of this to embed and will let you know if I can). But this was not all. Special status also came in the form of “Coventry Of The Future”, in which King George VI is seen examing plans for the Coventry to come.

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Click the above graphic to view Rob Orland’s post-war development feature, which includes images from “The Future Coventry” book as well as an article on the “Plan For The City Centre” from a 1941 publication. Tell me more? I’ll let Rob take over here….

A VERY BIG THANK YOU

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I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Air Historic Branch, the Imperial War Museum and Rob Orland of Historic Coventry for allowing me to embed the video on the blog. Without their help, the video would not be on the blog. Without Rob Orland, I would not have even known that such a video existed.

Finally I would like to thank British Pathe, of whom allowed me to link to the Coventry Reborn pictorial.

I am grateful to all who allowed me use of media and grateful for their allowance of use by Coventry Culture.

Go visit and tell ’em Coventry Culture sent you. 🙂