Category: Earlsdon

Berkeley Court – Correction and Apology

There was a significant error in the piece in our December 2020 / January 2021 issue on Berkeley Court, the apartment development in Warwick Street. We stated that the site was previously occupied by HIP Refrigeration, which was incorrect. HIP are still trading from the adjacent site. The error was caused by a confusion on …

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Save Earlsdon Architect’s Cinema

Sherrie Edgar writes seeking support for the campaign to save part of the legacy of an Earlsdon-based architect of the early 20th Century: Earlsdon-based architect J. H. Gilbert, who lived at 17 Palmerston Road. designed the iconic cinema The Paris at 150 Far Gosford Street, Coventry, which is set for demolishment for a six-storey building …

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Criterion Auction

The Criterion Theatre is holding an on-line Promises Auction to raise funds to help it keep going into 2021, its 60th birthday year. Bidding is now open and the catalogue can be viewed from: https://www.criteriontheatre.co.uk/index.php There are some Items of Value here also that Earlsdon folk might be interested in. Bidding closes on 10th November …

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PARKING CHARGES AT WMP

Coventry City Council have published proposals to end unlimited free parking at the three car parks at the War Memorial Park, entered from Kenilworth Road, Leamington Road and Coat of Arms Bridge Road. The justification given for this is that long stay parkers are often not park users and take up valuable spaces, preventing park …

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Virtual Jekyll and Hyde filmed at Albany Theatre

The critically acclaimed National Production Company has created a new adaption of Jekyll and Hyde in virtual reality – and filmed the production at the Albany Theatre. This show was filmed over two days in the Theatre’s studio space, using specialist 360° recording equipment. The Albany’s Technical Manager said: “It was a great opportunity to …

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LIBRARY NEWS

(Our apologies that due to an internal communication failure this article was accidentally omitted from our August issue). Earlsdon Carnegie Community Library would like to thank all of their library members for bearing with them during their recent closure and the subsequent lockdown period. They’re still awaiting guidance from Coventry City Council as to when …

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