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1. Sixty Years of Cycling - 1897 magazine article
2. The Arno Motor Company of Coventry 1908-1916, by Damien Kimberley
3. The New Bablake Schools - 1889 article
4. Public Baths - The Building News, Jan 24th 1896
5. A short history of Coventry's Theatres and Cinemas, by Bill Birch
6. The Brough Superior, by Damien Kimberley
7. Proposal for St. Michael's Campanile c1890
8. Coventry's Rich Heritage, by Pete Walters
9. Coventry, the Home of the Cycle Trade - 1886 magazine article
10. The Dragoon Cycle Company of Coventry, by Damien Kimberley
11. Edwin Brown, Victorian Animal Artist, by Stephen Catton
12. Coventry Volunteer Fire Brigade - Illustrated London News, Jan 4th 1862
13. The Great Flood of December 1900, and the lost Bridges, by Damien Kimberley
14. Coventry's Great Flood - London Daily Graphic, 2nd January 1901
15. New Drinking Fountain at Coventry - 17 Sep 1859
16. Henry Cave, and the 'Lady' Autocar of 1899, by Damien Kimberley
17. The Lion Bicycle Company of Coventry & Wolverhampton 1877-1882, by Damien Kimberley
18. The Beech on Wheels, by Derek Robinson and forum member Foxcote
19. Phil Silvers Archival Museum, by Paul Maddocks
20. Transport Museum pt.3 - Creating the Blitz Experience, by Paul Maddocks
21. What links a Spitfire's landing gear to a baby buggy? by Paul Maddocks
22. The sound that almost killed my Dad in the War!, by Paul Maddocks
23. D-Day and Monty's Staff Car, by Paul Maddocks
24. Transport Museum pt.2 - New Hales Street Entrance in 1985, by Paul Maddocks
25. Transport Museum pt.1 - How the Queen's 1977 visit sowed the seed, by Paul Maddocks
26. What links R2D2 to a Coventry Hydrogen/Electric cab company? by Paul Maddocks
27. Transport Museum pt.6 - The Royal Cars, by Paul Maddocks
28. Transport Museum pt.5 - The 1987 F.A. Cup Winners' Sky Blue Bus, by Paul Maddocks
29. The Tapestry and its Hidden Secret, by Paul Maddocks
30. Transport Museum pt.4 - Coventry's Land Speed Record Cars, by Paul Maddocks
31. Whitefriars Gatehouse and Toy Museum, by Paul Maddocks
32. WW1 and Wyley of Charterhouse, by Paul Maddocks
33. Miss Bashford, a Teacher's Tale, by Simon Shaw
34. Motor Panels (Coventry) Ltd, by Damien Kimberley
35. Not Forgotten, the 1939 IRA bomb attack, by Simon Shaw
36. Let's talk about Rex, by Damien Kimberley
37. Coventry, the Silk Trade and the Horsfall family, by Ian West
38. The Saint Joseph the Worker parish in Coventry, by Terence Richards - Part 1
39. The Saint Joseph the Worker parish in Coventry, by Terence Richards - Part 2
40. The Saint Joseph the Worker parish in Coventry, by Terence Richards - Part 3
41. A brief history of Saint Osburg's, in pictures, by Damien Kimberley
42. The First Tudor Feast, by Richard Ball
43. 1930s Austin's Monthly Magazine articles, by John Bailey Shelton MBE
44. Plan for the City Centre - The Architect and Building News, 21st March 1941

1930s Austin's Monthly Magazine articles, by John Bailey Shelton MBE

as originally published in Austin's Monthly Magazine from November 1832 to June 1939

Compiled and transcribed by R. W. Orland, 2005

I'm sincerely grateful to the Shelton family for their kind permission and encouragement to publish these works.

J. B. Shelton's post-war book A Night in Little Park Street can be viewed here (in PDF format).


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Date:Subjects covered:


NovGosford Gate
DecCo-op Site, West Orchard


JanWest Orchard, Bridge etc.
FebBroadgate Excavations
MarBroadgate Excavations
AprBroadgate Excavations
MayBlack Bull Inn, Pepper Lane
JunBlack Bull Inn
JulCox Street - River Excavations
AugCox Street - River Excavations
SepCox Street - River Excavations
OctCox Street - River Excavations
NovCox Street - River Excavations
DecPark Side Excavations


JanPark Side Excavations
FebBurges Excavations
MarBenedictine Site Excavations
AprBenedictine Site Excavations
MayBenedictine Site Excavations
JunBenedictine Site Excavations
JulCoventry Castle
AugBenedictine Site, Palmer Lane Guest House
SepBenedictine Site, Wooden Bridge
OctAntiquities Exhibition at the Drill Hall
NovWell Street Excavations
DecPriory Pool & Mills


JanPriory Pool & DIstrict
FebNew Buildings, Tower Foundations
MarCity Wall, Cook Street Gate, Plumb House
AprPriory Tower
MayPriory Tower, Gulson Road, Round Tower, New Gate Foundations
JunBroad Well, Burges Ford, Palmer Lane
JulWhite Friars
AugMeeting House, Smithford Street
SepMeeting House, Smithford Street
OctMeeting House, Smithford Street, St. John's Hospital Excavations
NovSt. John's Hospital, Barracks Square, Black Bull Inn
DecBarracks Square, Black Bull Inn


JanBarracks Square, Black Bull Inn
FebButcher Row
MarButcher Row
AprButcher Row
MayButcher Row
JunOwen Owen's Site
JulOwen Owen's Site
AugOwen Owen's Site
SepOwen Owen's Site
OctTrinity Street
NovTrinity Street
DecTrinity Street


JanBenedictine Museum
FebPool Meadow to Priory Street
MarPool Meadow to Priory Street
AprPool Meadow to Priory Street Excavations
MayBull Ring, Pottery Kiln, Hippodrome
JunHippodrome, Rex Cinema
JulBablake Excavations
AugCow Lane Site Excavations


MayRex Site, Trinity Street
JulBroadgate Excavations
SepBablake Excavations, Co-op Site, West Orchard
OctTrinity Street, Bull Ring
NovSt. Mary's Cathedral Site, Bull Ring
DecSt. Mary's Cathedral Site, Bull Ring


JanPost Office Excavations
FebSt. Mary's Cathedral Site
MarArt Gallery and Museum
AprArt Gallery and Museum
MayArt Gallery and Museum
JunBablake Excavations

Benedictine Site Excavations

June 1934



(English Translation from the Latin:)

"Alexander, bishop, servant of the servants of God, to our well-beloved son Edward, king of England, greeting and apostolic benediction. We have joyfully received your eloquent letters testifying of your safety. Wherefore we render thanks to Almighty God, who hath stirred up the sincerity of your heart, for all things profitable to Holy Mother Church. Therefore, according to your writing to the monastery of Saint Mary of Coventry, lately builded by Earl Leofric of honoured memory, where a congregation was established to the service of God, we grant, concede, and confirm their right of our present authority, decreeing that the place itself, supported by the king's ordinances and by apostolic privileges, shall be throughout all time without vexation ["sine vexatione"] of either the bishop of the diocese, or of any other judicial officer of whatsoever rank or authority, and always as thy regal beneficence ["benevolentia tua regalis"] requests and desires. Therefore let the brethren of the same place have the power of choosing fit persons as abbots or deans in succession; from amongst them-selves, or from any assembly they may choose ; and we forbid that they be hindered by apostolic authority. Besides whatsoever they have conferred upon that place, or hath been conferred upon, or should be conferred, we confirm by divine and our authority - And your privileges ; appertaining to the glory of which you there desire to institute, with glad accord we assist and confirm, and in confirm-ing, have decreed that they shall stand for ever, and those who break them, we condemn to eternal malediction.

"Enacted in the year of our Lord's Incarnation, one thousand and forty-three.
[" x I Edward the King have affirmed this liberty of my royal stability,
x I Elfgiva [Emma] mother of the king have confirmed assent in the like.
x I Editha the queen in marriage have con-sented to the royal donation of the same.
x I Eadsie archbishop of the church of Canterbury ["Dorobernesis"] have acquiesced.
x l Alfric archbishop of the church of York ["Eboracensis"] have corroborated.
x I Alfword bishop of London ["Londoniensis"] have subscribed.
x I Aldred bishop of Worcester ["Wigorn"] have imprinted.
x I Duduc bishop of Wells ["Wellensis"] have marked.
x I Wulsy bishop of Lichfield ["Lichesfeld"] have consolidated.
x I Athelstan bishop of Hereford ["Herefordensis"] have made firm.
x I Living bishop of Crediton ["Crediensi"] have affixed.
x I Ednoth bishop of Dorchester ["Dorcens") have yielded assent.
x I Brithwin bishop of Sherborne ["Scirberniensis"] have confirmed.
x I Berthwold bishop of Wilton ["Wiltuniensis"] have concluded.
x I Mannie abbot [of Evesham in Worces-tershire].
x I Siward abbot [of Abingdon in Berkshire].
x I Alfwin abbot [of Ramsey in Hunting-donshire].
x I Godwin abbot [of Winchcomb in Glou-cestershire].
x I Alfricabbot [of Pershore in Worcestershire].
x I Godwin earl ["dux"] [of Wessex].
x I Harold earl ["dux"] [of East Anglia].
x I Leofric ear! ["dux"] [of Mercia].
x I Siward earl ["dux"] [of Northumbria].
x I Sweyn [sub] earl ["dux"] [over Hereford, Gloucester, Bucks, and Oxford].
x I Tostie [sub] earl ["dux"] [over Somer-set, etc.].
x I Radulf in order of place ["more"].
x I AElgar.
x I Rodbord officer ["minister"].
x I Hulfketel officer ["minister"].
x I Godwine officer ["minister"].
x I Frewine officer ["minister"].
x I Leofric officer ["minister"].
x I Moricere officer ["minister"].
x I Alfgar officer ["minister"].
x I Godric officer ["minister"].
x I Leofric officer ["minister"].
x I Siward officer ["minister"].
x I Athelsi officer ["minister"].

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