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Nuneaton Perambulation Saturday 10th September 2016

Nuneaton Perambulation – Saturday 10 September 2016, 10 am

Warwickshire’s largest town and the birthplace of Ken Loach, Larry Grayson and Mary Whitehouse is our September destination.

Wartime munitions factories made the town a target for the Luftwaffe and much of the centre was rebuilt after WWII under a master plan by Frederick Gibberd.

Gibberd, whose grandparents lived in Nuneaton, is known for his major commissions including Harlow New Town, Didcot Power Station (RIP!) and Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral.

Led by C20 member John Brightley, the morning tour will take in pre and post-war civic and commercial buildings, including Gibberd’s linear Nuneaton Library and the magnificent facade of the 1930s Co-op.

Start: Meet outside Nuneaton station at 10am. (train from Birmingham 09.22 arrives Nuneaton at 09.51; train from London and Rugby arrives 09.53) for a two-hour (approx) walk followed by lunch in the town centre.

There will be a charge of £5 for C20 members (please have your membership no to hand) and £10 for non members, payable on the day in cash please. The cost of lunch is not included.

Places on our walks are limited so please email to book your place.