Commenting guidelines

We encourage all users to comment on our blog entries. Commenting will allow the opportunity for the user to participate in lively and interesting discussions around topics and themes that are relevant to them, the museum and the local community.

We hope that comments will be interesting, relevant to the blog entry and polite. We would like to see a healthy debate on any topics we raise through the blog and welcome both positive and negative feedback to the services we provide.

We will regularly monitor the comments we receive on the blog. We do ask that all comments are made with consideration to the other site users. In light of this, we will remove any comments that:

  • Contain abusive or offensive language, in particular swear words
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Thank you.


5 Responses to Commenting guidelines

  1. Helen says:

    Hi, I hope it is okay to write here. I was looking for a ‘contact’ box on your site but couldn’t find one so thought I’d write here. My name is Helen and I live in New Zealand. I am a tertiary student studying media arts. I am involved in a drawing/illustration/painting show titled ‘Civilia’ after a book titled ‘Civilia The End Of Sub Urban Man’. I’m hoping some of your subscribers have heard of it. It was written by Englishman Ivor de Wolfe (his pseudonym – his real name was Hubert de Cronin Hastings) in 1971. Hastings was the editor of Architerture Review magazine for many years. The book was a utopian idea he had for a city to be built on disused quarry land in North Nuneaton believing it would put a halt to the suburban sprawl he was seeing happening in England. I’ve been doing some research online to try and establish where the exact spot he based his book on is. From photos in de Wolfe’s book it is beside and south of a place called Grange Farm and east of Hartshill. I would love to know what this quarry land is now and what it is called. de Wolfe’s dream never came to fruition. I look forward to anything any of you or your subscribers can offer. Many thanks, Helen.

    • janineclarefox says:

      Dear Helen,

      Thank you for your enquiry. In our research files at the Museum we have sourced an old Heritage Guide written by Alan Cook and produced by Nuneaton & Bedworth Borough Council, which mentions Civilia. I shall outline the paragraph below and hope that it sheds some light on your research.

      “In 1971 a unique concept city called CIVILIA was designed. Extensive articles and a book by Ivor de Wolfe soon followed. The city would house 250,000 people in the old Judkins Quarry and on Mount Jud itself. The Anker valley was to be damned and flooded to make a huge marina to cater for this vast population – it was to be the end of suburban man. Certain geological problems had been overlooked and the city faded into history, however, some of the basic ideas were later developed in London Docklands”.

      Judkins Quarry is located on the outskirts of Nuneaton Town Centre heading in the direction of Hartshill. It used to quarry for granite. Mount Judd or ‘Jud’ was formed by spoil from the quarry. The site no longer quarries, but is home to the local household waste management and recycling centre. I am sure you could find some images of Mount Judd through an online search.

      Kind regards


      • Helen says:

        Dear Janine,

        Thank you very very much for this, it really is appreciated. It shall indeed be of use to me in my studies.

        Regards, Helen.

  2. Mark C says:

    “The politics of architecture” available on the BBC iplayer today but only for the next 7 days covers this topic & this concept city. Well worth listening to.

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