Jul 122015
 


Ian Edwards & Bill Ashby

Today we welcomed Ian Edwards (left) to GHQ Coleshill.

Ian has been working on CAD drawings of Coleshill House and the important Stable Block for the last few years under the guidance of Bill Ashby (right) our Coleshill researcher.

The Stable Block was used by admin staff of the Auxiliary Units.

You can see more about Ian’s work and the Coleshill House Reborn Project here.

 

Jan 122012
 

Today marks a very special day for CART.

In November 2010 CART CIO for Coleshill, Bill Ashby, a retired Halcrow Engineer teamed up with fellow CART member Ian Edwards.  Bill and Ian were soon formulating a plan to digitise the little information that was then available of Coleshill House and the outbuildings.

Using historical photos and a few basic drawings they have produced a set of drawings of the house, Stable Block and Clockhouse. The intention is to create a full 3D video walk through of the exterior and interior.

Ian has also created some visualisations of the site and inside of the house using AutoCAD, Sketch-up and 3D StudioMax software.

See a video presentation of the plans and more here

 

Jun 272011
 

A group of rare images of Coleshill House have recently been shown to us by the Pleydell-Bouverie family.

One of these images shows servicemen in the grounds of the Coleshill estate.

The pictures have been kindly donated by Rupert Pleydell-Bouverie and allow our researchers to learn more of the secret wartime headquarters.

The pictures appear on various pages of our tour of the Coleshill estate here and we have also added a few below.

Please note: These images are copyright to the Pleydell-Bouverie family and must not be copied or used without their express permission.

May 182011
 


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CART researcher Ian Edwards has spent the last six months working on the Coleshill House Reborn project.

His ultimate goal is to deliver a photo realistic video walk through of Coleshill House which sadly burnt down in 1952.

Ian has already designed full CAD drawings of the house and outbuildings and is now working on images and video of the inside of the house.

You can see some of his work here

Keep your eyes on our site and this news page for my info.