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Plea to Help Save Lewis's Childhood Home

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  • ted sherman
    Forwarded from MereLewis: Date: Sun, 29 Apr 2001 01:06:34 +0100 From: Jack Carleton Subject: SOS from Little Lea in Belfast
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 30, 2001
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      Forwarded from MereLewis:
      Date: Sun, 29 Apr 2001 01:06:34 +0100
      From: Jack Carleton <LittleLea@...>
      Subject: SOS from Little Lea in Belfast

      Please help!

      The Belfast Planning Office has received an application to
      build "six residential dwellings" at 76 Circular Road: an
      address also known as Little Lea, CS Lewis' childhood home.

      Those of us who recognize the historical and literary
      significance of this Irish home, and its incalculable value to
      Belfast's heritage and to the memory of our beloved author,
      have until the 4th of May to protest this development
      application, and the destruction of Jack Lewis' beloved
      house, which is believed to have inspired the setting for the
      Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.

      Devotees of CS Lewis, our saint and scholar, deserve the
      opportunity to propose a solution which would preserve
      Little Lea for the future, while satisfying the needs of the
      current owner, his neighbors, Belfast City, and the
      worldwide community of Lewisians. To have this chance, we
      urgently need your help!

      Please reply to this e-mail (LittleLea@...), stating
      your opposition to Application #0652/0 against 76 Circular
      Road - "Little Lea", including your full name and address (at
      least city or state, and country) and e-mail address. A
      one-sentence protest will do the job, but if you'd like to
      express yourself in this case, please do. All replies will be
      printed and hand-carried to the Planning Office on Bedford
      Street, Belfast, before the May 4th deadline.

      Protests may also be sent directly to:
      Planning Office
      First Floor, Bedford House
      Bedford Street
      Belfast NORTHERN IRELAND

      or faxed to:
      CS Lewis Centenary Group
      c/o Strandtown Press
      8 Thornhill
      Bangor BT19 1RD
      NORTHERN IRELAND
      fax #028 9127-4274
      (outside UK and Ireland, dial: 011-44-28-9127-4274)

      Please forward this message to anyone, or any organization
      or list, who may be interested. In case of a prolonged battle
      against the developers, EVERY LETTER WILL COUNT.
      Please help.

      More information about Little Lea is available from
      http://dnausers.d-n-a.net/cslewis/brochures.html

      Bless you all, and thanks,
      from

      Susan Carleton
      Belfast NI
      e-mail: mahaly2002@...

      Jack Carleton

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      Dr. Theodore J. Sherman, Editor
      Mythlore: A Journal of J. R. R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and Mythopoeic Literature
      Associate Professor of English
      Box X041, Middle Tennessee State University
      Murfreesboro, TN 37132
      615 898-5836 Office
      615 898-5098 FAX
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