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Weather Vanes

Weather Vanes

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Weather Vanes Have you ever wondered about weather vanes on the top of spires and buildings and why they are there? In very early history people would hang strips of cloth on the top of buildings so they could see which way the wind was blowing. This... Read More

Danger to St. Mary's Guildhall?

Danger to St. Mary's Guildhall?

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

"Danger to St. Mary's Guildhall?" "Danger to Guildhall" - this is what Peter Wilford of the Coventry Freemans Guild said about the several large laden rubbish skips alongside the St. Mary's Guildhall. "Not only are they VERY ugly but also there is a fear... Read More

Invitation to Civic Day Event - 17 June 2017

Invitation to Civic Day Event - 17 June 2017

Saturday, May 27, 2017

You are cordially invited to the Coventry Society's Free event for Civic Day 2017. Saturday 17th June 2017 from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. At The Old Grammar School, Hales Street Please join us to celebrate Civic Voice's National promotion of Civic Pride,... Read More

New exhibition celebrates motoring pioneer who saved Kenilworth Castle

New exhibition celebrates motoring pioneer who saved Kenilworth Castle

Friday, May 5, 2017

New exhibition celebrates motoring pioneer who saved Kenilworth Castle Speed and Power exhibition at Kenilworth Castle Now Open A landmark new exhibition – ‘Speed and Power: John Siddeley, Pioneer of the Motor Age’ – opened at... Read More

Jean Parker Sculptor of the Enfolding dies aged 81

Jean Parker Sculptor of the Enfolding dies aged 81

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Famous Coventry Sculptor Dies at 81 We are sad to report the recent death of Jean Parker, the Coventry sculptor who created The Enfolding, outside the Herbert Gallery.  The following letter has been received from her son James. "It's lovely to... Read More

Coventry in 50 Buildings - David McGrory - Review

Coventry in 50 Buildings - David McGrory - Review

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Coventry in Fifty Buildings by David McGrory The CovSoc Review Just out this month is Coventry historian David McGrory's new book entitled 'Coventry in 50 buildings'. It's Dave's 26th published book and is another very interesting read. The essence of... Read More

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