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Blue plaque unveiled to commemorate Ira Aldridge

Blue plaque unveiled to commemorate Ira Aldridge

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Blue plaque unveiled to commemorate Ira Aldridge A new blue plaque was unveiled today in the Precinct for Ira Aldridge, a black actor and anti slavery activist who came to Coventry in 1828.  He was the manager of Coventry's Theatre Royal at the age of... Read More

Civic Centre 2 is Grade II Listed by Historic England

Civic Centre 2 is Grade II Listed by Historic England

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Civic Centre 2 is Grade II Listed by Historic England The Council office building known as Civic Centre 2, has been listed Grade II by Heritage England. The Office and studio block, was built for the Architecture and Town Planning Department of Coventry... Read More

Model of the Hippodrome Comes Home to the city

Model of the Hippodrome Comes Home to the city

Friday, June 30, 2017

Model of the Hippodrome Comes Home to the city The wonderful model of the Coventry Hippodrome has arrived back in the city this weekend and is now on display in the pop-up exhibition area of the front office in the former Coventry Evening Telegraph... Read More

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

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

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