Upcoming Events

March 2024

Thursday 14/03

19:30 – 21:30
CovSoc Meeting
Recurs monthly

Monday 18/03

19:00 – 21:00
Coventry Society Committee Meeting
Recurs monthly

April 2024

Thursday 11/04

19:30 – 21:30
CovSoc AGM

Monday 15/04

19:00 – 21:00
Coventry Society Committee Meeting
Recurs monthly

May 2024

Thursday 09/05

19:30 – 21:30
CovSoc Meeting
Recurs monthly

Monday 20/05

19:00 – 21:00
Coventry Society Committee Meeting
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June 2024

Friday 14/06

All Day
CovSoc Visit to Pershore

Monday 17/06

19:00 – 21:00
Coventry Society Committee Meeting
Recurs monthly

July 2024

Monday 15/07

19:00 – 21:00
Coventry Society Committee Meeting
Recurs monthly

Thursday 18/07

14:00 – 16:00
CovSoc Visit to Maxstoke Castle tbc

August 2024

Thursday 08/08

14:00 – 16:00
CovSoc Visit to Sherbourne Valley Project

Monday 19/08

19:00 – 21:00
Coventry Society Committee Meeting
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September 2024

Thursday 12/09

19:30 – 21:30
CovSoc Meeting
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Monday 16/09

19:00 – 21:00
Coventry Society Committee Meeting
Recurs monthly

October 2024

Thursday 10/10

19:30 – 21:30
CovSoc Meeting
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Saturday 19/10

All Day
Heritage Conference

Monday 21/10

19:00 – 21:00
Coventry Society Committee Meeting
Recurs monthly

November 2024

Wednesday 06/11Friday 08/11

Feister gathering

Thursday 14/11

19:30 – 21:30
CovSoc Meeting
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Monday 18/11

19:00 – 21:00
Coventry Society Committee Meeting
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December 2024

Thursday 12/12

19:30 – 21:30
CovSoc Meeting
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Monday 16/12

19:00 – 21:00
Coventry Society Committee Meeting
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January 2025

Thursday 09/01

19:30 – 21:30
CovSoc Meeting
Recurs monthly

Monday 20/01

19:00 – 21:00
Coventry Society Committee Meeting
Recurs monthly

February 2025

Thursday 13/02

19:30 – 21:30
CovSoc Meeting
Recurs monthly

Monday 17/02

19:00 – 21:00
Coventry Society Committee Meeting
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Earlsdon

Earlsdon was transformed from farm land into a busy district of Coventry and a significant part of the booming Coventry watch making industry from 1851. Earlsdon was incorporated into Coventry in 1890 and is now one of the most popular and desirable areas of Coventry. 

Earlsdon offers fascinating history, some very interesting architecture and very interesting and desirable houses. Property prices in Earsldon are higher than in most districts in Coventry.

There are many blue heritage plaques on buildings in Earlsdon and it is interesting to stroll around the streets and see what they signify. For example one plaque in Newcombe Road marks the house where Sir Frank Whittle was born, the pioneer of the Jet Engine. There is also a commemorative stone and plaque on Hearsall Common to inform people that this is where Sir Frank used to fly kites when he was a child and where he first became fascinated with flying.

There is a very good website about Earlsdon.

 

Earlsdon and Chapelfields Explored – A book by Coventry Society members David Fry and Albert Smith

 

history of the suburbs of Earlsdon and Chapelfields