Upcoming Events

July 2024

Thursday 18/07

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

August 2024

Friday 02/08

09:00 – 11:00
Visit to Finham Sewage Works
Finham Sewage Works

Thursday 08/08

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

Monday 19/08

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

September 2024

Sunday 15/09

All Day
HOD at Draper's Hall

Wednesday 18/09

19:30 – 21:30
CovSoc Meeting

Monday 23/09

19:00 – 21:00
Coventry Society Committee Meeting

October 2024

Wednesday 09/10

19:30 – 21:30
CovSoc Meeting
Recurs monthly

Monday 14/10

19:00 – 21:00
Coventry Society Committee Meeting

Saturday 19/10

All Day
Heritage Conference

November 2024

Wednesday 06/11Friday 08/11

Feister gathering

Wednesday 13/11

19:30 – 21:30
CovSoc Meeting
Recurs monthly

Monday 18/11

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

December 2024

Wednesday 11/12

19:30 – 21:30
CovSoc Meeting
Recurs monthly

Monday 16/12

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

January 2025

Wednesday 08/01

19:30 – 21:30
CovSoc Meeting
Recurs monthly

Monday 20/01

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

February 2025

Wednesday 12/02

19:30 – 21:30
CovSoc Meeting
Recurs monthly

Monday 17/02

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

March 2025

Wednesday 12/03

19:30 – 21:30
CovSoc Meeting
Recurs monthly

Monday 17/03

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

April 2025

Wednesday 09/04

19:30 – 21:30
CovSoc AGM

Monday 14/04

19:00 – 21:00
Coventry Society Committee Meeting

May 2025

Wednesday 14/05

19:30 – 21:30
CovSoc Meeting
Recurs monthly

Monday 19/05

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

June 2025

Wednesday 11/06

19:30 – 21:30
CovSoc Meeting
Recurs monthly

Monday 16/06

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

July 2025

Wednesday 09/07

19:30 – 21:30
CovSoc Meeting
Recurs monthly

Whoberley

Whoberley is first mentioned in around 1144 as ‘Watburleia,’ which is believed to mean ‘the wood or clearing belonging to Hwaetburgh.’ The name is Anglo-Saxon.

Records show there was a single house there in the 17th century and in 1850 there are references to Whoberley Hall, ‘an ancient house, formerly moated round’. Guphill Avenue, Whoberley, was once the site of the drive that led to the ancient Whoberley Hall. By the early part of the last century, the hall had been replaced by a brick building and had become known as Whoberley Hall Farm.

The farm was occupied by Fred Billing after whom Billing Road in neighbouring Chapelfields is named. Mr Billing sold much of his land to developers in the 1920s and in the ’30s the hall itself was sold and demolished to make way for housing.

Lyndale Road was the first road to be developed, but few houses were built before the second world war. During the war the area became a site for barrage balloons, used to defend against low-level aircraft by damaging the aircraft on collision.

Hostels were also built to accommodate war workers, many of whom were employed at the nearby Standard engineering works.

The greater part of Whoberley was originally in the parish of Stoneleigh. The area was incorporated into the city of Coventry as a result of boundary extensions in 1928 and 1932 and is now a popular suburb.

Our thanks to the Coventry Evening Telegraph for the information on this page.

Please contact the Coventry Society if you have anything you would like to share with us regarding Spon End.
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There is so much to say about Spon End – you are welcome to share your views and memories with us.