Upcoming Events

May 2024

Wednesday 29/05

14:00 – 15:30
Visit to St. Barbara's Church

June 2024

Friday 14/06

All Day
CovSoc Visit to Pershore

Saturday 15/06

All Day
Civic Day

Monday 17/06

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

Thursday 20/06

14:30 – 16:00
CovSoc Visit to Warwick University

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

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

Coventry First World War Memorials

2014 was the centerary of the outbreak of the First World War, or “The Great War” as it was known. As part of the tribute to the people who gave their lives during the War we have created a set of pages showing all the WW1 War Memorials in Coventry. These pages have been created in colloboration with the Herbert Gallery and some of the content was included in the Great War exhibition, which ran at the Herbert until 1st February 2015. 

We set out thinking that there would be just a handful of memorials in the city, but the final count is a staggering 86, although they do not all still exist. In 2015 we started a project to survey all of the memorials in the city and record them on the national War Memorials Online website. In June 2016 we completed this survey and are currently looking to get some of these memorials listed and others restored. There is a news story about this here and a video here! You can download a case study of our project prepared by Civic Voice here.

In 2018 one of our members created Hero on my Street – a database listing all the streets where someone was killed in the First World War, with details of the names, ranks, regiments and the location of their grave where known. 

We have categorised the memorials in the city under the following headings:

Company War Memorials

Church War Memorials

War Memorials in Clubs and Organisations

Coventry City Council and other Public Service War Memorials

School War Memorials

Regimental Memorials

Other War Memorials

Memorial at StPauls Church Foleshill  

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If you have other information about First World War memorials in Coventry we would like to hear it. Please fill in the webform below the photo gallery or send us photos to [email protected] 

Image Gallery: Click on the image below to get a larger photo…. Also we have created a flickr set with higher quality photos.