On This Day 1839: St. John’s Parish Schools foundation stone laid by benefactor Richard Rotherham. On This Day 2008: Reverend Canon Dr Christopher John Cocksworth BA, PhD, PGCE consecrated as the 9th Bishop of Coventry. The Rev Canon Christopher Cocksworth, a father of five boys, was named as the city’s next bishop in 2008. At the […]
On This Day 1904: Railway carriages derailed on Albany Road bridge run down the embankment and across Broomfield Road. Although no-one was injured this accident drew crowds from all over the city to see the four railway carriages which had rolled down the bank on to the Albany Road. The accident occurred during the early […]
A painting of Haymaking in Coventry by David Gee (1793 – 1872). This can be seen in the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum at Jordan Well, CV1 5QP. You can also check out their website here.
Today is St. George’s Day, a day many around the nation will be celebrating. But what exactly is it all about, and why are we celebrating? Saint George’s Day, also known as the Feast of Saint George, is the feast day of Saint George as celebrated by various Christian Churches and by the several nations, […]
We know how you #Coventrians love a bit of history, especially on a Sunday! Here is today’s treat; Feature: 26th November 1862 Edition. About The Coventry Times was founded in 1855 by bookseller Edward Goode as a weekly, non-conformist publication and was Coventry’s first penny paper. According to the front page of Wednesday 30 […]
A collection of amazing images from one of Coventry’s most celebrated photographers are featured in a new book. Maganbhai Patel, better known as Masterji is set to launch his first book which includes 66 images taken during his career. Masterji’s book release comes a year after the ‘Masterji & Coventry’ exhibition in The Box at Fargo Village in 2016, with […]
On this day in 1459 the ‘Wars of the Roses’ between the houses of Lancaster and York took on an increased ferocity. Parliament had not met for three and a half years, since March 1456, when it had been dissolved following the resignation of Richard, duke of York, as Protector and the nominal resumption of […]
A historical chapel says it has raised enough funds to reveal part of a medieval wall painting which has been hidden for almost 500 years. The painting, in the Guild Chapel, in Stratford-upon-Avon, was covered with wood panels in the 15th Century. The Stratford Town Trust began removing the panels in November 2016 after obtaining […]
The 60th anniversary of the Coventry polio outbreak of 1957 will be marked today, but why did it happen?
The 60th anniversary of the Coventry polio outbreak of 1957 will be marked today as part of a campaign to eradicate the disease. The One Last Push campaign, which supports global efforts to eradicate polio, is holding an event today at the Coventry Transport Museum to mark the 60th anniversary of the Coventry polio outbreak […]
Coventry City sent this “In Memoriam” tribute to Manchester United on 8th February 1958 after The Munich air disaster occurred on 6 February 1958, when British European Airways Flight 609 crashed on its third attempt to take off from a slush-covered runway at Munich-Riem Airport, West Germany. On the plane was the Manchester United football […]