#OnThisDay 3rd July: Foundation stone laid, the 9th Bishop of Coventry is consecrated

On This Day 1839:┬áSt. 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 […]

#OnThisDay 2nd July: Railway carriages derailed, IRA bomb at Coventry Rail Station

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 […]