This is the post-blitz Coventry, July 1945 RAF War Film.
Many short films were made during WWII by the RAF Film Production Unit. These pieces were known as GENs or GAFs and showed various aspects of the RAF at war – including ‘on location’ footage to send home, and home-life footage to send out to those serving.
Lady Godiva of #Coventry is a 1955 American Technicolor historical drama film, directed by Arthur Lubin.
It starred Maureen O’Hara in the title role. Alec Harford, the English actor who portrayed Tom the Tailor, died eight months before the film’s release.
In the summer of 1957, Coventry became the subject of national attention when an outbreak of poliomyelitis struck the city. A series of supply issues had led to a shortage of the new polio vaccine, and many who had registered their children for immunisation were yet to receive their course of injections.
Worse, the Ministry of Health refused to divert vaccine from non-epidemic areas to help deal with the crisis, or even to import extra supplies from abroad.
For well over 40 years the #Coventry Scout Gang Show has been the highlight of the Coventry theatre programme, from the College Theatre to the Coventry Hippodrome and now for the last 17 years at the Belgrade Theatre.
This not to be missed variety show has produced performances of the highest quality that have attracted audiences from around the world.
The History Hunters explored the history of the watchmaking sector in Coventry.
Victory secured a first return to Wembley for the Sky Blues since their 1987 FA Cup final victory and subsequent Charity Shield appearance.