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The Royal couple are visiting Coventry on Tuesday 16th January, as part of a double celebration to congratulate Coventry on becoming the new UK City of Culture and to open Coventry University’s new Science and Health building. Help give Royal visitors a warm welcome. Coventry people are being invited to give a rousing, flag-waving welcome
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A team of volunteers will soon be welcoming rough sleepers through the doors of St Osburg’s Catholic Church to ensure they are safe and warm again this winter. St Osburg (The Most Holy Sacrament & St Osburg) church is once again taking part in the Coventry Winter Night Shelter (CWNS) project. Run by Coventry Churches,
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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
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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
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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
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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
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On this day 1962 and 1963 The Beatles played in Coventry in 1962, they played at The Matrix on Fletchamstead Highway before hitting the big time in 1963 when the singles ‘From Me To You’ and ‘She Loves You had both’ made number one, with ‘I Want To Hold Your Hand’ just about to do
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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
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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
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Everyone loves a bit of history, especially when its Coventry’s history! This gem was found by @Pirate_Cheyenne on Twitter, please go and follow them! The following is a map of Coventry from 1610: Followed by a zoomed in shot of the street names of course! Remember to check out our history page for more Coventry
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HMS Coventry was a Type 42 destroyer of the Royal Navy. Laid down by Cammell Laird and Company, Limited, at Birkenhead on 29 January 1973, she was launched on 21 June 1974 and accepted into service on 20 October 1978 at a cost of £37,900,000. On 25th May 1982 – Argentina’s National Day – Fuerza
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Coventry Women’s Voices has organised hustings with a representative from each political party standing in Coventry. The hustings will take place in the Council House, committee room 3 on Tuesday 16th May 2017. The main topic is ‘What are the parties offering women at the 2017 General Election?’ and questions will be taken from the
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