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Useful Coventry links

Coventry history and heritage

Link logo Coventry Corporation Transport A website dedicated to the memory of Coventry Corporation Transport (CCT), which existed between 1912 and 1974, and has been created to formalise the memories that have evolved over time.

Link logo CWK205 A forum for people interested in the Coventry Corporation Transport from the days before 1974.

Link logo Coventry Memories An online memories collection capturing stories & images relating to Coventry. The site allows members of the public to post stories from the last Century regarding the life and times of the City and its People.

Link logo Coventry Society The Society promote the environment, high standards of planning, high quality public amenities and harmonious relations among the community, as well as trying to preserve and promote Coventry's heritage and history.

Link logo Coventry And District Archaeological Society CADAS have been promoting archaeology in the Coventry area since 1965. If you live near Coventry, and have always wanted to take part in a dig, then by joining CADAS you can do just that.

Link logo The Herbert Art Gallery The official site for Coventry's premier art gallery and museum, with up to date information on events and exhibitions as well as features on archaeology, natural history and more.

Link logo Stevengraphs Bookmarks & Postcards etc. A site where Stevengraph collectors can view a wide variety of Thomas Stevens and similar products. There are well over 1,000 items illustrated.

Link logo The History of A.W.A. This site chronicles the development of Sir W. G. Armstrong Whitworth Aircraft Limited, a company that was a leader in aviation and a major employer in Coventry.

Link logo The Coventry Watch Museum Project ...consists of a group of people, many of whom were born and bred in Coventry, who are seeking to inform people about the history of watchmaking which was so important to the industrial development of the city.

Link logo BBC Coventry & Warwickshire The official BBC interactive site's Coventry & Warwickshire pages.

Link logo Museum of British Road Transport Coventry's world famous Transport Museum online. Here, you can find out more about the fascinating items in the museum as well as viewing many fine historic photographs of classic cars and bikes.

Link logo SpookHunters A tour around Historic Coventry with our spookhunters team learning about the many reported unexplained events and possible ghosts that haunt Coventry.

Link logo Telephone Works, GEC, Coventry A pictorial record of the development of the premises latterly known as New Century Park in Coventry, but which for most of its life was known as Telephone Works, the head office of GEC Telecommunications.

Link logo London Road Cemetery We are a group of people interested in the preservation and enhancement of this beautiful Cemetery. We meet at least four times a year at Christchurch, Frankpledge Road, Coventry and also we provide newsletters, walk and talk tours, and hold tidy up days.

Link logo Real Ale Rambles Possibly the only comprehensive record of pubs and beerhouses within the Coventry city boundaries, going back as far as available records allow.

Link logo The Coventry We Have Lost A site dedicated to older photographic images of Coventry and the photographers who took them, illustrating the city centre and suburbs in a way that modern visitors or even resident might find surprising.

Link logo Growing up in Coventry 1913-1939 Vera Christina Davenport (nee Barnwell) was born in Coventry in 1913 and died in London in 2007. The contents of this website are based on interviews conducted by her son, during Christmas 1995 and shortly thereafter.

Link logo The Coventry Blitz Numerous air-raids were conducted over the city over the course of the war, ranging from the comparatively 'minor' to completely devastating. This site maps out the bombs which fell and the people affected.
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Coventry pictures

Link logo Simon Shaw's Coventry Picture Videos Simon has lovingly put together hundreds of wonderful, rare and historic Coventry images in the form of picture-videos on YouTube, accompanied by great music. Indulge yourself in nostalgia, watch and enjoy!

Link logo Coventry in Photographs Enjoy Cliff Jones' gallery of extremely high quality Coventry photographs - including a great collection of pre and post-war images and postcards.

Link logo FotoMedia - Coventry Tony Swann's wonderful gallery contains Coventry scenes that will never again be seen due to developments. It covers the period from the 1990s onwards, so will appeal to people who enjoy seeing the changes that have taken place in our city within living memory.

Link logo Coventry Rebuilt Coventry Rebuilt aims to build a complete model of Coventry at various points in time. Currently the work is focused around the period 1890 - 1940.

Link logo Coventry & Bablake School Photos taken secretly between 1954 and 1957 by Allan Hailstone while a pupil at Bablake School. Also, pictures of Coventry from 1949-56 and a few of the Cathedral.
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Coventry information

Link logo Visit Coventry All the information necessary for tourists to enjoy their visit to our city. Find accomodation of every kind as well as entertainment and the best places to eat.

Link logo Coventry Telegraph A Coventry site produced in partnership with Coventry Newspapers. The latest Coventry, National and International news and an excellent reference section on Coventry.

Link logo Coventry Observer The website of one of our local newspapers containing news, history, job searches and much more.

Link logo Coventry City Council The official website of Coventry City Council contains important information about the running of our city and it's services, job vacancies, business information and more.

Link logo Coventry University For those wishing to learn more about further education in Coventry, a site containing all you need to know about Coventry University.

Link logo Coventry Walks A very useful website highlighting many fine walks around Coventry and supported by the use of beautiful old maps and lovely photographs.
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Coventry churches

Link logo Coventry Cathedral The official website of Coventry Cathedral, including a brief history of Coventry's principal places of worship.

Link logo Holy Trinity Church One of Coventry's oldest churches enters the 21st century on the web with a wealth of information & lovely photographs.

Link logo Holy Trinity Church History An "unofficial" site by two members of the church, dedicated to the history of this fine building and includes a detailed tour and much more.
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Coventry schools

Link logo Copthorne School This site is dedicated to the memory of Copthorne Secondary Modern School, Coundon, which existed in Coventry between 1951 and 1972. Includes historic maps, plans and photographs.

Link logo King Henry VIII School An insight into the school community of King Henry VIII... one of the oldest and most famous schools in Coventry.

Link logo Bablake School Established around five centuries ago, Bablake has a proud and prestigious place in Coventry's educational history.
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Coventry sub-districts

Link logo Earlsdon Online Described as the "village in Coventry", this is the community website for one the oldest of the city's suburbs.
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Coventry family history

Link logo Family History Researcher A lovely site by a Coventry based family researcher and genealogist offering to research your family tree for extremely reasonable rates. Will also help beginners to get started with their own research.

Link logo Coventry Family History Society The official site of Coventry's Family History Society - a must for those with ancestors in Coventry.
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Warwickshire and West Midlands history

Link logo Shakespeare's Stratford If you are coming to visit the town for the first or the fiftieth time, there may be some hidden parts of it you've yet to discover - Shakespeare is only the starting point!

Link logo Stratford Town Walk Make the most of your visit to Startford with a guided walk to see the Shakespeare Town Houses, Royal Shakespeare Theatres and Holy Trinity Church.

Link logo Blue Badge Tourist Guide The Blue Badge Tourist Guide will show visitors the best an area has to offer. Flying the flag in the Heart of England is Roger Bailey.

Link logo Alton Douglas Alton Douglas has written many informative and entertaining books, including Coventry and the Birmingham area. Alton is also famous for various TV and radio shows.

Link logo Warwickshire Railways For those interested in the railways of Warwickshire. It contains over 1,000 photographs showing all the stations, lines and many other features.

Link logo Midlands Historical Data An invaluable resource. This project helps to preserve old or out of print books and maps, making them available on CD.

Link logo CAMRA Books CAMRA Books is the publishing arm of the Campaign for Real Ale. We publish books on beer, pubs, brewing and beer tourism. We published the first Good Beer Guide in 1974
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General historical interest

Link logo Famous Wood-Framed Playhouses Playhouse is a common Elizabethan term for theatre, typically referring to those built in London in the late 16th and early 17th centuries. This site, located by a bright young lad named Arthur, describes some of the most famous ones found during that era.

Link logo Richard York - Musician But not just any musician.... Richard York takes you back to Medieval, Tudor or Victorian times with tales and tunes! Children will be educated and entertained by Richard's lively workshops.

Link logo The Gatehouse A fascinating and comprehensive collection of resources and information about the medieval fortifications and castles of England and Wales.

Link logo British History Online The digital library of text and information about people, places and businesses from the medieval and early modern period, built by the Institute of Historical Research and the History of Parliament Trust.
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Local sport and leisure

Link logo The Birth of the Sky Blues An account of the first two exciting years of Jimmy Hill's reign as seen through the eyes of a young Coventry City fan.

Link logo Kidz Do Bounce - Hire a bouncy castle for your kids parties or just for fun and you can't go far wrong. See here for prices, information and more....

Link logo The Belgrade Theatre, Coventry The official website of Coventry's major venue for stage entertainment. Book online to see many famous faces.

Link logo Broadstreet Rugby Football Club All the information you'll need about Broadstreet Rugby Football Club, ironically situated just off the Rugby Road on the outskirts of Coventry. (On the north-east corner of the junction with the A46.)

Link logo Coventry Rugby Football Club The official website of the Coventry Rugby Football Club. Get all the statistics, latest news, and the last few years of match history.

Link logo Cov Support Dedicated to Coventry City F.C., managed by Kev Monks, and with special support for Coventry City Ladies F.C.

Link logo Coventry Bees speedway team The official site of the Buildbase Coventry Bees speedway team.

Link logo Coventry City Football Club The official site of Coventry City Football Club.

Link logo Coventry City Former Players Association The Association was formed in 2006 by a group of volunteers, the objective to provide a forum for former players of the club to meet and communicate.

Link logo Jim Brown's Journal A selection of writings and thoughts about Coventry City's glorious history.

Link logo Coventry Godiva Harriers The oldest established athletics club in Coventry, catering for all types of athletic events and age groups, and competing at local, regional and national levels.

Link logo 49th Coventry Scout Group History Celebrating the history and memories of the 49th Coventry Scout Group. If you were connected to this group in any way, whether Cub, Scout, Leader, Committee member or part of the huge extended family, please share your memories, chat with others or upload photos for us all to see.
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Local business

Link logo Godiva Estates One of Coventry's leading family owned and run residential letting agent specialists. Godiva Estates pride themselves on excellent customer service, efficiency, innovation and integrity.

Link logo Mash Web Design Mash Web Design create responsive websites that are fully dynamic and change to match the device that the user is viewing the website on. Up to 90% of all websites are currently not responsive. Stand out from the crowd with their responsive package.

Link logo Mark Cooper Glazing Mark Cooper has been glazing for over 32 years. He offers a professional and personal service, second to none. The company offers free consultations and quotes to all customers.

Link logo Empire Van Hire Empire Van Hire pride themselves on offering customers and businesses greater flexibility. They fully understand that no two customers or businesses are the same.... this is where they come in and provide a bespoke service to meet your needs.

Link logo Premier Protection Supplies Premier Protection Supplies supply a wide selection of Armco barriers. Easy and quick to install and effective in service.

Link logo Matthew James Property Services Matthew James Property Services are highly rated Estate Agents and Letting Agents in Coventry. Specialising in residential sales and lettings Matthew James offer a large properties for sale and to rent in and around the Coventry area.

Link logo Rattan Garden Furniture When you are looking for new patio or lawn furniture, rattan garden furniture is a stylish, environmentally-friendly, affordable, and durable option to consider.

Link logo Faber SEO Provide SEO and online marketing to businesses across Coventry and Warwickshire. They will help you get your business to the top of Google to make it easier for potential customers to find your website.

Link logo Oakdale Fencing Ltd Supply a wide range or fencing supplies, railway sleepers and garden gates suitable for commercial and domestic use. They deliver throughout the UK.

Link logo Hydrohobby Hydroponics Specialise in hydroponics and plant nutrients. They can help you with all your plant and plant health related questions you may have.

Link logo VOVA web design Based in Coventry, VOVA specialises in Web Design & Development and can help transform the face of your business and implement solutions such as design, branding and SEO to provide a modern look and feel to portray your true image.
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Other UK city histories

Link logo Medieval London A personal medieval history of the City of London by Jack Meacher, photographically and historically comparing ancient and modern buildings and places.

Link logo Demolition Exeter Founded by the Romans circa 50 AD, Exeter is one of the oldest cities in England - but few other great historic cities have been so sadly mistreated in the 20th century.
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