Some historical facts and photos of this once beautiful and peaceful old cemetery. A cemetery such as this should be a place of respect and remembrance, as well as providing a treasure trove of information for family tree researchers and historians.
Tragically London Road Cemetery suffered from neglect and a great deal of overzealousness from the Health and Safety people. The effect of which was undue financial expense to bereaved families, outrage and distress. I took some photographic evidence, so you can see for yourself. Fortunately this has not been repeated since the public outcry.
This once beautiful historic building is now in a tragic state of decay due to neglect. I have published my photographs and related facts about this classic building.
A real historical connection between Coventry and an elephant. Includes a transcript of an historic record from around 150 years ago.
A local story reputes that Coventrian Hannah Harrison Lowe was descended from royalty. Follow the link to read more about this interesting local story.
- Neglect and lack of security lead to vandalism and arson at a historic Chapel.
- James Starley is a famous figure from local history, known as the Father of the Bicycle Industry. He has a statue located at Greyfriars Green, Coventry, however his grave is not well maintained, as you can see from the photo.
- The Council managed to lose 50 historic gravestones which they had planned to recylce as paving for the Phoenix Initiative! One of these gravestones even belonged to a former Mayor of Coventry.