A long-hidden Coventry treasure - a part of the city's heritage which needs to be preserved for future generations of Coventry folk to enjoy.
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.