he City of Coventry has been home to our family for over a century. It is a place with a history to be extremely proud of, most notably in the fields of civic achievement, manufacturing and architecture. Coventry still boasts many world renowned buildings which stand in testimony to our medieval 'golden age'.
Split into sections of both a historic and nostalgic nature, I offer here hundreds of pages supported by over a thousand old and new photographs, drawings and maps, in order to depict the many and varied aspects of Coventry's heritage. Hovering your mouse over the subtitles below will reveal a short description of what lies within. I hope you'll find it entertaining....
Click the BBC R4 link for an audio clip
On 21st June 2005 this website was proudly featured on the BBC Radio 4 "Making History" programme with Sue Cook.
The Radio 4 link above will take you to the relevant BBC web-page, or you can listen again to Dilly Barlow talking to our son, Steven, and me, by clicking the BBC Radio link on the left to reveal a player.
The content on this website is suitable for children of all ages. School teachers are welcome to use any of the material contained within as a teaching aid for Coventry's local history and heritage.