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Coventry Collection

Coventry, a city steeped in history and innovation

Background imageCoventry Collection: Highfield Road Stadium Going to the Match - Coventry City FC

Highfield Road Stadium Going to the Match - Coventry City FC
Highfield Road was a football stadium in the city of Coventry, England. It was the home ground for Coventry City F.C. for 106 years

Background imageCoventry Collection: Men at work on the Rapier track at the Rootes Group factory at Ryton, Coventry

Men at work on the Rapier track at the Rootes Group factory at Ryton, Coventry. 2nd November 1961

Background imageCoventry Collection: FA Cup heroes, Coventry City players, take a city tour aboard a open-top bus

FA Cup heroes, Coventry City players, take a city tour aboard a open-top bus. 18th May 1987

Background imageCoventry Collection: Highfield Road Art - Coventry City

Highfield Road Art - Coventry City
Watercolour of Highfield Road, former home of Coventry City F.C. 1899 - 2005. Record Attendance 51, 455 v Wolverhampton Wanderers in 1967

Background imageCoventry Collection: Advertisement for Triumph Renown motor car

Advertisement for Triumph Renown motor car
Advertisement for the Triumph Renown motor car -- all thats best in Britain. Featuring a traditional cricket match on a village green on a sunny Saturday afternoon. 1951

Background imageCoventry Collection: Coventry Cathedral DP164703

Coventry Cathedral DP164703
St Michaels Cathedral, Coventry, West Midlands. Both old and new Cathedrals as seen from University Square. General view from the east

Background imageCoventry Collection: Ruins of Coventry Cathedral, Coventry, Warwickshire, England, UK, Europe

Ruins of Coventry Cathedral, Coventry, Warwickshire, England, UK, Europe

Background imageCoventry Collection: Ricoh Arena - Coventry City Football Club

Ricoh Arena - Coventry City Football Club
Painting of the Ricoh Arena, home of Coventry City FC, 2005 - Current Day.Capacity 32, 609. Original painting created by Brian Casey

Background imageCoventry Collection: A skinhead in Coventrys shopping precinct. 4th October 1969

A skinhead in Coventrys shopping precinct. 4th October 1969

Background imageCoventry Collection: David Duckham makes a break for Coventry in the 1974 RFU Cup Final

David Duckham makes a break for Coventry in the 1974 RFU Cup Final
Rugby Union - 1974 RFU Club Knockout Cup Final - Coventry 26 London Scottish 6 Coventry captain David Duckham makes a break past the Scottish full back on the way to scoring two tries during the game

Background imageCoventry Collection: Lady Godiva

Lady Godiva rides her horse naked through the streets of Coventry while Peeping Tom looks on Date: 1860

Background imageCoventry Collection: Kaman HH-43B Huskie, 62-4535 base rescue helicopter

Kaman HH-43B Huskie, 62-4535 base rescue helicopter
Kaman HH-43B Huskie, 62-4535, the base rescue helicopter at Upper Heyford. This helicopter is currently in the Midland Air Museum, Coventry

Background imageCoventry Collection: Lower Precinct DP164632

Lower Precinct DP164632
Lower Precinct, Coventry, West Midlands. Detail of Gordon Cullen tiled mural in passage way from Lower Precinct to Corporation Street

Background imageCoventry Collection: Lyons Corner House, central London

Lyons Corner House, central London
Lyons Corner House on the corner of Coventry Street and Rupert Street, London. Date: 1947

Background imageCoventry Collection: The Coventry Climax Engines ET199 the first British-produced forklift truck

The Coventry Climax Engines ET199 the first British-produced forklift truck, seen here being demonstrated by a girl worker at the Coventry factory that produces the truck

Background imageCoventry Collection: The Three Spires - Coventry, Warwickshire

The Three Spires - Coventry, Warwickshire
Coventry, Warwickshire is known as The City of the Three Spires - Holy Trinity Church (left), St. Michaels Cathedral (centre) and Christ Church (Greyfriars) (right). Date: circa 1910s

Background imageCoventry Collection: Shakespeare Exhibition at Earls Court, London

Shakespeare Exhibition at Earls Court, London
Londons great attraction: what to see in Shakespeares England. How to find and identify the chief reconstructions of old Tudor buildings at Earls Court. Date: 1912

Background imageCoventry Collection: Lady Godiva statue DP164602

Lady Godiva statue DP164602
Lady Godiva statue Broadgate, Coventry, West Midlands. Viewed from the south

Background imageCoventry Collection: Coventry old cathedral shell and new modern cathedral, Coventry, West Midlands, England

Coventry old cathedral shell and new modern cathedral, Coventry, West Midlands, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageCoventry Collection: A Selection of Bicycles, 1888

A Selection of Bicycles, 1888
Engraving of a selection of bicycles on display at the Stanley Show of 1888. In the centre is The Coventry Machinists Companys Coolie Cycle Cab built for the Sultan of Morocco and at bottom left

Background imageCoventry Collection: Advertisement for the Rover Safety Bicycle, 1885

Advertisement for the Rover Safety Bicycle, 1885
Advertisment for the Rover Safety Bicycle, built by Starley and Sutton of the Meteor Works, Coventry

Background imageCoventry Collection: Coventry City v Nottingham Forest football match played at Highfield Road

Coventry City v Nottingham Forest football match played at Highfield Road and ended in a 0-0 draw. Coventrys Mick Ferguson heads the ball towards the Notts Forest Goalkeeper Peter Shilton

Background imageCoventry Collection: Coventry Shopping Centre

Coventry Shopping Centre
The rather stark modern shopping centre in Coventry with shoppers going about their business at British Home Stores or Marks and Spencer; Coventry Cathedral can be seen Date: 1960s

Background imageCoventry Collection: David Duckham makes a break for Coventry in the 1974 RFU Cup Final

David Duckham makes a break for Coventry in the 1974 RFU Cup Final
Rugby Union - 1974 RFU Club Knockout Cup Final - Coventry 26 London Scottish 6 Coventry captain David Duckham runs with the ball on the way to scoring two tries during the game at Twickenham

Background imageCoventry Collection: Cricket in Coventry

Cricket in Coventry
Cricket played on Grey Friars Green, Coventry

Background imageCoventry Collection: Coventry General View

Coventry General View
A general view of Coventry, Warwickshire

Background imageCoventry Collection: Margaret of Anjou / Shaw

Margaret of Anjou / Shaw
MARGARET OF ANJOU queen of Henry VI, daughter of Rene d Anjou, - with her court from a tapestry in St Marys Hall, Coventry

Background imageCoventry Collection: Poster advertising Palmer tyres

Poster advertising Palmer tyres of London, Glasgow, Birmingham, Coventry and Nottingham. A lady on a bicycle and a group of people in a car travel side by side

Background imageCoventry Collection: Old Cathedral (Bombed in 2nd World War), Coventry, Warwickshire, UK

Old Cathedral (Bombed in 2nd World War), Coventry, Warwickshire, UK

Background imageCoventry Collection: Coventry / Jarrold 1905

Coventry / Jarrold 1905
Coventry, Warwickshire: a distant view of the city

Background imageCoventry Collection: Locarno Dance Hall, Coventry. 1st April 1974

Locarno Dance Hall, Coventry. 1st April 1974

Background imageCoventry Collection: Team photo- Coventry RFC - Players and officials - Back row: L - r: George Cole

Team photo- Coventry RFC - Players and officials - Back row: L - r: George Cole, Jim Broderick, Chris Ison, John Eaton, Bernie Clarke, Thumper Dingley, Tony Gulliver, Rob Fardoe, Graham Robbins

Background imageCoventry Collection: Coventry Cathedral DP082268

Coventry Cathedral DP082268
Cathedral Church of St Michael, Priory Street, Coventry, Warwickshire. General view to show interior of nave

Background imageCoventry Collection: Team photo- Coventry RFC - Players and officials - Back row: L - r: George Cole

Team photo- Coventry RFC - Players and officials - Back row: L - r: George Cole, Jim Broderick, Chris Ison, John Eaton, Bernie Clarke, Thumper Dingley, Tony Gulliver, Rob Fardoe, Graham Robbins

Background imageCoventry Collection: New Union Street DP164729

New Union Street DP164729
New Union Street, Coventry, West Midlands. General view from the north west of shops and offices

Background imageCoventry Collection: Spon Street DP164668

Spon Street DP164668
Spon Street, Coventry, West Midlands. General view from the south east

Background imageCoventry Collection: Highfield Road, home of Coventry City Football Club, our picture shows an under-soil

Highfield Road, home of Coventry City Football Club, our picture shows an under-soil heating system being installed on the pitch, 25th April 1961

Background imageCoventry Collection: What better birthday present than a cuddle from pop star David Essex

What better birthday present than a cuddle from pop star David Essex. That was the surprise treat arranged for a Coventry fan by her friends and workmates yesterday

Background imageCoventry Collection: Postcode Sector Map sheet 14 East Midlands

Postcode Sector Map sheet 14 East Midlands
This Postcode Sector Map (sheet 14) displays all of the first part of the postcode and the first number of the second part, or Inward Code, (eg EX20 3) for the East Midlands

Background imageCoventry Collection: Darnall Cemetery Chapel, Coventry Road c. 1859

Darnall Cemetery Chapel, Coventry Road c. 1859
Watercolour on paper.Architect: Flockton and Son.Size: 28 x 38 cmOriginal at Sheffield Archives SY20/B3/3

Background imageCoventry Collection: Map of Coventry in Warwickshire, England Victorian Engraving, 1840

Map of Coventry in Warwickshire, England Victorian Engraving, 1840
Very Rare, Beautifully Illustrated Antique Engraving of Map of Coventry in Warwickshire, England Victorian Engraving, 1840. Source: Original edition from my own archives

Background imageCoventry Collection: Christ Church, Cheylesmore DP173112

Christ Church, Cheylesmore DP173112
Christ Church, Frankpledge Road, Cheylesmore, Coventry, West Midlands. Interior, general view of nave

Background imageCoventry Collection: Coventry Cathedral DP164705

Coventry Cathedral DP164705
St Michaels Cathedral, Coventry, West Midlands. Exterior, roof detail of the new Cathedral by Basil Spence from the south

Background imageCoventry Collection: Coventry Cathedral DP164704

Coventry Cathedral DP164704
St Michaels Cathedral, Coventry, West Midlands. Exterior, roof detail of the new Cathedral by Basil Spence from the south

Background imageCoventry Collection: The Levelling Stone DP164627

The Levelling Stone DP164627
The Levelling Stone, Upper Precinct, Coventry, West Midlands. Slab of slate depicting a Phoenix rising from the flames marking the redevelopment of Coventry

Background imageCoventry Collection: Mapleton Hotel, Coventry Street, London

Mapleton Hotel, Coventry Street, London
Mapleton Hotel and restaurant, Coventry Street in central London just along from Piccadilly Circus. A lorry with milk churns is in the foreground

Background imageCoventry Collection: Orderly rows of buildings in the new development in Spon Street, Spon End, Coventry

Orderly rows of buildings in the new development in Spon Street, Spon End, Coventry. 29th January 1971

Background imageCoventry Collection: The cocktail bar at the Pink Parrot nightclub, Coventry. 8th September 1987

The cocktail bar at the Pink Parrot nightclub, Coventry. 8th September 1987



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Coventry, a city steeped in history and innovation. From the iconic Lady Godiva statue to the majestic ruins Cathedral, this vibrant city boasts a rich cultural heritage that captivates all who visit. As you stroll through the streets of Coventry, you can't help but be enchanted by its charm. The Three Spires stand tall against the skyline, symbolizing the city's resilience and strength, and is here that you'll find Highfield Road Art - home to Coventry City Football Club, where passionate fans gather to cheer on their beloved team at Ricoh Arena. But Coventry is not just about sports; it has also been a hub for technological advancements. The Coventry Climax Engines ET199 revolutionized industries with its British-produced forklift truck, while Kaman HH-43B Huskie base rescue helicopter showcased the city's commitment to innovation and progress. In this bustling metropolis, history intertwines seamlessly with modernity. Take a moment to admire David Duckham as he makes a break for Coventry in the 1974 RFU Cup Final – an unforgettable moment etched into sporting history. And let's not forget Triumph Renown motor car – an advertisement that epitomizes elegance and sophistication synonymous with Coventry craftsmanship. Whether you're exploring Lower Precinct or marveling at DP164703 artwork depicting Coventry Cathedral, every corner of this captivating city tells a story waiting to be discovered. So come immerse yourself in the allure – where tradition meets progress and beauty resides within every nook and cranny. Experience firsthand why this enchanting destination continues to capture hearts from across Warwickshire, England, UK, Europe. . and beyond.