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Coventry Pool Meadow Bus Station - A Coventry Gem!

Pool Meadow Bus Station was opened in Coventry City Centre in 1994 by the then Lord Mayor of Coventry. Now used by National Express buses and coaches. Close to Millennium Place.

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The Precinct - Place Making in Coventry

The Precinct is part of the shopping centre in Coventry. Designed by the City Architect, Sir Donald Gibson, it was mostly complete in it's original form in 1955.

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Holy Trinity Church, Coventry - A Coventry medieval gem!

Holy Trinity Church in Coventry dates to the 12th century, and is the only medieval church in Coventry that is complete. It has one of the tallest non-cathedral spires in the UK.

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The Statue of Lady Godiva, Coventry - A Coventry Gem!

The Statue of Lady Godiva is at Broadgate in Coventry outside of Cathedral Lanes Shopping Centre. Grade II* listed, it dates to 1949, sculpted by Sir William Reid Dick.

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The Coventry Cross - a Public Art Gem!

The Coventry Cross was a replica of the Tudor Cross, it was unveiled in 1976. It was on Cuckoo Lane near Trinity Walk until the Council removed it in 2019. Made by sculptor George Wagstaffe.

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Coventry City Council House - an Architectural Gem!

The Council House in Coventry was built from 1913 to 1917, and faced in red sandstone, in the early Tudor style. Architects E. Garret and H.W. Simister of Birmingham.

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Friars House - Modern Architecture in Coventry

Friars House is an 11 storey office block in Coventry City Centre on Manor House Drive. It is close to Junction Six of Coventry Ring Road and near Coventry Station.

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The Flying Standard - A Coventry Mock Tudor Gem!

The Flying Standard is situated at Trinity Street Square in Coventry. A JD Wetherspoon Free House named after a fondly remembered motor car made in Coventry from 1903 until the 1960s.

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Broadgate, Coventry - A Coventry Gem!

Broadgate is a Public Square in Coventry City Centre. A current square was opened in 1948 by Princess Elizabeth. The nearby Cathedral Lanes Shopping Centre was opened in 1990 at Broadgate.

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Coventry Station - A Coventry Gem!

The original Coventry Station opened in 1838 on the London and Birmingham Railway. It was rebuilt in 1962, and now is Grade II listed, but a new red building is currently being built

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Coventry Register Office part of which was the Gatehouse of Cheylesmore Manor - A Coventry Gem!

The Gatehouse of Cheylesmore Manor now forms part of Coventry Register Office. It is all that remains of a Royal Palace that belonged to the Black Prince, dating back to the 14th Century.

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Ford's Hospital - A Coventry Tudor Gem!

Ford's Hospital is situated on Greyfriars Lane in Coventry. It was built in the early 16th century. Damaged by an air raid in 1940, it was later restored in 1953. A Grade I listed building

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Coventry Cathedral - Culture, history and faith

The ruined Coventry Cathedral was built between the 14th & 15th centuries, but destroyed during the Coventry Blitz in 1940. The new cathedral was built next to it from 1956 to 1962.

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Coventry UK City of Culture 2021

Coventry won the bid to be UK City of Culture at the end of 2017 for 2021. But due to the pandemic it was postponed to start for a year from May 2021.

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Vehicle hire schemes in Birmingham and the West Midlands

Previously we had Car2Go in 2013-14. Now we have Voi e-scooter's starting in 2020, and from 2021 West Midlands Cycle Hire. Users need to have an app to unlock the vehicle they will hire.

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Trains (past, present and future) in Birmingham and West Midlands

Birmingham & West Midlands Trains - With People with Passion we're building gallery & collection of posts looking at the past, present & future of the region's trains.

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