Against All Odds covers a wide range of themes throughout the 20th century. Several are concerned with the First World War including munitions workers, the so called canary girls who often suffered for their patriotism by working with dangerous chemicals. The place of Suffragettes and the pioneering women of the unions, who paved the way to equality for women, are…
This book will enable you locate quickly any aberrant ancestor incarcerated in the Foleshill Union workhouse. If you flick straight to the back pages and, finding no family name of yours, discard this booklet, you will indeed be missing a wealth of human interest stories.
A well illustrated book containing many photographs of Foleshill and the surrounding areas, supported by informative descriptions. Includes Longford, Bell Green, Hawkesbury, Alderman's Green and Stoney Stanton Road
This booklet celebrates the work of the Coventry Art Metalwork manufacturer, Francis Skidmore. During his lifetime Skidmore was known as one of the best metalworkers in the country. His innovative iron, brass and silverwork won him great acclaim and prestigious commissions such as the Albert Memorial, the Hereford screen and the roof of the Oxford Museum.
Introduction to the Life and Work of George Eliot, who wrote eight novels, all but one highly acclaimed, which made her famous in her own time. She is still read widely and admired around the world today.
Coventry Holy Trinity Burials Presented on this CD is the burial register list from 1837 to 1900 and an index for the people identified from the monumental inscriptions in the churchyard and the extension burial ground in Priory Row. (The latter recorded before the archaeological excavations in 1999).
Another book in the series from 'The Women's Research Group'. This book recalls the memories of many Coventry people about the years following WWII, and how they saw the area evolve into the City we know today. An excellent recap of the people and places of Coventry.
Silken Weave For over 150 years Coventry was the centre of ribbon production in England. Its weavers made huge quantities of beautiful silk ribbons which women wore to decorate their clothes and hair. This book tells the story of the Coventry ribbon industry. It is beautifully illustrated with images from the silk ribbon collection held at The Herbert in…
NEW! This newly updated CD presents a transcription of the information in the burial registers from the opening of the cemetery in 1892 (the first burial we have recorded on the database is 17th May 1893) to 30th December 1994, and all the graves in the graveyard.
This walk covers a substantial part of the earlier watchmaking centres of Spon End and Chapelfields. Unfortunately, owing to limitations of time and distance it ignores the suburb of Earlsdon with its roots in the watchmaking trade, and other important sites.
For more than a century, Coventry's War Memorial Park has paid tribute to the citizens of the city who have lost their lives in conflict. Throughout the Park's tree-lined walks and green spaces, dozens of small individual plaques commemorate the fallen, so that their names live on. Now, after several years of research, two members of the Friends of the…
Warwickshire Parish Apprentices The data was transcribed by Barbara Robinson some years ago. It was initially computerised as a spreadsheet on an early Apple computer and subsequently converted to PC format, first to a spreadsheet and then into an Access database. During all of these operations, some of the data was lost due to field size limitations and other technical…
We Shall Remember Them The Fallen of Keresley Parish Pete was always very interested in military history, particularly the second world war, and also in genealogy. In 2014 he decided to see what he could find out about those named on the memorials in the churchyard. That resulted in a set of articles for the parish magazine in 2014 and…
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