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.
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