Tag Archive: Coventry

Coventry monastery founded in 1385 to open to the public in 2020

Coventry monastery

The remains of a monastery founded in 1385 by Richard II, and the spectacular wall paintings added in later centuries, will open to the public for the first time almost 80 years after being left to the people of Coventry by a wealthy local businessman. A grant of £4.3m from the heritage lottery fund to…

Medieval stained glass from old Coventry cathedral to be restored

Coventry Cathdral Stained Glass

Fundraising to help preserve the ruins of the old cathedral in Coventry has reached £250,000. This will fund the cleaning and analysis of the medieval stained glass, with work starting in the summer at the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum. It was taken out of the cathedral before World War II and has been stored…

Mum’s spooky Kenilworth Castle pics win photography competition

A Coventry mum is delighted to have won a photography competition capturing the spooky side of Kenilworth Castle. Nicola Troth, aged 33, won a year’s pass to her favourite medieval castle. The competition, organised by English Heritage, invited visitors to send in their atmospheric pictures. Nicola, a receptionist, lives in Yelverton Road, Holbrooks with her…