Other links of general interest, including those of local interest.
The Coventry Society is the Civic Voice of Coventry Amonst its many aims is ' To preserve, and to promote understanding and appreciation of the built landscape, environmental heritage and history of Coventry. Alongside its advertised activities, there are many interesting articles for you to delve into.
The Friends of the War Memorial Park, Coventry, was established in 2006. The group was formed to help promote, develop and maintain the War Memorial Park, in order to enhance its value to the community. 2021 sees the centenary of the opening of the park, and the group are planning special events througout 2021.
The Midland Air Museum is close by near Baginton, and has many interesting exhibits which hopefully you will be able to visit before too long. In the meantime, you can explore the site and get a taste of what is on offer. A must for all aviation enthusiasts!
This site provides a lot of information about different aspects of the whole of Warwickshire - archaeology, history, environment, art, places etc. It includes a host of photos from the past, and some queries which I am sure, the knowledge of some of our members, might shed some light on.
This is the site for Coventry's wonderful Transport Museum. Despite being closed at the moment, you can still find out about some of the exhibits. Once it re-opens, remember, that if you live in Coventry, you can gain free admission on production of a valid 'Go CV' card.
The Friends of London Road Cemetery is a group which exists to further our understanding of this historic cemetery. Designed by Sir Joseph Paxton, the cemetery is the last resting place of many prominent local people. There are also many fine specimen trees in the arboretum. The Friends group are regularly involved with tidy up sessions and talks, and there are organised walks throughout the summer.
This wonderful site has many treasures! It was created by Rob Orland in 2002 and continues to grow reflecting the interests of Coventrians. There are many history topics, memories and nostalgia. Also there is a fascinating forum of all things Coventry!
This is the site to visit to find out about what is planned for 2021. You can also sign up for their newsletter, if you want to know what is going on.
Although the Herbert is closed at the moment, there is still plenty to explore here about our city, including information about their collections.
This is the site for the Historic Coventry Trust. It was launched in 2015 (previously known as Coventry Charterhouse Preservation Trust) and was formed to acquire, restore and reuse Coventry’s heritage buildings, preserving them for future generations. Read all about the planned projects on this interesting site, including the Charterhouse, London Road Cemetery, and Drapers' Hall.
The mission of Warwickshire Wildlife Trust is to bring people closer to nature and create a land rich in wildlife. Some of the Trust's reserves have now re-opened, but check with the site for up to date information before visiting.
Brandon Wood is just 6km east of Coventry. Since 1981 it has been maintained and improved by voluntary workers from the Friends of Brandon Wood. Greyfriars members have enjoyed several 'bluebell' walks here. Find out more about this ancient woodland at this site.
Some time ago we had a talk from TWAM, and a number of Greyfriars members enjoy volunteering there. Although it is currently closed, you can find out about the work they do to help people in developing countries, and the work of the volunteers here in Coventry.