UK's City Of Culture- Coventry
UNIQUE TIMES|January - February 2022
A city known for its ability to reinvent itself and for being the city of 'peace and reconciliation.'

Coventry is a beautiful city recognized for its medieval cathedral and the designation of the UK’s City Of Culture for the year 2021. Little is known about Coventry's early history, however, there were Celtic communities at nearby Corley and Baginton previous to its founding, which were conquered by the Romans and then by Saxon invaders. These sites were likely chosen because they were near early trackways and were on light, easily worked soil free of dense woodland and undergrowth, as opposed to the hard clay soil covered in marsh and forest near the north-eastern reaches of the Forest of Arden, where Coventry would rise. This artwork is claimed to depict Coffa's Tree, from which Coventry may have gotten its name, and is placed out in the excavated ruins in Priory Gardens.

The earliest village here likely grew up around a Saxon nunnery built by St. Osburga around 700 AD. Coventry is a terrific destination to visit and start your university studies because it is steeped in history and bordered by lovely Warwickshire countryside.

A city known for its ability to reinvent itself and for being the city of 'peace and reconciliation.' A concept that arose out of the events surrounding the WWII bombing of Coventry Cathedral. Along with Stalingrad, Coventry became the world's first 'twin' city during this time, and it is currently twinned with 26 towns and cities around the world.

Have you ever heard the expression 'true blue' (which refers to someone faithful and uncompromising in their beliefs)? Coventry is where the term came from. The 'genuine' colour came from the blue cloth created in the city and the fact that the material didn't fade with washing.

Coventry Transport Museum

The Coventry Transport Museum houses the world's largest collection of publicly owned, British-built automobiles. Giving you an insight into the city's long history of manufacturing. There are approximately 250 cars, 100 motorcycles, and 300 bicycles in the area. Jaguars, Humbers, Standards, and Triumphs made in Coventry are among the must-sees.

The ThrustSSC, the first road vehicle to break the sound barrier in 1997, and an Austin Metro originally owned by Lady Diana are two of the most popular exhibits. Scientific experiments and engineering challenges are popular among children's pastimes.

Coventry Cathedral

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