Saturday, 28 April 2012

Coventry

I visit Coventry.

This place has quite a story to tell: some of it is more than a little sad and all too evident in walking the streets. Let's not dwell on that - it's all well known.

Two very high points: the Transport Museum (which leads very quickly to a sad story if you let it). Coventry was home to more motor and bicycle companies than even people who know what they are talking about could guess at.

This car was a recent acquisition. It had been sat in someone's garage for aeons - I especially liked the cat pawprints on the windshield. I certainly hadn't known that. These ladies had a lot to say in and around Coventry. Nearly all the industry was given over to war work in 14-18 and 39-45, and nearly all the workers were women.

The second really good thing was Taylor John's House. What a great bar. What terrific music.

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