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Walking in George’s footsteps

October 8, 2012

Coventry Canal (Brooklyn Road)

On Saturday John, Viv, Juliet and I took a walk that we imagined George might often have made, over to her friends at Rosehill. Although the built environment has changed and the rural landscape lost, the canal is a constant. Starting at Bird Grove we walked along the Foleshill Road before turning into Brooklyn Road and heading for the Coventry Canal and Cash’s Model Factory


We walked along the canal before crossing the new bridge at Electric Wharf and walking along Sandy Lane, turning right up St. Nicholas Street and arriving at Rosehill.

Coventry Coachmakers Club (site of Rosehill)

At Coventry Coachmakers Club we tried to locate a tree which had been planted several years ago to remember George’s links to the site and talked to club members about their own knowledge of the site and the manor house next door. We then walked back down St Nicholas Street towards the Canal Basin.

Coventry Canal Basin

We crossed the ring road and headed down Bishop Street towards the city centre and Holy Trinity the church attended by George and her father Robert Evans. It is a beautiful church which on Saturday afternoon was filled with piano music, scented flowers and produce for harvest and lots of tourists admiring the 600 year old doom painting.

The plaque which acknowledges George and Robert’s attendance at Holy Trinity


From → A Ploughed Heart

One Comment
  1. John Burton permalink

    It was a really lovely afternoon, Vanessa, and great fun for us all. At the same time we felt that out of the afternoon will come some really useful activities next year.

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