Saturday, 10 April 2010

The Weaver's House

Weaving is deeply entwined in the history of Coventry. It is woven into the very fabric of the city. Okay, I'll give up with the flowery weaving puns, but if you know you're history then you will know just how important weaving once was to Coventry. You will also know that the famous saying "True Blue" is probably derived from "True as Coventry Blue". On Saturday A.C. and I paid a visit to Black Swan Terrace - 119-123 Upper Spon Street and went inside The Weaver's House for the first time. It dates back to 1455 and has been restored by the The Spon End Building Preservation Trust. Saturday was an open day and the volunteers of the trust were out in force showing visitors around and working hard in the garden. It really is a cracking project and I was most impressed. Not much of "Old Coventry" has survived the ravages of our town planners so this is a must see. They have regular open days and the website for the trust is here:

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