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Coventry Collection

Background imageCoventry Collection: A skinhead in Coventrys shopping precinct. 4th October 1969

A skinhead in Coventrys shopping precinct. 4th October 1969

Background imageCoventry Collection: Men at work on the Rapier track at the Rootes Group factory at Ryton, Coventry

Men at work on the Rapier track at the Rootes Group factory at Ryton, Coventry. 2nd November 1961

Background imageCoventry Collection: FA Cup heroes, Coventry City players, take a city tour aboard a open-top bus

FA Cup heroes, Coventry City players, take a city tour aboard a open-top bus. 18th May 1987

Background imageCoventry Collection: The Coventry Climax Engines ET199 the first British-produced forklift truck

The Coventry Climax Engines ET199 the first British-produced forklift truck, seen here being demonstrated by a girl worker at the Coventry factory that produces the truck

Background imageCoventry Collection: Coventry City v Nottingham Forest football match played at Highfield Road

Coventry City v Nottingham Forest football match played at Highfield Road and ended in a 0-0 draw. Coventrys Mick Ferguson heads the ball towards the Notts Forest Goalkeeper Peter Shilton

Background imageCoventry Collection: Locarno Dance Hall, Coventry. 1st April 1974

Locarno Dance Hall, Coventry. 1st April 1974

Background imageCoventry Collection: Team photo- Coventry RFC - Players and officials - Back row: L - r: George Cole

Team photo- Coventry RFC - Players and officials - Back row: L - r: George Cole, Jim Broderick, Chris Ison, John Eaton, Bernie Clarke, Thumper Dingley, Tony Gulliver, Rob Fardoe, Graham Robbins

Background imageCoventry Collection: Team photo- Coventry RFC - Players and officials - Back row: L - r: George Cole

Team photo- Coventry RFC - Players and officials - Back row: L - r: George Cole, Jim Broderick, Chris Ison, John Eaton, Bernie Clarke, Thumper Dingley, Tony Gulliver, Rob Fardoe, Graham Robbins

Background imageCoventry Collection: Highfield Road, home of Coventry City Football Club, our picture shows an under-soil

Highfield Road, home of Coventry City Football Club, our picture shows an under-soil heating system being installed on the pitch, 25th April 1961

Background imageCoventry Collection: What better birthday present than a cuddle from pop star David Essex

What better birthday present than a cuddle from pop star David Essex. That was the surprise treat arranged for a Coventry fan by her friends and workmates yesterday

Background imageCoventry Collection: Orderly rows of buildings in the new development in Spon Street, Spon End, Coventry

Orderly rows of buildings in the new development in Spon Street, Spon End, Coventry. 29th January 1971

Background imageCoventry Collection: The cocktail bar at the Pink Parrot nightclub, Coventry. 8th September 1987

The cocktail bar at the Pink Parrot nightclub, Coventry. 8th September 1987

Background imageCoventry Collection: More than 50 years of Triumph car production in Coventry came to a quiet

More than 50 years of Triumph car production in Coventry came to a quiet and un-ceremonious end today when the last Spitfire left the No 1 track at Canley

Background imageCoventry Collection: Queen Elizabeth II visits Walsgrave Hospital, Coventry. 30th June 1970

Queen Elizabeth II visits Walsgrave Hospital, Coventry. 30th June 1970

Background imageCoventry Collection: Coventry has been represented by a school and the Youth Orchestra

Coventry has been represented by a school and the Youth Orchestras Brass Section in a recording of BBCs Radio Fours schools programme Together

Background imageCoventry Collection: The Snarling Beasties director and actress Debbie Isitt

The Snarling Beasties director and actress Debbie Isitt, finds time to relax during rehearsals for the Edinburgh Festival. 10th August 1987

Background imageCoventry Collection: A residents view from the balcony of a flat in Queens Street, Coventry

A residents view from the balcony of a flat in Queens Street, Coventry, overlooking new flats being built in Hillfields. 12th January 1966

Background imageCoventry Collection: A 1957 500cc Velocette motor cycle owned by Charles Bartlett, aged 19 of Arden Street

A 1957 500cc Velocette motor cycle owned by Charles Bartlett, aged 19 of Arden Street, Earlsdon, Coventry. He had partially built it up as a Chopper when a fire destroyed a lot of his hard work

Background imageCoventry Collection: Spon End, Coventry. 5th June 1974

Spon End, Coventry. 5th June 1974

Background imageCoventry Collection: Views over Spon End looking over the new four storey flats and the recently built Y. W. C. A

Views over Spon End looking over the new four storey flats and the recently built Y. W. C. A
Views over Spon End looking over the new four storey flats and the recently built Y.W.C.A. premises in the Butts. In the background can be seen the Butts Stadium and on the left

Background imageCoventry Collection: Lanchester Polytechnic Tea Party, Coventry, 14th November 1975

Lanchester Polytechnic Tea Party, Coventry, 14th November 1975. Our Picture Shows... students enjoy this tea party on a busy ring road roundabout in Coventry

Background imageCoventry Collection: A sunny morning at Spon End, Coventry, with the railway bridge framing modern blocks of

A sunny morning at Spon End, Coventry, with the railway bridge framing modern blocks of flats and old shops. 25th August 1962

Background imageCoventry Collection: Cars parked in Market Way Precinct, Coventry. Soon there will be a ban on Precinct

Cars parked in Market Way Precinct, Coventry. Soon there will be a ban on Precinct parking so this sight will disappear. 7th October 1961

Background imageCoventry Collection: Jaguar. The lenghtened assembly tracks at Jaguar Cars, Browns Lane

Jaguar. The lenghtened assembly tracks at Jaguar Cars, Browns Lane, Coventry - the extensions are in the foreground - which are enabling production of the E-type models to run at an all-time high

Background imageCoventry Collection: The glass tower entrance to the Locarno Ballroom, Smithford Way Precinct, Coventry

The glass tower entrance to the Locarno Ballroom, Smithford Way Precinct, Coventry, which was completed in 1960. 29th December 1960

Background imageCoventry Collection: Coventry Polytechnic Building, 1st April 1989

Coventry Polytechnic Building, 1st April 1989

Background imageCoventry Collection: Morecambe and Wise appeared at Coventry Theatre for four shows entitled '

Morecambe and Wise appeared at Coventry Theatre for four shows entitled " Eric and Ernie - Two of a Kind!" Back stage they were photographed with Arthur Worsley

Background imageCoventry Collection: Leeds on the attack or is it Liverpool? Coventry youngsters beneath a 10-storey Yardley

Leeds on the attack or is it Liverpool? Coventry youngsters beneath a 10-storey Yardley Street " grandstand" bow to the ritual of Cup Final day on their backyard Wembley. 1st May 1965

Background imageCoventry Collection: Mista the clown, alias Clive Chandler, visits pupils at Earlsdon Primary School, Coventry

Mista the clown, alias Clive Chandler, visits pupils at Earlsdon Primary School, Coventry, as part of a drive to get children involved in the arts. August 9th 1984

Background imageCoventry Collection: Freddie Starr and his bride Sandy Morgan after their marriage at a Registry Office in

Freddie Starr and his bride Sandy Morgan after their marriage at a Registry Office in Coventry. April 1974

Background imageCoventry Collection: Tiffanys Dance Hall, Coventry. 13th February 1979

Tiffanys Dance Hall, Coventry. 13th February 1979

Background imageCoventry Collection: Barnbys toy shop, Coventry. 11th February 1980

Barnbys toy shop, Coventry. 11th February 1980

Background imageCoventry Collection: Canley Ford Milk bar, Coventry. 12th August 1969

Canley Ford Milk bar, Coventry. 12th August 1969

Background imageCoventry Collection: A new nightclub is set to open in Coventry City Centre, creating up to 50 jobs

A new nightclub is set to open in Coventry City Centre, creating up to 50 jobs. The Pink Parrot nightclub, in Tower Street, has the same owners and premises of Tomango s, which closed in August 1985

Background imageCoventry Collection: A young boy feeds a hippo a loaf of bread whilst riding on his back at Coventry Zoo

A young boy feeds a hippo a loaf of bread whilst riding on his back at Coventry Zoo, West Midlands. 23rd May 1969

Background imageCoventry Collection: Skinheads in Coventry shopping precinct. 4th October 1969

Skinheads in Coventry shopping precinct. 4th October 1969

Background imageCoventry Collection: Pop singer Tracey Cattell of Coventry group The Primitives

Pop singer Tracey Cattell of Coventry group The Primitives, was besieged by youngsters when she opened an art exhibition in the city

Background imageCoventry Collection: Courtaulds works, Foleshill Road, Coventry. 8th January 1981

Courtaulds works, Foleshill Road, Coventry. 8th January 1981

Background imageCoventry Collection: Aerial view of the Morris Engines factory, Courthouse Green, Coventry

Aerial view of the Morris Engines factory, Courthouse Green, Coventry. 13th October 1970

Background imageCoventry Collection: The likely lads... the confident-looking Warwickshire boxers who compete in tomorrow

The likely lads... the confident-looking Warwickshire boxers who compete in tomorrow
The likely lads...the confident-looking Warwickshire boxers who compete in tomorrows Schools ABA semi-finals. They are (left to right) : Jimmy O Rafferty (Coventry Irish), Errol Christie

Background imageCoventry Collection: Pupils at Binley Park Comprehensive school in Coventry are collecting newspapers to

Pupils at Binley Park Comprehensive school in Coventry are collecting newspapers to recycle and have already collected over a ton

Background imageCoventry Collection: Actor David Suchet(26) is seen here in his dressing room getting ready to apply his stage

Actor David Suchet(26) is seen here in his dressing room getting ready to apply his stage make-up for a production of " Arsenic and Old Lace

Background imageCoventry Collection: St. Thomas Church, The Butts, Coventry. 19th July 1972

St. Thomas Church, The Butts, Coventry. 19th July 1972

Background imageCoventry Collection: Keresley hospital, Coventry. The site is now the Royal Court Hotel

Keresley hospital, Coventry. The site is now the Royal Court Hotel. 11th October 1968

Background imageCoventry Collection: The Matrix Hall, Coventry. The Beatles, Cilla Black, Dusty Springfield, The Four Seasons

The Matrix Hall, Coventry. The Beatles, Cilla Black, Dusty Springfield, The Four Seasons, John Leyton, The Searchers, The Swinging Blue Jeans all appeared here in the past. 4th February 1982

Background imageCoventry Collection: Tiffanys Dance Hall, Coventry. 11th May 1981

Tiffanys Dance Hall, Coventry. 11th May 1981

Background imageCoventry Collection: Empire Theatre, Coventry, West Midlands. 20th February 1961

Empire Theatre, Coventry, West Midlands. 20th February 1961

Background imageCoventry Collection: Generous publicans and residents have dug deep into their pockets to help Coventry

Generous publicans and residents have dug deep into their pockets to help Coventry schoolboy Kevin Smith who suffers fro cerebral palsy



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