An inspiring event – ‘The Future of Coventry’s Past – Part 2’
We were delighted to be able to attend the second Coventry Society heritage conference in October. Organisations and groups from across the city gathered at the stunningly restored Draper’s Hall for a day of presentations and discussions.
The day kicked off with a welcome from Peter Walters, Chair of The Coventry Society and the morning included speeches and presentations from Councillor David Welsh, Anne Cranston (Historic Coventry Trust) and Coventry University’s Judith Mossman as well as Q&A opportunities.
The afternoon was devoted to local heritage groups presenting updates on recent and current projects from across the city: Westwood Heath, Hillfields, Stoke, Spencer Park and Stoney Road Gardens, as well as Orchards in Coventry and Canals & Rivers Trust. There was also an insightful presentation on farm buildings in the city by Mark Cook, a true illustration that history really is all around us.
There was also a collection of displays to browse in the breaks – all in all a good indicator of the healthy interest in heritage in Coventry, and a day to reflect on as well as look forward to the future.