New books to buy on our shelf!
The July Open Day took place on St Swithin’s Day and if the old rhyme proves true it may be a soggy summer!
St Swithin’s Day if thou dost rain, For 40 days it will remain, St Swithin’s Day if thou be fair, For 40 days will rain na mair.
The rain did not set in too much, so we had plenty of visitors. Should it prove to have some days more appropriate for staying inside, we have a couple of new products on the shelves.
Alongside our recent Weaver’s House family history booklet, we have Coventry-based author Mark Johnson’s Hidden Histories – Coventry Jewish Watchmakers. This carefully researched and abundantly illustrated book delves into the stories of migrant families in Victorian Coventry. A fascinating and insightful slice of Coventry’s history, very relevant to our area.
There is also some stock of the Concrete Colouring Book, designed for Coventry 2021 and featuring iconic brutalist and mid-century architecture of the city such as the Brittania Hotel, Elephant Building and Belgrade Theatre. These were generously donated by Michael Mogan and money raised from their sale at the bargain price of £3 will support The Weaver’s House.
The Weaver’s House will be open for three more Open Days this year: Saturday 12th August, and Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th September. All from 10am until 4pm (we recommend last admissions at 3.30pm).