Coventry Rebuilt Films
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Introduction to Coventry Rebuilt
About Coventry Rebuilt
Coventry Rebuilt aims to recreate Coventry’s history in a highly detailed computer model.
From the very early origins, the radical 1930s redevelopment, the second world war destruction and the post-war redevelopment.
Nameless Faces of Coventry's Past
When we pass away we leave the legacy of our life belongings behind. Including all the photos of family and friends. If no one living has a connection to these faces they often go adrift.
Here these ghosts will be given a home. All will have a clear connection to Coventry with no one in living memory who knows who they are.
History of Coventry
An ancient city with a unique history. The early origins of what would become Coventry can be traced back to 700 AD. During the Middle Ages, Coventry became one of the most important cities in England, mainly due to its booming cloth and textile industry. During the Reformation, the city lost its cathedral. Later the city played its part during the English Civil War – ‘Sent to Coventry’.
Unfortunately, the industrial might of the city made it a prime target during the second world war. Huge swathes of the city were lost, what remained was mostly demolished to make way for a vision of the future. Over this relatively short period (1880 – 1960) 95%+ of the ancient city was ‘lost’.