TO THE EDITOR - THURSDAY 6 JANUARY 2000
Godiva Weekend For The City Centre
Congratulations to Coventry and Warwickshire Promotions for
proving that a quality event in the city centre can be run without major problems and will
be well supported by the public.
It was a great pity that the BBC were not able to show the
tightrope walk live, but it must always have been a calculated gamble to have picked a
time slot so close to the national lottery draw.
We should not be disheartened by media bias, as this has
always been evident.
A typical example being the eagerness of the national press
to report on the refurbishment of The Albert Memorial but being unwilling to mention that
it was originally made by Skidmore, the prominent Coventry ironworker.
There is now a good case to run a headline event annually
and what could be better than to make use of the symbol by which we are known
We suggest that the Godiva Weekend should be re-located
from the Memorial Park to the city centre and that the Godiva procession should be
Our group has been proud to take part in the procession but
more people should be encouraged to participate and a higher profile route used around the
Having the event in the city centre would also obviate
problems of muddy ground and be more convenient for people to visit the exhibits and
evening concerts. Use could be made of empty shop units and special exhibitions could be
put on at the Motor Museum and Herbert Art Gallery and Museum.
Coventry Watch Museum Project Ltd
PO Box 1714
Coventry CV3 6ZS
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