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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR - THURSDAY 6 JANUARY 2000
Godiva Weekend For The City Centre

Dear Sir

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of the national press to report on the refurbishment of The Albert Memorial but being unwilling to mention that it was originally made by Skidmore, the prominent Coventry ironworker.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 internationally?

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 upgraded.

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 city centre.

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.

Peter Naul
Honorary Secretary
Coventry Watch Museum Project Ltd
PO Box 1714
Coventry  CV3 6ZS

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