AUG 01] SPON END FORUM NEWS
Heritage Trails Sketched Out For Spon End
community led initiative to establish two new heritage trails
has begun with the installation of 14 new illustrated panels in
Spon Street subway.
panels, which were specially commissioned for the subway, depict
Spon End street scenes and buildings in the area that have long
work was commissioned by the Spon End Community Forum and funded
by Coventry City Council. The panels have been designed by
graphic design students from the School of Art and Design at
Coventry University from images researched and collected by
members of the Spon End community.
panels, and a new information board soon to be installed in Spon
Street, mark the start of two new heritage trails that will
guide people through the Spon End and Nauls Mill area to the
Chapelfields and Canal Basin Conservation areas.
Spon End and Nauls Mill area has recently been declared an 'Area
of Local Distinctiveness' by Coventry City Council and the
heritage trail will included signage and information panels
explaining the area's long history and providing information
about many historic landmarks.
Walker, Chair of the Spon End Forum said:
panels are not only attractive pieces of art in their own
right but are also an important record of the areas history,
giving people a glimpse of how Spon End used to be".
is hoped that work on the next phase of the heritage trails can
begin in the autumn.
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