DEC 00] COVENTRY AND WARWICKSHIRE PROMOTIONS NEWS
Lady Godiva Travels World Over
“raunchy” calendar featuring pictures of Coventry and a print of
a classic painting of Lady Godiva is proving an international hit.
Coventrians are buying the calendar to send to friends and relatives
as far away as Australia and New Zealand.
customer, returning to the Tourist Information Centre in Bayley Lane
to buy one to send to friends in Brussels, said they had already
sent five to South Africa.
one person has turned the calendar down flat, finding the reprint of
John Hollier’s 1898 painting of Lady Godiva “too raunchy to send
to my aunt”.
famous picture, owned by the Herbert Art Gallery, is the centrepiece
of the calendar and is featured on June’s page – the month when
the Godiva festival is held.
Hopker of Coventry and Warwickshire Promotions, which produces the
calendar, said around 2,000 copies had been sold.
said that the calendar, which appeared for the first time last year,
was the only one that used modern images of the city, instead of
relying on nostalgia for Coventry’s past.
calendar remains on sale at the Tourist Information Centre,
telephone 024 7622 7264. People can order them from abroad by
like it because it’s got really nice images of their city and
they are proud to send it overseas and said 'what a lovely place I
has also been popular for having the Lady Godiva image, and people
also like it because it’s got lots of space to write their
birthdays and other appointments.”