JAN 01] COVENTRY AND WARWICKSHIRE PROMOTIONS NEWS
Part In This Year's Godiva Procession
in Coventry are being invited to follow Lady Godiva through the
streets of Coventry as part of a colourful tradition dating back
more than 300 years.
DRAGON AND THE SINGERS FROM COOMBE ABBEY IN LAST YEAR'S PROCESSION
than 800 people took part in last year’s Godiva Procession and
organisers are hoping to top that figure in this year’s parade on
procession is been a long-standing Coventry tradition, which started
in 1678 and was revived in its traditional foot procession form by
Coventry and Warwickshire Promotions in 1997.
from the Cathedral ruins at 11am, the Procession will wend its way
around the city before ending in the Memorial Park.
arrival at the park will signal the beginning of the fourth Godiva
and community groups and charities take part in the procession,
which is fronted by representatives from Coventry Cathedral and
features Pru Porretta, dressed as Lady Godiva, riding on horseback.
PRU PORRETTA ON
HORSEBACK AS LADY GODIVA
by musicians, costumed characters, clubs and societies, it's hoped
that more people than ever will join up to make this year's
procession the biggest and best yet.
are particularly keen to hear from the various historical, ethnic,
community and school groups that represent the diversity of
Coventry's society today.
Manager, Jane Wynn said:
want to make the procession a reflection of Coventry's past and
present. If you belong in the city then you belong in it!"
festival will include a motorcade, greenspace, healing tent, Lives
and Times history fair, rhythm tent, band tent, cabaret tent, kids
space, the fire brigade, fairground and for the first time an arena
with a programme of events.
wishing to join the procession or find out more details should
contact Jane Wynn, Festival Manager on 024 7660 7019, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
or write to Coventry and Warwickshire Promotions, 1 Castle Yard, off
Hay Lane, Coventry, CV1 5RF.