From Groups

Craft & Christmas Fair for Alzheimer’s Society

This takes place on Tuesday 7 November 7pm – 9pm at Standard Triumph Club, Herald Avenue – Christmas gifts & decorations, handmade crafts & knits, cards & calendars, books, cakes, home made jams & preserves, jewellery, beauty & skincare and lots more. Free admission.

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From ferries to pigsties

Coventry Cambrian Society is sorry to say that the talk planned for Friday 18 September on the history of the Beachy Aust Ferry (see A Ferry Story on page 13 of September’s ECHO) has been cancelled due to illness. A replacement talk has been scheduled and Liz Pitman  will give an illustrated talk on her book, …

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Urban Fruit Collective goes from strength to strength

Local group the Urban Fruit Collective (UFC) has provided us with a report about last autumn’s harvesting activities. The group picks fruit for local people who are unable to do so themselves, and shares the harvest with them and local groups. The harvesting season kicked off again in September, and saw Urban Fruit Collective volunteers …

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Friends of Spencer Park

Our next gardening session is on Saturday 5 March from 10.00am to 12.30pm, if you have time please come and help us tidy up the park. If you are able to come please bring gloves and tools if you have them. We have some spares so don’t let it stop you coming to help us. …

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Make running fun

ECHO’s resident fitness freak has been back out in the area again looking for more people and places offering new health and fitness alternatives for you. This time, they’ve been learning about some changes to the Earlsdon Running Club. I discovered the Earlsdon Running Club about three years ago when I was looking to add …

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New and Views from Canley Ford

This time last year we were still in the icy grip of winter, but this year, the middle of February, it’s still raining.  We are very lucky to avoid the serious flooding of buildings but everywhere is waterlogged and every stream and river full to the brim. However the rain has also brought us many …

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WI open meeting

Yes ‘open meeting’ means non-members and even men are welcome too! This month’s meeting takes place at 7.30pm on Thursday 13 March at St. Barbara’s Church Hall. This will be an opportunity to meet Joe Elliott MBE (pictured, right). Joe is a well known Coventry businessman, Chair of Trustees at the Coventry Transport Museum and …

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New residents’ association to be formed?

  Residents in the Hearsall/Earlsdon area (that part which falls into Whoberley Ward, rather than Earlsdon Ward, i.e. north of the main railway line) are planning to set up their own residents group so that the quality of life, amenity, and security can be improved. There is concern that the area, which has a high …

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Cathedral in 3D

On Saturday 1 February the Stereoscopic Society presents Coventry Cathedral and Precinct – The Third Dimension at St. Barbara’s Church Hall, from 2.30pm to 5pm. Members of the public are welcome to attend this meeting as guests of the Society. Inspired by Coventry’s third cathedral’s golden jubilee in 2012, Bob Pryce and two other members …

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