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Lady Godiva Statue (Coventry)

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      09.10.2009 00:06
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      Godiva brings many visitors to the City and should feature heavily in any new design plans!

      Lady Godiva, one of Coventry's most famous residents, is a popular story that's often told in schools worldwide. Therefore, visitors to Coventry are often keen to see the memorial to her. The Statue is currently located in Broadgate, just outside of Cathedral Lanes. There have been some modifications to the picture you can see for the review, thankfully, the big canopy has now been removed and In my opinion it shows the Statue in better light. No longer do you have the canopy in the background of pictures, unfortunately, you do get some ugly buildings. It is possible however to get a picture of the statue with the Lady Godiva Clock in the background. On the hour the clock sounds and a mechanised Lady Godiva travels around a short track underneath the actual clock and above her, Peeping Tom also makes an appearance. It's a great thing to see and I remember watching it many times as a kid! Speaking of Peeping Tom, a memorial to Tom can be found on Hertford Street. The council are working hard to keep the statue clean and have really cracked down on people locking their bikes to the railings around the base of the statue, making it more welcoming for visitors. There is talk of the Statue being moved to be the centre piece of a new development square at the top of the Burgess/Trinity Street although there is some doubt whether that will go ahead. It will be interesting to see where the statue fits in with the new designs (a complete re-build of the centre!). It certainly deserves pride of place. Being in Broadgate, the famous Cathedral is literally 1 minutes walk away and the Transport Museum is 3-5 minutes away meaning you can take in several of Coventry's visitor attractions without having to walk too far.

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