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Tomb tales – Coventry in crisis, 1860s

Come and hear the stories of Coventry residents of the 1860s and how they survived the crisis affecting the ribbon industry.
Our researchers will reveal the stories of: John Cash, ribbon manufacturer; Charles Bray, ribbon manufacturer and host of the Rosehill Circle; Thomas Stevens, inventor of the Stevengraph; Lizzy Stuart, singer of Scottish songs – and wearer of ribbons.