Tour of London Road Cemetery

Tomb tales - meet the residents

Sat 6 July 2024 - 2.00pm - 4.30pm

Join our volunteers for talks on some of the residents of London Road Cemetery, Coventry in the 1860s

The Cobden-Chevalier treaty of 1860 eliminated French import prohibitions and lowered tariffs between France and Great Britain. This badly affected Coventry's ribbon trade. Come and hear the stories of Coventry residents of the time and how they survived the crisis.

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.

There will be refreshments and a tour of the cemetery to find the graves of the residents above.


The talks will take place in the Anglican Chapel, London Road Cemetery.

Refreshments will be provided.

Recommended for over 16s. Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.


More info

Free parking is available at Charterhouse car park for this event – register when you enter the Anglican Chapel.


Talk and tour - London Road Cemetery

Useful information

Visitors are advised that due to the historic nature of the buildings and landscape that uneven surfaces are throughout. 

Find us

We encourage you to arrive via public transport or by bike or on foot.

Parking is available:
Charterhouse Drive (Off London Road)

Location of the parking at Charterhouse Drive on Google maps

Visitors arriving by car should park in the Charterhouse car park (London Road, Coventry CV1 2JR) and enter the cemetery through the carriageway entrance, then turn right and look left to locate the Anglican Chapel.


What's on

There’s always plenty to see and do at Historic Coventry Trust places.