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morgana
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1 of 3  Fri 28th Sep 2012 10:11am  
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Transcription to replace original posting: Lost the Gravestone of former Coventry Mayor Thomas Luckman Mayor of Coventry 1782-83. Thomas married Mary Parry at Holy Trinity Coventry on the 7th Mary 1783 and he was buried on the 14th June 1784 in part of Holy Trinity’s graveyard that was once belonged to St Mary’s Priory and Coventry’s first Cathedral. His wife joined him on the 6th July 1813. Over the following years the grave became lost and was only discovered in 1999 during the excavations at St Mary’s. Now it would appear that the gravestone has been lost again even though it is of considerable weight and size. Many of the stones removed from the graveyard have since been moved to London Road Cemetery but unfortunately Mr & Mrs Luckman’s tribute was not one of them and no trace of it has been found. Update August 2005 The gravestone of Thomas Luckman is still missing and the council have admitted they have no idea of its fate, although they have apologised for its loss. The Council also confessed that no records of the stone were kept so they have no way to trace it’s movements at the site or its removal. The Luckman families’ stone may not have been the only stone to go missing, but it seems that only the larger stones were affected, could they have been stolen? Perhaps skimmed to be used again by unscrupulous stone masons? If anyone should catch sight of this elusive stone I am sure Mr Luckman’s relations would be delighted. Update October 2005 It has now come to light that as many as 50 grave stones could be missing from the historic graveyard. Apparently there were plans to use some of our ancestor’s grave stones as paving slabs as part of the Phoenix initiative, this plan however was abandoned and the stones were subsequently lost. The staff responsible no longer work for the council so there is now no way to discover how or where these stones may be now.
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charabanc
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2 of 3  Fri 28th Sep 2012 10:27pm  
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Some years ago, I remember someone suggesting that some gravestones from Holy Trinity were being used as the boundaries of some gardens at the town end of Kenilworth Road. Perhaps these were the missing ones.
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Midland Red
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3 of 3  Thu 18th May 2017 3:15pm  
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Lament for lost gravestones
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