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346 of 362  Mon 9th Oct 2017 7:58am  
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London Road Cemetery was opened on 9th October 1847. The oldest section of the cemetery - nearest the city centre, between Deasy Road and the railway line - is of national importance, with a Grade I listing by Historic England. The cemetery was designed as an arboretum, with many new species of trees and combines a cemetery and an arboretum park over a seven hectare site. It also includes three chapels. It was the first municipal burial ground in the country and designed by renowned architect and Coventry MP Joseph Paxton.
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Rob Orland
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347 of 362  Tue 10th Oct 2017 7:25am  
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10th Oct 1971 The legendary Deep Purple play at the Coventry Theatre for the second time as part of their 'In Rock' world tour.
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348 of 362  Tue 10th Oct 2017 7:29am  
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349 of 362  Wed 11th Oct 2017 7:23am  
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11th Oct 1944 Official wartime statistics were released on this day giving details of Coventry's air raids. They showed that in the first concentrated attack on the night of November 14-15th 1940, the Luftwaffe, in 12 hours, dropped 1,200 high explosives, approximately 50,000 incendiaries and 50 parachute mines, this being the first known occasion that parachute mines were used against Britain. People known to have been killed in all raids on the city totalled 1,252, while 1,859 were injured.
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350 of 362  Wed 11th Oct 2017 7:59am  
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Telegraph photos taken on 11th October Thumbs up (Hardly worth bothering with Roll eyes)
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351 of 362  Thu 12th Oct 2017 7:26am  
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12th Oct 1940 Coventry city centre's first heavy raid involving a mixture of incendiaries and high explosives.
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352 of 362  Thu 12th Oct 2017 8:04am  
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353 of 362  Fri 13th Oct 2017 7:21am  
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13th Oct 1982 Shirley Bassey arrives at Coventry Theatre for two nights, staying in the dressing room specially prepared for her on her previous visit.
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354 of 362  Fri 13th Oct 2017 7:30am  
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355 of 362  Sat 14th Oct 2017 7:58am  
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356 of 362  Sat 14th Oct 2017 9:23am  
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14th Oct 1940 Ford's Hospital struck by a single bomb which killed the warden, a nurse and six residents. 14th Oct 1972 Sky Blues legend Tommy Hutchison makes his debut against Manchester City.
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357 of 362  Sat 14th Oct 2017 9:52am  
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14th October 1994. The new Pool Meadow bus station opens.
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358 of 362  Sun 15th Oct 2017 7:53am  
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Telegraph photos taken on 15th October Thumbs up
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359 of 362  Sun 15th Oct 2017 10:00am  
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15th Oct 1850 A huge beech tree was moved from next to Warwick Road (where the Quadrant now stands) to the London Road Cemetery.
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360 of 362  Mon 16th Oct 2017 7:23am  
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16th Oct 1940 26 year old Airman, Squadron Leader J. A. Davies, crashed his Hurricane in a field in Whitley after clipping his starboard wing on the cable of a barrage balloon at Cheylesmore.
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