Society welcomes the planned return of the city's historic 'Coventry Cross' - The Coventry Observer

12th Aug, 2022

Society welcomes the planned return of the city's historic 'Coventry Cross'

THE COVENTRY Society has welcomed a move to return an historic monument so it take pride of place in the city.

The group embarked on a long campaign to save the Coventry Cross and were disappointed to hear about plans to simply display elements of the monument.

But now they have been scrapped in favour of reassembling the piece on a site close to the position of the original medieval site – in Trinity Street between Primark and Holy Trinity Church in Broadgate.

The removal of the monument, which includes artwork by famous Coventry artists George Wagstaffe, was the cause of significant local complaints and objections by The Coventry Society due to cost and the loss of yet another piece of the city’s proud heritage.

A spokesman for The Society said: “The Cross was both a significant landmark and paid homage to the original medieval Coventry Cross, we were dismayed by its unnecessary and costly destruction and not at all impressed when we saw an artist’s impression of the plans for simply displaying some pieces of the disassembled monument.

“We could not be happier to learn that our Coventry Cross is to be resurrected in its original form.”

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