Monthly Archives December 2016

Coventry is a Welcoming City

Coventry has a long tradition of welcoming people to the city from all over the world. These people have bought new skills and expertise with them and have been proud to make Coventry their home. In 1685, for instance, French refugees settled here following religious persecution in their country and introduced the weaving trade to Coventry – a trade that helped to make the city wealthy and successful. During the 19th and 20th centuries people came to Coventry from across England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland and the Commonwealth to settle here, and in the 1970s the city made a new home