Tales from the Archives

Old Bessie – Tredington

Old Bessie – Tredington

Whilst scanning the archives I came across a folklore story from down the road in Tredington. The story is titled Witch creeps through the keyhole in cat form and her name was Old Bessie. It is said that Old Bessie was not invited to a party and wanted to get revenge...

Old Bessie – Tredington

Old Bessie – Tredington

Whilst scanning the archives I came across a folklore story from down the road in Tredington. The story is titled Witch creeps through the keyhole in cat form and her name was Old Bessie. It is said that Old Bessie was not invited to a party and wanted to get revenge...

Galloping Ghosts

Galloping Ghosts

Over 200 years ago, a stagecoach with all of its passengers disappeared into a large pool on Canley Avenue on Christmas Eve. Today the story of The Phantom Coach circulates in the city. Just before World War 2, a couple had been living on Canley Avenue and had been...

Probable Death of Intrepid Aeronaut

Probable Death of Intrepid Aeronaut

On the 31st May 1830, Mr Charles Green descended into Coventry in a Balloon. He left again on the 18th June - Coventry Fair was at this time, on Greyfriars Green, it is said that he skimmed the chimney tops of the houses...what an amazing sight that must have been!...