Hideous History Tours
The Hideous History logo means that tours are suitable for aged 16 and over
The Tourist 2 Local logo means that tours are suitable for aged 10 and over.
I’ve lived in Coventry for almost 20 years but learned so many fascinating new facts about the place just from one walking tour. Don’t let anyone make you believe this city is dull!
Medieval Spon Street Tour
Take a trip through time and hear all about Spon Street and its surroundings. Learn about the residents who lived here, the harshness of life, suicides and deaths. Learn about the buildings, their uses and whether they are right or wrong.
Spon Street, Coventry
The Life, Trial & Awful Execution of Mary Ball
1849 – female hangings are on the rise. Mary Ball is the last woman in Coventry to be hung. Learn about Mary, her tumultuous relationship with her husband Thomas and her demise, her executioner and a twist that even the history books have got wrong!
Cuckoo Lane, Coventry
April 1941 Forgotten Air Raid Tour
On the 8th and the 10th April 1941, Coventry suffered 2 large air raids.
This walk will take you on a journey through some events of those evenings. Coventry’s remembers November 1940 but forgets 1941.
Warwick Row, Coventry
Time Gone By Ghost Walk
Join me as I take you on a slow 2-hour walk where you will learn about Spon Street suicides, disembodied voices and the story of a woman whose tongue was slit…never to speak again or does she?
Spon Street, Coventry
Watch Museum After Dark
Access Coventry Watch Museum After Dark and learn about the last known resident, who resides there now and the tales of the last three remaining cottages.
Coventry Watch Museum, Spon Street
Starting at Ford’s Hospital this tour will take you on a different route.
You will learn about the Blitz, the progress of modern architecture, the story of Cow Lane, Dead Lane, Whitefriars Gatehouse and the Unknown Medieval House.
Greyfriars Lane, Coventry
Jo came to give her talk on Mary Ball to the residents where I work.
They absolutely loved it and insisted I book her again soon (which I have done) next talk is going to be on the forgotten air raid complete with slide show!
A brilliant activity for any care home.
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