Coventry, Little Heath

On Thursday we returned down the Coventry Arm towards Hawkesbury Junction. As I posted earlier, on the way into Coventry we had passed some areas of the city that were familiar to me from my brief employment at Courtaulds back in 1968. One of these areas was Little Heath where there once was a large factory. On the Britain from Above site there is an excellent image showing the factory and the canal running behind.

Courtaulds Little Heath Works, Little Heath, 1929

Courtaulds Little Heath factory in 1929

Today the site has been flattened.; contractors are busy preparing it for house building. I expect it will be very different the next time we pass this way.

Former Courtauld's Little Heath site in April 2015
(site preparation)