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St Nicholas Church

Church of England (Anglican)

Radford (Coventry), Warwickshire

England UK

The old St Nicholas Church, built in 1874, was destroyed during the Coventry Blitz, 14 November 1940. A landmine, a large metal box suspended by a parachute, descended slowly and silently, exploding above ground with a deafening roar, flattening the church. People hid in cellars, crypts, and air raid shelters; some were injured and died in the church crypt. Just one course of stones was left standing. The new church was built close to the site during 1955-57.
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The church behind the old churchyard<br />Photo: Amanda Slater <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/pikerslanefarm/sets/72157609121632508/with/3031640061/" target="new" class="link">Flickr</a>
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