Coventry Blitz 70th commemorations
Civic service and an evening of Reflection and Commemoration
A special commemoration of the bombing of Coventry on 14 November 1940 was held in the cathedral ruins. It ended with a special act of reflection at the same time as the air raid sirens had first sounded and the destruction of the city began.
The Cathedral and Ruins remained open until midnight. At regular intervals throughout the evening local choirs, poets and artists lead short reflections in the new cathedral, and there was a light display in the Ruins.