On the 14th of November, 1940, the German Luftwaffe dropped over 500 tonnes of high explosives on the city of Coventry. Around 4,300 homes were destroyed and an estimated 568 people killed, making this one of the most devastating bombing raids of the Second World War.
It was around 8 o’clock that night that Coventry Cathedral was hit by incendiary bombs. Despite the best efforts of fire fighters, the flames quickly spread out of control. The Cathedral stands in ruins to this day, a visible and poignant reminder of the devastation caused by the Blitz. But beside these ruins stands the new Coventry Cathedral, an impressive modernist structure built in 1956 – a symbol of hope for the future beside the ruins of the past.
This design celebrates Coventry’s two Cathedrals side by side, their two spires reaching together into the orange sky – a beautiful scene to enjoy as you’re drying the dishes.