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ISITORS to the ruins of old Coventry Cathedral will be able to see it in all its former glory, just as it would have looked had it not been bombed by the German Luftwaffe in 1940, using a new and ingenious app.
Available from November 15, RISING Ruins has been created by the RISING Global Peace Forum (https://rising.org), funded by Coventry University in collaboration with Coventry Cathedral. It uses special technology that detects the user’s location and surroundings, creating an immersive, 3D virtual-reality re-creation of the 14th- to 15th-century church as you stand within it.
The ruins of St Michael’s Coventry remain hallowed ground and are Grade I listed; its spire is still the tallest structure in the city at 295ft.
VThe COUNTRY LIFE Cumulative Index and half-yearly indices up to December 2015 are now available from our Picture Library (www.countrylife images.co.uk; 020– 3148 4474). The Index, an invaluable reference to the architectural and garden features published since 1897, costs £40. The half-yearly indices list all authors and articles published in 2015 and cost £40 each or £80 for all three.
Victorian Grade I-listed Clevedon Pier, which Betjeman called ‘the most beautiful pier in England’ and which was nearly demolished in the 1970s, is this year’s People’s Favourite in Historic England’s Heritage Angels Awards. Announced on Monday, the awards celebrate those who take action to save their local landmarks. Visit https://historicengland.org.uk for further information