Lady Godiva

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Noun1.Lady Godiva - according to legend she rode naked through Coventry in order to persuade her husband not to tax the townspeople so heavilyLady Godiva - according to legend she rode naked through Coventry in order to persuade her husband not to tax the townspeople so heavily; the only person to look at her as she rode by was a man named Tom and Peeping Tom has become a synonym for voyeur (circa 1040-1080)
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Pupils at Stretton C of E Primary School, in Stretton Avenue, Willenhall, had a special visit from Coventry University students and Coventry's modern day Lady Godiva, Pru Porretta.
The Tom was unveiled at the pub during a special ceremony attended by Coventry Lord Mayor Coun Gary Crookes and the city's modern day Lady Godiva Pru Porretta.
Pru Porretta, who organised the event, said: "This event is about saying that we are all Lady Godiva's children, and we may be different, but we can work together in peace.
It will be judged by Coventry Lord Mayor Tim Sawdon and his wife, and Lady Godiva actress Pru Porretta.
Pru Porretta, Coventry's modern-day Lady Godiva, was joined by fellow storytellers Kusumika Chatterjee and Jahman Aggrey to read to children.
Guests included Coventry's Lord Mayor, Coun Tim Sawdon, and modern-day Lady Godiva Pru Porretta.
Pru Porretta and John Brassington will walk in procession with other historic characters as part of the Kieler Umschlag festival, ending on March 4.
The festivities started with a lunch in Priory Gardens with modern day Lady Godiva, Pru Porretta, and her 14 'sisters' who represent Coventry's different communities including Christian, Caribbean, Japanese, Sikh, Latin-American, Irish and Polish.
The annual event will see Lady Godiva - played by Pru Porretta - accompanied by 15 of her inspiring sisters, both ancient and modern.
The museum in Baginton opened its doors to railway enthusiasts and welcomed Pru Porretta, to plant the tree in celebration of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.
They will be led by tour guides Pru Porretta, Coventry's modern day Lady Godiva, official blue badge guide Roger Bailey, Coventry's St George, and local music historian Pete Chambers.