COVID-19 Update

George Eliot Plaque reinstalled

Following our recent rebranding we are pleased to unveil our new look shop frontages which we feel are a lot more modern and showing we have been “opening doors since 1843”.  Different look but still the same excellent service.  We have also taken this opportunity to give our George Eliot plaque a face lift.  The Coventry Society have a keen interest in George Eliot and have provided us with the following quote:

 

“We the Coventry Society are very pleased to hear that the plaque to Mary Ann Evans (George Eliot was her pen name) has gone back on the Misses Franklin’s school, after its restoration and repainting as part of the refurbishment of the buildings frontage to Loveitts Estate Agents, 29 Warwick Row by Greyfriars Green. Mary Ann Evans went to this school in Coventry from the age of 13 to 15 years old, that was between 1832 to 1836.
Mary Ann’s formal education ended when her mother died in 1836. She had to returned to the family home to help her sister and acted as housekeeper until she was 21 years old.
It is great to know her memory lives on in the heart of Coventry City Centre”.

 

Loveitts are proud of our connection with George Eliot and were featured in a BBC documentary on her life and times pre-pandemic.