The Midlands' version of Slough.
Used to have a motor industry.
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Also the place in the phrase "sent to Coventry", meaning to be shunned. A few theories exist for the meaning of this phrase, but the most popular is that the locals didn't like troops being billeted on them during the English Civil War so ostracised them.
Why would anyone not want the brutal and licentious soldiery in their household? Cheeky barstewards!