Christmas Supper

 We look forward to welcoming you to the Lord Leycester Hospital this evening for the Annual Christmas Supper. Entry by ticket only. We are gathering at 7.00pm.  The newsletter recently circulated contains errors in the dates of meetings early next year. James Mackay says, ‘I am very sorry that, inexplicably, I confused years, weeks and … More Christmas Supper

Joint Meeting with the Leamington Society: The Leamington Slum Clearance Company

Tuesday 11 April. The next meeting, jointly with the Leamington Society, at the Lord Leycester Hospital, High street, Warwick. The Leamington slum clearance company After the first world war, Leamington built its first council houses. But the economic rents charged were too high to be affordable to the people in the worst slums, including in … More Joint Meeting with the Leamington Society: The Leamington Slum Clearance Company

Our next meeting.

The next meeting of the Warwick Society will welcome Jerry Birkbeck, chair of the Friends of Priory Park (FOPP) who will talk to us about the Park, its history and its future. Priory Park once saw Queen Elizabeth visit its ailing owner. Later it was the retirement home of Queen Anne’s gardener, Henry Wise. The … More Our next meeting.

Tuesday November: the Dark Side of Victorian Warwick

The next meeting for members is on Tuesday November 8th. at 7.30 pm at the Lord Leicester Hospital, High Street, Warwick. The subject is: “The Dark Side of Victorian Warwick”: A talk by Kate Sargent and Rick Thompson on their researches in to the records of Warwick in the mid 19th. Century as part of their work … More Tuesday November: the Dark Side of Victorian Warwick

Tuesday 11th October Warwicks’s Industrial Revolution

A reminder of the next Society meeting: Tuesday 11th. October Mr. Tim Clark on Warwick’s Industrial Revolution Messrs. Parkes, Brookhouse and Crompton: who they were and how they came to establish a worsted factory in Warwick in the late 1700s,which at its peak employed some 500 people.  In the Great Hall of  the Lord Leycester … More Tuesday 11th October Warwicks’s Industrial Revolution