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.
Talk on January 10. Heidi Meyer, the new Master of the Lord Leicester Hospital, the first Lady Master of the Hospital in its more than 400 years of history, will speak of her first impressions of the town and its community, and of her hopes for the future of one of Warwick’s most distinguished historic … More We have had a change of plan!
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
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
The Autumn Programme of Events is winging its way to you in your newsletter. The next event is: At the Lord Leycester Hospital 19.30 hrs. Refreshments will be available, and your friends are always welcome. Tuesday 13th. September Lieutenant Colonel (Rtd.) John Rice, a Trustee at the Fusiliers’ Museum The Royal Warwickshire Regiment and its … More Autumn Programme of Events
James Mackay, Chairman of the Warwick Society write as follows: The County Council is about to ask us what we think of some ‘Warwick Town Centre Traffic Improvements’. A decade ago, having failed to win support for earlier proposals, it set out to build consensus on how to reduce the impact of too much traffic … More Adapting the Traffic to the Town, not the Town to the Traffic?
New Warwickshire ‘Pevsner’ Nikolaus Pevsner’s guide to the buildings of Warwickshire was first published 50 years ago. On 28 June, its second edition will be published. Chris Pickford, who has devoted several years to research for it and to writing the book, will be in Warwick on the evening of Saturday 9 July, and we … More AN EXTRA AND VERY SPECIAL MEETING Saturday 9 July 2016