‘Chandler’s Leap’: Chris Pitt is a freelance journalist and horseracing historian and is the author of four books on the history or racecourses. He will talk to us about the history of horseracing in Warwick, the subject of his latest book. Copies will be available to buy — in advance of publication the following day! This meeting … More Warwick’s 300-Year Horseracing History Tuesday 21st May Lord Leycester Hospital
Christine Hodgetts will talk about the gardens created by Fulke Greville and his neighbours in the early seventeenth century. Tuesday 12th March at the Lord Leycester Hospital 7.30 Admission free. all Welcome
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
This will be held on Monday 18th September 2017 at the Lord Leycester Hospital. Following the Annual General Meeting, a short address will be given by Matt Western MP on his early reflections on representing the two towns of Warwick and Leamington, on the character of each and on the interdependence between them. This will … More The AGM of the Warwick Society
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
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!