There was glorious weather for our Monday Bank Holiday Court House Tour on 28th August. Twenty-two people, mainly from the local area, turned up at the Jury Street Court House to hear about the Grade 1 listed building and a little of the long history of the county town.
Volunteers Patrick and Tricia guided two groups around the outside of the building, finishing with a look at the restored Regency ballroom on the first floor. It was the final day of the Warwick Horticultural and Allotments Society Annual Show in the ballroom and outside in Pageant Gardens, so there was plenty going on, illustrating how the old Court House is now becoming a hub of community activity as it was in former centuries.
Guests clearly enjoyed the 45-minute tours. “I live in Warwick, but discovered many things I don’t know before”; “We really enjoyed hearing about some of the history of Warwick. Thank you!”
The next free Court House Tours will be at 11am on Saturday 9th September, during the Heritage Open Days weekend. There’s no need to book. Just turn up at the Visitor Information Centre in good time. Numbers have to be limited for practical reasons, so it’s a case of first come, first served.