There was a capacity attendance in the Court House Ballroom for the September edition of the social tea ‘In The Ballroom’, when Roger Butler gave a fascinating talk about the history of Britain’s canals.
He explained the impressive engineering as they were constructed to carry goods, coal and iron ore to and from the industrial centres, and their decline as they became overtaken by the railways.
Now reconstructed, the canal network is a popular leisure facility across the country, with hundreds of narrow boats displaying the traditional canal art with its colourful flower motifs.
After the tea, coffee and cakes , there was the regular quiz designed by Helen Fellows – this time on general knowledge.
The ‘In The Ballroom’ socials take place every second Wednesday of the month from 2pm and 4pm. They cost just £3 per person to include the tea.
Their continuing popularity means that guests must reserve their places in advance by popping in to the Visitor Information Centre in Jury Street, or phoning them on 01926 492212. Or email George.Palmer@warwicktowncouncil.org.uk
The next gathering on October 11th will celebrate the ‘Songs, Shows and Films of the 1940s’ with Trevor Langley.