At the end of April, the monthly session of Tea and Dance Lessons in the ballroom on 26th was followed on 30th by a Court House Tour conducted in bright sunshine for a group of local people who wanted to know more about the building and its place in Warwick’s history.
The dance lessons attracted several people who were new to ballroom dancing, and professional tutor Chris Clark started by showing them the steps of the waltz, followed by the social foxtrot.
The Court House Tour was conducted by Tricia, who explained how Warwick was founded by Aethelflaed, Alfred the Great’s Daughter, in 914. The plaque on the wall next to the gate into Pageant Gardens was erected in 2014 when the Court House reopened after major refurbishment, and it commemorates 1,100 years since the founding of the town.
The Tea and Dance Lessons happen at 2pm on the fourth Tuesday of each month and cost just £3, including the tea or coffee and cake in the interval. The next session will be on May 24th. Please book your place at the Visitor information Centre, or call them on 01926 492212.
The next Court house Tour will be from 11am – 11.45 am on Saturday May 7th, and the one after that will be on Saturday June 4th, during the Platinum Jubilee Weekend. There’s no need to book. Just turn up at the Visitor Centre in Jury Street.