The May edition of the monthly social gathering In the Ballroom will feature a talk by Trevor Langley called ‘Hidden Depths’ about our local canals. It’s on Thursday May 3rd from 2pm to 4.30pm.
The canals that criss-crossed the midlands were the arteries of Britain’s industrial revolution, transporting coal, iron ore and raw materials, and moving the finished goods to the big cities or ports. The famous Hatton Flight of locks just outside Warwick was opened in 1799 on the Warwick and Birmingham canal, later to be re-named the Grand Union. Trevor will tell who designed and built the canals, and why they fell into disrepair before being revived for leisure boats.
In the Ballroom is organised by the Unlocking Warwick volunteers for the Town Council. As well as a talk or activity each month, there is tea, cake and plenty of time to chat. It costs just £2 per person. There’s no need to book, just turn up.