If Warwick’s Walls Could Talk!

The Court House ballroom was packed with a record number of guests for the March edition of ‘In The Ballroom’, when local historian Trevor Langley related some of the intriguing stories from Warwick’s past.

He explained how the ancient walls around the original town of Warwick have witnessed countless acts of skulduggery, executions, romantic royal encounters and enterprise as the town rose from the ashes of the Great Fire of 1694.

His fascinating talk was followed by the usual tea, coffee and cake served by the Unlocking Warwick volunteers, and then a picture quiz related to royal history. (Who was the last reigning monarch to be killed in battle?  Who founded Warwick in 914?)

Here are a few pictures of the talk, the tea and Helen’s fiendish quiz; (one group got all the 20 questions right!)

‘In The Ballroom’ – the social gathering for local people – is held every second Wednesday of the month from 2pm to 4pm in the Jury Street Court House, and costs just £2 per person. There’s no need to book. Just turn up in good time. 

The next edition will be on Wednesday April 10th, and will feature a talk about the restoration project at Guy’s Cliffe Walled Garden which used to supply the big house with seasonal produce, but fell into disuse and became completely overgrown – until volunteers decided it should be recovered.