Our Autumn Newsletter

Catch up with Unlocking Warwick’s activities and plans for later this year. Here is the link to our quarterly Newsletter for the autumn. Newsletter Autumn 2018  You can print it out if you want – it’s just two sides of A4.

This edition features the various ways Unlocking Warwick will be marking the centenary of the 1918 Armistice that ended of the fighting in The Great War. There has been a great public response to our appeal for old photos and information about the 358 names from WWI on the War Memorial in Church Street. And our research team have been hard at work in the County Record Office finding newspaper reports and newspaper articles that help to tell the human stories of the Warwick men – and one woman – who died during the war.

These are all being posted on our special website www.warwickwarmemorial.org.uk which also has features about what happened in Warwick during the Great War.

On October 7th there will be The Warwick Armistice Afternoon Tea in the ballroom with presentations about the impact on the town of WWI, music and poems. And on October 13th we will be conducting The Warwick World War One Walk from the Court House to the poppy display in St. Mary’s Church via the War Memorial, relating some of the personal stories we have unearthed. Tickets for both events are now on sale in the Visitor Information Centre.

The monthly social gathering In the Ballroom will have a singalong of WWI period songs in September and in November will hear the story of the huge poppy display in St. Mary’s due to be unveiled in early October. 

If you would like to get involved in our community activities, email Secretary Rick Thompson on info@unlockingwarwick.org