At the St. Mary’s Christmas Tree Festival, Unlocking Warwick’s tree has received a commendation from the Mayor as the ‘Most Geographic Tree’! It is decorated with cards showing Warwick Street Names with an explanation of their origins.
The tree is proving to be very popular with visitors. Many can be seen stopping to read the cards, perhaps finding their own street, and using the QR code at the base of the tree to be able to read them all online.
The festival with more than 60 trees decorated by local groups is a super display, with entries from schools and children’s groups in the famous Beauchamp Chapel, the resting place of the Earls of Warwick. Here is a selection of pictures.
Congratulations to Gina Tipton who researched the origins of the street names, photographed the featured streets and their name plates, and decorated the tree, with a Warwick Monopoly picture on the top. (What is your street worth?)
The festival will be open each day until December 3rd. It’s well worth a visit. You will find our tree in the North Aisle.