A display of pictures of royal visits to Warwick and Leamington, with magazines from the coronation of Elizabeth II, is on show in the Visitor Information Centre to mark the coronation of King Charles III.
The pictures have been selected from the public archives of the County Record Office and local newspaper libraries by Gina Tipton and Christine Shaw from Unlocking Warwick. They go back to 1900 when the Prince of Wales, who was to become King Edward VII the following year, is seen riding past the Lord Leycester Hospital with ‘other notables’.
Visitor Information Centre Supervisor, Alice Priestly, who helped to assemble the display, said, “It has been wonderful looking back at so many photos of royal visits to Warwick and the surrounding area. We are proud to have them on display for all to look at and enjoy whilst we celebrate the coronation of Charles III and Camilla”.
The exhibition will be open from Sunday April 30th until Saturday May 13th, apart from the big day itself on Saturday May 6th, when the Visitor Centre will be closed. On this day the coronation will be marked by events in Warwick Market Place.