The Court House ballroom was packed for the September edition of ‘In the Ballroom’ on Thursday 6th. This month guests were entertained by the SingWell Community Choir, led by Trevor Langley, who performed popular music-hall songs from the WWI period, and encouraged everyone to join in with some timeless favourites.
In the interval, volunteers served some excellent scones with jam and clotted cream, and there was time for guests to chat with friends before the singalong resumed. Here are a few pictures of the event. Click on each one to see them full size.
As we approach the centenary of the Armistice that ended the fighting in the Great War, the Unlocking Warwick volunteers are marking the occasion with several more WWI themed events.
On Sunday 7th October, there will be The Warwick Armistice Tea in the ballroom for the Warwick Words History Festival, with presentations about the way the war affected the county town, using some of the personal stories uncovered for our Warwick War Memorial project.
Then on Saturday October 13th between 3pm and 4pm, volunteers will relate the local impact of the war as they lead The Warwick WWI Walk from the Court House to St. Mary’s Church huge poppy display via the War Memorial, where there be some human stories behind the names on the plaques.
The next social get together ‘In the Ballroom’ will be on Thursday 4th October from 2pm – 4pm, when Steven Bruce will talk about ‘Fakes and Fortunes at Auction’ followed by a brain-teasing quiz, tea, cake and time to chat. It costs just £2 per person. There’s no need to book. Just turn up at the Jury Street Court House for an enjoyable afternoon.