The Health Crisis in Victorian Warwick – 12th June

In Victorian times, cholera outbreaks in the cities and towns were killing hundreds of people. Warwick was no exception, with a deadly outbreak in Saltisford. Something had to be done.

Boards of Pubic Health were created to improve the quality of drinking water. Unlocking Warwick will be re-enacting a meeting of the Warwick Board of Health for the June edition of ‘In The Ballroom’ on Wednesday 12th, based on the original records from 1850.

Hear about the polluted water and the dreadful state of the drains! The inspector of Nuisances was far from happy. 

There will also be the usual tea, (made with boiled water),  coffee, and cake, with plenty of time to chat, and when the afternoon tea has been served there will be a health-related quiz. Do you know your hallux from your hip-bone?

‘In The Ballroom’ is from 2pm to 4pm at the Jury Street Court House and costs just £2 per person including the refreshments. No need to book. Just turn up .