On 23rd January, the quarterly meeting of the Tourism Forum was held in the Jury Street Court House. The forum is organised by Shakespeare’s England, the Destination Management Organisation for South Warwickshire.
There were more than 50 attendees, representing businesses that rely substantially on tourism for their viability, including visitor attractions, hotels, B&Bs, transport companies, restaurants and heritage sites.
At the end of the Forum, our Secretary Rick Thompson was asked to give a brief summary of the history of the Court House building, and of Warwick itself, from its origins as a Saxon fort in the year 914, to its reconstruction after the Great Fire of Warwick in 1694.
He was able to promote the refurbished Court House an excellent central venue for functions, from wedding receptions to business meetings, as well as being a hub of community events.