Wednesday 10th October
The Great Fire of Warwick
What a treat we had this afternoon. The marvellous Dr Gillian White talking about the Great Fire of Warwick, (which was after the one in London but similarly devastating!) Lots of fun information, maps and pictures helped to bring the talk alive and we were all enthralled by the story. We met in the totally amazing, ancient Lord Leycester Hospital building, which miraculously survived said fire and sat down to being royally entertained to Afternoon Tea by the Leisure Activities Committee who had organised the whole splendid afternoon! Then we all had to find our cars – an excitement in it’s own way……. I kept being distracted by the buildings all over Warwick trying to work out which were new, which had survived the Fire and so on.