Lord Leycester Hospital
Heritage Volunteers have recently started a new project at The Lord Leycester Hospital, Warwick. They have visitor books going back to 1853 and over the years The Hospital has been visited by many famous people, including Charles Dickens, Anthony Trollope, Oscar Wilde, The Prince of Wales (Edward VII), Thomas Jefferson, Courboisier. Visitors have come from all over the world, especially America.
The volunteers are entering the information from the visitor books onto a computerised database. This is a laborious process as some signatures are difficult to decipher. So we regard this as a long term project.
A new exhibition space is due to open at the Lord Leycester in 2022, by which time we hope be to able to tell the story of how The Hospital became such an important destination for visitors to Warwickshire.