Oak tree commemorates 50 years of carols at Warwick Castle - The Leamington Observer

Oak tree commemorates 50 years of carols at Warwick Castle

Leamington Editorial 16th Mar, 2023   0

A TUNEFUL note was struck when a tree planting was conducted at Warwick Castle recently.

The tree planting was arranged by Warwick Castle Carols Committee to commemorate 50 years of Carols at the Castle and took place on Pageant Field.

Last year’s carol concert in December was attended by over 3,000 people ending with a spectacular firework show from the Towers and Ramparts.

The event is organised by Warwick Lions, Rotary Club of Warwick, the Choirs of St Mary’s Collegiate Church, Royal Spa Brass and hosted by Warwick Castle. Over the years, tens of thousands of pounds have been raised for local charities and good causes.

Warwick Castle hosted the first concert in the courtyard in 1972 when the Castle was owned by David Greville, Lord Brooke. Merlin Entertainments continue to support the popular community event. It has grown in popularity and is now a firm favourite in the Christmas schedule, with Annie Othen presenting and sponsorship from local organisations and companies.

The tree – an English Oak – was donated by Warwick Castle and Warwick Mayor Coun Parminder Singh Birdi was on hand to help with the digging.

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