HISTORY buffs are being urged to hot-foot it to Warwick for a trailblazing new walking tour.
The Great Fire of Warwick Trail offers an insight into events of the night of September 5, 1695. A spark from a torch led to the catastrophic fire which raged for six hours and destroyed 250 homes – a quarter of those in the town.
The trail takes people on an eight-stop tour of the town, from the Lord Leycester Hospital, close to where the fire broke out, to the Market Hall, which now houses the museum.
One of the stops is the oddly named Tink-A-Tank alleyway, so called because of the sound of steel-tipped shoes which echoed in olden days as people scurried along it next to next to St Mary’s Church,
The trail, available from Market Hall Museum for a suggested donation £1, takes around an hour.