Scenes over the years - The Lord Leycester has featured in a number of films because of its authentic buildings and spectacular versatility as a medieval/Tudor backdrop. Above you see scenes from Dr Who and the 1990's version of Pride and Prejudice starring Colin Firth.
in February 2017, Watch Commander Steve Bolt led a team from Leamington Spa Fire Station to train at the Lord Leycester Hospital on ladder pitching, not a straight forward task when the buildings are medieval. “We train every day,” said WC Bolt “but not every day on such old buildings and this takes extra skill and precautions.” The Lord Leycester Hospital is over seven hundred years old with half timbered buildings vulnerable to fire – although the Lord Leycester did avoid being burnt down by the Great Fire of Warwick in 1694.
The Lord Leycester is a perfect venue for drama and dramatic productions! We have drama students and real actors who visit us. In May 2017 our Warwick local group, the Slaughterhouse Players (in the photo on the far left) put on a production of Good Queen Bess to raise funds for our chapel roof.
The Lord Leycester Japanese style
We were sent this stunning video by Minako Karachi. Lord Leycester is a popular place for Japanese tourists to visit. The narration is mostly in Japanese - with a few small segments in English - but the cinematography is great and worth viewing.