Tour guides Fran Hockings and Betty Wells can’t wait to show off Warwick’s proud history.
Tour guides Fran Hockings and Betty Wells can’t wait to show off Warwick’s proud history. Kirstin Payne

Keen tour guides set to show off historic city

VISITOR Information Centre volunteers Fran Hockings and Betty Wells are ready to show off historic Warwick one step at a time.

The pair is excited to host a guided tour through the Rose City's streets today to help celebrate Heritage Weekend.

Mrs Hockings said the key to seeing Warwick's past is as easy as looking up.

"People have lived here for all their lives and have never looked up, they miss out on the most beautiful parts of the buildings," Mrs Hockings said yesterday.

"There is so much history right here in our main street," Mrs Wells added.

Both volunteers said Warwick had much more to offer historically than many people realise.

"So many successful people come from here, we have had a premier, a state governor, scientists and musicians," Mrs Hockings said.

The walk, which is a first for the town, includes all of the Palmerin St sandstone buildings, the war memorial and a mystery story or two.

However Mrs Hockings wasn't letting any clues slip.

"You will have to come to find out all about it," she laughed.

The walk is flexible but estimated to take an hour.

 WHEN: 10am today.

 WHERE: Walk starts out the front of the town hall.

 PRICE: Free.



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