Opening times are changing at the County Record Office in Warwick
in response to public pressure.
From Tuesday 6 October 1998, the Priory Park office will be open through the lunch-hour
so people using the archives wont have their research interrupted while staff take a
By way of celebration, there will be a lunchtime launch on the first day of extended
opening hours (Tuesday 6 October). Invited guests will include two women whose complaints
prompted the change.
Caroline Wetton, Chairman of the Warwickshire Family History Society and Mrs J Prime of
Coventry both campaigned for lunchtime opening. Their views were echoed in a recent survey
undertaken by the County Record Office. More people (24%) asked for longer opening hours
than any other service improvement.
"We listen intently to what people say about our service," said Principal
Archives Officer Caroline Sampson. "Far from avoiding complaints, we want to hear
them. We can only make the service more responsive to peoples needs by listening to
what they have to say."
The revised opening hours are as follows:
Tuesday - Thursday 9am 5.30pm