In 1756 during the Seven Years' War, £350 was paid to the inns and public houses of Ware for the troops staying with them.

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England's first turnpike (toll) road ran from Wadesmill to Ware. The town was once a major centre of malting.

"to take heed of, beware," Old English warian "to guard against," from Proto-Germanic *warojan, from *waro- "to guard, watch" (cf. Old Frisian waria, Old Norse vara); related to Old English wær "aware" (see wary).

The Ware Drill Hall is a Grade II Listed Building in the centre of Ware which is home to many sporting clubs and community facilities and hosts many sporting, cultural and music events throughout the year. The facility is currently operated by The Ware Drill Hall Association (WDHA).[31]

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Mary I had Thomas Fust burnt at stake in Ware for refusing to convert to Catholicism.

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The Ware Festival Committee organises a wide range of events throughout July; from a lively Carnival Parade, through to an Over 60s Party, Raft Race, Teddy Bear’s Picnic culminating in the 'Rock in the Priory' a one-day open-air music festival. Visitors to Ware during July will find a packed programme of events throughout the four Festival weekends, with something for everyone.[43]

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Ware is home to Scott's Grotto,[18] built for John Scott, an 18th-century poet who owned Amwell House from 1768. The grotto, the largest in the UK, is a series of chambers extending over 65 ft into the chalk hillside. The chambers are decorated with shells, stones such as flint and coloured glass. The grotto is owned by East Herts District Council and was restored in 1990 by the Ware Society.

Fanshawe Pool - The Fanshawe Pool and Gym is located in Park Road.[40]

Wodson Park Sports and Leisure Centre is located on the North side of Ware and is owned and operated by the Wodson Park Trust which is a community based charity providing sports and recreation facilities for the people of East Hertfordshire.[30] It has an extensive range of Sports and entertainment facilities in including indoor sports halls, restaurants, entertainment facilitates and an external athletics facility. It is also the home to the Ware Football Clubs.

Ware is a town of around 18,000 people in Hertfordshire, England close to the county town of Hertford. It is also a civil parish in East Hertfordshire district. The Prime Meridian passes to the east of Ware.[1]

WARE PRIORY 100 CLUBThe Priory 100 Club was set up to help raise funds for the ongoing upkeep and maintenance of Ware Priory.

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The Ware Mutiny occurred on 15 November 1647, between the First and the Second English Civil War at Corkbush Field, when soldiers were ordered to sign a declaration of loyalty to Thomas Fairfax, the commander-in-chief of the New Model Army (NMA), and the Army Council. When some with Leveller sympathies refused to do this they were arrested, and one of the ringleaders, Private Richard Arnold, was court-martialled and shot.[7]

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There are currently eight primary schools in Ware,[21] the largest being St Mary's School and Christ Church CofE (VA) Primary School and Nursery.[22]

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Ware has two Non-League football teams. Ware FC was founded in 1892 and play their home games at Wodson Park sports centre in the north of the town.[35] The other Non-League team is Wodson Park F.C., founded in 1997, who also play their games at the sports centre but on a separate pitch.

Ware is also home to the Ware Campus of the Hertford Regional College (HRC) [26] which in 2015 was extensively modernised with a substantial new building. The new £10.5million building houses the Creative & Enterprise Campus including 3D Design, Graphic Design, Fashion Design, Visual Merchandising, SetDesign, Photography, Art & Design, Fine Art, Animation & Multimedia and Creative & Digital Media.[27]

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In Bluecoat Yard is Place House, Ware's oldest extant surviving building. It dates from the 14th century, with additions in the 16th and 17th centuries, and was once Ware's Manor House. It has a crown post roof.[19]

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The town's secondary schools include Presdales School for girls, a former grammar school, which is now a successful language college and The Chauncy School, a co-educational semi-independent academy. There are two independent schools (both co-educational) nearby: Haileybury and Imperial Service College (ages 11–18), located between the town and Hoddesdon to the west of the A10 and St Edmund's College (prep to Sixth Form), a Catholic school near Puckeridge to the north.

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Our new luxury kingsize** Hypnos bed is the stuff of dreams. Drift off on an ultra-comfy, pillow-top mattress supported by over a thousand pocket springs for the soundest sleep ever. 

The Ware Wolves flag football team, most popular flag football team in Hertfordshire,[citation needed] takes its name from the town although it actually plays in Hertford.

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Ware Priory Lido - The Ware Priory Lido was built in 1934 and is one of the few remaining still in regular use in the country.[41] It was substantially altered in the 1970s with new changing rooms and is situated in the grounds of Ware Priory.

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