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Architects Who Built Leamington

Architects Who Built Leamington

Following  the date when  the village of simple cottages named Leamington Priors quickly morphed into a burgeoning town, people have been building in Royal Leamington Spa for over 200 years. Many of the run-of-the-mill homes of the early nineteenth century were...
Thorburns Ltd

Thorburns Ltd

Now based in Whiteheads Court, Thorburns is Leamington’s oldest independent male outfitters, supplying traditional and modern menswear for all ages.  The business was founded by an ambitious young draper and tailor from Scotland, James Thorburn, in 1880. He opened his...
Horatio Nelson’s Band of Brothers

Horatio Nelson’s Band of Brothers

Few visitors to the parish church can fail to see the various memorial tablets on the wall of the north transept. A number of these plaques record the death in Leamington of senior naval officers who had served in the wars against the French. A little research reveals...
Milton Woodward,  Wizard of Myth and Mystery

Milton Woodward, Wizard of Myth and Mystery

John (aka Jack) Milton Woodward might have become a household name in Leamington as the second generation of the family to own Woodward’s department store on the Parade, but instead chose a career in showbusiness.  Leamington History Group member and member of the...
The Ironmen of Leamington (book)

The Ironmen of Leamington (book)

An ideal Present for that special person. A long-term joint research project by Warwickshire Industrial Archaeology Society and Leamington History Group has come to fruition with the publication of “The Ironmen of Leamington”. The team was led by Martin Green and Mick...