Articles with the tag: People


Iron in Leamington – Coal-hole Covers

Iron in Leamington – Coal-hole Covers

There are many artefacts made of iron in Leamington ranging from balconies and street railings to covers in the pavements. This page illustrates some of the coal-hole covers which can be found in the footpaths; they allowed coal to be delivered directly to houses into...
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...
Our Walks Programme for 2019

Our Walks Programme for 2019

  Celebrating a very successful year. Leamington History Group and Leamington Town Council have to announce that the free Guided Walks programme for 2019 has now ended; but with a Celebration.   The Celebration On 14th November the Mayor, Bill Gifford,...