Articles with the tag: People


Flavel’s Part Two of two

Flavel’s Part Two of two

Part Two, about 1875 to 2015. [Note – A version of these articles in a different format is available HERE] This follows the firm from the moment when Sidney Flavel junior took the reins to the present day.   Sidney Flavel junior (1847 to 1931) was educated...
Archives of Leamington History Group

Archives of Leamington History Group

The Leamington History Group is fortunate to have quite extensive archives which have mostly been donated by members. They are primarily for the use of our members but if you wish to look at an item please contact our archivist, Barry Franklin, 01926  316268. Updated...
Ernest and William Renshaw, Wimbledon Champions

Ernest and William Renshaw, Wimbledon Champions

The twins Ernest (1861 – 1899) and William Renshaw (1861 – 1904) were the tennis players of their age.   They were born at Brandon Lodge, Brandon Parade, Leamington, and baptised at Saint Mary’s Church.  When the twins were only a few months old, the family...
Robert Simpson, Composer and Writer, 1921 – 1997

Robert Simpson, Composer and Writer, 1921 – 1997

Robert Wilfrid Levick Simpson, internationally renowned as one of the most prolific 20th century composers of symphonies and chamber music, was born at 21 Rosefield Street Leamington in March 1921, where his parents, as officers of the Leamington Spa Corps of the...
Thomas Baker, 1808 – 1864

Thomas Baker, 1808 – 1864

  Although known  professionally as ‘Baker of Leamington,’  Thomas Baker was born in Harborne, Birmingham, the son of the headmaster of Harborne Free School. He studied in Birmingham under the artist Joseph Vincent Barber, (who had business...
John Hugh Hawley  and Brunswick House School.

John Hugh Hawley and Brunswick House School.

In 1856, Mr JH Hawley of the Castle School Kenilworth, announced in the Leamington Courier his intention to set up a ‘Classical and Commercial School’ in Brunswick Place, Leamington. An advertisement in the Courier in November of that year referred to...