Articles with the tag: People


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Pioneers of Esperanto in Leamington Spa

Pioneers of Esperanto in Leamington Spa

Dr L L Zamenhof© Esperanto is the most widely spoken constructed international auxiliary language. It was created in 1887 by Dr Ludwig Lazare  Zamenhof (1859-1917), an idealistic opthalmologist of Polish- Jewish extraction,  and its first adepts lived in the then...
Major Harry Gem – Pioneer of Lawn Tennis

Major Harry Gem – Pioneer of Lawn Tennis

Major Thomas Henry (Harry) Gem was born in Birmingham on the 21st of May 1819. His father was a local solicitor dealing with criminal cases and was also clerk to the Birmingham Magistrates. After studying at King’s College, London, Harry also pursued a career in the...
Feldon School

Feldon School

Feldon School was set up at Milverton Hill by Dr J.L. and Mrs S.A. Matthews in the summer of 1950.  They had taken over a small private school, ‘Ardmore’ based at 69 Willes Road/corner of Leam Terrace in September 1948, when Ardmore’s previous owners left to run a...
Edith Devis

Edith Devis

Edith Devis was a prominent businesswoman in Royal Leamington Spa in the 1920s and 1930s. She was born Edith Clark in Brigg in Lincolnshire in 1882. She moved to the Midlands in the early 1900s and in June 1906 she married Walter Dowding who had been the landlord of...