Articles with the tag: Places


Blue Plaques

Blue Plaques

Blue Plaques have been displayed on many buildings in the town to recognise the contributions of the people who, at one time, lived there or were otherwise connected with the place. We have articles about many of these people on this website and intend to provide...
James Brown

James Brown

James Brown, (1804-1854) Parish Clerk and Builder James Brown was one of the group of builders active in the first half of the nineteenth century who together developed the rapidly growing town of Leamington, shaping the town we know today. Alongside contemporaries in...
The Lights of Leamington

The Lights of Leamington

Following the Festival of Britain in 1951, for a whole decade, Royal Leamington Spa and Jephson Gardens became THE autumn venue for hundreds of people from all over Britain. Thousands of coloured electric lights transformed the Gardens into a wonderland for both...
The Toone Family of Leamington Spa

The Toone Family of Leamington Spa

My relatives and I have been researching our family history since the 1960s. At that time my great aunt Lulu Thomas (nèe Toone) had a great deal of help from the then Leamington Librarian – H Tallamy. Since that time Lulu, her daughter Jean, my cousin Elisabeth and I...
Parish Boundary Marker Stones

Parish Boundary Marker Stones

Leamington, like any medieval parish, was defined by its boundaries at a time when it was important that villagers and their neighbours should know and respect the limits of the parish, – hence the yearly walking of the boundaries at Rogation time. The parish...
St Albans Preparatory School

St Albans Preparatory School

 Jill Walters, now living in Lincolnshire, remembers her first school, St Albans Preparatory School, 28 Clarendon Square, (North side) Leamington Spa   My parents had a disagreement when I was a five-year old about to start school. My father wanted me to go to the...