Our Meetings and some other related Events are listed below
All of our monthly meetings take place at the Dormer Conference Centre next to St Peter’s Church in Dormer Place,
on Mondays, starting at 7.30 pm.
Most of the meetings are on the fourth Monday of the month BUT Please Note the exceptions in the list.
2019 and 2020 Programme of the Leamington History Group
Monday, 25 November, 2019
Sue Moore presents
The History of the Loft Theatre and its place in the cultural life of Royal Leamington Spa
Monday, 16 December, (Please note: 3rd Monday), Members’ Evening. A social evening, with an opportunity to share research or archive material. Members are invited to present a maximum of 10 slides on any history-related topic
Monday 27 January. Annual General Meeting, followed by Peter Coulls: Henry Fedeski, award-winning Leamington Architect
Monday 24 February. Mike Bunn: It’s not all anoraks and numbers! Mike will present the discoveries he made on a trip in 2013
Monday 23 March. Allan Jennings: A walk down memory lane to The Shops of Leamington
Monday 27 April. Sheila Woolf: Local Hero: Stoneleigh’s Sir Henry Parkes, the founding “Father of Federation” Down Under
Monday 18 May (Please note: 3rd Monday). Janet Ainley recounts the story of Mr Locke’s New House
Monday 22 June. Jacqui Kirk: “Oh Jane!” We all have at least one skeleton in our family cupboard. Jacqui reveals a tale of bastardy, wife-beating and an improbable suicide.
Monday 27 July. Nigel Briggs: The Story of Leamington’s own “Sari Fabrics”
August. No meeting in August
Friday 11 to Sunday 13 September. Heritage Open Afternoons
Local History displays at South Lodge Jephson Gardens and free guided walks round Brunswick Street Cemetery on Saturday and Sunday afternoon
Saturday 26 September. Leamington Local History Day,
10.30am – 4 pm at the Parish Church of All Saints, showcasing the activities of Leamington History Group, local history authors and many Warwickshire history societies and amenity groups.
No admission charge
Monday 28 September. David Fry: 18th Century Coventry Silkmen – Masters of the City’s Industrial Universe
Monday 26 October. Larry Connor: Another Snapshot of the Warwick Assizes
Monday 23 November. John Wilmot: In search of Health: Leamington’s early hospitals and other medical buildings
Monday 14 December (Please note: 2nd Monday). Members’ Evening.
A social evening, with an opportunity to share research or archive material.
Members are invited to present a maximum of 10 slides on any history-related topic
Note that Our Programme of Guided Walks for 2019 has ended. Private guided walks for groups may be booked. There will be a small charge of £3 per person with a minimum charge of £12.
For further information please contact Secretary@leamingtonhistory.co.uk for further details.
News about the Programme of Walks for 2020 will be published in due course.