Articles with the tag: All People


Milton Woodward,  Wizard of Myth and Mystery

Milton Woodward, Wizard of Myth and Mystery

John (aka Jack) Milton Woodward might have become a household name in Leamington as the second generation of the family to own Woodward’s department store on the Parade, but instead chose a career in showbusiness.  Leamington History Group member and member of the...
The Lewin Brothers: A Life in Music

The Lewin Brothers: A Life in Music

Robert and William Lewin were born in 1913 & 1918 respectively, the two younger sons of Caroline and Harry Lewin, who was killed at Passchendaele at the end of July 1917.  Caroline subsequently married again, and went on to have a second family of three daughters,...
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...
E Francis & Sons, Bath Street

E Francis & Sons, Bath Street

Until about 1790 Bath Street was the site of an orchard with a few cottages and outbuildings. William Abbotts discovered Leamington’s second spring on the land adjoining the former Bath Hotel, where he built the first hot and cold baths, demolished in 1867 by...
A Gallery of Blue Plaques in Leamington

A Gallery of Blue Plaques in Leamington

Here are the 27 blue plaques and one of another colour which have been put in place in Leamington so far. Plaques for John Cundall, architect, and Henry Maudslay, Dambuster pilot,  were unveiled in July 2017. Click on the image to enlarge it.For most of them it is...