Articles with the tag: Bath Street


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...
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...
Firecracker! A Leamington Postal Scandal

Firecracker! A Leamington Postal Scandal

A Leamington Postal Scandal   Leamington’s first Postmaster in 1783 was Benjamin Satchwell, who oversaw a postal service very different from that of today.  A recognised postal system had been operating throughout most of the country since the 1630’s, whereby the...
William Thomas Edwards, Chief Inspector of Police (1842-1909)

William Thomas Edwards, Chief Inspector of Police (1842-1909)

  William Thomas Edwards joined the 30-strong Leamington Police force which had been in existence since 1825, on the 15th October 1863. At that time, a Constable’s pay was 18s 6d (92.5p) per week whilst on probation and on being given permanent appointment,...
The James Family

The James Family

  The James family were involved in the local licensed trade for over eighty years.  Francis James commenced his business activity on 23rd July 1897, when he took over from James Walters the Park Tavern Inn, at 1a Union Road, Packmores, Warwick, (renamed Lakin Road in...