Articles with the tag: Businesspeople


Alexander Marshall Lodge  1882 – 1938

Alexander Marshall Lodge 1882 – 1938

Alexander Marshall Lodge (aka Alec) was the third son (of six sons and six daughters) of Sir Oliver Lodge, British Physicist and noted inventor, and the first Principal of the new University of Birmingham at Edgbaston. As did two other brothers, Lionel and Noel, Alec...
Samuel Thomas Wackrill 1828 – 1907, First Mayor of Leamington

Samuel Thomas Wackrill 1828 – 1907, First Mayor of Leamington

Samuel Wackrill, the son of a prosperous draper from Chelmsford, and an experienced draper in his own right, arrived in Leamington in 1861 and set up a drapery business with his brother Jack.  In common with other tradesmen of the time, the brothers worked very long...
Sidney Flavel senior

Sidney Flavel senior

  Iron-founder & businessman (1819-1892) Sidney Flavel was the driving force behind the success and growth of Sidney Flavel Limited which manufactured cast iron cooking appliances in Leamington for so many years As in many such cases we start the story with...
Kinmonds

Kinmonds

Kinmond Court There is a substantial building with a certain ‘presence’ on the east side of Kenilworth Street which is now the home of many retired people. At its heart is a Victorian building enlivened with patterns of different colours of bricks. Many...
Tomes Printers of Leamington 

Tomes Printers of Leamington 

    Alfred Tomes was born on 4th October 1853 at Rouse Lench, Worcestershire.  He was apprenticed in his teens to printer and stationer, Edward Adams of Stratford upon Avon, then worked as a printer in Oxford. By the age of 37 he was married and living in...