Articles with the tag: Entertainment


Thorburns Ltd

Thorburns Ltd

Now based in Whiteheads Court, Thorburns is Leamington’s oldest independent male outfitters, supplying traditional and modern menswear for all ages.  The business was founded by an ambitious young draper and tailor from Scotland, James Thorburn, in 1880. He opened his...
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,...
Feldon School

Feldon School

Feldon School was set up at Milverton Hill by Dr J.L. and Mrs S.A. Matthews in the summer of 1950.  They had taken over a small private school, ‘Ardmore’ based at 69 Willes Road/corner of Leam Terrace in September 1948, when Ardmore’s previous owners left to run a...
Edith Devis

Edith Devis

Edith Devis was a prominent businesswoman in Royal Leamington Spa in the 1920s and 1930s. She was born Edith Clark in Brigg in Lincolnshire in 1882. She moved to the Midlands in the early 1900s and in June 1906 she married Walter Dowding who had been the landlord of...