Articles with the tag: Victorian


William Louis de Normanville (1843-1928)

William Louis de Normanville (1843-1928)

William Louis de Normanville’s family originated in Normandy. His grandfather, the Marquis de Normanville had escaped from the Revolution in 1792, leaving his family behind in the sadly mistaken belief that women and children would be safe from revolutionaries....
A Curious Footpath

A Curious Footpath

This photograph shows the ancient cobbled footpath and bridge across the River Avon at Saxon Mill.  Outwardly this is just a footpath crossing the Avon, which happens also to mark the Milverton/Warwick parish boundary.  The footpath extends from the river crossing as...
Rediscovering the Toovey Family, Leamington Artists

Rediscovering the Toovey Family, Leamington Artists

A few years ago, my dad brought home a dusty old envelope from the Town Hall, where he works.It was about to be put in the bin, so he brought it for me to look at.  I was excited when I saw that the contents all related to one person, Richard Toovey. But who was he?...
Women in the Cricket Field

Women in the Cricket Field

 A trawl through back copies of the Leamington Courier in search of archive material relating to Leamington Cricket Club turned up an intriguing announcement by Mr W A Bezant in the editions of June 1890, – the forthcoming “Engagement, for one day only, of...