Articles with the tag: Wartime


Leamington at War

Leamington at War

Surprisingly, practically nothing has been written about the war years in  Leamington or  of  local  people’s  wartime  experiences. Some recent research into those unfortunate Leamington residents killed by wartime bombing suggests that the war years are  a  period ...
Cloister Crofts Camp

Cloister Crofts Camp

  Local residents Graham Cooper, Michael Wills and Mr Murray all have memories of a Military Camp on the site of the present North Leamington School playing fields, between Kenilworth Road and Cloister Crofts. Access to the camp was by gates on Kenilworth Road,...
Leamington Spa Borough Police  Special Constabulary

Leamington Spa Borough Police Special Constabulary

Leamington Spa Borough Police  Special Constabulary   Special Constables are not the relatively new institution that many people suppose. They date back as far as Anglo-Saxon times, when communities policed themselves, hundreds of years before the Police Force that we...
H H Clarke

H H Clarke

Harry Herbert Clarke B Squadron 6th (Iniskilling) Dragoons 7th Cavalry Brigade, 3rd Cavalry Division “A particularly fine and dashing soldier” Harry Herbert Clarke was born in Canterbury in 1872, and enlisted in 1st (Canterbury) Troop, A Squadron, Royal...