William Thomas, Architect, 1799-1860

The Early Years. William Thomas was born the second of four sons in 1799 in Nacton, Suffolk where his father was an innkeeper. In about...

Victoria Eleanor Louise Doorly, 1880-1950

  Victoria Eleanor Louise Doorly, known as Eleanor, was a teacher and writer of children's books. For her biography of Marie Curie,...

Warwick Brewery

This page is a Summary of a Research Paper which can be viewed HERE (pdf document). The Author Updated this document in May 2021. The...

George Thomas Robinson, Architect

George Thomas "Metz" Robinson was active in Leamington Spa for only about a dozen years from 1855 to 1870 but he went on to be successful...

A Local Book raises £2,000 to Help the NHS

UPDATE 30 APRIL 2021 - Allan has now presented a cheque for £2,000 to Warwick Hospital. He thanks all those people who bought the book....

The Foundation of the Transport and General Workers’ Union in Leamington

On 27 September 1921, one hundred and forty delegates from trade unions around the country assembled at Leamington Town Hall to complete...

William Thomas, Architect, 1799-1860

The Early Years. William Thomas was born the second of four sons in 1799 in Nacton, Suffolk where his father was an innkeeper. In about...

Victoria Eleanor Louise Doorly, 1880-1950

  Victoria Eleanor Louise Doorly, known as Eleanor, was a teacher and writer of children's books. For her biography of Marie Curie,...

Warwick Brewery

This page is a Summary of a Research Paper which can be viewed HERE (pdf document). The Author Updated this document in May 2021. The...

George Thomas Robinson, Architect

George Thomas "Metz" Robinson was active in Leamington Spa for only about a dozen years from 1855 to 1870 but he went on to be successful...

A Local Book raises £2,000 to Help the NHS

UPDATE 30 APRIL 2021 - Allan has now presented a cheque for £2,000 to Warwick Hospital. He thanks all those people who bought the book....

The Foundation of the Transport and General Workers’ Union in Leamington

On 27 September 1921, one hundred and forty delegates from trade unions around the country assembled at Leamington Town Hall to complete...

Some Architects Who Built Royal Leamington Spa

NOTE:   This page is a revised and more comprehensive version of the subject than the previous page with a similar title and lists over...

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Leamington History Group

We are dedicated to collecting and preserving the history of Leamington Spa (Warwickshire, England) and neighbouring districts. Membership of the group costs £10 per year and is open to everyone with an interest in the history of the town. 

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Leamington’s Victorian Legacy

Our new short film about Leamington’s development during the Victorian Age, revealing how many of Leamington’s most famous landmarks – including Jephson Gardens, the Town Hall, the Mill Bridge and Victoria Park – came into being. It also explains the town’s connections to the history of lawn tennis, and why elephants are such a prominent symbol around the town.

Find out more about this film.

Birth of a Spa Town

A short film about Leamington’s transformation from a small village to a thriving spa town in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, the origins of Leamington’s spa industry, the creation of the Pump Rooms and the demise of the original baths in Old Town.

Find out more about this film.

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Follow Leamington History Group on Facebook for updates and discussion about the history of the Town. No political discussions as we maintain a non-political stance.

Now on Twitter too!

You can also follow Leamington History Group on Twitter for updates and discussion about the history of the Town. As ever, no political discussions allowed as we maintain a non-political stance.