William Charles Denis Browne

Composer, Conductor, Pianist, Organist and Music Critic (aka The Man Who Buried Rupert Brooke) We are pleased to announce that a Blue...

Town Walks Programme 2024

To book most of our walks: See Eventbrite Leamington History Group  or use this QR code with your device [gallery columns="2"...

Some famous ‘old boys’ of Leamington College

Leamington College has long produced a well-known list of scientists, doctors, academic scholars, inventors and national-level sportsmen,...

What’s in a Grave? A 19th century British soldier in Leamington

"Sceptre and crown Must tumble down, And in the dust be equal made With the poor crooked scythe and spade." Thus wrote dramatist James...

Builders in Leamington Spa

Introduction The design, construction and maintenance of the individual buildings in the town are obviously the backdrop to the town as we...

Our Leamington History Cafe

Don’t forget to pop into our free Leamington History Café for coffee, every Tuesday 9.30 – 11.00 a.m. 20 new events announced. Our...

William Charles Denis Browne

Composer, Conductor, Pianist, Organist and Music Critic (aka The Man Who Buried Rupert Brooke) We are pleased to announce that a Blue...

Town Walks Programme 2024

To book most of our walks: See Eventbrite Leamington History Group  or use this QR code with your device [gallery columns="2"...

Some famous ‘old boys’ of Leamington College

Leamington College has long produced a well-known list of scientists, doctors, academic scholars, inventors and national-level sportsmen,...

What’s in a Grave? A 19th century British soldier in Leamington

"Sceptre and crown Must tumble down, And in the dust be equal made With the poor crooked scythe and spade." Thus wrote dramatist James...

Builders in Leamington Spa

Introduction The design, construction and maintenance of the individual buildings in the town are obviously the backdrop to the town as we...

Our Leamington History Cafe

Don’t forget to pop into our free Leamington History Café for coffee, every Tuesday 9.30 – 11.00 a.m. 20 new events announced. Our...

Anyone for Tennis?

Now Royal Leamington Spa is well known for where Tennis was started and developed on the lawns of the Manor House Hotel, but how about...

Camouflage Directorate in Leamington Spa, 1939 to 1943

At the beginning of the Second World War the government had a great deal to think about. One important decision to be made was about the...

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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 £15 per year and is open to everyone with an interest in the history of the town. 

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Many Cultures, One Town

This is the fourth in a series of videos created by Leamington History Group and local filmmaker Mark Ellis chronicling the history of the town. It shows how Leamington recovered after 1945 to become a thriving industrial and tourist town. We also hear the stories of people who came from Poland, Ireland, India, Pakistan, Africa and the Caribbean to make Leamington their home – why they came and the challenges they sometimes faced building a new life here.

It’s a celebration, not only of Leamington’s diversity, but also of the contribution of these communities to the political, economic and cultural life of the town as a whole.

Life After Victoria

We’re happy to present our new film about the history of Leamington. Life After Victoria tells the story of the town in the early 20th century – its contribution to the First World War and the Votes for Women movement, the transformation in living conditions and workers’ rights, and the birth of some of Leamington’s most treasured cultural institutions. We also bring the long-lost Leamington and Warwick Tramway back to life!

Find out more about this film.

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.