Edmund Mitchell, Architect

Edmund Mitchell was active in Leamington Spa s an architect from about 1828 to 1860. He was a partner with the older John Russell until...

John George Jackson, Architect

John George Jackson was born on 2nd February 1799, the son of Ralph Jackson and Eliza (nee Hopwood). He was baptised at St George’s Church...

John Cundall, Architect

John Cundall, 1830 to 1889 John Cundall is a person who is not quite as well-known as he deserves to be; he was in fact an architect whose...

Council Houses 1919 to 1939

This is a video of the talk on Zoom by Barry Franklin on Monday 22nd March 2021 with Introduction by Michael Pearson.  Please excuse the...

Casting Call for 16-18 year old narrators for Leamington History documentary

Leamington History Group and local filmmaker Mark Ellis (Postmaster Media) are producing a series of short documentary films about the...

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...

Edmund Mitchell, Architect

Edmund Mitchell was active in Leamington Spa s an architect from about 1828 to 1860. He was a partner with the older John Russell until...

John George Jackson, Architect

John George Jackson was born on 2nd February 1799, the son of Ralph Jackson and Eliza (nee Hopwood). He was baptised at St George’s Church...

John Cundall, Architect

John Cundall, 1830 to 1889 John Cundall is a person who is not quite as well-known as he deserves to be; he was in fact an architect whose...

Council Houses 1919 to 1939

This is a video of the talk on Zoom by Barry Franklin on Monday 22nd March 2021 with Introduction by Michael Pearson.  Please excuse the...

Casting Call for 16-18 year old narrators for Leamington History documentary

Leamington History Group and local filmmaker Mark Ellis (Postmaster Media) are producing a series of short documentary films about the...

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...

Mr Locke’s New House

This video about the story of a house in Priory Terrace by Janet Ainley was first made available at our virtual meeting on 22nd February...

Leamington Police Pillar Telephone System

In the days before mobile phones, as far as I have been able to discover, this system for contacting police officers on the beat, or...

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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.