A Commonwealth Trail around Leamington Spa

Our new free town trail is based on a Commonwealth Theme. It will be a free guided walk around Central Leamington to learn more about the...

Peter Spicer, Taxidermist

It is very important to start this article by saying that we understand that many people these days find the idea of taxidermy, the...

Walter Ritchie, Sculptor, 1919-1997

Walter Ritchie was the son of a Coventry carpenter who trained with local stonemasons to become a fully -fledged sculptor by the age of...

William Munger Heynes 1903-1989, Chief Engineer with Jaguar

William Munger Heynes (31.12.1903 – 11.07.1989) William Heynes was born at 11 Percy Terrace, Leamington Spa, one of a family of five boys....

Sir Frederick Gibberd, Architect

SIR FREDERICK GIBBERD, CBE, RA, FRIBA, MTPI, FILA, 1908 - 1984, was an English architect and landscape designer. Frederick Gibberd was...

Global Leamington – delving into Leamington’s global story

Leamington History Group is creating further awareness of our global past in a new book based on ‘Global Leamington'. We want to celebrate...

A Commonwealth Trail around Leamington Spa

Our new free town trail is based on a Commonwealth Theme. It will be a free guided walk around Central Leamington to learn more about the...

Peter Spicer, Taxidermist

It is very important to start this article by saying that we understand that many people these days find the idea of taxidermy, the...

Walter Ritchie, Sculptor, 1919-1997

Walter Ritchie was the son of a Coventry carpenter who trained with local stonemasons to become a fully -fledged sculptor by the age of...

William Munger Heynes 1903-1989, Chief Engineer with Jaguar

William Munger Heynes (31.12.1903 – 11.07.1989) William Heynes was born at 11 Percy Terrace, Leamington Spa, one of a family of five boys....

Sir Frederick Gibberd, Architect

SIR FREDERICK GIBBERD, CBE, RA, FRIBA, MTPI, FILA, 1908 - 1984, was an English architect and landscape designer. Frederick Gibberd was...

Global Leamington – delving into Leamington’s global story

Leamington History Group is creating further awareness of our global past in a new book based on ‘Global Leamington'. We want to celebrate...

Derek Billings, A Tribute

Derek was a long-time member of the Leamington History Group who sadly passed away in July 2021. He was always keen to contribute to the...

Henry Fedeski, Architect

Henry Michael Fedeski, FRIBA, Dip.T.P, AMTPI, 1907 – 1993 Henry Fedeski was born on Friday, 6th December 1907 at 28 Clarendon Street (now...

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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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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.