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Birth of a Spa Town

Birth of a Spa Town

  This is the first in what we hope will be a series of videos about the history of Leamington, celebrating the town’s rich history, engaging with other groups across the community in the process of story-telling, and helping share the knowledge of our local...
Sherbourne Villa

Sherbourne Villa

Sherbourne Villa Once a large, elegant and detached building, Sherbourne Villa, stood on the corner of Sherbourne Terrace, Clarendon Street and Villiers Street. In 1938, planning permission was obtained to demolish the villa and replace with 4 houses: 17 and 17a...
Leamington Spa Water Toffee

Leamington Spa Water Toffee

It was particularly poignant that it was on VE Day that I should be researching the life and work of Martin Stothart Moore, elected Mayor of Leamington Spa in November 1939 soon after the start of the Second World War. At his acceptance speech he “hoped that Peace...
Eddie Hapgood

Eddie Hapgood

  Edris Albert “Eddie” Hapgood was an English footballer, who captained both Arsenal and England during the 1930s. Eddie was born in the humble working class district of East Bristol and started his footballing career in 1926 when he was driving a...
Dr Edith Ara Huntley, medical pioneer, 1852-1917

Dr Edith Ara Huntley, medical pioneer, 1852-1917

Edith Ara Huntley was the older of two daughters of Arabella and Richard Huntley, born at Kings Langley, Hertfordshire in 1852, where her father was then joint owner of a Brewery. Edith lived in Leamington Spa, with her parents, and younger sister Eliza from at least...