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Thomas Stedman Whitwell, Architect

Thomas Stedman Whitwell, Architect

Dates: 1784 to 1840. Thomas Stedman Whitwell was born in Coventry. and was active in Leamington Spa from about 1820 to 1822. In notices of his death he is named Stedman Thomas Whitwell (Stedman is occasionally spelled as Steadman). His only antecedent traced so far is...
A Leamington Knife in Argentina

A Leamington Knife in Argentina

  In the summer of 2016, Leamington History Group received a message asking for help from Alberto Guido Chester, a knife historian and researcher in Argentina who had acquired a “gaucho” knife probably made in the 19th Century and stamped ‘Hobson...
Guided Walks for Groups and Coach Parties

Guided Walks for Groups and Coach Parties

Leamington History Group will be resuming its Private Guided Walks programme from September 2021. Tours will be available for groups or coach parties. The cost will be £5 per person with a minimum charge of £20 for each walk Bookings may be made by email to...
Video No 3, Life After Victoria

Video No 3, Life After Victoria

We are proud to launch our new video on 12th August 2021.  This follows the story of our town from 1900 to around 1930. Simply click on the image above or this title “Life After Victoria” This video follows our two earlier ones entitled “Birth of a...
Victoria Eleanor Louise Doorly, 1880-1950

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, ‘The Radium Woman’, she won the 1939 Carnegie Medal from the Library Association, which recognises the year’s best...
Warwick Brewery

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 Leamington History Group is pleased to publish the fruits of this research because some of the ale brewed in Wallace Street,...