Articles with the tag: People


The Ironmen of Leamington – A Prize-Winning Book

The Ironmen of Leamington – A Prize-Winning Book

On 6th July 2020 the Warwickshire Industrial Archaeology Society and the Leamington History Group are proud to announce that this is one of the two books chosen for a Publications Award by the Association for Industrial Archaeology. The Judges were all “very...
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...
Our Walks Programme 2020 is POSTPONED

Our Walks Programme 2020 is POSTPONED

Our Free Guided Walks programme for 2020 was planned to start on Tuesday 16th June. However due to the Covid 19 pandemic and the Social Distancing requirements the Leamington History Group Committee has decided to postpone all walks (including booked walks) until at...
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...