Articles with the tag: Places


William Thomas, Architect, 1799-1860

William Thomas, Architect, 1799-1860

The Early Years. William Thomas was born the second of four sons in 1799 in Nacton, Suffolk where his father was an innkeeper. In about 1805, the family moved a considerable distance to Chalford, near Stroud in Gloucestershire. His father kept the Valley Inn which was...

William Russell, Architect

William Russell was born 27th January 1820 and was active in Leamington Spa from about 1849 to 1874. He was a son of the John Russell who owned the Bath Hotel (there is no known relationship with the architect with the same name, John Russell). He served his time with...
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,...
George Thomas Robinson, Architect

George Thomas Robinson, Architect

George Thomas “Metz” Robinson was active in Leamington Spa for only about a dozen years from 1855 to 1870 but he went on to be successful elsewhere in several fields. He did draw up some designs for buildings in Leamington but he had other interests and...
A Local Book raises £2,000 to Help the NHS

A Local Book raises £2,000 to Help the NHS

UPDATE 30 APRIL 2021 – Allan has now presented a cheque for £2,000 to Warwick Hospital. He thanks all those people who bought the book. The Hospital announced – “A big thank you to Allan Jennings for coming in today with a cheque for an amazing...