NOTE THAT ALL OUR MEETINGS ARE CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
PLEASE KEEP SAFE AND FOLLOW THE RULES
BUT SEE BELOW
We are concerned that the planned Meetings are cancelled and have tentative plans to have Virtual or Digital Presentations on the original dates beginning on 23rd November 2020.
Please return to this page to see whether our plans bear fruit.
HELP PLEASE. If you would be prepared to create a digital/video presentation for one of our virtual future meetings please Contact the Secretary, Margaret Rushton: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We suggest a running time of between 15 and 20 minutes. We can provide advice and assistance if requested.
Our Abandoned Meetings and some other related Events are listed below
All of our monthly meetings take place at the Dormer Conference Centre next to St Peter’s Church in Dormer Place,
on Mondays, starting at 7.30 pm.
Most of the meetings are on the fourth Monday of the month BUT Please Note the exceptions in the list.
2020 Provisional Programme for the Leamington History Group
Monday 23rd March.
A walk down memory lane to The Shops of Leamington
Monday 27th April. Sheila Woolf: Local Hero: Stoneleigh’s Sir Henry Parkes, the founding “Father of Federation” Down Under
Monday 18th May (Please note: 3rd Monday). Janet Ainley recounts the story of Mr Locke’s New House
Monday 22nd June. Jacqui Kirk: “Oh Jane!” We all have at least one skeleton in our family cupboard. Jacqui reveals a tale of bastardy, wife-beating and an improbable suicide.
Monday 27th July. Nigel Briggs: The Story of Leamington’s own “Sari Fabrics”
August. No meeting in August
Friday 11th to Sunday 13th September. Heritage Open Days
As usual we intend to contribute to sharing information about the history of Leamington. We already plan to provide free guided walks around Brunswick Street Cemetery on Saturday and Sunday afternoon.
Saturday 26th September. Leamington Local History Day,
10.30 am – 4.00 pm at the Parish Church of All Saints, showcasing the activities of Leamington History Group, local history authors and many Warwickshire history societies and amenity groups.
No admission charge
Monday 28th September. David Fry: 18th Century Coventry Silkmen – Masters of the City’s Industrial Universe
Monday 26th October. Larry Connor: Another Snapshot of the Warwick Assizes
Monday 23rd November. John Wilmot: In search of Health: Leamington’s early hospitals and other medical buildings
Monday 14th December (Please note: 2nd Monday).
Members’ Evening. A social evening, with an opportunity to share research or archive material.
Members are invited to present a maximum of 10 slides on any history-related topic
Note that Our Programme of Guided Walks for 2019 has ended. Private guided walks for groups may be booked. There will be a small charge of £3 per person with a minimum charge of £12.
For further information please contact Secretary@leamingtonhistory.co.uk for further details.
News about the Programme of Walks for 2020 will be published in due course.