Surprisingly, practically nothing has been written about the war years in Leamington or of local people’s wartime experiences. Some recent research into those unfortunate Leamington residents killed by wartime bombing suggests that the war years are a period in urgent need of recording.
Such a project is something that almost every member of our group can contribute to in some way. Many of our members will have ﬁrst‐hand experiences to share and even us wartime babies will have heard stories from family members that are worth recording. All of us know elderly relatives and friends who lived through the traumatic events of the Second World War.
We would like to invite everyone to participate in a major project to research and document “Leamington at War,” with the object of producing a book of that title as an end product. We already have a number of contacts to follow up and some photographs and documents relating to the war years. If you would like to be involved please let me know so that we can eﬀectively manage the project and support those involved.