Lillington Local History Society: Meetings, 2018

Friday 5 January:

Henry Maudslay DFC:

Gary Timlin records the history of the Lillington-born Dam Buster

Friday 2 February:


British  Restaurants

Barry Franklin traces the history of the two British Restaurants set up in Leamington during WW2

Friday 2 March:

Walk down Lillington Lane with Nigel Briggs

Friday 6 April:

Another look at old Leamington with Peter Coulls

Friday 4 May:

Interpreting local picture postcards: An illustrated talk by David Fry

Friday 1 June:

Henry Fedeski

Peter Coulls shows the buildings designed by local architect Henry Fedeski, including the Roman Catholic Church and the Library in Valley Road

Friday 6 July:

I Remember When ………

An opportunity for members to share memories and/or objects that are special to them, and  a short presentation on Metal Detecting in Lillington

– No Friday afternoon meeting in August – 

Friday 7 September:

Annual General Meeting,

Followed by Elaine Rumary Tribute Presentation,

Leicester Street School

Gary Timlin looks back at the School’s history and final demolition

Friday 5 October:

Sydney McGregor and the McGregors of Lillington

Andrew McGregor gives an illustrated talk about his great-uncle and the family who played a key role in the growth of post-war Lillington

Friday 2 November:

War Memorials in Warwickshire

An illustrated talk by Sue Tall

Friday 7 December:

Christmas Celebration


Additional Events:

Wednesday 11 July: A Guided Tour of Stoneleigh Village and Church  led by well-known local historian and Stoneleigh resident, Sheila Woolf

Saturday 21 July: Lillington Fun Day, – Community event held on The Holt Field.

Saturday 22 SeptemberLillington Local History Society’s stand at Leamington History Group’s Annual Local History Day, where up to twenty local groups showcase their research, displays and publications at the Parish Church.

All Friday Meetings take place at The Free Church, Cubbington Road, at 4.30 pm, and last about an hour.  Refreshments are served from 4 pm, and visitors are very welcome