Articles with the tag: Businesspeople


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...
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...
Thorburns Ltd

Thorburns Ltd

Now based in Whiteheads Court, Thorburns is Leamington’s oldest independent male outfitters, supplying traditional and modern menswear for all ages.  The business was founded by an ambitious young draper and tailor from Scotland, James Thorburn, in 1880. He opened his...
Edith Devis

Edith Devis

Edith Devis was a prominent businesswoman in Royal Leamington Spa in the 1920s and 1930s. She was born Edith Clark in Brigg in Lincolnshire in 1882. She moved to the Midlands in the early 1900s and in June 1906 she married Walter Dowding who had been the landlord of...