Articles with the tag: Churches


Thomas Dawkes, 1767 – 1835, Parish Clerk of All Saints

Thomas Dawkes, 1767 – 1835, Parish Clerk of All Saints

Thomas Dawkes, parish clerk of the original All Saints church during the early nineteenth century was a close neighbour of Benjamin Satchwell and witnessed first hand the metamorphosis of Leamington from a small village into a town. His real importance to the...
Clarendon Street Baptist Chapel

Clarendon Street Baptist Chapel

I was recently in Clarendon Street watching the demolition of the old chapel, originally known as the Free Baptist Chapel. The construction came about when a group broke away from the Warwick Street chapel, ostensibly over the lack of provision of a school. The new...
Jane Elizabeth Tolson-Shaw

Jane Elizabeth Tolson-Shaw

Jane Elizabeth Tolson was born in Yorkshire in 1879, and followed her older brother John Edwin into the teaching profession. A qualified teacher, geography specialist, member of the Royal Geographical Society able linguist and inveterate traveller, Miss Tolson held a...
James Brown

James Brown

James Brown, (1804-1854) Parish Clerk and Builder James Brown was one of the group of builders active in the first half of the nineteenth century who together developed the rapidly growing town of Leamington, shaping the town we know today. Alongside contemporaries in...
Firefighting in the Village of Leamington Priors

Firefighting in the Village of Leamington Priors

    It is fairly certain that the eighteenth century village of Leamington Priors had only the most basic equipment for use in the event of fire. Although larger towns and cities might boast one of the early manual fire engines, in villages up and down the...