Articles with the tag: Industry


G W Grove, A Most Litigious Ironmonger

G W Grove, A Most Litigious Ironmonger

Recent research on local iron-founders and ironmongers has uncovered a quite remarkable man with a busy career in court in the second half of the nineteenth century. The man in the spotlight is George William Grove. He first appears in the Leamington Courier as the...
Thornley-Kelsey [Radford Hall] Brewery

Thornley-Kelsey [Radford Hall] Brewery

This is a summary of the Research Paper which is available in full HERE Born on 7th August, 1854, Henry Edward Thornley was originally a farmer at Radford Hall, Radford Semele, who initially commenced brewing solely for his own labourers. However, by 1898 he had...
AP, Automotive Products or Lockheed Brakes

AP, Automotive Products or Lockheed Brakes

Automotive Products was the major employer in Leamington for around 40 years in the 20th century. It was generally referred to locally as AP or Lockheed although the company used many other brand names. Origins. The Automotive Products company began in Berners Street...
B G Bowden and the 1946 ‘Streamline’ Cycle

B G Bowden and the 1946 ‘Streamline’ Cycle

The streamline cycle, shown here in an early press photograph, used a new energy-storing device calculated to revolutionise cycling by storing energy when travelling downhill and releasing it on climbing. It was designed by Ben Bowden, a well-known Leamington...
Edward Duggins, Watchmaker

Edward Duggins, Watchmaker

The Duggins family were originally blacksmiths in Berkswell, and Barston, but Joseph Duggins and his wife Ann came to settle in Cubbington in about 1856. Edward, their third child and second son, was born there in 1857.  Copies of the Leamington Courier of the time...