Articles with the tag: Inventors


Royal Leamington Spa: A History in 100 Buildings

Royal Leamington Spa: A History in 100 Buildings

An ideal Present for that special person. This book relates a selected history of the town by telling the story of 100 buildings from their construction to the present day or their date of demolition and what replaced them. The articles usually include details of the...
A Gallery of Blue Plaques in Leamington

A Gallery of Blue Plaques in Leamington

Here are the 30 blue plaques and one of another colour which have been put in place in Leamington so far. Plaques for William Gascoyne, Major Harry Gem and JBA Perera were unveiled in October 2019. Click on the image to enlarge it. For most of them it is possible to...
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...
Alexander Marshall Lodge  1882 – 1938

Alexander Marshall Lodge 1882 – 1938

Alexander Marshall Lodge (aka Alec) was the third son (of six sons and six daughters) of Sir Oliver Lodge, British Physicist and noted inventor, and the first Principal of the new University of Birmingham at Edgbaston. As did two other brothers, Lionel and Noel, Alec...