Articles with the tag: Public Figures


Leamington Police Pillar Telephone System

Leamington Police Pillar Telephone System

In the days before mobile phones, as far as I have been able to discover, this system for contacting police officers on the beat, or allowing them to contact the station, was in use in Leamington from 1941 to about 1956.  I have managed to find the location of nine of...
The Ambitious Stonemason

The Ambitious Stonemason

The Ambitious Stonemason (William Gascoyne’s rôle in the development of Royal Leamington Spa and a changing Construction Industry) This is a new book by LHG member Kevin Hunt, who lives in the Willes Road house built and owned by William Gascoyne. It is a novel based...
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...
Henry Eric Maudslay, DFC, Dam Buster Pilot

Henry Eric Maudslay, DFC, Dam Buster Pilot

Squadron Leader Henry Maudslay DFC Blue Plaque unveiled The youngest Squadron Leader of the Dam Busters, and one of the youngest pilots, was a local man. Henry Eric Maudslay was born at 1 Vicarage Road, Lillington on 21 July 1921. The Maudslay family had been involved...
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...