Articles with the tag: Public Figures


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...
Alderman Henry Bright JP, 1817 -1904

Alderman Henry Bright JP, 1817 -1904

Henry Bright was born in Sheffield in 1817, where his father Isaac and uncle Philip, were in business as Goldsmiths. Mr Isaac Bright opened a shop on the Parade in Leamington Priors 1831, – one of the first in the New Town, where he traded until shortly before...
Edward Tracy Turnerelli 1813 -1896

Edward Tracy Turnerelli 1813 -1896

Edward Tracy Turnerelli was the grandson of an Italian count. His father Peter was one of the most eminent sculptors of the age and in 1801 became Royal Sculptor in Ordinary to King George III. He carved portrait busts of many members of the Royal Family and enjoyed a...