The Leamington History Group is pleased that our members have helped to sponsor the mounting of a Blue Plaque on Satchwell Granary at No 1 New Street which was unveiled on 10th June 2015. This is the site of the cottage where Benjamin Satchwell lived for at least 45 years. The plaque was organised by the Historic Plaques Committee of Leamington Town Council. We wish to thank the owners of the premises, Jat and Parveen Rai and their family, for their sponsorship and support.
Benjamin Satchwell was born in the village in 1732 and died in 1810. He is recognised as a philanthropist who did much for the poor and infirm in the village and was also a founding father of Leamington as a spa town. We intend to publish more information about Satchwell shortly.
Our members Margaret Watkins and Mick Jeffs spoke to the people in attendance about Ben Satchwell’s life.