We are delighted to invite you to what we believe will be an entertaining, informative and exciting Virtual Leamington History Day on Saturday, 26th September 2020 beginning at 9.55 am.  This is in place of our annual Leamington History Day at the Parish Church.
Please revisit this page from time to time as details are being finalised.

Our offering has three components –

Part One.  Videos. After an Introduction from our Chairman, Barry Franklin, at 9.55 am, you can watch our diverse range of a dozen Videos on Local History and Cultural Talks throughout the day; a total of over 200 minutes. We think that there is something for everyone; see the Full Programme on this page below.

Part Two. Family History Advice Session at 11.15 am led by Jacqui Kirk. Please see details and Register in advance HERE

Part Three. Quiz.   Finally, join us online at 4.00 pm. for our  Virtual Leamington History Day Quiz and Afternoon Tea.

If you do not have a computer, then please get together with family, or some friends (social distancing permitting), and join us for this special celebration of Leamington’s History.

Virtual Leamington History Day Programme

(Click on the image for each video to view it, but note that the videos will
NOT be available until Saturday, 26th September. After that, they will be available until further notice)


9.55 am. WELCOME from our chairman, Barry Franklin, on video



10.00 am  A View from the Home Front

Allan Jennings for the Leamington History Group
19 minutes


10.20 am.  The Canal in Leamington

Mick Jeffs for the Leamington History Group
14 minutes


10.50 am.  Helping to Keep Our Local Heritage Alive

Pat Whorton for the Arts Society Royal Leamington Spa
14 minutes


11.10 am.  The London North Western Railway in Warwick and Leamington

Jacqui Kirk and Mike Musson for the LNWR Society
16 minutes


11.15 am. Family History Advice Session begins
Register in advance HERE



11.30 am.  A Virtual Cemetery Walk

Allan Jennings for the Leamington History Group
23 minutes


11.50 am.  Lillington’s Saxon Church

Richard Taulbut for the Lillington Local History Society
13 minutes



1.10 pm.  Leamington’s First Hospital

John Wilmot for the Warwickshire Local History Society
13 minutes


1.30 pm.  Shops of Royal Leamington Spa

Allan Jennings for the Leamington History Group
15 minutes


1.50 pm.  Southam Through the Ages

Bernard Cadogan for the Southam Heritage Collection
11 minutes


2.10 pm.  Glimpses of Warwickshire History

James Ranahan for the Warwickshire Local History Society
10 minutes


2.30 pm. Leamington Slum Clearance Ltd

Barry Franklin for the Leamington History Group
39 minutes


3.10 pm.  The Lost Pubs of Royal Leamingon Spa

Tom Lewin and Allan Jennings for the Leamington History Group
12 minutes


4.00 pm.  QUIZ with our own Quizmaster, Barry Franklin:
Questions and Answers will be on 2 videos using the links below. You can use the pause button if the Qs and As come to you too quickly.
Please Note that the Answers will not be available until a few minutes after all the Questions have been asked!   And, Sorry there are no Prizes.


Au Revoir, we invite you to keep in touch

We hope you that enjoyed our first Virtual Leamington History Day presentations and quiz and we would love to receive your feedback: secretary@leamingtonhistory.co.uk
If you would like to get involved with the Leamington History Group, please contact us for further details: secretary@leamingtonhistory.co.uk
Remember That all the videos will remain available until further notice.

Our LHG Calendar 2021

We are currently selling our local history calendars:  https://leamingtonhistory.co.uk/lhg-calendar-2021

Our Next Video

Watch out for our second video to follow “Birth of a Spa Town”.  This one is entitled “Leamington’s Victorian Legacy” and will tell the story of Leamington during the reign of Queen Victoria. It will focus on the evolution of the town from a prestigious spa town to a prosperous post-Victorian borough.
Click on the image to see a short trailer.


And Finally:  The Leamington History Group Thanks all our Contributors

Special thanks to everybody who contributed to this day:
Barry Franklin
Mick Jeffs
Stella Bolitho
Margaret Rushton
Allan Jennings
Tom Lewin
Mark Ellis
Jacqui Kirk
Mike Musson
Bernard Cadogan
John Wilmot
James Ranahan
Pat Whorton
Richard Taulbut