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Dorothy Marlow

Dorothy started working life in service, then worked at the Midland Counties Home for Incurables. She recounts what it was like to work there. 41 mins. 43MB mp3 file. This recording was made as part of the “History @ Bath Place” project, 2007-9. dorothy-marlow

Charles Sabin

Charles recounts memories of a boyhood in wartime – the Coventry Blitz, the street parties at the end of the War and for the Coronation, life at Sabin’s Bakery, and Saturday cinema in the 1950s. 50 mins. 53MB mp3 file. This recording was made as part of the “History @ Bath Place” project, 2007-9. charles-sabin

Kevin Renton

Kevin talks about a life in music, from Rentons Rare Records to playing home-made instruments (watering can, anyone?) on TV’s Blue Peter and in many local schools. 31 mins. 33MB mp3 file. This recording was made as part of the “History @ Bath Place” project, 2007-9.  kevin-renton

Bob Ross

Bob reminisces with LHG member Colin Jennings about their early years in Windsor Street in the 1940s. 13 mins. 14MB mp3 file. This recording was made as part of the “History @ Bath Place” project, 2007-9. bob-ross

Specials!

Can you identify what the Leamington ladies listed below might have in common? Mrs Wackrill Archery Rd Mrs A Hill Northumberland Rd Mrs Hassall 47 Avenue Rd Mrs Nutter 9 Church St Mrs Davies 50 Greatheed Rd Mrs Inge Mrs Dykes 12 Milverton Crescent Mrs Thornton 48 Warwick Rd Mrs Hellis 16 Victoria Rd The […]

Leamington’s Lost Towers

Leamington has lost, over the last hundred years or so, three towers. None of these has been of any great architectural merit, although they all have had a measure of curiosity value. The earliest is the so called ‘Pepper pot chapel’, although the Milverton Chapel was its formal title. The chapel, as it was not […]

Local Olympians

In the Olympic year of 2012, let’s celebrate the achievements of some of our sporting heroes past and present who lived in or around Leamington Spa… Neil Adams, born in Rugby in 1958, won a silver medal at Judo in both the 1980 and 1984 Summer Olympics. He was the first British man to win […]

Toby Cave and the fox

Lyndon F (Toby) Cave (left), former architect and noted local historian, who has now relocated to Dorset, presenting a parting gift to Jeff Watkin of Leamington Art Gallery and Museum. The fox is one of the earliest surviving artefacts associated with the ‘new town’ built north of the river in the early 1800s and was […]