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Royal Leamington Spa: The Story in 100 Buildings This book will relate the history of the town by telling the story of 100 buildings from their construction to the present day or their date of demolition. This will include details of the buildings themselves, the architects and builders of them and some of the people […]
Many Leamingtonians are not aware of the detail of the bombing raids on Leamington during the Second World War. Ask them if we were bombed and they will often tell you that Queen Victoria’s statue was moved because of a bomb. Many will tell you that Lipton’s grocery shop on the Parade was demolished and […]
The story of the ship’s orchestra playing the hymn ‘Nearer my God to Thee’ as the Titanic sank is well known and documented. Survivors of the sinking also recounted how a Roman Catholic priest gathered more than a hundred passengers round him on the stern of the ship and led them in prayer after all […]
Perhaps you are vaguely aware of the shield for Leamington which has a chevron on top of a lion with two tails, three stars at the top and a border containing eight fleurs-de-lys. In an idle moment you may have wondered about its origins, what it all represents and if it tells you anything about […]
Saturday 16th September 2017 Our annual Local History Day in the Parish Church showcased the work of the Leamington History Group and many other history and amenity groups. We consider that it has been a great success. Just over 500 people visited us and every stallholder was busy with visitors for most of the […]
The Programme of walks in 2017 was very successful with many parties which met the maximum of 20 people in a group. The walks are supported by Leamington Town Council and on 16th November the mayor, Mrs Caroline Evetts, invited the guides to an informal gathering where she thanked them and their organiser, Michael Pearson. […]