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Thomas Baker Revisited

Thomas Baker was  a well-known artist based in Leamington Spa from 1833 and has been the subject of a page on this website for some years; this can be found HERE We have learnt recently of a new website dedicated to the artist and this can be seen by clicking HERE. The site has been developed […]

John Cundall, Architect

This is a brief summary of the life and work of an architect whose designs pepper the town of Leamington Spa with buildings which have a distinct air of belonging to the same family. John Cundall was born in Leamington Spa in 1830 and died in 1889 at the age of 58 years. A simple […]

New Publications

  We are pleased to announce new publications by the Group and our members. These include our new Calendar for 2018 and upcoming publications about World War II and images of People and Pubs Click Here for further information.  

Free Guided Walks for 2017

The Leamington History Group in partnership with Leamington Town Council is pleased to announce that the free Guided Walks Programme for 2017 will be starting on Tuesday 20th June.  The Walks will then take place every Tuesday at 2.30 pm and every Wednesday at 7.00 pm. However all walks in September will start at 2.30 […]

Leamington’s Fallen 1914 – 1919

Leamington History Group is very grateful to Dick Fisk for allowing us to display this amazing map on our website as we will soon celebrate the centenary of the end of the First World War (The Great War, The War to End Wars). You will probably find it quite overwhelming and will need to zoom […]

Leamington Spa in 100 Buildings

The History of Leamington Spa in 100 Buildings This project is led by five members of the Leamington History Group and we began at the start of 2017. The idea is to write articles about 100 buildings which exist, or which used to exist, in Royal Leamington Spa and through these articles to tell a good part […]

Memorial to Civilian War Dead

During the 1939-1945 war, Leamington experienced a number of air raids which caused the death of 13 people and severe injuries to 39 others.  This information was not made public at the time, for fear of damaging morale, but it came to light when the Local Medical Officer of Health published a report after the […]

Volunteer Guides

Your opportunity to become a Volunteer Guide for our series of Walks The Leamington History Group in association with Leamington Town Council provides free guided walks for visitors and locals during the summer months (June to September). We are now looking to recruit several guides to add to our team. If you have a love […]

Lord Aylesford

Charles Guernsey, Lord Aylesford We are delighted to announce that Lord Aylesford of Packington Park, whose ancestors played such a major role as landowners in the early years of the Spa, has kindly agreed to take on the role of President of Leamington History Group, following the death of Toby Cave in May.