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Royal Leamington Spa in 100 Buildings

Royal Leamington Spa, A History in 100 Buildings This book will relate a selected history of the town by telling the story of 100 buildings from their construction to the present day or their date of demolition. The articles will usually include details of the buildings themselves, the architects and builders of them and some […]

Free Guided Walks for 2018

The Leamington History Group in partnership with Leamington Town Council is pleased to announce that the free Guided Walks Programme for 2018 started on Tuesday 19th June. The Mayor of Leamington opened the walks at 2pm on 19th June with the first walk starting at 2.30pm. The Walks will then take place every Tuesday at […]

Mayor’s Awards to Our Members

We are delighted that the Mayor, Cllr Caroline Evetts, has made awards to our Secretary, Margaret Rushton, our Vice-Chairman and Walks Organiser, Michael Pearson, and member, Dr Stanislaw Librowski, to recognise their work in making Leamington a better place to live.

Lucky Dip

Explore the history of Royal Leamington Spa with our Lucky Dip.  Just click on any number and see a page chosen at random from our website. However if you want to search for a particular subject or page please use the Search facility or browse our Alphabetical List of articles.  

Father Thomas Byles, Titanic hero, and Rev Ernest Carter

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 […]

Heraldry of Royal Leamington Spa

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 […]

Leamington History Day 16th September 2017

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 […]

Guided Walks – A Celebration

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. […]