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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 […]

Henry Eric Maudslay, DFC, Dam Buster Pilot

Squadron Leader Henry Maudslay DFC Blue Plaque unveiled The youngest Squadron Leader of the Dam Busters, and one of the youngest pilots, was a local man. Henry Eric Maudslay was born at 1 Vicarage Road, Lillington on 21 July 1921. The Maudslay family had been involved in various branches of engineering for several generations.  An […]

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 […]

Leamington College for Boys Slide Show

Here is the history of Leamington College for Boys, otherwise known as Binswood Hall, in Binswood Avenue. The story is told in 42 slides and was compiled by Alan Griffin. Click on the forward and back arrows on screen or on the keyboard to navigate through the presentation. Click on the two-headed arrow symbol in […]

Coach Houses

This is a slideshow by Alan Griffin which has images of many buildings which were coach houses in years past. Click on the forward and back arrows on screen or on the keyboard to navigate through the presentation. Click on the two-headed arrow symbol in the bottom right to enter full-screen mode. Coach houses slideshow […]

Leamington Spa History Slideshow

Here is a thorough history of the town in 50 or so slides by Alan Griffin. Click on the forward and back arrows on screen or on the keyboard to navigate through the presentation. Click on the two-headed arrow symbol in the bottom right to enter full-screen mode.  

A Gallery of Blue Plaques in Leamington

Here are the 27 blue plaques and one of another colour which have been put in place in Leamington so far. Plaques for John Cundall, architect, and Henry Maudslay, Dambuster pilot,  were unveiled in July 2017. For most of them it is possible to click on the image of the plaque to learn more about […]

Castle Brewery

This is a summary of a Research Paper which may be viewed by Clicking Here Long before the subject brewery coexisted with a hotel, the Brunswick Street premises were known as the Castle Tavern and – according to an 1816 entry in the licensed victuallers’ records – its first licensee was Joseph Baker; it would […]

Richard Hewens, Leamington Ironfounder, Ironmonger and Inventor

Richard Hewens was born at Morton Pinkney, Northamptonshire in 1819/20.  The first mention of him in Leamington is his marriage to Mary Ann Hall of Budbrooke at All Saints Parish Church in 1841.  Richard and Mary Ann were listed at 38 Althorpe Street in the 1851 Census, with Richard’s profession given as “Smith.” They had […]