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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 […]

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 […]

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.  

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 […]

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 […]

New Street Burial Ground

New Street burial ground was opened once the graveyard at the Parish Church was deemed to be full. The ground, an area of 2154 square yards in the historic centre of the (then) new Leamington, was presented to the parish by Mrs Wise and her son Matthew Wise of Shrubland Hall.  It was consecrated on […]