Forthcoming meetings

2018 Programmes

[We are pleased to provide links to the  Programmes of the Sydenham History Group 2018 and 2019 and the Lillington Local History Society]

Our Meetings and some other related Events are listed below

All of our monthly meetings take place at the Dormer Conference Centre next to St Peter’s Church in Dormer Place,
on Mondays, starting at 7.30 pm

Yeoman of Guard advert 02 27 Nov 2018


17th December: ‘Not the Christmas Quiz’: A social evening for members to share their research, memorabilia and photographs.






Note that Our Programme of Guided Walks for 2018 has ended.  Private guided walks for groups may be booked. There will be a small charge of £3 per person with a minimum charge of £12. Further information.

Please contact the Secretary, Margaret Rushton, for further details. Tel: 01926 424659.

2019 Programme of  the Leamington History Group

Monday, 28 January, Annual General Meeting, followed by Mick Jeffs’ presentation of Royal Leamington Spa: A History in 100 Buildings.

Note that the previous AGM took place on 22nd January, 2018; you can see the reports of the Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer at that meeting by  CLICKING HERE

Monday, 25 February, Peter Coulls and Allan Jennings: The Warwick and Leamington Tramway: a history in images  

Monday, 25 March, Sue Moore presents The History of the Loft Theatre, and its place in the cultural life of Royal Leamington Spa  

Monday, 29 April, Martin Green: Some influential ironfounders of 19th Century Leamington. Martin presents some of the findings of the joint LHG and Industrial Archaeology Project of 2017-2018

Monday, 20 May, (Please note: 3rd Monday), David Fry: A look at Leamington’s early postcards and the photographers who produced them  

Monday, 24 June, Sheila Woolf: Here Come the Girls. From Coombe to Stoneleigh to Wellesbourne, this talk gives you ‘Downton’ with a local twist

Monday, 22 July, Keith Hancock and Jim Layton: Fire in the Belly, – a story of music and musicians in post-war Leamington

Friday, 13 to Sunday, 15 September, Heritage Open Afternoons. Local History displays at South Lodge Jephson Gardens and free guided walks round Brunswick Street Cemetery on Saturday and Sunday afternoon

Monday 23 September, John Berkeley: From Pens to Particle Physics. The remarkable story of Brandauer, skilled pen-makers and contributors to the Large Hadron Collider at CERN

Saturday, 28 September, LEAMINGTON HISTORY DAY, 10.30am – 4 pm at The Parish Church. Showcasing the activities of Leamington History Group, local history authors and many Warwickshire history societies and amenity groups. No admission charge

Monday, 28 October. Mike Musson and Friends: The London & North Western Railway in Warwickshire  

Monday, 25 November, Nigel Briggs presents his latest research on Sir Frederick Gibberd, architect of the Spa Centre and the Sydenham Farm development of 1962

Monday, 16 December, (Please note: 3rd Monday), Members’ Evening. A social evening, with an opportunity to share research or archive material. Members are invited to present a maximum of 10 slides on any history-related topic