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
26th November: John Wilmot: The History of Rock Mill, Leamington.
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