Forthcoming meetings

2017 and 2018 Programmes

[We are also happy to provide links to the  Programmes of the Sydenham History Group 2017Sydenham 2018 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.

December 18thNot the Christmas Quiz’: An opportunity for Members to share their Research projects, Collections and Collectables.

2018 Programme (updated on 2nd December 2017)

22nd  January: AGM, Chaired by Cllr Caroline Evetts, Mayor of Leamington Spa; Celebration of LHG 10th Birthday, and talk by Barry Franklin: Leamington’s World War 2 British Restaurants

26th February: Sheila Woolf: Jane Austen and Stoneleigh Abbey

26th March: Allan Jennings: A View from the Home Front or What Happened in Leamington in WW2

23rd April: David Morse: St Paul’s Cathedral in Wartime

28th May: Jacqui Kirk: Sir David Lodge, my Shropshire-born ancestor, and Lord Mayor of London in the plague year of 1563

25th June: Kay Bugg: The Lost Churches of Leamington Spa; the ups and downs of the well-known churches in Leamington

23rd July: Alex Darkes and Nick Baker: Peeps at Princethorpe': tracing the fascinating story of the Foundation from its 1832 origins as a small girls’ boarding school run by Benedictine nuns, to the present-day Co-educational College of nearly nine hundred pupils.

Thursday 6th to Sunday 9th September: Heritage Open Days. Local history displays at South Lodge

22nd September: Annual Local History Day at the Parish Church

24th September: Tara Morton: Mapping Women’s Suffrage. Tara presents her research into the suffragists and suffragettes of Leamington, including Mary Dormer Harris and Mary Louise Vellacott.

 22nd October: Helen and Paul Eldridge: She couldn’t have loved more: The story of Doreen Wright’s Diary, May 1940-December 1942.

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.


Our Programme of Guided Walks for 2016 has concluded.  Private guided walks for groups may be booked. There will be a small charge of £3 per person with a minimum charge of £12.
Please contact the Secretary, Margaret Rushton, for further details. Tel: 01926 424659.

The AGM took place on 23rd January, 2017; you can see the reports of the ChairmanSecretaryTreasurer (part 1) and Treasurer (part 2) by clicking on their titles.