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Nostalgia: Waterloo hero settled here

A British Army officer and hero of the Battle of Waterloo, who later hunted down smugglers in Ireland, settled in Leamington after his retirement. He died in the town and is buried in St Mary Magdalene Churchyard, Lillington.

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Leamington College for Boys

Nostalgia: Memories of the College for Boys

More than 60 years after leaving Leamington College for Boys a former pupil regrets not having thanked his teachers enough for their dedication.

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Remember when children used to play outdoors?

10 best outdoor games we used to play that our kids have never heard of

Kids of the 70s, 80s and 90s will remember them well with a nostalgic tear in their eye but here are 10 great outdoor games we used to play that our children have probably never heard of.

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Sixth formers at Leamington College for Boys in 1954.

Old Leamington College photo sparks sports memories

Retired English professor Maurice Varney has submitted this old photograph of sixth formers at Leamington College for Boys.

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Whitemans - Kenilworth railway station

Kenilworth rail station site has had many uses

Kenilworth historian Robin Leach has researched the history of the site where the town’s’s new railway station will be built:

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Steam engine will call at Leamington

Railway enthusiasts are expected to make every effort to catch a glimpse of a rare steam engine when it stops to pick up pre-booked passengers from Leamington for a special excursion to Chester later this year.

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Leamington burial for Nelson’s admiral

Leamington burial for Nelson’s admiral

The grave of one of Nelson’s admirals who was buried in Leamington has been visited by one of his descendants.

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Town’s master of photography

Town’s master of photography

H P Robinson, one of the foremost Victorian photographers, ran a studio for several years opposite the Regent Hotel in Leamington.

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Warwick re-creates VE Day celebrations

Warwick re-creates VE Day celebrations

It you were strolling down Jury Street in the middle of Warwick last Friday night (May 1) you might have been tempted to take shelter as an air-raid siren started to wail followed by the distant sounds of a bombing raid.

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John Craig

Nostalgia: The Leamington priest who built a church

Ten thousand people lined the streets of Leamington in 1877 for the funeral of the town’s vicar, the Rev John Craig, who was responsible for building the new parish church.

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The Springs Southam

Centenary of first poison gas attack

One hundred years ago this week during the First World War the Germans first used a new weapon on the Western Front – a cloud of poisonous gas.

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History group tracks down staff in old Lockheed photo

History group tracks down staff in old Lockheed photo

Leamington History Group has tracked down the Lockheed staff featured in this old photograph which was discovered in a charity shop in Leamington.

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Family business stays mobile

Family business stays mobile

A member of a family business which traded in Warwick from the 1940s has survived in the motor trade by adapting to change.

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Terry Frost and wife Kathleen on their wedding day in 1945

Terry found fame after leaving town

Terry Frost quit his home town Leamington with his wife in 1946 hoping to become an artist.

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John Wallington's grave

Soldier, cricketer and king’s friend

This year is the bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo and here is the story of another veteran of the battle who settled in Leamington.

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Peter Bishop

From Waterloo to St Peter’s church

Two plaques at the entrance to St Peter’s Catholic church in Leamington record the deaths of a Battle of Waterloo soldier and his wife.

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How Brunel dug Harbury Cutting

How Brunel dug Harbury Cutting

The recent landslip at Harbury has caused major disruption to railway journeys along the Chiltern line.

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Kenilworth pageant

Can town match 1966 spectacle?

Plans are afoot to celebrate the 750th Anniversary of the Siege of Kenilworth Castle next year.

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Charles Gold

Waterloo hero settled in town

One of the Duke of 
Wellington’s commanders who distinguished himself at the Battle of Waterloo settled in Leamington after his
 retirement from the Army.

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Demolition of a grand building

Demolition of a grand building

Former Southam town councillor Len Gale says there was an outcry over the demolition of the old Southam Convent in the 1980s.

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