Royal Leamington Spa
Leamington Spa - formerly known as Leamington Priors - is about a dozen miles to the north of
Stratford-upon-Avon and is now virtually joined to Warwick.  Leamington grew around the saline
springs and the Royal Pump Room and Baths, which were opened in 1814. A treatment at the
baths was supposed to be very beneficial and claimed to cure many disorders - gout,
rheumatism, stiffness of the joints etc - and the spa water was drunk as a laxative. There are
many beautiful old buildings in the town, which has a wide, main shopping street - the Parade -
and some well maintained gardens around the river Leam.
Charles Dickens was a frequent
visitor and set a scene in "
Dombey and Son" in the town. For more information about
Leamington, visit
Leamington Spa Today.
Leamington, Pump Room Gardens
Bandstand, Jephson Gardens, Leamington
               Two great old postcards, both posted to Ireland in September 1909.                         
Leamington, Pump Rooms
Old Postcard, Royal Leamington Spa, the Parade and Church.
Leamington, River Leam
An early view of the Pump Rooms.
A 1903 postcard of the Parade and the Parish Church.
Leamington, Boating Pool
The Boating Pool, Mill Garden - a postcard from 1908.
A view similar to that on the left, but from the early 1900s.
Leamington, Pump Room Gardens
A super postcard from 1904.  
A nice wintery view of the Pump Room Gardens, posted in 1906.
Old Postcard, Jephson Gardens, Bandstand, Leamington Spa
Regent Hotel, Royal Leamington Spa
Jephson Gardens and the Bandstand in a postcard which was mailed
about 1912.  
The Regent Hotel, probably a pre-WW1 postcard.
The River from Victoria Bridge - a postcard from 1914.
York Walk, Leamington Spa
This is a lovely old postcard of York Walk, posted in 1905.  
This group of 5 cards was
produced by Pelham Postcards
in the early 1920s. Click on any
of the cards for a closer view.
Leamington Parish Church
Gabrielle Ray
Leamington Church
This early 20th Century view has a George V halfpenny stamp, but the
date is not legible.
A 1905 multiview.
Leamington, Regent Grove and Town Hall
An unused postcard of the River Leam, probably from the 1930s.
A 1905 postcard of the actress
Ray - I can't find any
specific connection between her
and Leamington, so I presume an
appearance there resulted in the
production of this card.
This type of postcard was widely
produced in the early 20th
Century. It was very simple to
add any place name when
Leamington Parish Church.
The Town Hall and Regent Grove.
An early 20th Century view of the Parade and the Town Hall.
Leamington, Parade and Town Hall
Leamington. Linden Avenue
A 1910 postcard of Linden Avenue.   
Did You Know.... that Randolph Turpin,
middleweight boxer who defeated Sugar Ray
Robinson in 1951 for the world title, was born in
Leamington in 1928 ?

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I drove through Leamington on 30 Nov 2008 and was sad to see that
the old Midland Red garage opposite the station has been
demolished. My dad used to drive for the Midland Red and was based
at this garage.
And Did You Know....that Aleister Crowley was
born at 30 Clarendon Square ? You may never
have heard of this gentleman (we hadn't !) but
we think you will find his life interesting - follow
this link to read about him.
Leamington, Obelisk
The Obelisk in the Jephson Gardens.
Leamington, Manor House Hotel
The Manor House Hotel.
Lillington, Warwickshire
Lillington - where I lived in 1937-38.
Cubbington Church
Cubbington Church.  
Warneford Hospital, Leamington Spa
The Warneford Hospital.  
Bath Street, Leamington Spa
Bath Street and Victoria Terrace.  
Leamington, Pump Room Gardens
The Band Stand in the Pump Room Gardens.
Church Hill, Cubbington
Church Hill, Cubbington.
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