Protecting the character of our town since 1956

During the current pandemic the Society’s activities depend on prevailing government regulations or recommendations by other authorities.  Our plans, as published on this website, should be understood in this light.

Leamington Society talks in 2022

From January to April 2022 our talks will be presented on Zoom, and be free.  In early May the Executive Committee will decide whether to revert to live meetings.

Our next talk is on Thursday, 10 February, at 7.30.  It will be by Robin Cathcart on COP26, Climate Change and Local Transport policies.  For more information see Talks 2022.

The perfect present. Why not give your family and friends one year’s membership of the Leamington Society to give them pleasure as well as help the Society?

We will provide a pack consisting of a card of the bandstand in the pump room gardens, a leaflet giving details of all the Society’s activities and a copy of our latest newsletter, with membership until March 31 2023.

Email our membership secretary at mbegg@cbegg.com with your request and the contact details of the new member(s).  The price is £17 for household membership or £12 for a single member – the extra £2 covers the cost of the card.  This can be paid by cheque to the Leamington Society or directly to the Society’s account, with account details from our membership secretary. Naturally we will encourage new members to renew in 2023. 

Lord Leycester Hospital. The Society is delighted to learn that the Grade I listed Lord Leycester Hospital in Warwick has received a grant of £1.42m from the Heritage Lottery Fund towards the restoration of their 600-year-old medieval buildings. Members may remember the Master Heidi Meyer’s talk to us in April 2018.  Since then she has raised another £1m in donations during Covid.  A great achievement. Lottery Fund announcement

The Lord Leycester has attracted tourists from across the world since the mid 19th century.

Architectural Awards. The Leamington Society held its Architectural Awards scheme again in 2021, postponed from 2020.  The scheme celebrates the best in local Architecture, Art and Landscape.  Sixteen Awards were made – see Awards 2021 for details.

SOME SIGHTS OF LEAMINGTON

Pump Rooms, Jephson Gardens, Temperate House (Jephson Gardens)