October 25th. Railway Heritage
Anthony Coulis, Senior Curator at the National Railway Museum will give the Friends Of Leamington Station’s annual talk. His subject will be Railway Heritage, and he is sure to have lots to say based upon his long and wide experience.
On Thursday, July 12th, 2018, 7.15 for 7.30, the Leamington Society Awards were presented by the Mayor of Royal Leamington Spa. Details here
LEAMINGTON SOCIETY AGM 2018
The 2108 AGM of the Leamington Society took place in Christchurch Hall on Thursday 10th April. This was a very successful event with good attendance and the involvement of several new members.
The formal business before the interval ended with the meeting approving proposals to offer Life Membership to Robin and Shirley Adams, in recognition of all that they have done over many years to support the Society, and to Richard and Gitta Ashworth. This meeting marked the end of Richard’s time as Chairman and it was felt that to acknowledge his hard work and success in the role, an offer of Life Membership was appropriate. Sidney Syson has now taken over from Richard.
After the interval a presentation was given by Dominic Liptrot, leader of Lost Art, the company which will be restoring the bandstand in the Pump Room Gardens . He gave a detailed and fascinating explanation of the complex processes which must be undertaken in such historic park and urban restoration projects, with illustrations taken not only from bandstands but also fountains, including a very grand fountain in Scotland. The goal of Lost Art is to “ provide for the future from the lessons of the past “. Residents of Leamington look forward to seeing this realised in the completed restoration of our bandstand.
The catering for the occasion was undertaken by Ruth Bennion, with support from Robin and Shirley Adams.
April 12th at Dormer Place, Heidi Meyer. Master of the Lord Leycester Hospital, spoke about that ancient institution in a joint meeting with the Warwick Society.
March 8th; Robin Russell, RHS judge, will talk about Garden Judging
2018 February 8th; Alan Heap of Purple Monster, on “Creative Industries”
The 2017-2018 season; Thursdays at 19.30 at the Dormer Place Conference Centre unless otherwise stated. All £2.00 at the door unless otherwise stated.
December 7th; Simon Topman of Acme Whistles
November 7th; Chris Pickford, author of “Warwickshire, the new Pevsner Guide“. This is a joint meeting with the Leamington Literary Society. (Free)
October 26th, at 18.30; Chris Gibb “The best railway in the world”(£5.00) Organised by the Friends of Leamington Station.
October 12th; Above: Penny Hefferan and Carrie Terry of Guide Dogs charity, led a fascinating evening. You can find out more and donate here. Guide Dogs
Other recent subjects have included hand-made Windsor Chairs, the landscape gardens of Compton Verney, the business of the Ricardo Engineering Group and the bridges of Leamington and the surrounding area. If you would like to suggest a speaker, do let us know.
April 12th at the Lord Leycester Hospital, Warwick, Heidi Meyer will speak about that ancient institution in a joint meeting with the Warwick Society. (Free)
Annual General Meeting, Thursday May 10th, 19.00 at Christchurch, Priory Terrace CV31 1BA. Click Leam Soc AGM agenda Feb 2018 for the pdf
Click Programme-2017-18 for more details.