The Society first introduced Awards for improvements to buildings visible to the public (the street scene) in 1976 marking its 20th anniversary. From 1980 there has been a special award, the Bill Gibbons trophy, given for the best improved owner-occupied property, as viewed from the street. The winner holds the trophy, a cup, until the following Awards ceremony when it is handed onto the next winner.
The event is generally held biennially. A recent exception was due to the 2020-21 pandemic.
Assorted records of the Leamington Society Architectural Awards are held by the WCRO (Warwickshire County Record Office) in a file PH1308 which is the copyright of WCRO. The Society is most grateful to the WCRO for cataloging these papers.
Since 2002 the Society has also maintained a pictorial record of the winners:
Thanks to Roger Charters, Richard Ashcroft, Richard Ward and Martin Paxton for the pictures. Please let us know if we have failed to credit one of your pictures.