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:
2021 2018 2016 2014 2012 2010 2008 2006 2004 2002
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.