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Secret Royal Leamington Spa

Series: Secret

Publication Date15th May 2023

Book FormatPaperback

pages96

Illustrations100

Height234

Width165

Secret Royal Leamington Spa explores the lesser-known history of the town of Leamington Spa through a fascinating selection of stories, unusual facts and attractive photographs.
Regular Price £15.99 Online Price: £14.39
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ISBN
9781398115194

Although Royal Leamington Spa has its origins several hundred years ago, then known as Leamington Priors, the town only came to note in the past 200 years. With the revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars raging between 1792 and 1815, travel to foreign places was restricted, which led to a growth of holiday and medicinal venues in England. Leamington is one such venue, being afforded the prefix Royal in 1838 by Queen Victoria, and still boasting a grand array of Regency buildings today. Until the 1940s, long after ‘taking the waters’ was a major attraction, Leamington remained a haven for retired people, particularly those who had had held very senior positions during their previous careers. However, the growth of local industries such as the manufacturers Sidney Flavel & Co, who moved here in 1803, ultimately led to change. Today the emphasis is on a much younger multi-cultural population, many of whom are students.


With tales of remarkable characters, unusual events and tucked away or disappeared historical buildings and locations, Secret Royal Leamington Spa will appeal to all those with an interest in the history of this town in Warwickshire.

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