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ROYAL LEAMINGTON SPA: Exploring with a Sketchbook

FrontCover Apr 2014I published this book in 2011.

It is the story of Leamington told in seven walks which are all outlined in maps. Each page has one of my monochrome drawings and text which describes the building or event illustrated and gives an outline of its history.

Leamington is remarkable for its rapid growth after the discovery and promotion of saline springs in the town as the nineteenth century began. The waters were for external and internal use and premises were described as Baths. The Royal Pump Rooms still exist but are not used as baths any more.

As well as posh residences and properties for rent by visitors numerous retail premises were developed and rather mean backstreets were built to house the people who worked in the town. The architecture is characterised by Georgian style but many later additions provide infinite variety.

You will read about how the town gained its “Royal” title and a number of well-known people who lived in or frequented the town as well as the buildings.

The book has 160 pages including an introduction and index.
The pages are square, 21 cm x 21 cm

In August 2014 I have just received a new print run and it is available at the same price.

It may be purchased here for £12.50  plus delivery charge

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My other two books are –
Warwickshire Landscapes: The Story so Far
Warwick: Exploring with a Sketchbook

The website of the Leamington History Group may be of interest

 

 

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