This book reproduces more than 200 fascinating photgrpahs of the Warwickshire town of Royal Leamington Spa, featuring the buildings and the inhabitants at work and leisure, and also a section that looks at a number of other towns and villages in the locality. Many of these illustrations, which have been acquired from a wide variety of sources, have never been published before. The Royal in the town's name originates from a visit on 3rd August 1830 by Princess Victoria with her mother, the Duchess of Kent. In honour of the occasion, the town was permitted to add Royal to Leamington Spa and it has remained a proud tradition of the town ever since. Later in the decade, when Victoria had became Queen, she rested a Regent Hotel on her way to Warwick Castle.
Some of Leamington's most interesting history originates from the famous Pump Rooms that have been renovated in 1999 and now house the library, museum, art gallery and Leamington Visitor Information Centre, Renowned for its Victorian painted stucco villas and beautiful Regency houses, much of the charm oft he nineteenth-century architecture can still be found in and around Leamington Spa today, This captivating collection of images will provoke memories if the local history of Royal Leamington Spa and inspire a new generation to be interested in local history.