Mapping the Great War in Leamington

In wartime, many public buildings were pressed into service as recruiting offices, military headquarters, or hospitals.

Private houses were used as convalescent homes, billets and refugee hostels. Parks became market gardens or paddocks. You can still find many of these places around Leamington, Warwick and the surrounding area – have a look at this map to see some of them.

More than 550 Leamington servicemen died during the war. You can download a map from the Leamington History Group website showing where they came from. Some parts of the town were particularly hard hit, such as the densely populated streets between the railway and the canal.

If you would like to learn more about the town’s First World War buildings, join one of our guided walking tours. Tours last approximately one hour, and will leave the Royal Pump Rooms at 11am and 2pm on 28 July, 18 August, 5 & 6 October, and 2 & 3 November. The walks are free, with a suggested donation of £5. Please call the box office on 01926 334418 for more information.

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