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Recro 80 Festival: Stoneleigh Showground
These are my memories of the Recro 80 Festival which took place at Stoneleigh Showground, Kenilworth to celebrate the Queen Mother’s 80th birthday. I was only 10 at the time ...
No Visible Remains at Gibbet Hill H.A.A.A. Site
The location SP 314 752 is given as the site of a World War 2 heavy anti aircraft artillery. When I visited the site I could find no apparent signs ...
Gibbet Hill Farm House, a Grange?
Gibbet Hill Farm House faces the Gibbet Hill road and forms part of a rectangular enclosure comprised of farm buildings with a substantial stone wall to the front . The ...
Brickworks on the Edge of the County
The old brickyard plantation1 is a triangular piece of woodland in the northwest of the grid square SP 290750, with one face bordering Gibbet Hill Road. Close examination shows some interesting ...
Pits at Ticknell Spinney
Ticknell Spinney as presently mapped is substantially the same as it was mapped circa 1830, a triangular spinney with one face bordering the road from Stoneleigh to Cubbington. In the ...
Stoneleigh New Almshouses
I found mention of ‘new’ almshouses in Stoneleigh in the census but had been unable to find them. A national web-site identified a row of promising-looking sandstone buildings as almshouses ...
Stoneleigh Old Almshouses
This delightful row of almshouses stands in the centre of the village of Stoneleigh. It was founded to provide homes for the poor by Sir Thomas and Lady Alice Leigh ...
The Royal Show
In 1963 the Royal Show found a permanent home in the National Agriculture Centre, Stoneleigh, where it stayed until its closure in 2009. Yet this was not the first time ...
Humphry Repton's Work at Stoneleigh Abbey
Humphry Repton was a distinguished landscape gardener; born in 1752 he died in 1818 and so his life and work are being celebrated nationally in this year of his bicentenary. Where his ...
A Mourning Brooch - Stoneleigh
The mourning brooch pictured was a very generous gift to the Stoneleigh History Society from a relative of the person commemorated. These brooches were fashionable in the mid 19th century ...
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