Nostalgia

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Rewind to the future: cassettes could be the new vinyl

Any music fan will be aware of how vinyl records have become strangely fashionable again, with the retro format enjoying a resurgence as an alternative mp3 downloads and streaming.

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Nostalgia: Five British public safety videos which scarred us as children

In these days of the internet, child safety is more of a concern for parents everywhere.

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VIDEO: Astonishing never-seen-before World War Two photos

These astonishing never-seen-before photos snapped a year after VE Day show the apocalyptic devastation across post-war Germany.

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Could Woolworths be set to return to Kenilworth after former boss makes admission?

Could Woolworths be set to return to Kenilworth after former boss makes admission?

Retailer collapsed in 2008 after racking up debts of £400m but former boss plans to resurrect brand.

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The Safeway name has been restricted to the USA since Morrisons rebranded UK stores in 2005

Morrisons to revive Safeway brand

Morrisons is reviving the Safeway brand as it looks to branch out from selling to consumers and enter the wholesale market.

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George and Anne's gravestone in Lillington.

Nostalgia: Waterloo hero settled here

A British Army officer and hero of the Battle of Waterloo, who later hunted down smugglers in Ireland, settled in Leamington after his retirement. He died in the town and is buried in St Mary Magdalene Churchyard, Lillington.

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Leamington College for Boys

Nostalgia: Memories of the College for Boys

More than 60 years after leaving Leamington College for Boys a former pupil regrets not having thanked his teachers enough for their dedication.

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Remember when children used to play outdoors?

10 best outdoor games we used to play that our kids have never heard of

Kids of the 70s, 80s and 90s will remember them well with a nostalgic tear in their eye but here are 10 great outdoor games we used to play that our children have probably never heard of.

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Sixth formers at Leamington College for Boys in 1954.

Old Leamington College photo sparks sports memories

Retired English professor Maurice Varney has submitted this old photograph of sixth formers at Leamington College for Boys.

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Kenilworth Nostalgia: 50 thugs wrecked Young Farmers’ barbecue

We delved into our archived to find this report from the KWN 50 years ago this week in which a gang of hooligans tired to collapse a marque on dancers.

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Whitemans - Kenilworth railway station

Kenilworth rail station site has had many uses

Kenilworth historian Robin Leach has researched the history of the site where the town’s’s new railway station will be built:

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Steam engine will call at Leamington

Railway enthusiasts are expected to make every effort to catch a glimpse of a rare steam engine when it stops to pick up pre-booked passengers from Leamington for a special excursion to Chester later this year.

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Leamington burial for Nelson’s admiral

Leamington burial for Nelson’s admiral

The grave of one of Nelson’s admirals who was buried in Leamington has been visited by one of his descendants.

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Town’s master of photography

Town’s master of photography

H P Robinson, one of the foremost Victorian photographers, ran a studio for several years opposite the Regent Hotel in Leamington.

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John Craig

Nostalgia: The Leamington priest who built a church

Ten thousand people lined the streets of Leamington in 1877 for the funeral of the town’s vicar, the Rev John Craig, who was responsible for building the new parish church.

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The Springs Southam

Centenary of first poison gas attack

One hundred years ago this week during the First World War the Germans first used a new weapon on the Western Front – a cloud of poisonous gas.

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History group tracks down staff in old Lockheed photo

History group tracks down staff in old Lockheed photo

Leamington History Group has tracked down the Lockheed staff featured in this old photograph which was discovered in a charity shop in Leamington.

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Family business stays mobile

Family business stays mobile

A member of a family business which traded in Warwick from the 1940s has survived in the motor trade by adapting to change.

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Terry Frost and wife Kathleen on their wedding day in 1945

Terry found fame after leaving town

Terry Frost quit his home town Leamington with his wife in 1946 hoping to become an artist.

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John Wallington's grave

Soldier, cricketer and king’s friend

This year is the bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo and here is the story of another veteran of the battle who settled in Leamington.

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