Heritage Matters is a non-profit collective of Associates with wide experience of delivering successful heritage projects in the Leamington Spa area.
o To encourage an understanding of our local history and heritage
o To promote and celebrate Leamington’s diverse heritage and history, developing a sense of place and belonging to the town and its surrounding area.
o To encourage new and existing heritage activity.
o To support local partnerships, by bringing together commercial and voluntary organisations, professionals and amateurs.
Our Community Projects:
history@bathplace: a multi-media social history project documenting the history of Bath Place Community Venture, Leamington Spa from its inception in 1859 as a National School up to its present role as a facility for the whole community.
history@bathplace was funded by The Heritage Lottery Fund. The project recorded and celebrated stories and achievements of Bath Place, local people and the surrounding area of South Leamington, through photographs, oral history recordings and written historical research. Images and related sound clips from the collection are held on the Commanet database.
The ‘jewel in the crown’ is our community archive database held on Commanet, which includes photos, sound files and video clips ranging from old school photos, and histories of local people and places, to memorabilia from over 30 years of community activism and campaigning.
The Community Archive is now held by the Leamington History Group, which was a legacy of history@bathplace.
“Documenting the impact of 20th century conflict.”
Young people aged 11 and 12 from Leamington’s Trinity Catholic School documented the impact of the 20th century conflict on Polish, Czech, Sikh, Irish and other immigrant communities in Leamington Spa.
A collection of images and stories about recycling and sustainable living.
Children aged 8 to 11 curated and project-managed their own exhibition:
1946-1966 War to World Cup.
An oral history project with Community Art Workshop, recording the stories of the Sikh ladies from Leamington’s Milan Group.
Leamington By Letter
An adult learning pack based on the correspondence of Edward Willes, a 19th century Leamington landowner largely responsible for the layout of the town as we know it today.
The pack was written to support Leamington History Group’s Reading Willes transcription project, funded by the Heart of England Community Foundation and supported by the Warwickshire County Record Office.