Leamington

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Date:1834 - 1836 (c.)

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Leamington

By John Fairfax (1804-1877)

376mm x 284mm

This lithograph print depicts four scenes of Leamington Spa. Clockwise from the top right they are: the Royal Pump Rooms, All Saints Parish Church, the Episcopal Chapel and Warneford Hospital. Fairfax produced the print for his New Illustrated Guide and Directory. These prints were produced between 1834, when the Warneford Hospital was opened, and 1836.

John Fairfax was born in Warwick in 1804 and was apprenticed to a printer, bookbinder and bookseller. After a short period with the London Morning Chronicle in 1825 he moved to Leamington and established himself as a printer. In 1828 he co-founded the Leamington Spa Courier with James Sharp. The partnership broke up after only four months and Fairfax carried on as a printer, bookseller and newsagent. In 1835 he became part owner of the Leamington Chronicle and Warwickshire Reporter. However, a successfully defended libel suit in 1836 left him filing for bankruptcy. He emigrated to Sydney, Australia, in 1838 with his wife, mother and three children. In Australia he bought the Sydney Herald which he built up into one of the most respected newspapers in the Empire.


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1770s
The Entrance of Warwick Castle From The Lower Court
The Entrance of Warwick Castle From The Lower Court

Paul Sandby (1730-1809) The Entrance Of Warwick Castle From The Lower Court Ink ...

1790s
Soho, Staffordshire
Soho, Staffordshire

J. Walker Soho, Staffordshire, 1 September 1798 Ink on paper 190mm x 235mm A landscape ...

1810s
Offchurchbury
Offchurchbury

Print by John Preston Neale (c.1771 - 1847) Offchurchbury Engraved by W. Radclyffe, ...

1830s
The Royal Pump Room and Victoria Baths
The Royal Pump Room and Victoria Baths

Print by J. Brandard (1812-1863) The Royal Pump Room And Victoria Baths Ink on paper ...

1860s
Royal Pump Rooms, Leamington Spa
Royal Pump Rooms, Leamington Spa

Black and white photograph by Walden Hammond of The Royal Pump Rooms, Leamington ...

1880s
Alice Willes
Alice Willes

A portrait of Alice Willes c.1880-1910.

1900s
Pump Room Gardens, Leamington Spa
Pump Room Gardens, Leamington Spa

This postcard shows two girls standing in the tree-lined Linden Avenue in the Pump ...

1920s
Lodge Entrance, Jephson Gardens, Leamington Spa
Lodge Entrance, Jephson Gardens, Leamington Spa

This postcard features a view of the Lodge entrance to the Jephson Gardens in Leamington ...

1940s
Leamington Spa
Leamington Spa

A photograph along a terrace in Leamington Spa, c. 1940-1949. The photograph is ...

1960s
Royal Pump Rooms Hydrotherapy Area
Royal Pump Rooms Hydrotherapy Area

Black and white photograph by P.W. Thompson inside the Royal Pump Rooms, Leamington ...

1980s
Inside the Royal Pump Rooms, Leamington Spa
Inside the Royal Pump Rooms, Leamington Spa

Colour photograph inside the Royal Pump Rooms, Leamington Spa, c.1980. View of wheelchairs ...

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