July 2014: For God and Right and Liberty - COMING SOON
In commemoration of the centenary of the start of World War I, the History Group’s
latest publication, supported by the Warwick Rural West Community Forum Grant Fund,
is the stories of the eighteen men named on the World War I Memorial Tablet in All
Saints’ Church, Leek Wootton.
Leek Wootton History Group News & Publications
Mary Wise’s Recipe Book
Based on Eighteenth Century household books found in the Wise and Waller Collection,
this selection of recipes contains 54 culinary recipes that have been transcribed,
converted to modern measures, tested and tasted by History Group members. It also
contains some history of the Mary Wise and the household books as well as other,
more curious potions and cures of the period.
We wish to thank the Heart of England Community Foundation, Grassroots Warwickshire
Fund, for its grant funding to enable this booklet to be printed, published and offered
free of charge.
Leek Wootton and its Hamlets (CD Version)
The History Group has now produced Leek Wootton and its Hamlets on CD, containing
the entire text and all photographs and illustrations, presented in PDF format, with
some colour images. Also on the CD is the Leek Wootton and its Hamlets Companion
Calendar 2003, also in PDF format, which provides additional material collected since
the publication of the book.
Tucked away on a country lane, the Woodcote estate was key to the existence on the
village of Leek Wootton in the 19th and early 20th century, but little is known of
the estate prior to that time. Known to many as simply, ‘Warwickshire Police Headquarters’,
this book is the first time a history of the Woodcote estate in Leek Wootton has
been published; from its first mention in Domesday, through its time as a farming
estate and stately manor house.
Written by residents, this 200 page book contains in excess of 160 photographs, maps
and illustrations and tells a history of the Civil Parish, from archaeological evidence
of primitive settlements, to the projects that commemorated the new millennium.
Paperback copies are now only available through the History Group's 'buy-back' scheme.
Leek Wootton History Group will buy back any unwanted copies of Leek Wootton and
its Hamlets (price dependant on condition) and re-sell to someone on its waiting
list. If you have a copy you want to sell, or want to go on the waiting list, please
The History Group has now published the book at the heart of its project Doreen’s
Diary: The life of an indomitable woman in Warwickshire during World War II and it
can now be ordered using the link to the order form below.
Leek Wootton History Group’s tribute to the eighteen fallen men of Leek Wootton &
Guy’s Cliffe, in commemoration of the start of World War I.
Support from the Warwick Rural West Community Forum Grant Fund means that we have
been able to produce a limited edition run for free distribution to residents of
Leek Wootton & Guy’s Cliffe. Once these have been distributed, copies may be available
for a donation to the History Group’s costs. Please contact us if you are interested
in this publication.