Category Archives: Royal Leamington Spa

Leamington Spa’s Victorian Legacy

        Click here for Leamington History Group‘s new video about the Spa. This includes the story of lawn tennis in the town, Harry Gem, Perera and the Renshaw twins in particular. See section starting around 3.30. Note … Continue reading

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Blue plaques for Gem and Perera in Leamington

        On Wednesday 16th October 2019 blue plaques were unveiled in honour of Harry Gem and Augurio Perera in Leamington Spa. We are pleased to have cooperated in this project with Robert Nash, Town Clerk of Royal … Continue reading

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‘Fairlight’ – Royal Leamington Spa

The former home of Augurio Perera, lawn tennis pioneer, in Avenue Road, Royal Leamington Spa. This is located just along the road from the Manor House Hotel where Perera and Harry Gem, together with doctors Haynes and Tomkins, founded the … Continue reading

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Who was Perera?

Much has been written about Harry Gem but of his friend and co-pioneer in lawn tennis not much is known. He was described thus in a newspaper report entitled ‘THE OLD RACQUET CLUB, BATH STREET – A BIT OF BIRMINGHAM … Continue reading

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