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The Stretton on Dunsmore History Society


The Stretton on Dunsmore History Society is custodian of the archives collected during the writing of the village history, and provides material for exhibitions and other occasions in the village (for example at the annual fete). Interesting snippets from the past are regularly included in the parish newsletter Pendulum.


Visitors are welcome to join us for individual events that range from illustrated talks by invited speakers to reports of 'work in progress' on local projects.

There is also a summer outing in July and a fun quiz evening open to all in December.


Members are working on projects concerning the Fosse Way , the 1704 Enclosure agreement, the School Logbooks, Warwick County Asylum in Stretton and field names. A current focus is research on the two world wars: memories of the Second World War, Stretton men in the First World War and the monument on the A45 where George V reviewed the troops before they set off for Gallipoli.


An occasional newsletter 'The Stretton Chronicle' is published for members.


We have a small library of historical books for members to borrow plus CDs of the 1881 and 1851 censuses.