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Meetings and Events - 2017

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Stretton on Dunsmore History Society.

Programme 2017

These Meetings are usually held in Stretton on Dunsmore Village Hall on a Tuesday evening, starting at 7.30 p.m. (unless otherwise indicated).

Talks are free to members, visitors are welcome (£2 for adults and children free).

Free refreshments are provided.

January 17th

‘Stretton Land Ownership in 1913’ by Malcolm Gould & Alec Ross.
Map and details of Stretton properties in the Valuation Survey

February 21st

‘Growing up in Stretton’ John Simmonds shares his fascinating memories.

March 21st

‘The Past beneath our feet’ by Malcolm Collins, an enthusiastic metal detector from Coventry.

April 18th

‘The History of the BTH site in Rugby’ by Alain Foote. British Thomson-Houston was a huge engineering firm and local employer.

May 16th

Tuesday evening outing. Guided tour of Maxstoke Castle by the owner. Leaving at 5.30 pm. Book ahead, cost £14. Lifts offered.

June 20th

AGM - refreshments, display and talk about ‘Old Bottles’ by Ken Thompson.

July 16th

Sunday afternoon outing. Free guided walk round historic village of Long Itchington. Leave the green at 2 p.m. Lifts offered, teas available.

September 19th

‘Dam Busters and Lancaster bombers’. Talk by Gillian Key-Vice and Anne Langley about their family connections.

October 17th

‘Cordelia Leigh (of Stoneleigh Abbey): her diaries of the home front during WWI’ by local author Sheila Woolf.

November 21st

‘Roman Women’ costumed talk and demonstration by Jane Arnold; Joint meeting with the Ladies Fellowship.

December 5th or 12th (tbc)

Social event (usually a quiz): come and enjoy yourself with members and friends (mince pies provided).