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Programme - 2021

Meetings are normally held on the third Tuesday of the month, starting at 7:30pm. They are usually held in Stretton on Dunsmore Village Hall (unless otherwise indicated).

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

Free refreshments are provided.


C O V I D - 19

We are holding virtual meetings by ZOOM, you are welcome to join these - just send a request for an invite to this website.

Please look out for information in the Parish Magazine and on posters in the village about meetings in the future. 


January 19th

‘Rugby in WWI part 1’ a talk by Michael Luntley. (By Zoom)

February 16th

‘Two 19th C Stretton Characters: postmistress and gardener' talk by Anne Langley. (By Zoom)

March 16th

‘Rugby in WWI part 2' talk by John Frearson. (By Zoom)

April 20th

‘Philip Larkin and Coventry’ by Sheila Woolf, archivist at Stoneleigh Abbey. (By Zoom)

May 18th

‘Researching Photos of WWI soldiers from Stretton’ by Paul Waddoups. (By Zoom)

June 22nd

AGM (Live meeting we hope) - refreshments and short talk by Roger Clemons on old photos of Stretton

June 27th

Exhibition in the Village Hall: the effect of the Pandemic on Stretton, plus new photos of WWI soldiers’ [time to be advertised]. 

July 11th

Sunday afternoon outing: Guided Literary walk around Coventry. (George Elliot, Philip Larkin etc). Booking essential (£5 a head) Leave our green 1:30pm, lifts offered if needed. 

September 21st

‘The Women’s Land Army’ illustrated talk by Helen Frost.

October 19th

‘The Stretton and Princethorpe WWI Roll of Honour’  talk by Paul Waddoups.

November 16th

‘Stretton’s Agricultural History’ illustrated talk by Alex Ross.

December 14th (tbc)

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