Stretton on Dunsmore History Society.
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.
‘Stretton Land Ownership in 1913’ by Malcolm Gould & Alec Ross.
Map and details of Stretton properties in the Valuation Survey
‘Growing up in Stretton’ John Simmonds shares his fascinating memories.
‘The Past beneath our feet’ by Malcolm Collins, an enthusiastic metal detector from Coventry.
‘The History of the BTH site in Rugby’ by Alain Foote. British Thomson-Houston was a huge engineering firm and local employer.
Tuesday evening outing. Guided tour of Maxstoke Castle by the owner. Leaving at 5.30 pm. Book ahead, cost £14. Lifts offered.
AGM - refreshments, display and talk about ‘Old Bottles’ by Ken Thompson.
Sunday afternoon outing. Free guided walk round historic village of Long Itchington. Leave the green at 2 p.m. Lifts offered, teas available.
‘Dam Busters and Lancaster bombers’. Talk by Gillian Key-Vice and Anne Langley about their family connections.
‘Cordelia Leigh (of Stoneleigh Abbey): her diaries of the home front during WWI’ by local author Sheila Woolf.
‘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).