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Stretton History Society Members are prepared to offer illustrated 'Talks'.


Talks may be offered by other members of the society; please ask for details.

Anne Langley

Local historian Anne Langley is secretary of the Stretton History Society; she has published booklets on 'Victorian Village Life', 'Brandon Silk Mill' and 'Warwick County Asylum' and edited a collection of Joseph Ashby's writing. She offers illustrated talks on the following. No fee, but a modest donation to 'Cruse Bereavement Care' is requested. Contact her at 12 Squires Road, Stretton on Dunsmore, Rugby CV23 9HF or telephone 02476 542703 for further details.

  • Early photographs of Rugby and surrounding villages (NEW)

  • My great-grandfather built railways in Japan (NEW)

  • The Rev. EN Dew's trip down the River Avon around 1900 (NEW)

  • History is all around us (look at your locality with new eyes) (NEW)

  • The sinking of the Titanic (from contemporary accounts) (NEW)

  • Tithe maps and documents for family and local historians

  • Victorian Village Life

  • The Victorian Village School

  • Joseph Ashby's Victorian Warwickshire

  • Warwick County Asylum: the first reformatory in Warwickshire

  • Brandon Silk Mill and child labour

  • Local almshouses (within Warwickshire)

  • Early Allotments in Warwickshire

  • Joseph Elkington, 18 th century agricultural drainage pioneer

  • Bertie Greatheed's 18 th century grand tour of Europe

  • Researching and/or writing the history of your community