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Morris Dancing, a Threat?
It dawned on me that I hadn’t seen the traditional Morris dancers in the village where I grew up lately – funny the things you miss that you took for ...
A Warwickshire House Erected in Milton Keynes
Previously, we had seen the struggle for survival of the ‘Parrott House’ in Stretton on Dunsmore. Threatened with demolition, a solution had been found where the house was bought by ...
A Tudor House Moved From Stretton to Milton Keynes
Rewind back to 1975, and we’d left the Parrott House story at a time when the building was under threat of demolition. The owners at the time have failed to ...
Before Gallipoli: the Warwickshire Monument
2015 marks the centenary of many significant events during the First World War. Among them was a remarkable occasion that took place in Warwickshire and is commemorated by a monument ...
A Tudor House in Stretton Under Threat
The origins The house is known locally as the ‘Parrott House’ after its owner, Mr. Parrott. The Parrotts were one of the ‘traditional’ Stretton families. Anne Langley reports how John Green ...
Before Gallipoli, Centenary Commemoration
On Sunday, 15th March 2015, the centenary commemoration of King George V’s review of the 29th Division took place. The commemoration took place in the middle of the A45, around the monument ...
A Communal Christmas Tree in Stretton on Dunsmore
Christmas tree in mid-January Over a hundred years ago Christmas trees were a rarity in private homes, but sometimes a communal one was provided; families could be charged to view it (though ...
The Building of All Saints Church, Stretton on Dunsmore
The wherewithal for a new church building came from the bequest in 1816 of £4,000 from the will of the late vicar, Rev William Daniels. The land for the new ...
A Royal Wedding in Stretton on Dunsmore?
It’s a slightly misleading title, as it wasn’t really a Royal Wedding, but did you know that a relative of Queen Elizabeth II got married in the Parish Church of ...
The Dun Cow: Mythic Beast
Myth and history can sometimes be uneasy bedfellows, yet the mythic past can often be just as key as anything rooted in historical ‘fact’ when forging a community’s identity. Myth ...
The First World War in Stretton on Dunsmore
Surprisingly the entries in the Stretton on Dunsmore elementary school logbook for 1914 do not mention the war at all. The King reviews the troops before Gallipoli In February 1915 the children ...
Stretton on Dunsmore's First Church
Almost all that is known about the old church is that it was there! It stood on the top of the embankment alongside the church path to the west where ...
Wroth Silver Ceremony at Knightlow Cross
A very ancient ceremony takes place each year on November 11th just before dawn at Knightlow Cross in Ryton on Dunsmore (see photo). The collection of Wroth Silver dates back ...
The Dun Cow Inn at Stretton on Dunsmore
The Dun Cow was a coaching inn on the London to Holyhead Road, now the A45. It was first recorded in 1731 at Knightlow Hill (near the Knightlow Cross where ...
Then and Now: Stretton on Dunsmore's Village Life
The Shop, the Pub, the Farm The pub’s just round the corner, the Oak and Black Dog to the left of the shop. This was really the heart of the village. In the ...
Then and Now: Stretton on Dunsmore, Brookside
The old cottage on the left, that was old Mr. Parrott’s. I remember it being demolished, it must have been about 1969? The beams and bricks were all numbered and ...
Warwick County Asylum
This pioneering reformatory was established by Warwickshire magistrates in 1818 in a rented 18th-century farm at Stretton on Dunsmore. It was run by a married couple and housed up to ...
Then and Now: Stretton on Dunsmore, Oak House and Trade
Former residents remember living in the village
Then and Now: Bob's Cafe, Stretton on Dunsmore
The demise of the Dun Cow has been dealt with elsewhere on this site, but the other side of the War Memorial roundabout sees another local landmark. In existence pre-war ...
Stretton on Dunsmore Memories of the Dairy, and Wartime Echoes
Many older residents of Stretton will remember Heinz Kittendorf who ran the local dairy in the village. He was taken prisoner of war and was interned in the local POW ...
VE Day 75th Anniversary Celebrations
‘Socially-distanced’ celebrations were held in many places: here is a record from Stretton on Dunsmore. There were decorations of bunting (some home-made) and flags. A few street parties were held: ...
Church Hill, Stretton on Dunsmore Jigsaw Puzzle (100 Pieces)
Wanting something to pass the hours during this time? Try solving some of our jigsaw puzzles of photos on our website. We used Jigsaw Explorer to create these puzzles, and hope you ...
Tales From the Collections. The Disappearing Dwelling of Stretton on Dunsmore
This article is part of a series of online Show and Tells first created by Warwickshire County Record Office during the Covid 19 crisis in 2020 to help provide access to their collections whilst ...
King George V Inspects the Troops Before Gallipoli
Although George V reviewing the troops before Gallipoli on the London Road is now a well-known story, at the time this significant event was not covered in any of the ...
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