Spratton Local History Society
Introduction
Programme
Archives
Family Histories
Publications
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SPRATTON LOCAL HISTORY SOCIETY
Introduction

SLHS was founded in 1999 with the aim of bringing together people with an interest in the history of the Spratton and the surrounding area.

What does SLHS do?

  • Holds meetings six times a year - most with speakers More

  • Encourages members to carry out their own research which can then be archived

  • Archives old photographs, maps and drawings on computer - about 2000 currently More

  • Holds a Spratton family database of some 5000 individuals covering the main families residing in the village in the 19th century More

  • Holds exhibitions of archive material.

  • Records memories of elderly people about Spratton in 20th century

  • Collaborates with other societies, giving illustrated talks

  • Gives guided tours of the church and village to overseas visitors and other societies

  • Applies for and receives grants to carry out its work

  • In 2005 published a 132 page book "Spratton - A Village History" and a CD containing village photographs and the family database More

  • In 2007 published a 56 page book "Memories of Old Spratton", a companion volume to "Spratton - A Village History" More

  • In 2009 published a book on "The Farming History of Spratton 1766-1914"

Membership

Membership costs £5 single and £7.50 family, and anyone with an interest in Spratton is very welcome. The new programme is available in May each year. For an application form, please contact SLHS at 9 Church Road, Spratton. 01604 821260