Spratton Local History Society
Family Histories
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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 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