STRATTON DORSET
   
             
STRATTON PAST
      Before 1950      
     
       
 
Looking North in Mill Lane - provided by Chris Boulton
 
     
 
St Mary's Church, Stratton

 
     
 
Looking East along Dorchester Road - provided by Chris Boulton
 
     
 
Wrackleford
 
     
 
Mill Lane Bridge looking west towards St Mary's Church before its renovation in 1891
 
     
 
Tea at the Manor House - provided by Chris Boulton
 
     
 
Children at St. Mary's Church Gate
 
     
 
The Bull Public House in about 1895 before a fire razad it to the ground
 
     
 
Looking West along Dorchester Road - provided by Chris Boulton
 
     
 
The Royal Yeoman public house in Grimstone in about 1910
 
     
 
Looking East along Dorchester Road, Stratton
 
     
 
Looking East along Dorchester Road, Stratton
Provided by Carole Dorran of the Bygone Dorset Facebook Group
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Stratton Cricket Team 1911
 
     
 
Local Defence Volunteers in front of the Manor House in 1915
 
     
 
St Mary's Church and the War Memorial

 
     
   
  Stratton School 1920
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Stratton Cricket Team c1926
 
     
 
Procession commemorating George VI's coronationin 1937 passing cottages to the east of the Bull Inn
 
     
 
Remembrance Service at War Memorial 1937
 
     
 
Gran Hodges
 
     
 


Brian Downton tells us that the man on the right was his uncle, Lewis Downton
who lived in the farmhouse roughly where the Saxon Arms public house is now.

 
     
   
  'Dad and Jack Parker'  
     
   
  Aftermath of a plane crash in a field near Viaduct Cottage 1940
For details of the incident click HERE
 
     
   
  Children from Stratton School and ten evacuees and their teacher from Southampton,
visiting a bomb crater in New Mead - a meadow towards the Muckleford road - c1941.
See the key below for the names of those in the photograph.
 
     
   
     
 
         
  1. Kathleen Garrett   21.  
  2. George Stafford*   22. Freda Huntley*  
  3. George Hallett   23.  
  4. Frank Davey   24. Ruth Slade  
  5. Audrey Eades*   25. Grace Davey  
  6. Joan Diment   26. Norman Mason*  
  7. Gordon Davey   27. Douglas Ward*  
  8. Eric Puckett   28. Sheila Dowell  
  9. Leonard Oliver   29. Betty Mason*  
  10. Harold Limm   30. Gordon Garrett  
  11.   31. Lynda Puckett  
  12.   32. Michael Eades*  
  13. ? Lawes   33. Victor Lawes  
  14.   34.  
  15. Miss Mansell (Evacuated Teacher)* 35.  
  16.   36. Colin Foster  
  17.   37. John Smith*  
  18.Pearle Kelly*   38. John Phillips  
  19.   39. John Diment  
  20. Ivan Kelly*      
         
  * Evacuated from Southampton  
         
 
     
     
 
 
     
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