Stretton on Dunsmore is a village located near Rugby, Warwickshire UK
For over one thousand years there has been a community in Stretton on Dunsmore. At the time of the Domesday book there was an established settlement here, the origins of the village were probably several hundred years earlier.
A book was produced for the second Millennium “Stretton on Dunsmore the making of a Warwickshire Village” (ISBN 095374620)” This book was produced by a team of villagers – Denise Hume, Brian Clay, Roger Clemons, Sue Higgins, Rob Hume, Freda Leaver, Jesse Quinney and Bryan Sapwell. They were later joined by Warwick Dipple who designed the layout and prepared the book for printing. The project was a success because of the work put into it from the project team and the support and information provided by the community.
The Society aims to promote and encourage interest in the local history of Stretton on Dunsmore and of history and archaeology in general.
About the History Society
The Stretton on Dunsmore History Society is custodian of the archives collected during the writing of the village history and provides material for exhibitions and other occasions in the village (for example at the annual fete). Interesting snippets from the past are regularly included in the parish newsletter Pendulum.
Visitors are welcome to join us for individual events that range from illustrated talks by invited speakers to reports of ‘work in progress’ on local projects. There is also a summer outing in July and a fun quiz evening open to all in December.
Members are working on projects concerning the Fosse Way, the 1704 Enclosure agreement, the School Logbooks, Warwick County Asylum in Stretton and field names. A current focus is research on the two world wars: memories of the Second World War, Stretton men in the First World War and the monument on the A45 where George V reviewed the troops before they set off for Gallipoli.
We have a collection of books which have been written and published by our society and members. These can be purchased from our Bookshop page by completing the online order form or alternatively downloading an order form to complete and post to us.
Roll of Honour
We have recreated the WWI Roll of Honour for Stretton on Dunsmore and Princethorpe. Names are listed of all those men who served in WWI and have a connection to Stretton on Dunsmore or Princethorpe. See the full list on the WW1 Servicemen page.
There is also a more detailed document containing biographical information we have found about them which is available in PDF file format. To access this use the DOWNLOAD button on the WW1 Servicemen page.