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A tribute to the life and work of Brian Torode

About the Site

Welcome to our site celebrating the life and work of Brian Torode, a man who was much loved, and is greatly missed, following his unexpected short illness and subsequent death in … Continue reading

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Let’s have your memories!

Brian’s former friends and colleagues are invited to leave comments about their memories of him. If you wish to, please also email any photographs or video that we can include on … Continue reading

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Eulogy

This is the text of the Eulogy given by Brian’s great friend, Richard Barton, at Brian’s funeral on Wednesday 19th March 2014 at Saint Stephen’s Church, Cheltenham: Banjour, (banzhoor) (Good Day) … Continue reading

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St Gregory’s Cheltenham – David Burke remembers…

David Burke has kindly allowed me to reproduce these fascinating articles: From ‘Days gone by in Cheltenham’ – Memories of David Burke I. Christmas 1945 During the war there was … Continue reading

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Organ Family History of Berkeley & North Nibley

  Back in 2010 Andrew Plaster of Bristol produced a fascinating study, ‘Organ family history of Berkeley and North Nibley’. Richard Organ was Andrew’s 13th Great Grandfather and he was … Continue reading

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Red Cross Letters from Guernsey

Brian Torode’s Family of Guernsey          

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Our Lady and St Alphege, Bath

OUR LADY AND ST ALPHEGE, BATH  Sir Giles Gilbert Scott’s “Little Gem of a Church”   A HISTORY BY CAROLINE SHAW With a foreward by the Late Gavin Stamp Former … Continue reading

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Holyoake’s Journey of 1842

George Jacob Holyoake’s Journey of 1842 by Catherine Howe (2012) Here is an easy to read and interesting book which follows the connection between early nineteenth century socialism and the … Continue reading

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My Humanism

Chair of Gloucestershire Humanists 2017-2018 As you may already have read on our home page, Gloucestershire Humanists have a long history. In contrast, I am a relative newcomer. Our group … Continue reading

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Our Listed Churches and Cathedrals in an Age of Secularism

Our Listed Churches and Cathedrals in an Age of Secularism   Commitment to the development of a more secular society in which there are no unfair privileges for faith groups … Continue reading

February 12, 2018 · Leave a comment

Johnny Coleman: Humanist Wedding Celebrant for Gloucestershire and the Cotswolds

Humanist Wedding Celebrant for Gloucestershire and the Cotswolds See: https://humanist.org.uk/johnnycoleman/ JOHNNY COLEMAN I live in Tetbury, Gloucestershire and conduct wedding and partnership ceremonies all over the Cotswolds, the Southwest of … Continue reading

January 11, 2018 · Leave a comment

‘Woodchester A Gothic Vision’

Woodchester A Gothic Vision: The Story of William Leigh, Benjamin Bucknall and the Building of Woodchester Mansion by Liz Davenport Kindle Edition Liz Davenport, Archivist of Woodchester Mansion Trust has … Continue reading

December 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

Trippett Family of Awre

TRIPPETT FAMILY OF AWRE, GLOUCESTERSHIRE (With thanks to Guy Vincent)   (?) Alexander Hopkins (-1545) (Glos Military Survey 1522 – 20s, £6-13-4d, bow, arrows, sword and dagger) of Awre | … Continue reading

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