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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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Johnny Coleman: Humanist Wedding Celebrant for Gloucestershire and the Cotswolds

New 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 … 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

November 16, 2017 · Leave a comment

Captain Charles Goddard Dewell

An extract from “Catholics in Oxford”, by Father Martindale, S.J. “We cannot but record the name of Brother Dewell, a lay brother of the Society, who died on April 10, … Continue reading

November 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

St Bernard’s Monastery at Lower Guiting

St Bernard’s Monastery, Lower Guiting – From the pages of Peter Anson   Peter Anson, ‘The Benedictines of Caldey, the Story of the Anglican Benedictines of Caldey and their Submission to … Continue reading

October 31, 2017 · Leave a comment

Thanks to ‘New Liturgical Movement’

Encouraging response from Gregory Dipippo, editor of the website -‘New Liturgical Movement’: ‘I am the editor of the website New Liturgical Movement. We cover every aspect of the Church’s liturgical … Continue reading

October 31, 2017 · Leave a comment

Cotswold Bruderhof

  The Cotswold Bruderhof by Richard Barton (2016) Eberhard Arnold was a well-known German scholar and in 1920 began with a group of friends to live a communal life – … Continue reading

October 30, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Story of Father Ignatius’s Community at New Llanthony Abbey by Hugh Allen

The Story of Father Ignatius’s Community at New Llanthony Abbey by Hugh Allen To the diarist Francis Kilvert, his near neighbour Father Ignatius (born Joseph Leycester Lyne in 1837) seemed … Continue reading

October 30, 2017 · Leave a comment

A Moment in Time

To celebrate the publication of Allan Ledger’s book “A Moment in Time; John and Thomas Keble and their Cotswold Life”, please find attached pamphlet with further information. Should you wish … Continue reading

October 30, 2017 · Leave a comment

Closure of Clearwell Chapel

Closure of Clearwell Cemetery Chapel. From Isabel Winstanley: ‘In his book John Middleton Victorian, Provincial Architect, Brain refers to the Mortuary Chapel and says it is in a poor state … Continue reading

October 30, 2017 · 2 Comments