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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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Rowland Wyatt (1871-1958), builder of Kingswood

Samuel Wyatt, labourer of Sinwell, Wotton-under-Edge and Anne | Rowland Wyatt I, mason of Sinwell and Elizabeth Evans | Rowland Wyatt II, builder of Kingswood Rowland Wyatt, builder of Kingswood, … Continue reading

October 17, 2019 · 1 Comment

Arthur John and Anne Noad of Slimbridge and Gossington

NOAD FAMILY OF WEST KINGTON AND SLIMBRIDGE James Noad I (1717-1792) and Ann (1721-1801) of West Kington, Wilts |  Isaac Noad (1762-1832) and Hester Buckle (1767-1829) Labourer and Pauper of … Continue reading

October 16, 2019 · Leave a comment

Remembering Cardinal Newman

Newman memorabilia – Sunday 13th October 2019   John Henry Cardinal Newman (1801-1890) and his links with Gloucestershire   Notes written by Brian Torode and probably based upon a talk … Continue reading

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Ancestors of Maria Barton, nee Ford, of Charleston, South Carolina

Ancestors of Maria Ford – sources collated by Richard Byrd Maria Ford, the eldest daughter of William and Sarah Ford of Tortworth, was baptised in the village church on 18th … Continue reading

October 14, 2019 · Leave a comment

St Saviour’s Church, Tetbury

Using St Saviour’s Back in May 2016 local newspapers reported serious vandalism at the redundant Church of St Saviour in New Church Street, Tetbury – pages were torn from the … Continue reading

October 10, 2019 · 3 Comments

Stroud Grammar School

Stroud Grammar School and Stroud Borough School (1871-1893c) As a pupil of Marling (1969-76), I became interested in in the school’s history when I was a teenager and I remember … Continue reading

October 10, 2019 · Leave a comment

Remembering Brian – Twenty-five years ago since his priestly ordination

  Brian Torode was ordained to the Sacred Priesthood on 2nd October 1994 at Gloucester Cathedral     Brian celebrated his First Mass at St Stephen’s Church, Cheltenham that evening … Continue reading

October 1, 2019 · Leave a comment

St John’s Roman Catholic Church, Bath – A photographic miscellany

Roman Catholic Church of St John the Evangelist, Bath     St Alphege’s Church in Oldfield Park            

September 30, 2019 · Leave a comment

The Story of the Christ rescued from the Royal Abbey of Saint-Denis in 1793

The Story of the Christ rescued from the Royal Abbey of Saint-Denis in 1793  By Richard Barton (2019) The medieval Abbey Church of Saint-Denis, to the north of Paris, was … Continue reading

September 28, 2019 · 3 Comments

James Nobbs, a great Anabaptist

James Nobbs, Senior and Junior, and their ‘Anabaptist’ or Baptist Community at Horton, Gloucestershire The Baptist Church in Chipping Sodbury has a very long history and we know that it … Continue reading

September 17, 2019 · Leave a comment