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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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Barton Family of Thornbury – Parish Registers

I. Barton Family of Thornbury – Parish Registers Kindly contributed by Richard Byrd “I have looked through all five of the Thornbury Parish Registers and the Bishop’s Transcripts available online. I … Continue reading

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Church of St Thomas of Canterbury, Horcott – Property Log (1845 – 2003)

PROPERTY LOG ST. THOMAS OF CANTERBURY, FAIRFORD 1845- Date Work Donation 12th October 1845 Church was solemnly opened by Reverend John Mitchell. East window  by William Wailes of Newcastle-upon-Tyne 1845. … Continue reading

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St Mary’s Church, Cricklade – Property Log (1862 – 2004)

ST MARY’S CHURCH, CRICKLADE: LOG OF THE FABRIC  Timeline: 1862/3 Restoration of the Church. Architect: John Galpin of Oxford. Builder: Mr. Smith of Highworth. Church re-opened 7th January 1863 1882 … Continue reading

March 20, 2019 · 2 Comments

Gloucestershire Catholic History Society Journals. Index for Volumes 1 – 42

  General Index – Journals 1 – 42 compiled by Patrick and Margaret Gethen Copies of the Journals are held at Gloucestershire Archives, Clifton Diocesan Archives and Cheltenham Local History Library … Continue reading

December 2, 2018 · Leave a comment

Bradley Family of Elberton and Oldbury-on-Severn

BRADLEY FAMILY OF ELBERTON AND OLDBURY-ON-SEVERN   John Bradley (-1693) and Judith Yeoman of Elberton   |   William Bradley of Elberton   |   Mary Bradley (1706c-1768) and James … Continue reading

October 18, 2018 · Leave a comment

Celebrating John Middleton – a chance to explore Clearwell Village

Explore Clearwell – 15th September 2018 Clearwell Church, Clearwell, Gloucestershire, GL16 8LY Guided tour of the delights of Clearwell   Meet at the church in Clearwell and join Isabel Winstanley … Continue reading

August 30, 2018 · Leave a comment

In Pursuit of the Parents of Robert Barton of Thornbury (1604c-1663)

We are indebted to Richard Byrd who has carefully listed early Barton entries from Thornbury Parish Registers in the hope of finding the parents of our ancestor, Robert Barton (1604c-1663). There … Continue reading

August 29, 2018 · Leave a comment

Elizabeth Carpenter of North Nibley, wife of Maurice Organ II

Carpenter Family of North Nibley     Richard Carpenter and Agnes Baker (1580-) Of North Nibley | John Carpenter (1611-) and Margaret Hayward | Jonah Carpenter (1640-1719) and Grace Andrewes … Continue reading

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Sarah Long of North Nibley, wife of Morrice Organ I

Long Family of North Nibley       (?) Robert Long I of North Nibley   |   (?) Adrian Long (1572/3-) and Elizabeth Turner Labourer of North Nibley   … 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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