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A tribute to the life and work of Brian Torode

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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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W. E. Ellery Anderson and St Stephen’s Church, Cheltenham

William Elbert Ellery Anderson and the changes made to the Sanctuary of the Church of St Stephen, Tivoli, on the Eve of the Second World War On 8th October 1939 … Continue reading

April 10, 2020 · Leave a comment

Master Sergeant Don Dougherty, U.S.A.F. (1941-1962)

MASTER SERGEANT DELBERT DONALD DOUGHERTY, U.S.A.F. Delbert Donald Dougherty was born in Ohio County, West Virginia, on 4th December 1916, son of Nellie Pearl Doman Dougherty and William Elvie Dougherty, … Continue reading

March 24, 2020 · Leave a comment

Staff Sergeant Jack Barton, R.E.M.E. (1943-1947)

WILLIAM JOHN BARTON, Leading Artisan Staff Sergeant in the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (1943-1947)   William John Barton was born on 24th June 1916 and was baptised on 6th … Continue reading

March 24, 2020 · Leave a comment

Marriages (Weddings) at St Mary’s Church, Thornbury, Gloucestershire, 1737-1812

1. Marriages 1737-1770, transcribed by Richard Byrd   Here are two files for the marriages between 1737 and 1770: File name:  Marriages 1737-1754 (parish register 1737-1768) File name:  Marriage Banns … Continue reading

March 21, 2020 · Leave a comment

‘Living Stones’ and ‘Completing the Good Work’

St Gregory’s Church, Cheltenham   ‘Living Stones’ (2013) and ‘Completing the Good Work’ (2018) by Joanna Vials       The development of the 19th century Catholic mission The building … Continue reading

February 18, 2020 · Leave a comment

The Indomitable Mr Cotham

The Indomitable Mr Cotham – Missioner, Convict Chaplain and Monk Joanna Vials ISBN 978 085244 928 8 Gracewing Ltd   £25.00 620 page paperback   See: http://www.gracewing.co.uk/page281.html James Ambrose Cotham … Continue reading

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Burials at St Mary’s Church, Thornbury, Gloucestershire, 1684-1812

Thornbury Registers: Burials (1684-1812), transcribed by Richard Byrd Notes about the Parish Register 1684-1736 by Richard Byrd:   The Thornbury Parish Register covers the years 1684-1718 and 1728-1736.  The years … Continue reading

January 29, 2020 · Leave a comment

Baptisms (Christenings) at St Mary’s Church, Thornbury, Gloucestershire, 1684-1812

1. Thornbury Baptism Register (1684-1768)   With thanks to Richard Byrd for transcribing the Baptism Registers for the Parish of St Mary, Thornbury. Press links for access: Baptisms 1684-1737 Registers … Continue reading

January 9, 2020 · Leave a comment

Family Portraits of the Blount Family of Mapledurham

For the Six Portraits of the family of Joseph Blount of Mapledurham and his wife, Mary Canning, please see article entitled ‘Mary Blount nee Canning’: https://wp.me/p4BX9P-sc Michael Blount I was … Continue reading

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Building a Church for Bussage by Patricia Main

Building a Church for Bussage: The History of St Michael and All Angels’ Church, Bussage by Patricia Main   In the early 19th century Bussage and the whole of the … Continue reading

December 3, 2019 · Leave a comment

We have presented these articles, talks and research notes here to make Brian's interests available to others. If you have any concerns about copyright, please contact us and we will make all necessary changes.

Unless otherwise acknowledged, site copyright © 2014 All Rights Reserved. Articles & included photographs: R Barton. Supporting layout, text & graphics: K Brown.

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