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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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 Mary of the Angels, Brownshill also known as ‘Templewood Chapel’

This is a photographic blog but more historical details about the history of the chapel will be added in due course. The Chapel was built in 1937 to the designs … Continue reading

May 25, 2017 · Leave a comment

Bloodstone of Cardemont by Jack Murphy

The Bloodstone of Cardemont is a new thrilling fantasy adventure series of books for young adults by Cotswold author, Jack Murphy.

May 9, 2017 · Leave a comment

Gilbert Blount: An architect through his diaries

GILBERT BLOUNT: AN ARCHITECT THROUGH HIS DIARIES BY PHILIPPA HUNTER To be continued and the footnotes added   An overshadowed architect, seen through the eyes of his diaries and correspondence. Gilbert … Continue reading

May 6, 2017 · 1 Comment

St Bartholomew’s Church, Chosen Hill, Churchdown

St Bartholomew’s Church, Chosen Hill, Churchdown By W.D. Pereira 2005c   Chosen Hill at 580 feet is known geographically as an outlier from the Cotswold Escarpment. It owes its continued … Continue reading

January 27, 2017 · 4 Comments

Down Hatherley – A Short History

Down Hatherley – A Short History By W.D. Pereira 2005c The village of Down Hatherley, close to the River Severn in Gloucestershire, England, has been inhabited for almost 2000 years. … Continue reading

January 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

James and Dorney Families of North Nibley

JAMES FAMILY OF NORTH NIBLEY   (?) Anthony James | George James (-1700) and Mary Dorney (-1702) | Mary James (1687-) and William Trotman V (1687-1716) Clothworker of North Nibley … Continue reading

January 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

Cheltenham Ladies’ College

Cheltenham Ladies’ College – Development of the Bayshill Site Brian Torode (2006) CHELTENHAM LADIES’ COLLEGE. 1854 Original College at Cambray – mostly day girls. Miss Annie Proctor Head Mistress until … Continue reading

January 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

St Stephen’s Cheltenham – Notes and Queries

St Stephen’s Church, Tivoli, Notes and Queries by Brian Torode I. Joyce Kirkland – Parish Profile 1973 II. Reverend Edward Cornford, Assistant Curate of Christ Church, Cheltenham, and first Curate … Continue reading

January 9, 2017 · Leave a comment

Suffolk Lawn and Lypiatt Terrace, Cheltenham

Suffolk Lawn and Lypiatt Terrace, Cheltenham by Brian Torode (2007)   Perhaps one of the most socially important people in Cheltenham in the late eighteenth century was John de la … Continue reading

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History of Southam, Gloucestershire

Southam – An Historical Account of the Hamlet and Parish of Southam in Gloucestershire (June 1962) by Brian E. Torode Back in 1962 Brian Torode produced this historical study of … Continue reading

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