A tribute to the life and work of Brian Torode

About the Site

Welcome to our site which celebrates the life and work of Brian Torode, a man who was much loved, and is greatly missed, following his unexpected short illness and subsequent … 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 for Brian Torode

To download Richard Barton’s Eulogy given at the Funeral of Brian Torode, please press the link below:                

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The Coleford Mission Diary (1911-1930)

To download this Mission Diary which has been transcribed and annotated by Mrs Lynne Hunter Johnston, please press the link below:

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Catholic Martyrs of Gloucestershire

To download this account of the Catholic Martyrs of Gloucestershire compiled by Michael Bergin and Patrick and Margaret Gethen, please press the link below:

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Timothy Nourse of Newent

To download this essay written by the late John Fendley which explores the life of Timothy Nourse of Newent, please press the link below:

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St Peter’s Church, Cheltenham

To download this talk given in 2006 to members of the Cheltenham Local History Society by the Reverend Stephen Eldridge, please press the link below:

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Anglo-Catholic Links between Prestbury and Prinknash

To download Roger Beacham’s article entitled ‘Building and Planting – Anglo-Catholic links between Prestbury and Prinknash’, please press the link below: This article was first published in PAX (autumn 1984 … Continue reading

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The Balfe Chalice 1793

To download this short article in which Richard Barton investigates the Balfe Chalice please press the link below:

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St Augustine’s Matson

To download the following documents about the history of this parish and the architecture of its church, please press the links below: These essays have been carefully researched by the … Continue reading

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Blackfriars Junior School, Llanarth Court

Hugh Allen, author of ‘New Llanthony Abbey – Father Ignatius’s Abbey at Capel-y-ffin,’ has produced an article which tells the story of Blackfriars Junior School at Llanarth Court in Monmouthshire. … Continue reading

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John Ashton Beer – Ashton Beer Collection

Please press on the link below to read more about this fascinating collection of Cotswolds Arts and Crafts Furniture which is currently seeking a more permanent home:

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David Barton (1788-1864), Farmer of Churchstanton and Dunkeswell

To download this document about David and Ann Barton and their progeny please press: See also: If you have more information to share about this family please contact

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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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