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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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John Middleton – Victorian Provincial Architect

ISBN 978-953-99762-5-3  (2008) Publisher: Accent d.o.o., Zagreb, Croatia A few new copies of this book are still available at £15.00 each (plus postage and package). For more details please email … Continue reading

November 14, 2019 · Leave a comment

‘Convert, Scholar, Bishop’ by Giles Mercer

I can only commend this excellent and beautifully published biography of William Brownlow produced by Dr. Giles Mercer back in 2016. Before he was received into full communion with the … Continue reading

November 13, 2019 · Leave a comment

Walter Norton alias Santley alias Wynne

WALTER NORTON alias SANTLEY alias WYNNE FROM BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, TO LLANELLY, CARMARTHENSHIRE, VIA LONDON, RHYL AND ABERYSTWYTH On 7th September 1911 James John Parrish, a thirty-nine-year-old Master Billposter, married an … Continue reading

November 10, 2019 · Leave a comment

We will remember them …

Uncles of Brian Torode who died during the First World War and one who died, long beforehand, during the Napoleonic Wars: Pierre Francois Salmon (1787-1808) Pierre Francois Salmon died in 1808 … Continue reading

November 9, 2019 · Leave a comment

Wilson Family of Thornbury

Wilson Family of Thornbury    (?) Thomas Wilson and Ann Gamer | Thomas Wilson (1731-) and Mary Price (1728-) Yeoman, Farmer, Grazier of Morton, Thornbury, Gloucestershire | Joseph Wilson (1768-1820) … Continue reading

November 6, 2019 · Leave a comment

Berkeley Poaching Affray – Who were the Haywards?

Richard Byrd and I have been searching for more information about John and Thomas Hayward prior to the affray?  We know that they were brothers and sons of a Moreton … Continue reading

November 5, 2019 · Leave a comment

Terrett Engineers of Kingswood Part II

THE TERRETT FAMILY   William Terrett (1785-1812) and Susannah Dunn (1781-1843) Labourer of Wotton-under-Edge |  Daniel Terrett (1809-1876) and Hannah Palser (1807-1879) Millwright and Engineer of Wotton-under-Edge and Kingswood | … Continue reading

October 28, 2019 · Leave a comment

Barton Family of the Forge, Slimbridge, Part II

BARTON FAMILY OF THE FORGE, SLIMBRIDGE, PART II The sixty-one Grandchildren of John and Sarah Barton:   Eight children of Mary (nee Barton) and Joseph Alfred Woodward Five children of … Continue reading

October 23, 2019 · Leave a comment

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 · 2 Comments

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