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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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Thornbury, Gloucestershire -The 1841 Census

The 1841 census returns kindly transcribed by Richard Byrd.

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Thornbury Parish Registers: Marriages

Transcribed by Richard Byrd

January 29, 2022 · 2 Comments

Thornbury Parish Registers: Burials

Transcribed by Richard Byrd

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Thornbury Parish Registers: Baptisms

Transcribed by Richard Byrd

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The Squire’s Alma Mater – Oscott and the Leighs of Woodchester Park

To download Richard Barton’s essay exploring the links between the Leigh Family of Woodchester Park and St Mary’s College, Oscott, please press the link below:

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Frith Family of Gloucester

To download Carol Anderson’s account of the Frith Family of Gloucester please press the link below:

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The building of King’s College Theological Hostel in Vincent Square

To download Richard Barton’s brief article about the building of King’s College Theological Hostel in Vincent Square, London, please press the link below:

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‘This little gem of a church’

Originally posted on Theodor Kern:
Googling Theodor Kern’s name yesterday, I came across a work by the artist that I’d never seen before. In his biography of Kern, Karl Heinz…

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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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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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email: btsarnia(at)gmail.com