A tribute to the life and work of Brian Torode
Here are two accounts of the history of St George’s Nailsworth.
The first is a pdf of the illustrated book that was produced by the Parish in 2012:
The second is a much fuller edition which expands the story of the ‘Pepper Pot’ Church:
With grateful thanks to Nikki Potts for the enormous help that she gave me back in 2012 editing the Parish edition, garnering the photographs and generally improving the text. She kindly wrote in 2012:
‘I have preened and primped your book, found all of the pictures that you mentioned, and commissioned a whole lot of others – and now we are almost ready for the printer. Your book will be on display in the church as a major reference work for visitors, and I have been requested for copies by The Nailsworth Town Archives, Gloucester Records Office and The Diocesan Records Office. We should also be able to publish it on the St George’s website. Due to the length of the final work, it was not practical to provide copies of your entire work as a guide to the church. So we have taken your central “Tour of the Church” section, added to that a precis of the history of building the church, and a bit of fun quiz that one of our parishioners had created some years ago. All that has become a (very) short guide book, that we will provide for visitors to the church to take away, and I hope will be in print for many years to come!‘