A tribute to the life and work of Brian Torode

Frank Marling of Sharpness

To download, ‘Reminiscences: Some recollections of Frank George Marling born at Berkeley, Glos, on 7th January 1863′

Also see:

Sharpness Union Church:

Writing Lives:

 For more information about this family contact:




2 comments on “Frank Marling of Sharpness

  1. Richard Barton
    March 1, 2018

    Hi Richard,

    Thank you for allowing me to use some of the material posted on your website – it will be great to add some images of Frank and the family he writes about in his memoirs to add life to his writing – I will make sure to add a reference to your website at the bottom of my posts for any images or material used.

    For more information about the website and the blog posts, you can look at – as part of my contribution to the project, I have chosen to write about Frank’s memoirs: ‘Reminiscences’. You can look at the posts I upload using this link if you would like –

    My posts are to analyse and give details about Frank’s memoirs to contribute to a collaborative research project online about working-class lives and writing.

    As part of my posts about his memoirs, I wanted to use some of the additional information you have given about his life and writing about the Sharpness Union Church to add to the details about his life.

  2. Richard Barton
    April 11, 2018

    From Andrew Perrin:

    I hope you do not mind me contacting you. I am writing in relation to the wonderfully vivid memories of Frank Marling, featured on your site.

    At present, I am currently carrying out research for the a charity group, the Vale of Berkeley Railway. The group are working towards starting a preserved railway on the Sharpness railway branch, of which Mr Marling’s memories frequently refer.

    I would like to ask, if it would be at all possible to share some of Mr Marling’s memories with members of that group and use some parts of them to publish in a small article in their Newsletter/Magazine, as they would be of great interest and relevance.

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