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Author Archives: Richard Barton

Organ Family History of Berkeley & North Nibley

  Back in 2010 Andrew Plaster of Bristol produced a fascinating study, ‘Organ family history of Berkeley and North Nibley’. Richard Organ was Andrew’s 13th Great Grandfather and he was … Continue reading

June 24, 2018 · Leave a comment

Red Cross Letters from Guernsey

Brian Torode’s Family of Guernsey          

April 17, 2018 · Leave a comment

Our Lady and St Alphege, Bath

OUR LADY AND ST ALPHEGE, BATH  Sir Giles Gilbert Scott’s “Little Gem of a Church”   A HISTORY BY CAROLINE SHAW With a foreward by the Late Gavin Stamp Former … Continue reading

February 22, 2018 · Leave a comment

Holyoake’s Journey of 1842

George Jacob Holyoake’s Journey of 1842 by Catherine Howe (2012) Here is an easy to read and interesting book which follows the connection between early nineteenth century socialism and the … Continue reading

February 21, 2018 · Leave a comment

My Humanism

Chair of Gloucestershire Humanists 2017-2018 As you may already have read on our home page, Gloucestershire Humanists have a long history. In contrast, I am a relative newcomer. Our group … Continue reading

February 12, 2018 · Leave a comment

Our Listed Churches and Cathedrals in an Age of Secularism

Our Listed Churches and Cathedrals in an Age of Secularism   Commitment to the development of a more secular society in which there are no unfair privileges for faith groups … Continue reading

February 12, 2018 · Leave a comment

Johnny Coleman: Humanist Wedding Celebrant for Gloucestershire and the Cotswolds

Humanist Wedding Celebrant for Gloucestershire and the Cotswolds See: JOHNNY COLEMAN I live in Tetbury, Gloucestershire and conduct wedding and partnership ceremonies all over the Cotswolds, the Southwest of … Continue reading

January 11, 2018 · Leave a comment

‘Woodchester A Gothic Vision’

Woodchester A Gothic Vision: The Story of William Leigh, Benjamin Bucknall and the Building of Woodchester Mansion by Liz Davenport Kindle Edition Liz Davenport, Archivist of Woodchester Mansion Trust has … Continue reading

December 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

Trippett Family of Awre

TRIPPETT FAMILY OF AWRE, GLOUCESTERSHIRE (With thanks to Guy Vincent)   (?) Alexander Hopkins (-1545) (Glos Military Survey 1522 – 20s, £6-13-4d, bow, arrows, sword and dagger) of Awre | … Continue reading

November 16, 2017 · Leave a comment

Captain Charles Goddard Dewell

An extract from “Catholics in Oxford”, by Father Martindale, S.J. “We cannot but record the name of Brother Dewell, a lay brother of the Society, who died on April 10, … Continue reading

November 1, 2017 · Leave a comment