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Red Cross Letters from Guernsey

Brian Torode’s Family of Guernsey          

April 17, 2018 · Leave a comment

Brian’s Retirement Party Video

Brian was Head Teacher of Elmfield Junior School, Swindon Road, Cheltenham, from 1982 until his retirement in 1996. His retirement party took place on Monday 16th December at the school … Continue reading

October 27, 2016 · Leave a comment

Brian’s Dorset Holiday with his Family (1956)

Essay 1956 ‘A Holiday in Dorset’ This delightful account was written by fifteen-year-old Brian Torode. This would have been a rare holiday in the U.K. for someone who spent the … Continue reading

June 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

College Reunion Address 2001

College of St Paul and St Mary, Cheltenham – Reunion of Former Students Year Groups 1960-1963 A Service of Thanksgiving in the College Chapel – Saturday 24th March 2001 Address … Continue reading

June 8, 2016 · 2 Comments

Homage to the Reverend Brian Torode

                    C’est un vrai petit coin de verdure dans un pays tranquille, sur les coteaux près de la belle ville de … Continue reading

May 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

Marie Louise Torode and Family 1960c

Brian with his granny and other members of their family in about 1960. I think he may have been pretending to be the cat! His Grandmother usually spoke in Guernsey … Continue reading

April 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

Two Radio Interviews with Brian


April 29, 2016 · Leave a comment


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

May 14, 2014 · 3 Comments

A Guernsey Childhood

Brian Torode (1941-2014) St Peter Port On the 8th February 1941 Edward Torode and Alice Salmon married at the Greffe in Guernsey. Alice was already three months pregnant with, what … Continue reading

May 13, 2014 · Leave a comment