A tribute to the life and work of Brian Torode

Category Archives: Cheltenham – Beyond Tivoli

Cheltenham Catholic Apostolic Church

Background: The Catholic Apostolic Church  ‘This millennialist denomination, notable for its liturgy and aristocratic tone, derived from meetings held from 1826 at Albury Park, the Surrey home of the London … Continue reading

September 3, 2020 · 5 Comments

Yesteryear in Cheltenham – Photographs from the 1980’s and earlier…

Yesteryear in Cheltenham A set of slides from the 1980’s and earlier    

June 27, 2020 · Leave a comment

Cheltenham Ladies’ College

Cheltenham Ladies’ College – Development of the Bayshill Site Brian Torode (2006) CHELTENHAM LADIES’ COLLEGE. 1854 Original College at Cambray – mostly day girls. Miss Annie Proctor Head Mistress until … Continue reading

January 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

Suffolk Lawn and Lypiatt Terrace, Cheltenham

Suffolk Lawn and Lypiatt Terrace, Cheltenham by Brian Torode (2007)   Perhaps one of the most socially important people in Cheltenham in the late eighteenth century was John de la … Continue reading

January 9, 2017 · 2 Comments

Some Cheltenham Buildings

SOME CHELTENHAM BUILDINGS Designed by John Middleton, William Hill Knight etc FOR COUNTY HISTORY DAY BY BRIAN TORODE St John’s Lodge St John’s Lodge is an impressive building, commanding a … Continue reading

August 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

Cheltenham Memories

CHELTENHAM MEMORIES Handwritten Mss papers found in box of  books – no name of scribe but box formed part of contents of estate of late June Hamblett formerly of Cavendish … Continue reading

August 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

Naunton Notes and Queries

  NAUNTON ‘NOTES & QUERIES’ by Brian Torode, 2005-9 THE NAUNTON PART OF THE TITHING (2007) In the middle ages, Cheltenham was divided into three tithings- , in simple terms, … Continue reading

August 6, 2015 · 2 Comments

Cheltenham Eye, Ear and Throat Infirmary 1889 – 1902

Published in the Newsletter for Summer 2002, Cheltenham And North Cotswolds Eye Therapy Trust ‘…some historical details that give a fascinating insight to eye care in the past from local … Continue reading

August 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

Cheltenham Cemetery History

Local Cemetery Biographies by Brian Torode JOHN MIDDLETON Born in York in 1820, he was apprenticed at the age of 18 to James Pigott Pritchett, one of the moist prolific … Continue reading

August 14, 2014 · 2 Comments

Cheltenham Cemetery and its Inhabitants

Lecture Notes for a Talk entitled ‘Cheltenham Cemetery and its Inhabitants’ by Brian Torode (The illustrations will be loaded in due course – editor) (Begin with Betjamin’s ‘Graveyards’ ) Burials … Continue reading

August 14, 2014 · 2 Comments