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Category Archives: Cheltenham Catholicism

Daughters of the Cross in Cheltenham

Daughters of the Cross in Cheltenham 1863-1873   by Richard Barton (1987)   During the 1850’s education for wealthy middle class girls experienced a revolution in Cheltenham as a result … Continue reading

January 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

St Gregory’s Cheltenham – Photographs

St Gregory’s Cheltenham in Photographs More photographs from the collection of Richard Barton and the Late Brian Torode will be added in due course…

December 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

Dean Close’s fight against ‘Romanism’

Brian Torode –  Lecture Notes for his illustrated talk on Dean Close and the Roman Catholics of Cheltenham Cheltenham had had a Roman Catholic presence certainly since the end of … Continue reading

June 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

Pio Cianchettini

PIO LEWIS FREDERICK CIANCHETTINI  (1799-1851) OF CHELTENHAM by Richard Barton (1993) Glancing through copies of “The Cheltenham Looker-On” in the Cheltenham Public Library recently, I came upon a sad little … Continue reading

June 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

Caffieri Family

The Caffieri Family of Cheltenham by Richard Barton (1993)  St Gregory’s Church, Cheltenham, contains a fine series of nineteenth century stained glass windows inserted by John Hardman of Birmingham between … Continue reading

June 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

William Welstead

  WILLIAM WELSTEAD K. S. G. (1847-1929) OF CHELTENHAM by Richard Barton (1992) When I first became interested in the history of Saint Gregory’s Parish, Cheltenham, various older parishioners were … Continue reading

June 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

Mary Blount, nee Canning

Mary Blount, nee Canning, and her family of Cheltenham by Philippa Hunter Mary Canning was born on 27 March 1754 at Foxcoat or Foxcote, as it later became, on the … Continue reading

May 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

St Gregory’s Cheltenham 1809-1852

(I) BIRDSALL AND THE FOUNDING OF THE CHELTENHAM MISSION (II) AFTER BIRDSALL (1837-1852) (I) BIRDSALL AND THE FOUNDING OF THE CHELTENHAM MISSION By Richard Barton (1988) ‘Death at Broadway, Worcestershire, … Continue reading

May 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

Sarah Neve

Sarah Neve, Chipping Sodbury and Cheltenham by Richard Barton (1989) Dr George Oliver wrote of Chipping Sodbury in his ‘Collections…’ published in 1857: ‘Here Mrs Neve who realized the character … Continue reading

May 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

Nazareth House, Cheltenham

NAZARETH HOUSE, CHELTENHAM, FROM 1884 UNTIL 1916 by Richard Barton (1988) From 1884 Nazareth House was one of the chief outlets for charitable works in Cheltenham. The present community of … Continue reading

May 10, 2016 · Leave a comment