A tribute to the life and work of Brian Torode

Category Archives: Local History

Down Hatherley – A Short History

Down Hatherley – A Short History By W.D. Pereira 2005c The village of Down Hatherley, close to the River Severn in Gloucestershire, England, has been inhabited for almost 2000 years. … Continue reading

January 26, 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

History of Southam, Gloucestershire

Southam – An Historical Account of the Hamlet and Parish of Southam in Gloucestershire (June 1962) by Brian E. Torode Back in 1962 Brian Torode produced this historical study of … Continue reading

January 9, 2017 · Leave a comment

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

Percy Yarnold of Nailsworth

PERCY YARNOLD (1886-1991) by Richard Barton (28th October 2002)   Why should I want to assemble biographical material concerning the life of an elderly man who I knew as a … Continue reading

July 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

Nailsworth Town Crier Competition 1976

Nailsworth Town Crier Competition 1976 – Forty Years Ago by Richard Barton (2016)   Back in 1976 I was eighteen years old and I lived in Fewster Road, Nailsworth. At … Continue reading

July 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

City of Gloucester Police

1. Policing in the City of Gloucester 1483 – 1988 by Pc 509 Richard Barton, Community Services Department, 1988  THE CHARTER Gloucester was incorporated by Richard III in 1483, the town … Continue reading

July 12, 2016 · Leave a comment

Upfield Preparatory School for Boys, Stroud

  School Reunion 2020 There are plans for a School Reunion during 2020 for all staff and pupils who attended Upfield Preparatory School for Boys between its opening in September … Continue reading

May 25, 2016 · 5 Comments

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, this … Continue reading

August 6, 2015 · Leave a comment