A tribute to the life and work of Brian Torode

Category Archives: Local History

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

The Diary of John Crook

Please click on the following link to read a fascinating personal record of the changes John (“Jack”) Crook had witnessed during his lifetime in Tivoli, Whaddon (Cheltenham) and the Forest … Continue reading

August 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Story of Tivoli

INTRODUCTION This story of Tivoli has been written after several years of collecting material both written and oral, about one of Cheltenham’s most attractive areas. It is not written as … Continue reading

May 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

Masters of the Ceremonies in Cheltenham

  The Masters of the Ceremonies in Cheltenham: An essay by Brian Torode I. The Essay II. The Sources III. Torrington Diaries and Cheltenham IV. Bibliography and Acknowledgements   I. … Continue reading

May 15, 2014 · Leave a comment