A tribute to the life and work of Brian Torode

Category Archives: More Local History

Berkeley Poaching Affray – Who were the Haywards?

Richard Byrd and I have been searching for more information about John and Thomas Hayward prior to the affray?  We know that they were brothers and sons of a Moreton … Continue reading

November 5, 2019 · Leave a comment

Stroud Grammar School

Stroud Grammar School and Stroud Borough School (1871- circa 1893) As a pupil of Marling (1969-76), I became interested in in the school’s history when I was a teenager and … Continue reading

October 10, 2019 · Leave a comment

St Bartholomew’s Church, Chosen Hill, Churchdown

St Bartholomew’s Church, Chosen Hill, Churchdown By W.D. Pereira 2005c   Chosen Hill at 580 feet is known geographically as an outlier from the Cotswold Escarpment. It owes its continued … Continue reading

January 27, 2017 · 7 Comments

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

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

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: Probably Friday or Saturday, 6/7 November at ‘The Old Nelson’  There are plans for a School Reunion during 2020 for all staff and pupils who attended … Continue reading

May 25, 2016 · 6 Comments