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

To download Richard Barton’s essay entitled, ‘Stroud Grammar School and Stroud Borough School (1871- circa 1893),’ please press the link below:

October 10, 2019 · Leave a comment

St Bartholomew’s Church, Chosen Hill, Churchdown

To download W. D. Pereira’s account of St Bartholomew’s Church, Chosen Hill, Churchdown, please press the link below: See also his short history of Down Hatherley: See also Lillian Bell’s … Continue reading

January 27, 2017 · 7 Comments

Down Hatherley – A Short History

To download W. D. Pereira’s account entitled ‘Down Hatherley – A Short History,’ please press the link below: See his article on St Bartholomew’s Church, Chosen Hill:

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

To download Richard Barton’s brief account of the City of Gloucester Police (1483-1988), please press the link below:

July 12, 2016 · Leave a comment

Upfield Preparatory School for Boys, Stroud

School Reunion  There are plans for a School Reunion for all staff and pupils who attended Upfield Preparatory School for Boys between its opening in September 1949 and the departure … Continue reading

May 25, 2016 · 6 Comments