A tribute to the life and work of Brian Torode

Henry Stephens of Chavenage

HENRY STEPHENS OF CHAVENAGE – A TRAGIC CONVERT By the Late John Fendley (1991) The story of Chavenage manor, near Horsley, is a vignette of English social history. Before the … Continue reading

October 4, 2017 · Leave a comment

St John’s Catholic Primary School, Bath

St John’s RC Primary School as remembered by the Harding family Written by Elaine Wright (nee Harding) 17th June 2009 As an old girl with a long family connection with … Continue reading

September 28, 2017 · Leave a comment

Father Ignatius of Llanthony

Father Ignatius of Llanthony Photographs and Postcards of Llanthony Abbey from my collection. From ‘Transactions of the Woolhope Club, 1898’ :- “… The majority of the members proceeded first to … Continue reading

September 28, 2017 · 3 Comments

A Catholic Treasury – Jottings from the Late Donald Halliday of North Hinksey

ENTRIES ARE GENERALLY ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY BY PLACE NAME   Donald Cecil Edmund Halliday was born on 7th January 1913 at Eton. His father, Cecil Alfred Halliday was an antiques dealer … Continue reading

September 20, 2017 · 7 Comments

Woodchester Mansion Chapel

Why did William Leigh build the Chapel? As all visitors will hear when they visit Woodchester Park the focal point of the Mansion is its chapel. When the house was … Continue reading

September 18, 2017 · Leave a comment

Wincanton Priory

For historical details of this Church and Priory see ‘Taking Stock’ for Clifton Diocese:…/Wincanton-St-Luke-and-Teresa      

August 29, 2017 · Leave a comment

St Mary of the Angels, Brownshill also known as ‘Templewood Chapel’

This is a photographic blog but more historical details about the history of the chapel will be added in due course. The Chapel was built in 1937 to the designs … Continue reading

May 25, 2017 · Leave a comment

Bloodstone of Cardemont by Jack Murphy

The Bloodstone of Cardemont is a new thrilling fantasy adventure series of books for young adults by Cotswold author, Jack Murphy.

May 9, 2017 · Leave a comment

Gilbert Blount: An architect through his diaries

GILBERT BLOUNT: AN ARCHITECT THROUGH HIS DIARIES BY PHILIPPA HUNTER To be continued and the footnotes added   An overshadowed architect, seen through the eyes of his diaries and correspondence. Gilbert … Continue reading

May 6, 2017 · 1 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 · 4 Comments