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Barton Family of the Forge, Slimbridge, Part II

BARTON FAMILY OF THE FORGE, SLIMBRIDGE, PART II The sixty-one Grandchildren of John and Sarah Barton:   Eight children of Mary (nee Barton) and Joseph Alfred Woodward Five children of … Continue reading

October 23, 2019 · Leave a comment

Holyoake’s Journey of 1842

George Jacob Holyoake’s Journey of 1842 by Catherine Howe (2012) Here is an easy to read and interesting book which follows the connection between early nineteenth century socialism and the … Continue reading

February 21, 2018 · 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

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

Daughters of the Cross in Cheltenham

Daughters of the Cross in Cheltenham 1863-1873   by Richard Barton (1987)   During the 1850’s education for wealthy middle class girls experienced a revolution in Cheltenham as a result … Continue reading

January 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

Brian’s Retirement Party Video

Brian was Head Teacher of Elmfield Junior School, Swindon Road, Cheltenham, from 1982 until his retirement in 1996. His retirement party took place on Monday 16th December at the school … Continue reading

October 27, 2016 · 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

Photographs of St Stephen’s Tivoli

Photographs from the Collection of the Late Father Brian Torode ‘This Church was designed by John Middleton and built in stages: chancel 1873-4, transept 1876, tall nave with lean-to aisles … Continue reading

July 27, 2016 · Leave a comment

John Middleton and Son, Architects

The Full Text of Brian’s Life of John Middleton (2004) Brian wrote in the beginning of ‘John Middleton – Victorian, Provincial Architect’ – ‘A more detailed and comprehensive version of … Continue reading

June 23, 2016 · 1 Comment