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St Clotilde’s Convent, Lechlade

I. The Catholic Community of Lechlade by Richard Barton (2003) From the death of Queen Mary in 1558 until the arrival of the Sisters of St. Clotilde in 1939, there … Continue reading

June 22, 2016 · 37 Comments

James Eley’s Journal 1808

Journal of a Tour From Thornbury, Gloucestershire to Leominster, Herefordshire, in July 1808 by James Eley   This Journal was written at the particular desire of my daughter Martha – … Continue reading

June 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

Ernest Edward Eley (1869-1950), Farmer of Tortworth, Kingswood and Berkeley

THE ELEY FAMILY OF THE VALE OF BERKELEY (?) James Eley (-1688) and Mary (-1686) of Thornbury | (?) James Eley (1644-1719) and Elizabeth (1650-1723) of Thornbury | James Eley I (1688–1754) … Continue reading

June 5, 2016 · 1 Comment

Bird Family of Eastington

BIRD FAMILY OF EASTINGTON AND STROUD    William Bird (1710c-) and Deborah Miles (1723-1764) Brimpsfield, Stonehouse, Plasterer of Eastington  | Joseph Bird (1755-1802) and Frances Cratchley (1765-1837) Plasterer of Stroud, … Continue reading

June 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

Hatherop and Fairford Catholic Mission

From Hatherop to Fairford – The Catholic Mission 1780-1867 by Richard Barton and Brian Torode  When I took up my duties as the new pastor in the various parishes in … Continue reading

May 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

St Patrick’s Brockworth

1. St Patrick’s Brockworth by Bob Berry (1981) In recording the spread of the Catholic Faith in the outlying area of the City of Gloucester it is essential that we … Continue reading

May 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

Dominic Barberi in Nailsworth

Nailsworth’s Italian Missionary – Blessed Dominic of the Mother of God by Brian Torode and Richard Barton in 1987 Tucked between the hamlets of Forest Green and Windsoredge and the … Continue reading

May 4, 2016 · Leave a comment

St Joseph’s Catholic Church, Tewkesbury

The Story of a Building  – From Telephone Exchange to Catholic Church By Richard Barton (November 2005) On Thursday, 6th October 1977, an important event took place in the history … Continue reading

April 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

Gloucestershire Exhibition at Emmanuel Church, Cheltenham

  An exhibition of ecclesiastical and related history to mark the millennium of the County of Gloucester in 2007 These texts for the displays were produced by Brian Torode and … Continue reading

August 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

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