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by ken
Wed Nov 29, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: Old photographs of the Dursley area
Topic: Galas Bridge, Everlands
Replies: 3
Views: 1916

Re: Galas Bridge, Everlands

I crossed the bridge nearly every day to and from school. We thought of it as the Gallows Bridge but referred to it as the Gallas Bridge in the same way as we said fellas for fellows or windas for windows. This is an old undated postcard of the bridge as I remember it .
by ken
Fri Jun 05, 2015 7:30 pm
Forum: Old photographs of the Dursley area
Topic: Dursley Pigeon Racing
Replies: 4
Views: 2623

Re: Dursley Pigeon Racing

Hi Ian
No I was not related, but was a workmate at Mawdsley's. I took some photos for for Eric, including several at the Pigeon club.
by ken
Wed May 06, 2015 7:38 pm
Forum: Genealogy
Topic: Longstreth
Replies: 9
Views: 2500

Re: Longstreth

It's only recently that Long Street came up in searching my family. The father of Herbert, Ellen's son, was Richard Hill. Ellen and Richard married in 1881 and they had two more boys, Leonard and Richard. Richard Snr died in 1886, leaving Ellen and her three boys to go into Dursley Workhouse. Richar...
by ken
Wed May 06, 2015 7:23 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Gallows Bridge
Replies: 3
Views: 1249

Re: Gallows Bridge

I remember having to cross the wooden Gallows Bridge on my way to school at Upper Cam. The boy that fell from the bridge was named Isles, I can't remember his first name, and I am sure that he lived in St. Georges Road.
by ken
Sat Dec 13, 2014 7:59 pm
Forum: Old photographs of the Dursley area
Topic: Norman Hill House, Cam
Replies: 150
Views: 198568

Re: Norman Hill House, Cam

My father's eldest brother attended Cam Hopton school, and he used to walk home to The Laggers up through the croft. One day he and a friend decided to swin in the water tanks, his pal went home but Albert didn't. It was a little time before he was found. The rest of the family children then were se...
by ken
Fri Nov 29, 2013 11:48 am
Forum: R.A. Lister & Co. Ltd
Topic: Lister in house magazines
Replies: 9
Views: 10804

Re: Lister in house magazines

I have a rather battered copy of GOSSIP No. 2, which appears to be a newsletter sent around during WWII. Also a copy of THE TEAM no 2, not dated, but issued when the the Hospital and Benefit Fun was being run down due to the introduction of the NHS. This is also the worse for wear but readable.
by ken
Mon Nov 11, 2013 8:47 pm
Forum: Old photographs of the Dursley area
Topic: Norman Hill House, Cam
Replies: 150
Views: 198568

Re: Norman Hill House, Cam

The gardener in question was my Grandfather, he stayed tending the grounds until they were sold off. He died 1965 aged 93. The nickname was a little unfair to him.
by ken
Mon Nov 11, 2013 8:42 pm
Forum: Branch Line to Dursley
Topic: Travelling on the branch
Replies: 6
Views: 5729

Re: Travelling on the branch

The accident on the gallows bridge was about 1950ish, the boy's family name was Isles, but I can't remember his first name.
I think that the family lived in St George's Road.
by ken
Fri Dec 23, 2011 3:22 pm
Forum: Genealogy
Topic: Uley and North Nibley Ancestors
Replies: 1
Views: 2319

Re: Uley and North Nibley Ancestors

I found this photograph amongst my wife's family collection. No one seems to be able to identify anyone on it. I am assuming that it a North Nibley lodge from the name. On the back is a collection of signatures but fewer than persons on the front with no indication of who is who. If anyone is able t...
by ken
Wed Dec 21, 2011 11:54 am
Forum: Mawdsley's
Topic: Mawdsley's stories
Replies: 14
Views: 13509

Re: Mawdsley's stories

The war time security pass for Percy Towt , he was a well known foreman of the fitting shop at Mawdsley's .
by ken
Sat Oct 08, 2011 8:34 pm
Forum: Sport
Topic: Cam Bulldogs A F C
Replies: 1
Views: 1263

Cam Bulldogs A F C

can anyone add the names , the date is early 50's
by ken
Tue Sep 13, 2011 5:37 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Lister-Petter Pensioners' Christmas Dinner
Replies: 3
Views: 1740

Re: Lister-Petter Pensioners Christmas Dinner

What about the Christmas Parties that Lister's gave for the children of their employees. I can remember going to several. Has anyone got any information?
by ken
Wed Aug 17, 2011 7:24 pm
Forum: Old photographs of the Dursley area
Topic: Dursley Pigeon Racing
Replies: 4
Views: 2623

Dursley Pigeon Racing

This photograph was taken at the annual show of the Dursley Pigeon Racing Club about 1966/68. The only name I know is
the left hand person at the table, Eric Organ. The show took place in Mawdsley's canteen.
by ken
Tue Aug 09, 2011 7:31 pm
Forum: Old photographs of the Dursley area
Topic: R.A. Lister coach trip photograph
Replies: 3
Views: 4666

Re: R.A. Lister coach trip photograph

A group prior to a similar trip, but a little earlier, 1950 ish?? These were from the Wotton-u-edge factory, as yet no more details.
by ken
Fri Jul 29, 2011 7:46 pm
Forum: Mawdsley's
Topic: Mawdsley's stories
Replies: 14
Views: 13509

Re: Mawdsley's stories

Mawdsley's electronics final assembly area in the old factory about 1968/9. The equipment being built is one of a series of frquency converters.