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by Patricia
Sat Nov 27, 2010 4:11 pm
Forum: Old photographs of the Dursley area
Topic: R.A. Lister coach trip photograph
Replies: 3
Views: 7205

R.A. Lister coach trip photograph

I have an old photograph of a coach trip that was organised by Mr Palfrey, Accounts Dept, R A Lister in the late 1950's when we visited Heathrow Airport and had lunch at Kingston on Thames. The Accounts had a regular annual coach trip at that time. I would be interested know if anyone recognises the...
by Patricia
Sat Nov 27, 2010 4:03 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: WORLD WAR 2 IN CAM/DURSLEY
Replies: 11
Views: 5705

WORLD WAR 2 IN CAM/DURSLEY

Having watched the BBC programme about Shepton Mallet from Victoria times etc., last week was about the war years, which made me wonder whether Cam and Dursley had air raid shelters or if everyone sat under a table or in the cupboard under the stairs. Both my parents are no longer with us and I cann...
by Patricia
Fri Nov 12, 2010 6:57 pm
Forum: Comments and Suggestions
Topic: Photographs
Replies: 3
Views: 85398

Photographs

Is there a facility to add photographs I have an old photograph of a coach trip that was organised by Mr Palfrey, Accounts Dept, R A Lister in the late 1950's when we visited Heathrow Airport and had lunch at Kingston on Thames. The Accounts had a regular annual coach trip at that time. I would be i...
by Patricia
Wed Sep 22, 2010 4:43 pm
Forum: Genealogy
Topic: Daisy Phillips and Fredrick Maggs
Replies: 3
Views: 2284

Re: Daisy Phillips and Fredrick Maggs

My father's name was Walter Maggs, the only son of Daisy Phillips and Fredrick Maggs. I didn't know Daisy Phillips had brothers and sisters, but after my grandfather died in his early 40s, she married again to a man called "Tibby", don't know his surname. My Mum and Dad never mentioned his...
by Patricia
Fri Feb 06, 2009 1:10 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Kingshill House
Replies: 4
Views: 2560

Re: Kingshill House

Thank you for that information - now I know where I was born.

You never think to ask questions of your parents until you no longer have them with you.
by Patricia
Sun Feb 01, 2009 3:02 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Kingshill House
Replies: 4
Views: 2560

Kingshill House

Does anyone know the history of Kingshill House

I was born in a Nursing Home at Kingshill in the 40's and wonder if Kingshill House could have been used as a Nursing Home during the war.

If not, was there another building in Kingshill that was used as a Nursing Home?
by Patricia
Thu Jan 08, 2009 3:22 pm
Forum: R.A. Lister & Co. Ltd
Topic: Ex Employee
Replies: 2
Views: 2445

Ex Employee

I worked at Listers for over 23 years. I grew up with many of the Lister employees, having gone to school with a lot of them. In the earlier years nearly all employees were from Dursley or the surrounding villages. It was Company custom of the Lister family to employ complete families if possible. I...
by Patricia
Tue Jan 06, 2009 12:16 pm
Forum: Schools
Topic: Dursley Modern School (Highfields)
Replies: 11
Views: 7817

Re: Dursley Modern School (Highfields)

Thanks kriskros I remember Mr Ward now, he also taught me English I also face the pillowcase ends to face the window (or to the side of the bed, never facing in), but I didn't know before where I got that from. I remember cooking a meal in the housecraft flat, and laundering tray cloths, mens shirts...
by Patricia
Tue Dec 30, 2008 8:06 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Lister-Petter Pensioners' Christmas Dinner
Replies: 3
Views: 2666

Lister-Petter Pensioners' Christmas Dinner

What do you have to do to qualify for being invited to Lister Petter's Christmas Dinner I worked at Lister's for over 23 years. I am 65 years I don't mind paying for the privilege but would just like the opportunity to meet up with fellow workers who I have not seen since leaving in 1992. A lot of t...
by Patricia
Mon Dec 01, 2008 10:54 am
Forum: Trading in the Town
Topic: Shops in Long Street, Parsonage Street and Silver Street
Replies: 13
Views: 10322

Re: Shops in Long Street, Parsonage Street and Silver Street

SILVER STREET AND PARSONAGE STREET Blue Bags - hardware Forge Cafe Hector Paroussi - photographs Peakes first supermarket, then became International Baileys Hewitts - tobacconist (little sweet shop run by two little ladies, cannot remember their name) Hector Hayes - clothing Coop LONG STREET Dorothy...
by Patricia
Fri Nov 28, 2008 5:01 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Workhouse Boulton Lane
Replies: 5
Views: 5739

Re: Workhouse Boulton Lane

We hear so much about "credit crunch" at the moment but life in our grandparents' lifetime was very hard. My mother's mother died in childbirth, there were seven children. My mother was adopted. Her younger brother was brought up by the elder sisters. One of her sisters had severe arthriti...
by Patricia
Wed Nov 26, 2008 1:47 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Workhouse Boulton Lane
Replies: 5
Views: 5739

Workhouse Boulton Lane

Does anyone have any knowledge about the Workhouse. My father lived at Hungerhill when he was a child and told me that people entering the Workhouse had to be pennyless so any money they had they used to put it in the wall along the Slad. All the children in the area knew about this practice so woul...
by Patricia
Wed Nov 26, 2008 1:25 pm
Forum: Schools
Topic: Dursley Modern School (Highfields)
Replies: 11
Views: 7817

Re: Dursley Modern School (Highfields)

I went to Highfield School from 1954 to 1958 when it was a Secondary Modern School. During the time I was there they built a swimming pool The headmaster was Mr Peet The Senior Master was Mr Trevellyan (his wife was the District Nurse) I cannot remember the name of the Senior Mistress (girls just av...
by Patricia
Tue Nov 25, 2008 5:09 pm
Forum: Mills and Cloth Making
Topic: Wool mills in Dursley and Cam
Replies: 10
Views: 19286

Re: Wool mills in Dursley and Cam

My Mum, Evelyn Maggs worked at Cam Mills from around 1948 to 1973. It was grim In the summer it was very hot and in the winter they froze. Mum's fingers were eventually curled into the shape she used for tying the wool when it broke. She was left with severe arthritis in her fingers and in later yea...
by Patricia
Tue Nov 25, 2008 12:34 pm
Forum: Genealogy
Topic: Daisy Phillips and Fredrick Maggs
Replies: 3
Views: 2284

Daisy Phillips and Fredrick Maggs

My grandmother (maid) and grandfather (gardener) worked for Mr & Mrs Francillon around the time of the First World War My grandfather came from Bristol and I believe my grandmother came from Dursley and would have been interested to know how they met. My grandfather died when my father was 14 ye...