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by dursleyglos
Mon Jun 13, 2011 6:39 pm
Forum: Mawdsley's
Topic: Mawdsley's stories
Replies: 14
Views: 17086

Re: Mawdsley's stories

Hi Ken Thanks for the picture, the date is a bit later than the 1950s. The office block (bottom left) was officially opened on 12th October 1971 so my guess is early to mid 1970s. The older, lower, building to the right of the office block was the restaurant and kitchen. The car parking area to the ...
by dursleyglos
Mon Jun 13, 2011 6:11 pm
Forum: Old photographs of the Dursley area
Topic: Ferney Hill House
Replies: 5
Views: 6498

Re: Ferney Hill House

Hi Ken The picture was probably taken near the beginning of the 20th century. At one time (certainly in 1807) the house and estate of Ferney Hill was owned and lived in by Robert Bransby Cooper and his family. by the 1830s it was owned by the Vizards. Henry Vizard was a great benefactor in the town,...
by dursleyglos
Tue May 24, 2011 9:49 pm
Forum: Old photographs of the Dursley area
Topic: Norman Hill House, Cam
Replies: 150
Views: 219787

Re: Norman Hill House, Cam

Dave - in your message on page 9 of this topic you mention a "Mr Tipper who lived in a red brick house next to the main house.... still going strong at the age of 96". Are you referring to Edward (Ted) Tipper? I've been speaking to Hugh Tipper (Ted's nephew) who confirms that Ted is the on...
by dursleyglos
Wed May 04, 2011 8:35 pm
Forum: R.A. Lister & Co. Ltd
Topic: Sport at Lister's
Replies: 1
Views: 1769

Re: Sport at Lister's

Thanks for this one Ken, nice picture. Andy
by dursleyglos
Wed Apr 20, 2011 9:57 am
Forum: Old photographs of the Dursley area
Topic: Norman Hill House, Cam
Replies: 150
Views: 219787

Re: Norman Hill House, Cam

I met someone last night who remembers seeing Arthur Strachan Winterbotham and his wife Ada when they lived at Stonehouse Court. He recalls the way they travelled around by horse and carriage in the 1920s. Andy
by dursleyglos
Fri Apr 15, 2011 10:02 pm
Forum: Old photographs of the Dursley area
Topic: Norman Hill House, Cam
Replies: 150
Views: 219787

Re: Norman Hill House, Cam

Welcome to the forum Keith and thanks for the additional family information which completes a few names and dates from what was discussed earlier.

Have you done a lot of research into the Winterbotham family tree?

Andy
by dursleyglos
Tue Apr 05, 2011 12:30 pm
Forum: Old photographs of the Dursley area
Topic: Norman Hill House, Cam
Replies: 150
Views: 219787

Re: Norman Hill House, Cam

Thanks for that ken, if your information is too long you may want to break it up over more than one post although a single post can be up to 60000 characaters. Don't take too long to type it though or it may time-out. You may be best to write it separately and then cut and paste it into a post. It w...
by dursleyglos
Mon Apr 04, 2011 9:25 pm
Forum: Old photographs of the Dursley area
Topic: Norman Hill House, Cam
Replies: 150
Views: 219787

Re: Norman Hill House, Cam

Here's a map showing where the farmhouse stood in relation to the main house. It was marked up by one of the Tipper family who lived at the farm. The comments relate to how it was in the 1940s, 1950s and early 1960s. I hope this makes it clearer. Andy
by dursleyglos
Sun Apr 03, 2011 8:31 pm
Forum: Old photographs of the Dursley area
Topic: Norman Hill House, Cam
Replies: 150
Views: 219787

Re: Norman Hill House, Cam

I thought you'd like to see this photo of the farmhouse on the Norman Hill estate. Standing at he gate is Elizabeth "Granny" Tipper, who was married to the Farm Bailiff, Fred. The picture was taken around 1961. Does it bring back any more memories? Andy
by dursleyglos
Sat Mar 26, 2011 9:50 pm
Forum: Old photographs of the Dursley area
Topic: Norman Hill House, Cam
Replies: 150
Views: 219787

Re: Norman Hill House, Cam

Rich, I guess we're talking about the same house where Arthur Strachan Winterbotham lived, just along on the right hand side of Dursley Road when travelling from the police station end. Ken, you're right about where the Tippers lived, in The Laggers cottage adjacent to the farm which was separated a...
by dursleyglos
Thu Mar 24, 2011 9:03 pm
Forum: Old photographs of the Dursley area
Topic: Norman Hill House, Cam
Replies: 150
Views: 219787

Re: Norman Hill House, Cam

Rich, Arthur Strachan Winterbotham (son of A.B.) lived at Woodfield House, the large house still there in Sandpits. It stands on higher ground than all the others around and has its entrance off Dursley Road, a few hundred yards from the police station junction. In 1901 he was living there with his ...
by dursleyglos
Wed Mar 23, 2011 11:59 pm
Forum: Old photographs of the Dursley area
Topic: Norman Hill House, Cam
Replies: 150
Views: 219787

Re: Norman Hill House, Cam

Well done on the digging Rich, interesting finds! Did you get any curious looks? I''d be a bit wary about the accuracy of anything on wikipedia regarding dates of a house being built. I'm fairly sure it's a quite a bit older than the 1880s. Ken, I think I may have mentioned something about the origi...
by dursleyglos
Sun Mar 20, 2011 9:57 pm
Forum: Old photographs of the Dursley area
Topic: Norman Hill House, Cam
Replies: 150
Views: 219787

Re: Norman Hill House, Cam

Hi Rich, can you elaborate on where you've seen it written that Arthur Winterbotham built the house as I've never seen any references to that. I believe he moved there with his wife after they were married in 1863 and the house does seem older than that. Andy
by dursleyglos
Sat Mar 19, 2011 11:20 pm
Forum: Old photographs of the Dursley area
Topic: Norman Hill House, Cam
Replies: 150
Views: 219787

Re: Norman Hill House, Cam

I've just found out that in 1934 Hiram Hague of Norman Hill (aged 57) travelled in 1st Class accommodation from Palma to London on the steamship S.S. Burma. Andy
by dursleyglos
Sat Mar 19, 2011 10:21 pm
Forum: Old photographs of the Dursley area
Topic: Norman Hill House, Cam
Replies: 150
Views: 219787

Re: Norman Hill House, Cam

Some more census information for Norman Hill House, this time from the 1901 census. ELIZABETH WINTERBOTHAM, Head of household, widow, aged 59, born Cam EMILY P. WINTERBOTHAM, daughter, aged 35, born Cam They had a number of staff working for them. ALICE A. BURBRIDGE, cook, aged 25, born Amesbury, Wi...