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by dursleyglos
Thu Sep 12, 2013 1:08 pm
Forum: Genealogy
Topic: Webb/Elliott/Gibbon and Frape Families
Replies: 7
Views: 4453

Re: Webb/Elliott/Gibbon and Frape Families

Hello Jack I can confirm that St. James Church does not now hold much in the way of historical BMD records. As with many churches throughout the country these have been moved to record offices and archives for safekeeping. You could try Dursley Town Council who have records of the various plots for ...
by dursleyglos
Thu Jul 18, 2013 7:01 pm
Forum: Genealogy
Topic: TALBOYS/TALLBOY
Replies: 9
Views: 10231

Re: TALBOYS/TALLBOY

Thanks for the post Carolyn. Attached here are some photographs of Talboys forge in Silver Street, Dursley.
Best Wishes
Andy
by dursleyglos
Wed Jul 10, 2013 6:55 pm
Forum: Schools
Topic: The old Manor House off Drake Lane
Replies: 2
Views: 2046

Re: The old Manor House off Drake Lane

According to a Dursley Gazette of November 1886, Cam House is advertised as being let as a hunting lodge at 10 guineas a month by Mr F A Vincent. It had 12 rooms and stabling for 5 horses.
by dursleyglos
Mon Apr 29, 2013 5:59 pm
Forum: People and Personalities
Topic: US soldiers in Dursley prior to D-Day
Replies: 13
Views: 11149

Re: US soldiers in Dursley prior to D-Day

Construction of the school building at Highfields began prior to the war but this ceased at the outbreak of hostilities. However it was finished to such an extent that it could be used for billetting the enlisted men which was what happened when the Americans arrived. After the war ended constructio...
by dursleyglos
Fri Apr 26, 2013 1:40 pm
Forum: People and Personalities
Topic: US soldiers in Dursley prior to D-Day
Replies: 13
Views: 11149

Re: US soldiers in Dursley prior to D-Day

Hi there Thanks for the message. Most of the information I have relates to the 41st Evacuation Hospital which was based originally at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. They crossed the Atlantic on the Queen Mary, arriving in Gourock, Scotland. From there they went by train to Dursley, arriving on 22nd Nov...
by dursleyglos
Wed Apr 03, 2013 8:25 pm
Forum: R.A. Lister & Co. Ltd
Topic: Changed Dursley
Replies: 2
Views: 1840

Re: Changed Dursley

Thanks for the message Pete. Things have certainly changed in 20 years and the factory is a shadow of its former self - just about holding on to Dursley (although due to move out to Hardwicke). The training centre burnt down in 2004, see the news page on my site for December 2004. http://www.dursley...
by dursleyglos
Thu Jul 12, 2012 12:47 pm
Forum: Bailey Newspaper Group
Topic: Old copies of the Dursley Gazette
Replies: 1
Views: 6567

Re: Old copies of the Dursley Gazette

I'm afraid not. Gazette's are on microfiche at Gloucester Archives with more recent copies held at the Gazette offices in Dursley (access restricted).
by dursleyglos
Wed Jun 13, 2012 8:24 pm
Forum: People and Personalities
Topic: US soldiers in Dursley prior to D-Day
Replies: 13
Views: 11149

Re: US soldiers in Dursley prior to D-Day

Thanks for the memories. Do you recall the soldiers marching through the town as I've seen a few photos of them doing so? Also do you remember the American nurses being in Dursley? Being a medical detachment (two in fact - 41st and 67th Evacuation Hospitals) there were many nurses attached to these ...
by dursleyglos
Wed Mar 14, 2012 1:55 pm
Forum: Carpets, Furniture and Ropes
Topic: Champion's products?
Replies: 5
Views: 8885

Re: Champion's products?

I think you're right that a company in Cam bought the rights to Harrold's old products though I'm not sure what name they now operate under.
by dursleyglos
Sun Mar 11, 2012 8:09 pm
Forum: Carpets, Furniture and Ropes
Topic: Champion's products?
Replies: 5
Views: 8885

Re: Champion's products?

Harrold's isn't making ropes or belts in Dursley any more, although I understand the business may have been sold many years ago. I'm not sure where it moved to though.
by dursleyglos
Wed Dec 21, 2011 1:31 pm
Forum: Mawdsley's
Topic: Mawdsley's stories
Replies: 14
Views: 16973

Re: Mawdsley's stories

Thanks for the pictures Ken, some interesting ones!
by dursleyglos
Sun Dec 18, 2011 1:43 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Workhouse Boulton Lane
Replies: 5
Views: 5738

Re: Workhouse Boulton Lane

Hello Patricia
It does make interesting reading. I actually have copies for a few years. If you let me know your grandfather's full name and the years you believe he was there I may be able to copy some of it and post here.
Best Wishes
Andy
by dursleyglos
Sun Jul 31, 2011 8:11 pm
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

Hello Beajaytee and Jeaw
I can confirm that this poem was definitely penned by Mr E.H. Kemp. It was written in October 1949 and sold for six pence with all proceeds going towards the cost of new curtains (£15) for the Tabernacle School Hall in Dursley.
Best Wishes, Andy
by dursleyglos
Wed Jul 20, 2011 8:31 pm
Forum: Mawdsley's
Topic: Mawdsley's stories
Replies: 14
Views: 16973

Re: Mawdsley's stories

Hi Ken
Many thanks for the pictures, let's see whether anyone recognises anything from them!

One thing, if you add an image could you plesae use jpg format (rather than tif). TIF images don't display properly on the forum so I have to manually convert them and repost.

Thanks
Andy
by dursleyglos
Sun Jul 10, 2011 10:32 pm
Forum: Old photographs of the Dursley area
Topic: Ferney Hill House
Replies: 5
Views: 6460

Re: Ferney Hill House

Many thanks for the additional information. You're right about the Major living there, his name was spelt 'Parbury'. The house is once again a private residence and very well looked after, as are the gardens. The person who owns it now runs a company which specialises in property and estate renovati...