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by ken
Wed Jul 20, 2011 6:32 pm
Forum: Mawdsley's
Topic: Mawdsley's stories
Replies: 14
Views: 17186

Re: Mawdsley's stories

Flowmeter testing 1966/7 (Merv Norris), flowmeter calibration (John Keir?).
by ken
Sat Jul 09, 2011 7:26 pm
Forum: Mawdsley's
Topic: Mawdsley's stories
Replies: 14
Views: 17186

Re: Mawdsley's stories

Mawdsley's armature shop, approximately 1967. Left - Doug Gunston and Ivor Carter.
by ken
Wed Jun 22, 2011 10:18 am
Forum: Old photographs of the Dursley area
Topic: Ferney Hill House
Replies: 5
Views: 6553

Re: Ferney Hill House

When Ferney Hill was a home for blind people my grandmother worked there after she had retired. This photograph taken in the 1950's shows, what I believe to be, the Kitchen staff. My grandmother, Lily Ballinger, is the lady on the left. Although a couple of the faces are familiar I can't put any mor...
by ken
Wed Jun 08, 2011 7:03 pm
Forum: Mawdsley's
Topic: Mawdsley's stories
Replies: 14
Views: 17186

Re: Mawdsley's stories

Date late 1950's ?
by ken
Wed Jun 08, 2011 10:33 am
Forum: Carpets, Furniture and Ropes
Topic: Champion's products?
Replies: 5
Views: 9061

Re: Champion's products?

William Harrold (1841-1906) started his rope and harness making business in Twinberrow lane in 1879 before he later moved to Prospect House in Boulton Lane. He apparently learnt his trade at Champion's.
by ken
Sun Jun 05, 2011 8:08 pm
Forum: Old photographs of the Dursley area
Topic: Ferney Hill House
Replies: 5
Views: 6553

Ferney Hill House

I'm not sure of the date of the photo. It appears to be well before it was used as a Residential Home for the Blind. Any comments?
by ken
Sun May 22, 2011 5:09 pm
Forum: Trading in the Town
Topic: Shops in Long Street, Parsonage Street and Silver Street
Replies: 13
Views: 10416

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

Surely the Dorothy cafe was next to Pepworths, and the ice cream shop in Long Street, was that not Savage's? The little shop at the bottom of Bull Pitch was, I believe, run by a Mr Phippin. He sold tobacco and a wide selection of sweets and chocolate. I started to collect chocolate wrappers and ofte...
by ken
Thu Apr 21, 2011 6:37 pm
Forum: R.A. Lister & Co. Ltd
Topic: Sport at Lister's
Replies: 1
Views: 1799

Sport at Lister's

The R A Lister 1st team 1937

Terry McNulty -- Reg Browning-- John Griffin -- Fred Russell -- Basil Owen -- Norman Miller-- Frank Burns ( Ump )

....? Adams.................. Harold Hurcombe...........F. Knight.............Jack Bennett.........Langdon Williams
by ken
Tue Apr 19, 2011 6:26 pm
Forum: Old photographs of the Dursley area
Topic: Norman Hill House, Cam
Replies: 150
Views: 220457

Re: Norman Hill House, Cam

Humphrey John Hague ran, and I believe owned, The Grove Hotel in St. Davids Pembrokeshire. He was certainly there up to the mid 1960's.

Arthur is known to have changed the format of his name at least once.
by ken
Wed Apr 06, 2011 9:38 pm
Forum: Old photographs of the Dursley area
Topic: The Archers
Replies: 0
Views: 2866

The Archers

Some years ago I was given this photograph. Sitting is Geoffrey Webb, one of the the original writers of the Archers, who was a Dursley man. The original brief was for a six week series of informative programmes mainly for farmers. Standing behind him is a farmer from Coaley, who was his technical a...
by ken
Tue Apr 05, 2011 9:13 am
Forum: Old photographs of the Dursley area
Topic: Norman Hill House, Cam
Replies: 150
Views: 220457

Re: Norman Hill House, Cam

I remember the farm cottage. Before moving to the cottage in the courtyard, my grandfather lived in the first cottage on the opposite side of the main road. The row of crosses in the garden was a lean to green house with a rather fine grape vine in it. The tower is the white square in the corner of ...
by ken
Sun Mar 27, 2011 5:36 pm
Forum: Old photographs of the Dursley area
Topic: Norman Hill House, Cam
Replies: 150
Views: 220457

Re: Norman Hill House, Cam

I have just been reading about Arthur Strachen Winterbotham's cricket bat plantation at Leonard Stanley and his production . As he was such a keen cricketer, it is no surprise that he formed a team from the staff of the estate.
by ken
Sat Mar 26, 2011 9:21 pm
Forum: Old photographs of the Dursley area
Topic: Norman Hill House, Cam
Replies: 150
Views: 220457

Re: Norman Hill House, Cam

My grandfather, William Browning, was the gardener living in the cottage next to the main house from about 1945 until 1964. Mr Tipper surely lived in one of the houses in the area known as The Laggers. I can't remember a tunnel running the length of the wall, only the arched way into the field near ...
by ken
Mon Mar 21, 2011 7:51 pm
Forum: Old photographs of the Dursley area
Topic: Norman Hill House, Cam
Replies: 150
Views: 220457

Re: Norman Hill House, Cam

The 1882 OS map shows a smaller house, but the drive appears to be the same except for the extension towards the tower. Arthur Brend Winterbotham was living at Brooklands in 1861 (census) with Thomas Hunt (his partner?), giving his occupation as woolen manufacturer employing 161 persons. I can't fin...
by ken
Sun Mar 20, 2011 8:52 pm
Forum: Old photographs of the Dursley area
Topic: Norman Hill House, Cam
Replies: 150
Views: 220457

Re: Norman Hill House, Cam

in the 1841 census Norman Hill House is occupied by a family of four, admittedly of independent means. in 1851 and 1861 it is occupied by a gardener and his family, a different one on each occasion. It isn't until 1871 and beyond that the Winterbothams have moved in and are listed with servants. To ...