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422) Keith Browning 
United States
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Tuesday, 16 January 2018 23:02 Write a comment

I am interested in the old Draycott Mill also known as Brownings Mill I would like to know if there are any photos of it. Thanks, Keith Browning
421) jamesolive 
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Saturday, 6 January 2018 10:45 Write a comment

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420) Graham Lennon 
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Saturday, 2 December 2017 19:41 Write a comment

Hi all,

I have some letters from my Great Grandfather to his father, written from 'Dursley School' in 1881.
Does anyone know if this school still exists, where it was/is and if there would be any records kept?
Many thanks

Andy Barton Saturday, 2 December 2017 20:59
Hi there. There were several small schools in 1881 but you're probably referring to the National School which became the C. of E. School behind St. James' Church. The C. of E. School still exists but not in those buildings, though they still stand. Was your Great Grandfather a pupil or a teacher at the school? What was his name? I actually have the log books from that school for that year. It may be best to contact me directly via the email address on this website.
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Wednesday, 27 September 2017 15:10 Write a comment

Trying to find a Great Grandfather of mine a James Smith Corkcutter might he be the James Smith of Cam/Dursley Tailor and later a Rope Maker who died in Dursley in 1866 aged 72 this James Smith was connected to the Harding Family Rope Makers of Dursley as Jane Smith a Daughter of this James married George Jabez Harding in 1856.
Any help would be most appreciated.
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417) Russell Schofield 
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Monday, 6 March 2017 14:52 Write a comment

Came to Dursley/Cam in 1971 and started at Woodfields Primary School. Did 7 years at Rednock and lived with my parents at 4 locations in Dursley & Cam, before heading to University then work in Cambridgeshire. Have great memories of my youth in Dursley and still have a few friends living there, even though I see very little of them nowadays
416) Judith hall 
West yorkshire
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Wednesday, 1 March 2017 18:20 Write a comment

I am trying to find someone who remembers a family called Swallow who live on summerhayes, dursley during late 1950s to early 1960s they then moved to Australia

Richard Cooper Friday, 15 December 2017 15:38
I know the Swallow family I think you are referring to.
Please call me if you want further information
Richard Cooper
415) Judith Varley 
Leeds Yorkshire
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Thursday, 22 September 2016 13:45 Write a comment

Hi what an interesting site .My husbands GGrandfather Joseph Wm Vizard was born in Dursley in 1846, it must have broken his heart to have to leave such a lovely place to come to Leeds to find work
Judith Varley
414) Maureen Surman 
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Sunday, 14 August 2016 20:33 Write a comment

For many years we have been trying to find the origins of Joseph SURMAN born, c.1756, who became a Minister in Chesham, Bucks. Having failed, research has been undertaken on his Tutor, Cornelius Winter, a Methodist Preacher. From one of Cornelius's letters we have the following:- 'Mr. Surman, an excellent youth in humble life, always engaged my notice when I preached at Dursley; and I seldom left the congregation without exchanging a word with him; but as I hardly ever had time upon my hand, we did not abound in conversation. Being upon a visit in Gloucestershire, in the Midsummer of 1782, and having appointed on a Lord’s day to preach at Frampton, entering the court, I unexpectedly saw him'. Additional research: 'In 1910, a story about the closing of Christ Church in the Painswick newspaper spoke of Winter as a “very influential pastor at Christ Church”. As he had done at Marlborough, Winter established an Academy at Painswick, which operated from 1788 until his death'. Joseph Surman had 3 sons, Joseph, Cornelius and John. It is possible that Joseph's father was named either Joseph or John. Could the family have been non-conformists before Cornelius Winter's time? Has anyone else got a SURMAN in their family history? Any help greatly appreciated.
413) Pat Jacobs (Smith) 
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Sunday, 19 June 2016 16:56 Write a comment

Hi I attended Dursley Grammar School 1956-1963 and would love to hear news of old school friends I am still in touch with, Susan Fisher, who also went to the Grammar School. Lots of happy memories of my school days.
412) Emma Fletcher 
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Sunday, 22 May 2016 08:48 Write a comment

Just came across this website. Lovely to read all the history.
411) Julie Greenstreet 
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Tuesday, 24 November 2015 19:17 Write a comment

Great site, really interesting.
410) Dave Webb 
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Thursday, 5 November 2015 14:50 Write a comment

Hello looking forward to contributing.
409) Rosemary Fowler 
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Monday, 12 October 2015 20:38 Write a comment

We were talking about the happy years we spent in Dursley and the many friends we made there. Then I found your site and I wanted to say how much pleasure it has given me to read the interesting articles and look at the photos on it. Dursley has somehow remained the same yet tried to keep up with the times without spoiling it. I think of all the places I have lived in England, Dursley is the one place I would call home.

I used to work in the Cotswold Care Charity Shop and spent many happy hours there and met some lovely people.
Thanks for the great memories and for the comprehensive and useful information given. Hopefully we can use it when we come to visit sometime.
Keep up the good work.
408) Sue Harris (Brinkworth) 
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Saturday, 22 August 2015 15:10 Write a comment

During the mid 1970/1980s there was a rather nice Pub/Restaurant in Long Street Dursley just down from Lister's Club. It was known for its Duck a l'Orange and it was the only place that us teenagers were able to do our 'courting'. The only thing is just recently we have been trying to remember the name of it. Can any one enlighten me?

Andy Wednesday, 10 August 2016 21:30
Hi Sue. Could it have been the Crown or maybe the Inn Place?
407) Maggie hogan 
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Sunday, 16 August 2015 13:04 Write a comment

Terrific website. My mother and grandparents lived in Dursley from 1911 to the 1980s. Does anyone remember The Mercury Cafe in Cam? It was run I believe by Alice Edith Williams or Rhodes in the 1940s. Would love to know its actual location (road) and any history etc. Many thanks.
406) Peter Davies 
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Sunday, 19 July 2015 19:15 Write a comment

Hi, bit of a random question........does anyone remember the cafe/bakery called The Forge in Silver Street? I used to buy what they called Buttered Buns for myself & colleagues at Mawdsleys & have never found them anywhere else, anyone any ideas?
405) John R Jones 
Lytham St Annes
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Tuesday, 23 June 2015 21:15 Write a comment

Very interesting website about the history of Dursley and surrounding areas. A lot of effort has gone into this website for its detail.

This part of The Cotswolds is beautiful and has a lot of interesting heritage as well as the nearby Gloucester & Sharpness Canal, Slimbridge Wetlands and more.
404) Arthur Ayliffe Mellerup 
Cam Green
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Monday, 1 June 2015 10:07 Write a comment

Lived in the town for the last 90 years.
403) Alex Livall 
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Sunday, 17 May 2015 14:52 Write a comment

I have just come over a postcard dated Ju10 06 with a picture of Cam Longdown/Cam Peak. It says on the front The New Rifle Range Cam Peak Dursley I know my grandfather used to shoot there as I have a couple of silver spoons he won and I also think the cup they used to shoot for was the Dursley Lee Metford which is now shot for at Bisley Surrey in the first stage of the Gloucestershire full bore championship but my 17 year old would like to know what distance they shot there and when the range was opened and closed. I wondered if you had heard anything about it.

Andy Barton Sunday, 17 May 2015 19:30
Hi Alex
Cam Long Down rifle range was opened on Saturday 27th August 1898 by Miss Mary Wendon. The first shot was fired from the 500 yard range. The total length of the range was 800 yards and they also had 200, 300, 500 and 600 yard ranges. I know the range was still open in the 1920s but I don't have a closure date.
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