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438) Raymond E A Legge 
Wordsley, Stourbridge, DY8 Location
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Saturday, 11 July 2020 18:50 Write a comment

First heard of the Dursley Pedersen bicycle about 1952. Only just found the DURSLEY site, first class. My G G G Grandfather William Legg was born and lived in the Duntisbourne Rouse area. I worked at Sperry in Stonehouse during 1966/67. Regards, Ray.
437) Susan O’Neill D’Amour 
Princeton. USA Location
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Friday, 10 July 2020 04:43 Write a comment

My family used to have a carpet factory, Wm O’Neill & Co. in Dursley probably until 1952, 3 or 4. If there are any photos, would love to know about them.

Andy Tuesday, 14 July 2020 17:09
Hello Susan. I've spoken to someone who started working at the "J.B. Champion & Co." carpet factory in Long Street, Dursley, in 1948 and she said that Mr O'Neill was Managing Director at that time. "J.B. Champion & Co." was a long standing and well respected carpet factory in Dursley. She believes that Mr O'Neill invested a substantial sum of money into the company but he had gone by 1955. Terry O'Neill (the son) also worked there and was responsible for paying out the employee's wages. She only ever recalls the company being "J.B. Champion & Co." though, not "Wm O'Neill & Co.". Do you have any documents showing that company name as no-one I've spoken to recalls it, and some are in their 90's and life time residents. It would be interesting to see anything you may have.
436) Neilson Stirling 
Mid wales Location
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Thursday, 9 July 2020 11:31 Write a comment

Brilliant, just become a Lister B owner for the first time and finding the history fascinating.
435) Darryl Peacock 
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Sunday, 26 April 2020 00:21 Write a comment

Hello. My name is Darryl Peacock. I attended Dursley Secondary Modern School from 1966 to 1971. I would to meet friends from that era.I am living in Canada. I moved here in 1971 right after I graduated. Currently, I have retired and am living in Ontario Canada. If you remember me please write me. My email address is
434) Alain Cozens 
Kent Location
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Tuesday, 10 March 2020 08:47 Write a comment

I am researching the life and times of Barry Simmons who was a teacher at the school, probably in the 1950s. I would be grateful for any information or anecdotes about him for my book.
433) Elizabeth Amber 
Whangarei, New Zealand Location
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Tuesday, 17 September 2019 03:51 Write a comment

I used to spend most holidays at my grandparents' (Percy & Blanch Ashworth) house in Everlands, Cam when I was growing up in the 50's/60's. My brother and I used to often walk from the back of the orchard (braving the fierce geese there!), through the fields from my grandparents, to the A1435, coming out at the police station by the main road. (This was in the time mostly before the police station) From there we'd cross over the road and take the footpath behind the houses, up the "Rabbit Hole" as our family called it, up onto Stinchcombe Hill. On our way through the fields from Everlands we passed through a small field which my mother always called The Laggers. This confirms what has been researched on one of the messages here.
432) Ann MacDonald (nee Bruton) 
Mallorca, Spain Location
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Wednesday, 4 September 2019 17:44 Write a comment

Hi, just wanted to congratulate you on an excellent site. I am researching my family history and know my father's family (Bruton) came from Dursley and in fact lived in the área for several generations. I think I have exhausted all official sources for more information and feel it is time to make a trip to the área and look at gravestones! Would have been easier when I lived in the UK, but then I didn't have the time. Anyway congratulations again on a super site
431) Darryl David Peacock 
Winnipeg Manitoba CA R3C 1A7 Location
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Sunday, 28 July 2019 10:08 Write a comment

Hello. My name is Darryl Peacock. I attended D.S M.from 1966 to 1971. Emigrated to Canada same year. I completed my BA and B.Ed degrees. In 1997 I graduated with an Presently I'm looking for retirement in January 2020. I want to complete my Ph.D.that I've been pissing around with for the last six years. Not bad for some dumb ass grade C student from D.S.M razz (stick out tongue)
430) Darryl David Peacock 
Winnipeg Manitoba CA.R3J 1A7 Location
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Sunday, 28 July 2019 09:46 Write a comment

I would love to get in touch with People I went to school with from 1965 to 1971. My name is Darryl Peacock. I live in Winnipeg Manitoba, Canada.
429) Alan Webb (Spider) 
Van Isle BC Canada Location
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Monday, 15 July 2019 16:45 Write a comment

I recently had a dream about a girl I was friends with back in the 1960's when I was working at Listers.
Her name was Carol Dukes, the family lived on the Dursley Road on the way out to Woodfield. Her mother was related to my landlady Ellen Smith. I believe she took up Nursing.
Can any one offer any information on her currently.

Thanks Alan

Kathleen Abbott. Marshall Sunday, 21 July 2019 11:46
Re Carole Jukes
Unfortunately she passed away last year

Alan Webb (Spider) Sunday, 10 November 2019 00:25
Hi Kathleen
Many thanks for posting to my question, I am so sorry Carole has passed on to play with the angels. She was an early friend when I came to Dursley. Her mother used to "mother me" with a bit of supper or tea when I visited. later I used to hear of some of Carole's life through her mother who worked at the Lister social club. If you feel comfortable I would like to know a little more of her life as I lost contact once I left Dursley and as I said the dream got me thinking about her.
You can see some of my story in Andy's "Forum/Listers/ calling all apprentices"
My email is
428) Neville Bougourd 
Durham Location
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Thursday, 18 April 2019 17:55 Write a comment

I am researching the military career of an adopted son of Dursley who lived there after the War and until his death in the late 1990s. His name was Kazimierz Piechna and he served throughout WW2 as a wireless operator/air gunner with the Wellington bombers of 304 Squadron. Can anybody please help? Contact me on Thankyou

Andy Monday, 22 April 2019 17:15
That's interesting Neville. I'm not sure what information there may be but I'll see if I can find anything. Are you connected with the family?
427) Ken 
Dursley Location
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Friday, 8 February 2019 10:32 Write a comment

My grandparents lived in the cottages at Tilsdown between the wars and they gave their address as The Laggers.
426) Moira Woodward 
Cam Location
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Thursday, 7 February 2019 09:43 Write a comment

I am a member of Cam Parish Council's Neighbourhood Development Plan Steering Group and would be most grateful if any of your members could help with my query. The Neighbourhood Development Plan is proposing 12 local green spaces and one area is a grassed triangular area off Mill Way /Nordown Road in Cam which is used by local people for dog walking etc.. A member of the public has referred to this area as "The Laggers's" this correct? Another person believes that The Laggers is the green area of land off Nordown Lane which has a path leading to Spouthouse Lane.

I would be most grateful of your help please.

Andy Thursday, 7 February 2019 20:55
Hello Moira. I have looked at this in the past and was given a marked up map showing the position of the Laggers field by someone who lived in the farm on the Norman Hill House estate. They had first hand knowledge of the area over many years. I will send you a marked up map of a modern satellite view together with an extract from an old map showing the original whole field. Basically the Laggers was a large triangular field which extended from the road at Tilsdown down towards what is now Nordown Road. Most of the top part of the field is now built on with the houses in Tilnor Crescent so only the small triangle off Nordown Road, Mill Way, Valley View remains. This is the first area you mention in your post.
I hope that helps.
425) John H Lodge 
Walnut Creek, California, USA Location
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Sunday, 25 November 2018 15:42 Write a comment

Greetings Dursley,

I am the fourth great grandson of John Lodge (1770-?) and Mary Powell (1770-?). john and Mary were born in Uley, married in 1794 had a family of ten children. the oldest being my third great grandfather James Lodge. If you are collecting genealogy information on families I can provide you with considerable info on this family. John and Mary lived in a house in Dursley owed by Mrs. Gregory from 1794 until at least 1810. Would love to find its exact location. I also have a letter written in 1847 by Joseph Lodge the second oldest child to his brother James. It reveals much about the times. Can send a copy with a transcription if you care for a copy. I am planning a visit in 2019 to Dursley.

John H Lodge

Andy Barton Monday, 26 November 2018 19:43
Hi John. Thanks for the message. I'm always looking for information on families from Dursley so if you're able to send something that would be great. Could you send it to the main email address for this site please.
424) Richard Underwood 
Manchester Location
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Friday, 14 September 2018 16:51 Write a comment

I am the great grandson of Octavious Underwood who was born on 19 October 1857 at Dursley. Searching information to add to the family tree at underwoodfamilytree dot com

Lots of interesting stuff on your site. Another relative, Orlando Underwood, lived at Woodmancote, Dursley on 1871 census so it was good to see your picture of Woodmancote on the site.
423) Larch Class 
Dursley C of E Primary Academy Location
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Tuesday, 17 July 2018 13:15 Write a comment

Larch Class (Year 2) are enjoying using the Virtual Tour to 'walk' around Dursley as part of their Geography topic.
422) David Morgan 
Oakham Location
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Tuesday, 29 May 2018 10:37 Write a comment

Found this whilst browsing Dursley on the internet. I am a descendent of Jehoiada Morgan, 1784-1877, sometime missioner for the Tabernacle. Last visited the Tabernacle about 20 years ago.
421) Keith Browning 
United States Location
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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
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 16:10 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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