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429) Alan Webb (Spider) 
Location:
Van Isle BC Canada
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Monday, 15 July 2019 11:45 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
428) Neville Bougourd 
Location:
Durham
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Thursday, 18 April 2019 12:55 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 nevillebougourd@gmail.com Thankyou

Andy Monday, 22 April 2019 12:15
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 
Location:
Dursley
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Friday, 8 February 2019 05:32 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 
Location:
Cam
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Thursday, 7 February 2019 04:43 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 15:55
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 
Location:
Walnut Creek, California, USA
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Sunday, 25 November 2018 10:42 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.

Regards
John H Lodge

Andy Barton Monday, 26 November 2018 14:43
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.
Thanks
Andy
424) Richard Underwood 
Location:
Manchester
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Friday, 14 September 2018 11:51 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 
Location:
Dursley C of E Primary Academy
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Tuesday, 17 July 2018 08:15 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 
Location:
Oakham
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Tuesday, 29 May 2018 05:37 Write a comment

Found this whilst browsing Dursley on the interet. 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 
Location:
United States
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Tuesday, 16 January 2018 18:02 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 14:41 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 15:59
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.
419) MICHAEL LEWIS 
Location:
Bath
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Wednesday, 27 September 2017 11:10 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.
418) MIKE LEWIS 
Location:
Bath
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Wednesday, 27 September 2017 11:03 Write a comment

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417) Russell Schofield 
Location:
Cambridgeshire
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Monday, 6 March 2017 09:52 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 
Location:
West yorkshire
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Wednesday, 1 March 2017 13:20 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 10:38
I know the Swallow family I think you are referring to.
Please call me if you want further information
Richard Cooper
07866020915
415) Judith Varley 
Location:
Leeds Yorkshire
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Thursday, 22 September 2016 09:45 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 
Location:
Birmingham
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Sunday, 14 August 2016 16:33 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) 
Location:
London
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Sunday, 19 June 2016 12:56 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.

Clive Moody Saturday, 5 January 2019 17:42
Hello Pat.Such along time to be out of touch. We now live in New Zealand.Our email is crandmamoody@gmail.com.
Clive and Margaret
412) Emma Fletcher 
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Sunday, 22 May 2016 04:48 Write a comment

Just came across this website. Lovely to read all the history.
411) Julie Greenstreet 
Location:
Uley
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Tuesday, 24 November 2015 14:17 Write a comment

Great site, really interesting.
410) Dave Webb 
Location:
Dursley
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Thursday, 5 November 2015 09:50 Write a comment

Hello looking forward to contributing.
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