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304) David Jones 
Location:
Sunshine Coast, Qld. Australia
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Sunday, 21 November 2010 06:24 Write a comment

I was born at home in Roseberry Ave in 1942 and have lived in Australia since 1959 after a few stops on the way. I left Dursley at age 5 but visited my aunt and uncle and cousins at the Broadwell for several years. My father worked at Listers. You have a very good site as the virtual tour and maps (almost) brought back all the old memories. I can remember climbing Cam Peak and walking through Lister's with my father, etc.
Thanks for the memories.

David Jones Saturday, 11 December 2010 01:36
At my last visit to the site,I noticed a familiar name and made contact and yes it was my cousin who had left Dursley and settled in New Zealand. I have since made contact and now regularly correspond.
Thanks Dursleyglos.
303) Nigel 
Location:
Bath UK
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Saturday, 13 November 2010 16:27 Write a comment

I have just bought a Lister wooden, brass bound jardiniere on stand, stamped with the Lister stamp and numbered 35288. Would anyone have any information about this item? Thanks
302) Marilyn Connelly 
Location:
Western Australia
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Friday, 5 November 2010 11:42 Write a comment

My Gt. Grandmother came here from the Dursley area, about 1890. She left her parents and 6 siblings behind. Her maiden name was Pepworth. Her Father John Thomas Pepworth was a woodcutter and carter and her Mother, Hannah Kiturah Atkins worked in one of the cloth mills.

Mike Organ, Cam. Wednesday, 25 April 2012 06:51
John and Hannah's son Reginald also emigrated to Western Australia in the 1920's. He married my Grandfather's sister Valma. I believe their daughter Audrey is still alive and I know a cousin is still in touch with their other daughter, Betty's, family. Mike Organ
301) Craig Camidge 
Location:
W-S-M
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Thursday, 30 September 2010 18:15 Write a comment

I was an apprentice from 66 to 70 and many friends including Graham Puddle, Alan Bateman, Pete Ashby, John Savage, Terry Williams, Bill Squidd, Dave Hammond, Dave Hawkins, Rod Sewell, John Dunn, Slippery Soaper, Tinker, Adrian, Colin Powell and many more. I hope they are all well and enjoying life.
300) Marion Davies nee Harwood 
Location:
Caerphilly, South Wales
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Sunday, 26 September 2010 13:13 Write a comment

Hi Andy,
What a great site, I grew up in Dursley and my father worked in Lister's for 42 years. On looking at the photos I found my father Bob Harwood in the front of "Grinding combs and cutters". He is on the right hand side wearing a trilby.
Thanks very much.
Marion
299) Roger Hammond 
Location:
S Africa
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Tuesday, 7 September 2010 01:17 Write a comment

It's been a long time since I completed my apprenticeship in Dursley. I left in 1971 after getting married to Vicky Powell. Have two sons Warren and Darrell. I have been looking for two ex Dursley apprentices, Dave Hawkins and Terry Williams. If anybody knows their whereabouts would you please let me know.
298) Neil Hancock 
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Monday, 23 August 2010 10:14 Write a comment

Nice site. Have recently found out that my family tree populated Dursley with endless Hancocks. It's nice to be able to see where my roots lie - my family moved to Wales in 1890.
297) Tony Bridges 
Location:
Godfrey, Illinois, USA
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Saturday, 21 August 2010 17:02 Write a comment

Hi. My name is Tony Bridges. I live in Godfrey, Illinois, United States of America. I was researching our family history and found that Joseph (Col.) Bridger was born 1628, Dursley, England and he died in Virginia, United States of America in 1713. Although my last name is Bridges, somehow or for some reason, Joseph Bridger changed our name to Bridges for reasons unknown to us. Can you connect me somehow with the region of your country so I can understand why he was a Colonel and why he left this area during the early 1600's. Does anybody in town still have the last name Bridger or Bridges? How do I reach the town librarian to find out where he lived? Does anyone have a picture of the property or home where he may have lived or worked? His parents names were Joseph Bridger and Hester Pitt.

Sincerely,

Tony Bridges
(US) 1-618-466-3727
bridges1@piasanet.com
296) Mary Pickett 
Location:
Worthing, Sussex
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Thursday, 29 July 2010 10:27 Write a comment

Hi, My great grandmother was born in Dursley in 1826. Her name was Deborah Osborne Sansom, her father was Thomas Sansom and he was a whitesmith. Is this a local surname as I am struggling to find any trace of them on the censuses? Her siblings were Anna Maria, Elizabeth and William Osborne.
295) Linda Nash nee Clark 
Location:
Dursley
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Tuesday, 6 July 2010 19:38 Write a comment

smile Hi, what an interesting website, Dursley has had a lot of changes, good and bad. If there's any ex pupils of Dursley Modern now moved away or Woodfield School, I'd like to hear your special memories? I live next door to Woodfield School. I went there and my 2 kids, and now 1 of my grandchildren attends. I must dig out some embarrassing photos from schooldays, Mum has kept them all this time. Keep your eyes peeled folks. big grin

Sue Crawford Thursday, 9 June 2011 05:21
Hi Linda, I am an ex pupil of Woodfield school, and my mum used to teach there! My name is Sue Crawford (nee Prosser), but we moved to Bristol when I was 5 :(
294) Christine Oakes 
Location:
Lake Taupo, New Zealand
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Tuesday, 22 June 2010 03:19 Write a comment

wink Hi We have returned to gloucestershire for a short visit and I'm getting to find information on the Trotman family, the lived at Nasse Court in Cam, Gloucestershire from 1442 to 1659 If anyone can help I would be grateful.
email in UK info@wedding2photos.com
Thank you
293) Mary ASHTON (MALPASS) 
Location:
Windsor. N.S.W. Australia
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Tuesday, 8 June 2010 08:15 Write a comment

I was born in the Quarry, lived there until 1966. I went to the Modern School. I have many happy memories of Dursley. Thanks for a great guestbook! Also Dr Fayle was our family Doctor for 30+ years, my mother always remembered his advice - she passed away in 2007 - 98 years young!
292) Rosemarie 
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Saturday, 29 May 2010 12:36 Write a comment

Does anyone remember the Daveys at 25 Uley Road, Dursley please? She was usually called Lizzie, although her name was Annie, and her husband, although James I think, was usually called Cyril? They lived there with Lizzie's sister in law Lena and her husband Edward Rutland and Lizzie's own unmarried sister Daisy Grundon. Lizzie and Daisy were my husband's great aunts, and he and his parents used to spend idyllic holidays there away from the grime of London in the late 1940s/early 1950s. Does anyone remember them or have a photo of the house? It was we think quite old, perhaps a farmhouse, as my husband remembers a butchering slab in the kitchen. We have photos of the garden which included a large pond, but nothing of the house. Any help would be great.

Averil Riddick Friday, 25 June 2010 10:16
Hi Rosemarie
I live opposite what was Mrs Davey's house,which is now a Housing Estate called Yellow Hundred. I worked for the Estate Agent selling the houses in the 1970's. I remember Mrs Davey, we sold her a house at Summerhayes, I believe. Averil Riddick

Rosemarie Grundon Wednesday, 8 September 2010 14:18
Thank you for your response. I didn't know she had moved from there. Where is Summerhays please?

Andy (dursleyglos admin) Wednesday, 8 September 2010 15:26
Summerhayes is a road in Cam.

Paul Wednesday, 17 November 2010 00:10
I believe you are talking about my grandparents home. I will show my mother your letter tomorrow and have her explain all these people to me. Now I know where my mother's middle name come from, possibly. Also I'm sure we would have some pictures of the house. I know we have a painting of it in my mothers home. Have a great day. We'll talk again.

Mary Franke Thursday, 18 November 2010 17:44
Fantastic Rosemarie, my name is Mary Franke you are talking about my Grandparents. My mother is Ione Davey and her brother Norman has three children living in England. I have lots of photos to share with you. I can't wait for your reply. Paul is my brother, one of ten children. Mom moved to the states after she was married.

Mary Franke Thursday, 18 November 2010 17:46
Rosemarie, this is Mary Franke
my e mail is rpfranke48@twcny.rr.com

Veronica Duffy Orr Saturday, 27 November 2010 15:49
HI Rosemaire, I'm Ione Davey Duffy's child #6 of 10.
We always called grandma Elizabeth, she did not like using her first name which was Anne. I was named Veronica Elizabeth after Grandma.
Rosemarie have a great day.
My e mail address is
veo1448@aol.com

John Cyril Davey Thursday, 13 January 2011 17:51
Hi Rosemarie.
I know the house very well. Spent most weekends there with the family mowing the lawns for my Grandmother Annie Elizabeth. My father was Cyril Norman. His sister was Ione and you have three of our American cousins on the site above. Hi Guys. I knew both Daisy (I think somewhere I may have a pastel caricature of Daisy done on a visit to the seaside) and Lena. Not sure if there were two other sisters Zoe and Gladys, they could have been other family. The house was a very old farmhouse with gas lighting in the kitchen and a stone sink with no hot water. It had five bedrooms, two on the first floor and three on the second floor and you had to walk through one of the bedrooms on the left hand side to get to the other.
The bathroom was downstairs, just past the breakfast room on the righthand side and you had to walk down some steps into the bathroom. There was an outside loo and a loo on the first floor landing. From the breakfast room was a stairway to what was known as the maid's room but we were not allowed up there because the floor was considered unsafe. Opposite the breakfast room was a doorway to a serving hatch for the front dining room which was used as a bedroom for I believe Auntie Daisy. In the passage was a set of servants' bells which I still have and we always use to ring them when we walked down. If you are still interested I will tell you some more about the house. Kind regards
JCD.

Rosemarie Grundon Friday, 20 June 2014 11:14
Mary, I apologise for not getting in touch before but I will email you soon so expect one either from a Tony Grundon or from my alias as William Williams. I should love to speak to/email all those who have so kindly responded, the family just grows and grows!
291) Mark James 
Location:
Georgetown, Ontario, Canada
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Friday, 28 May 2010 19:19 Write a comment

Great site as ever. I look forward to the news updates every month.

Sad to hear that Lister's may move their manufacturing out of the town after 140 odd years. I understand the offices would stay in Dursley, but sad none the less. frown

Richard Hughes Wednesday, 19 January 2011 08:08
Hi, It looks more than likely that Listers is staying put!
290) Nicholas Dursley 
Location:
Poughkeepie, New York 12569
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Saturday, 22 May 2010 00:10 Write a comment

My last name is Dursley. Do I own the town?
289) Lester Hackman 
Location:
Luling, Louisiana, USA
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Sunday, 16 May 2010 12:37 Write a comment

My wife and I bought an oval water or milk bucket, with a metal label listing R.A.Lister & Co Ltd, Dursley, England, at an antique market. We were wondering what year it might have been produced. It has a galvanized handle over the narrower side, and a pouring handle on the left.
Thanks,
Les & Ruby Hackman
288) Jayne 
Location:
New Forest
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Monday, 5 April 2010 14:43 Write a comment

My mum's family came from Dursley. My grandad worked at Lister's and my uncle Perce and Aunty Lil did too. I have fond memories of Dursley and Cam, this is a great website - I would like to find out more about the mills as I think my mum's family lived in Mill House as I have an artist's painting of it. smile smile smile
287) Sherryl Abrahart 
Location:
Godalming, Surrey
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Saturday, 20 March 2010 15:02 Write a comment

You have built a very good and very interesting website. We're planning to visit Dursley as my family, Dando, came from there. We are from New Zealand and I know that my family there will be pleased to visit your site.
286) Sandra Astbury (CARTER) 
Location:
Cam, Dursley, Uley
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Tuesday, 9 March 2010 06:51 Write a comment

I was born at Fairmead, Cam on 21-9-1951. My parents were Vera and Sid Carter. We moved to Uley, where my father built the family house before dying on 5th Jan 1963. Mum is still alive and well living in Somerset. I now live in Doncaster. roll eyes (sarcastic) I attended D.G.S.
285) Alex 
Location:
Cam
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Saturday, 13 February 2010 15:39 Write a comment

Hi, we moved here from Bristol in March 09 (2000 that is) always curious about the new area - the history of the woods, the land, how places got their names etc. Can anyone point me to some references?

I'm looking forward to exploring the lanes and rights of way come spring - any local walking groups about too? smile

Andy (dursleyglos admin) Tuesday, 23 February 2010 14:57
Hi Alex
There are several books about Dursley and the area which you can see in my bibliography page (left hand menu on the site). As for walking groups I think there are a a number too, e.g:
http://www.southcotswoldramblers.org.uk
http://www.strollinginstrouddistrict.org
I do actually have a directory of how local streets/places in Dursley got their name so if you have a specific query let me know.
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