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84) Chris Turner 
Kelowna, B.C. Canada
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Monday, 10 October 2005 19:11 Write a comment

Great Web site Andy. I was born and raised in Dursley. 50's, 60's and 70's.
Stinchcombe Hill was our playground. I lived in Woodfield, one of the Marment Road folks. There were at least 20 youth living in the Cul-de-sac which made for great fun. Many of us went on to play Football, Rugby, Cricket for Dursley. I was one of the founding members of Dursley Modern School Brass Band. Johnny Morris our Gym master grabbed a few of us to make up the band. You didn't argue with Johnny. I played Cornet and later went on to play with the Stinchcombe Silver Band and Gloucester Youth Orchestra for a season. In the 60's one of our hang-outs was the Rec centre and the Toll House Cafe. Kings Head was my local. We had a Skittle Team called the Barrow Boys. My dad Frank Turner worked at Dursley Post office, many will remember him delivering the post and later working behind the counter. On his retirement you would find him playing Golf on Stinchcombe Hill. He played into his 80's. He died last year at the age of 87. Keep up the good work with this site. Hello to all that know me and don't forget to e-mail. Regards to all
C. T.

Andy (webmaster) Tuesday, 11 October 2005 12:04
Hi Chris
Thanks for this. John Morris is still going strong, he's let me use some of his photographs for this site. All the best.
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Thursday, 6 October 2005 10:38 Write a comment

Please can I have the winding data of your AC generator BS 26A7/70 Serial No. FA4KB 2391, 100KVA, 415V, 139A, 1500rpm, pf 0.8 3 phase excitation voltage = 6.3v, 38.5A, 50Hz.

Original winding datas of the following parts:

The Main Stator
The Main Rotor
The exciter rotor
The exciter stator

Please treat as urgent.


Shegun Adebiyi

Andy (webmaster) Friday, 7 October 2005 05:25
I guess you're referring to a Mawdsley's product? This site has nothing to do with the company. You will need to contact them or a distributor directly.
82) Trev Barton 
RNLAF Leeuwarden Holland
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Tuesday, 4 October 2005 08:49 Write a comment

Just checking on big brother's web site - Excellent as ever.
81) Valerie Perks 
Perth, Western Australia
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Monday, 26 September 2005 23:51 Write a comment

What a wonderful web page.

I have just found that my great-great-great Grandmother was born in Dursley in 1803 and it was really wonderful not only to be able to get a bird's eye view of the town as it is today but to get an idea of what it must have been like from the old postcards.

It's a long way back but I'm trying to trace Eliza born in 1803 and by 1861 married to ? Share (probably William) in Stourbridge. I don't know his name or birthplace as Eliza was a widow by the time of the 1861 census and I haven't been able to trace any marriage details so far.

I'll come and visit when I make my "family tree" visit to England.

My family came to Perth from Wolverhampton in the early 1950s as part of the post war migration to Australia and although I have wanted to research family history for years, and indeed came back to live in England for several years on an extended working holiday, it is only now, with wonderful web sites like yours that it is becoming more practical and so very interesting.

Congratulations on producing such an good website.

Valerie Perks
80) Alan Thomas 
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Friday, 2 September 2005 20:15 Write a comment

Trying to locate Keith Thomas who lived in Lawrence Grove. Dursley. Born around 1939-40.
Joined the Royal Navy 1956.
Friends trying to arrange group reunion.
Any information would be appreciated.

Alan Thursday, 29 March 2012 00:47
We found him.
79) Angie Lawrence 
Crowmarsh, Oxfordshire
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Thursday, 25 August 2005 07:16 Write a comment

I am trying to research my family tree. According to members of my family I am somehow related to the Earls of Dursley. If anyone has information on Edwin Lawrence Tippitt, May Dewar Tippitt, Lady Elizabeth Craven, the Tippitt family and of course the Earls of Dursley this would be gratefully received. Anyone with information can get in touch on the e-mail address provided.

LM Monday, 21 November 2005 18:47
There is a pub called 'The Tippets'. It is around a 10 min drive from Dursley. Don't know much about it but it's a bit of a coincidence about the name. Lovely pub, great food, was there last week!

Patricia Wednesday, 18 November 2009 09:31
I'm afraid "The Tippets" refers to the game of tippets (a bit like tiddly winks
78) Julie McKee 
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Tuesday, 23 August 2005 03:40 Write a comment

I am researching the Dauncey family and know that my ggggrandfather Daniel Dauncey was born in Dursley in 1816. His parents were Joseph Dauncey b1769 and Mary Exell. He married an Elizabeth Park in 1840. If anyone has any information on this family I would be very grateful.

Great website by the way.
77) Kath Michel 
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Friday, 19 August 2005 03:29 Write a comment

I have enjoyed your web site, and wish I could visit, my relatives are from West Knoyle and I am trying to learn all I can about the area. Thank you smile
76) Caroline Fraser 
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Monday, 15 August 2005 16:31 Write a comment

Researching Foxwell and Vizard families in Dursley and Wotton.
75) Ron Kemp 
Sydney, Australia
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Wednesday, 3 August 2005 03:41 Write a comment

Congratulations on a marvellous web site. I was at Dursley Grammar School in the 1950s and thus recognised some names in the guest book. I left Dursley 45 years ago and so I particularly enjoyed the virtual tour as a way of seeing Dursley again.
74) Emily 
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Wednesday, 20 July 2005 10:11 Write a comment

I think Dursley is wonderful despite recent claims to suggest otherwise. Anyway we are surrounded by luscious hills and beautiful scenery. We also have a lovely community and parish of which I am privileged to be a part of.
73) Dave Grigg 
High Wycombe
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Thursday, 30 June 2005 08:34 Write a comment

My father left Dursley in 1933, moving to Southall, Middx. My Grandparents lived in Fourth Ave, Highfields until their deaths. We have many relatives in the area and I have been visiting since 1940! Congratulations on a great website.
My son, Marcus, is currently Site Manager for the Crest-Nicholson development of part of the old R A Lister site at the bottom of Long Street. It's a small world!
72) Helen 
East Kilbride, Glasgow
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Tuesday, 31 May 2005 13:26 Write a comment

Hi, me and my family are to move to Dursley in the very near future and would like to know a bit about the primary schools for my children.
Thank you
Helen smile
71) Kathleen (tafero) Layendecker 
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Saturday, 21 May 2005 20:28 Write a comment

My name is Kathy Layendecker, and my mom was born in Cam, nr. Dursley in 1923. She married a Yank, my dad, and moved to New Jersey. Her name is Peggy E. Tafero, nee Smith. Her dad was Montagu Smith, and her mom was named Kathleen Hill.
If anyone knows my family, I would love to hear from you.
Kathy Layendecker
south wales
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Saturday, 21 May 2005 10:03 Write a comment

Only just found the web site but have enjoyed my first look at it. Well done.
Some familiar names appear in the guest book, Pat Nixon, Jennifer Stebbings and Pauline French. Also Paul Etheridge and John Parussi. John & I worked together in the BBC in London. We were at the Grammar school in the fifties. That dates us!
The photos of the railway from Colin Timbrell and Gilroy Kerr also brought back memories of both people and The Dursley Donkey. Many thanks.
69) jane dursley 
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Monday, 18 April 2005 05:43 Write a comment

Hi, my name is Jane Dursley. I am trying to find out if anyone from Dursley knew my uncle Les and what he was trying to find out. His name was Leslie Dursley from the Merseyside. His brother's name is Reg, who is my grandad. Les died in 2001. I want to pick up where he left off so any information would be great.
68) Joy Guthrie 
Portland Oregon
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Saturday, 16 April 2005 20:11 Write a comment

My grandfather and other Wood Relatives were born in Dursley, it is great to take a trip in the past.
Great info here.
razz (stick out tongue)
67) William Moorwood 
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Tuesday, 12 April 2005 16:03 Write a comment

I would like to contact someone regarding the Petrol Tow trucks that LISTERS made, and were in use with my old firm GKN Sankey, probably pre 1960
66) Christopher A.H.Dursley 
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Tuesday, 5 April 2005 13:01 Write a comment

My wife and I have visited Dursley several times, the connection being,of course,my family name,Dursley.
The history site provided interesting confirmation that the family,which was based in Bristol as far as I was concerned, did indeed probably originate from a foundling born and brought up in Dursley, and moved to Bristol at the time of the need for workers at the Bristol factories and docks etc.
65) Melanie Ball + Vicki Jones 
Hydegate pet hotel Uley
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Thursday, 17 March 2005 20:47 Write a comment

Fabulous website. I have lived in Cam for 11 years, Mel has recently moved from B'ham. We both work at the pet hotel and the website makes very interesting reading.
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