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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.
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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.
64) Richard Olpin 
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Wednesday, 2 March 2005 09:00 Write a comment

Great site, keep up the good work!

I have lived in Cam my whole life. Now running a succesful martial arts school which meets at Cam Everlands school. Feel free to visit the website or email me for more information!
63) Lesley 
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Tuesday, 15 February 2005 20:06 Write a comment

What a wonderful web site, it brought back so many memories for me. The tour of Dursley brought me to my late Nan and Pop's house, 1 Prospect Place, Dursley. They lived in "Hillwood House". Names are Eliza and Ivor james Roach. My Father Donald was the youngest of five children. He worked from the age of 11 at the local butcher shop. Later on Donald also joined the Stroud Fire Brigade then in 1974 migrated with his family to Sydney, Australia. Does anyone know what has happened to Hillwood house now? It should be a part of your town's history as before my grandparents owned it it was a Manor House. Lesley
62) Graham Scott 
Atlanta GA., USA
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Monday, 14 February 2005 10:53 Write a comment

What a great site. I was born in Berkeley and attended Dursley Grammar School from the very late 50's to the mid 60's. Percy Woodland was head master and Joe West was senior master. He was also our math teacher in the Sixth form.
I've lived in the States since 1981 and manage to get back to Dursley now and then. email me if you like - Graham
61) Pauline Pope (nee French) 
Massachusetts, US
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Thursday, 3 February 2005 18:39 Write a comment

Thanks for designing such a great site. I was born in Dursley ... Garden Suburb ... and grew up there through the 50s and 60s before moving to the US in 1971. I come back to visit from time to time and still love the place. You even have a picture of my mother in one of the WI photos! The virtual tour is brilliant!
60) Maurie Gay 
New Zealand
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Thursday, 3 February 2005 02:42 Write a comment

Just found your site. I was born in Cam and lived there until 1965 when I left to live in Australia. Still have brothers and sister living there. Thanks for the tour cool
59) T.R. (Dick) Netherway 
St. Catharines Ontario Canada
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Monday, 31 January 2005 18:16 Write a comment

Congratulations, Andy! So glad Dursley is still in one piece. I apprenticed at Lister Jan 1962 - 1967, living in "digs" at Number 1 Fortfield, my dear landlady was Emma Workman; transferred to Canada with the firm in Nov 1968. Still here, married with 2 grown-up sons... now working for Deutz. Remember fondly many of my fellow apprentices - would love to hear from some of them.
58) Wendy Watson (nee Griffin) 
Dordogne, S.W. France
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Sunday, 23 January 2005 17:33 Write a comment

Found the site by "accident". Very interesting tour of old memories. Lived in Berkeley in early 60's and worked at Mawdsley's (so sad to see it all gone). My father, John Griffin, (owner of a gorgeous E-Type Jag) was Admiralty Inspector at Mawdsley's. Met my husband Robert Watson at the Lister's Hall dance and we were married in 1966. Very sadly Rob died in 2000 and I have moved to France to start a new life. So far loving it. Would love to hear from anyone that remembers me or Rob who's parents, Edna and Lloyd Atkins, lived in Jubilee Rd.
57) Alan Gassor 
Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
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Sunday, 2 January 2005 18:01 Write a comment

smile Thank you for a sudden rush of memories! I lived in Elcombe from 1950 to 1970, went to Uley Cof E school & Dursley Grammar. Emigrated to Canada in 1976. It was thrilling to see the Uley turnpike area just as I remember it. Went into the King's Head a few times when I was, ahem, 16 !!
56) Scott Bugden 
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Saturday, 18 December 2004 08:14 Write a comment

I found this site by chance as my Nan, Mary Bugden nee. Bird, was born (in the early 30's) and brought up in Dursley. She lived at the end of May Lane and worked at the solicitors and my Grandad, Alan Bugden, worked at the Natwest bank (he can remember holding customers' horses for them while they did their banking!). They married in Dursley Methodist church where my Nan also played the piano. After finding the site, I found out that my Great Grandfather was killed in an accident in Lister's whilst servicing a drilling machine.
I was amazed to see that there was a website devoted to Dursley and even more impressed to see the quality of the website. I found it really interesting, even though I have never been to the town. I showed the site to my Nan briefly and she was almost moved to tears, just looking at the old photos (and telling at least one story about every one I showed her smile ) - she could have spent all day looking at the pictures!
If anybody knew her or my Grandad, I am sure she would love to hear from you (I will pass on any e-mails).
Lastly, thanks to Andy for all your help recently and keep up the good work on the site.
55) Graeme K Talboys 
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Thursday, 25 November 2004 11:49 Write a comment

A good site for the occasional return visit. It's a long time since I've been back to Dursley (trying to get up White Way on three cylinders in a very ancient vehicle - long since deceased). Home of my fathers (and aunts) I have memories of my grandfather's forge and the long climb up to his house which was well worth the effort as there were invariably apple donuts waiting.
54) Anthony Kolacz 
USA (currently in Iraq)
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Monday, 22 November 2004 15:56 Write a comment

I lived on the Jones Farm on Hill Rd, and on Frederick Thomas in Cam from 1955 to 1960. Dad and Mom both worked at Listers. Immigrated when I was 7, but have many fond memories of the area. I've visited a few times and brought my children there to see where I lived. They loved it as much as I did. I'd love to hear from any school mates or old friends. e-mail -
53) Paul Etheridge 
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Monday, 22 November 2004 12:41 Write a comment

Have only just discovered this site. I was born in Dursley (in Olive Grove) and my father (Harold) had his photography business in Silver Street for many years, from 1946. His old premises (Manchester House) appear in one of the photographs on the site.
52) Elaine Dursley Jackson 
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Tuesday, 2 November 2004 23:07 Write a comment

I am so glad to view this website since Dursley has been a sort of "legend" in my family since my maiden name was Dursley. My family is from Bristol and any information about the area is welcome to us. I hope to visit Dursley next June with some cousins who live nearby. These pictures are making me anxious to go!
51) Sarah 
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Wednesday, 27 October 2004 19:20 Write a comment

I had to come back for another look, great site.
50) Ken Barry 
Newport, South Wales
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Sunday, 24 October 2004 07:31 Write a comment

Since I retired I have been researching the DENNING, MOODY & HICKS families in Glos. Quite recently I found out that a family of DENNINGs lived in the Dursley area. Richard Denning passed away in 1807, no sign of his wife. Thomas Denning was their son (orphaned in 1807) so his mother must have died earlier. Have failed to locate which Church they are buried at. Can anyone help me with the DENNING Ancestors please.

Sincere thanks in anticipation of any help offered.


K T Barry
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