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64) Richard Olpin 
Location:
Cam
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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 
Location:
Australia
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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 
Location:
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) 
Location:
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 
Location:
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 
Location:
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) 
Location:
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 
Location:
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 
Location:
Surrey
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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 
Location:
Scotland
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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 
Location:
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 - iptfa1a@yahoo.com
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 
Location:
Toronto
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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 
Location:
Australia
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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 
Location:
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.

Regards

K T Barry
49) Thomas Hurcomb 
Location:
Middletown Spgs, Vermont, USA
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Thursday, 21 October 2004 13:10 Write a comment

I came upon your great site while researching my ancestors who come from the Uley area. Would appreciate any information on the HURCOMB /HURCOMBE family of Uley or from Newington-Bagpath from the 1700 and 1800's. Great depth and breath to your site. Congratulations. Thank you.

Tom Hurcomb, Middletown Springs, Vermont,U.S.A, smile
48) Ronni 
Location:
Cam
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Tuesday, 19 October 2004 18:13 Write a comment

Love the website, and really enjoyed the virtual tour. Was able to see houses we used to live in, would love a tour of Virtual Tour of Cam as well if you have the time. Moved here in 1986 & love it. smile
47) Alan (Spider) J Webb 
Location:
Vancouver. Canada.
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Wednesday, 6 October 2004 22:39 Write a comment

Many thanks for pointing me to your site.
Although I was only there for a short period of time 1961-1967 as an imported apprentice from Cornwall at Listers, the experience was life shaping. To see so much history and the current town is wonderful.
You have made a marvelous contribution.
Thanks for the memories.
Alan
46) John Rose 
Location:
Moss Vale, NSW Australia
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Monday, 20 September 2004 23:38 Write a comment

Thanks Andy for such a good site. The various photos brought back many memories of my 5 years in Cam as an evacuee. We made 2 visits in the 90s and caught up with quite a few old friends. If any others see this message I would be pleased to hear from them.
I understand that you are working on a section about evacuees, looking forward to seeing it in the future.
John Rose
45) Steve 
Location:
Dursley
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Tuesday, 7 September 2004 08:41 Write a comment

Excellent website, well put together. I particularly enjoyed the virtual tour, finding areas of Dursley I didn't know about despite living there! You even include a partial photo of a house I used to live in. smile Great stuff.
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