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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.
44) Hilary Storer (nee Stabbins) 
Location:
Johannesburg South Africa
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Wednesday, 1 September 2004 11:11 Write a comment

What a wonderful site!

I thoroughly enjoyed the history and related pictures and have sent the URL on to my sister Jennifer Blignaut (nee Stabbins).

I left Dursley in 1956 with my late parents Daniel and Mildred Stabbins and sister Jennifer (who also lives here in Johannesburg). We have the most fond memories of this beautful town and often get together to laugh and remember Dursley.

Thank you so much for your efforts in bringing back such a super time in our lives.

Hilary Storer and Jennifer Blignaut (nee Stabbins)
43) Sam Lowry 
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Wednesday, 25 August 2004 15:45 Write a comment

Anyone wanting to rate or review pubs in Dursley or get into contact with old drinking friends should try pubs galore, couldn't quite get the full link in the webpage box but sure you can work it out
42) Ron Towns 
Location:
Beaufort, South Carolina
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Wednesday, 25 August 2004 12:49 Write a comment

I know this is a long shot but there may be someone reading the guest book who can help me in my search for a long lost pal. Almost fifty years ago a young man with the family name THOMAS joined the Royal navy as an Artificer Apprentice. I remember that he came from Dursley. Our apprentice class has a fifty year reunion planned for 2006 and Tom is still missing.

Thanks, in advance
41) Jane Figg 
Location:
Berkshire
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Monday, 23 August 2004 06:24 Write a comment

Like some other visitors to the site, I found it whilst looking for something else! I have only hazy recollections of Dursley, not having been there for 30? years. My grandfather Mr F.W.Moore was the dentist in Dursley for some years and we have some photos of my aunt in fancy dress for the opening of the library. I certainly had measles in Dursley and was attended by Dr. Fayle.

I think you have made an excellent job of the web site.
40) Kim Mundy 
Location:
Ruislip, MIddlesex
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Thursday, 12 August 2004 11:10 Write a comment

Thank you this interesting website. My 'Gibbon & Cross' families lived on and around Bolton Lane until they moved across to Troedyrhiw in the mid 1850's. My G* Grandfather was killed on Bolton Lane when he was run over by a wagon in 1842! Look forward to visiting the Heritage Centre someday.
39) Jean Dickson (Shuttleworth) 
Location:
Moonta Australia
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Monday, 9 August 2004 20:25 Write a comment

Love to hear from any old evacuees from Harwich.

Sally Lord Sunday, 15 September 2013 11:03
Hi were you once known as Jean Proom?
38) Yvonne Pastolove 
Location:
Roslyn, NY, USA
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Saturday, 31 July 2004 06:26 Write a comment

Digging in some family archives, I came across a Hugenot branch of my family (Francillon, from Switzerland)) which emigrated from France at the same time, but to to England. Some descendants lived in Dursley: Henry-James Francillon(1842-1926), a lawyer in D. Among his 7 children was a Francis-Robert Francillon (1887-1962) who ran a tea plantation in Ceylon. He had 1 daughter, Phyllida who married Robert A.H. Soames in 1936. There is also a Francis Edward Francillon (b.1889) who supposedly lived in Dursley in 1939. Anyone know anything about them?????

Brian Fayle Saturday, 29 March 2008 16:19
Francis was a solicitor in Dursley for many years. His son was still alive in February '07 when I visited him in Uley. He was in his early 90s then. I think one of his sons is a lawyer somewhere.

Alex Livall Sunday, 17 May 2015 11:47
I grew up knowing John and his wife Cilla francillon he was a solicitor and they were both target rifle shooters and members of dursley rifle club
37) Owen Davies 
Location:
London
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Wednesday, 28 July 2004 04:06 Write a comment

Excellent site: clear, thorough and navigable. Congratulations.
36) Malcolm Spittey 
Location:
Bodmin Cornwall
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Tuesday, 20 July 2004 15:50 Write a comment

A wonderful site well put together. My dad Kenneth Spittey was born in Dursley in 1919, sadly he passed away in 1996, anyone with recollections of my dad or his parents and sisters please contact me. Thanks in anticipation, keep up the good work. Best Wishes Malcolm Spittey
35) Daniel Taylor 
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Friday, 16 July 2004 11:48 Write a comment

smile Very good, lots of fun looking at the pictures.
34) Nick POWELL 
Location:
Helensvale, GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA
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Thursday, 15 July 2004 06:46 Write a comment

Lived in Upthorpe, Cam, went to Rednock, ran for Dursley Athletics club. Ran miles around the area. FANTASTIC country side. This site brought back so many memories. Emigrated to N.Z. and now live on the Gold Coast, Australia.

Graham Palser Thursday, 23 January 2014 18:25
Nick Powell where you at rednock around 1976-1980ish
33) Petra 
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Wednesday, 14 July 2004 16:39 Write a comment

Love this site, very nice in design and easy to navigate.
32) 'The Woodwards' 
Location:
Springhill, Upper Cam
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Monday, 5 July 2004 18:41 Write a comment

What a great idea!! big grin
31) Patrick Nixon 
Location:
Melbourne, Australia
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Sunday, 27 June 2004 08:24 Write a comment

Thanks for a great page that brought back many memories. I lived in Cam/Dursley between 1950 and 1959 and have many fond childhood memories of the area. The audio of John Humphries rekindled memories of riding the footplate between Coaley and Dursley on many a weekend - my grandparents lived behind Coaley Station. Again many thanks for a great trip down memory lane. Keep up the good work.
30) Pauline Trinder 
Location:
Watford
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Monday, 7 June 2004 16:31 Write a comment

I lived in Dursley from birth until 1983. I went to Highfield junior school and then went to Rednock. I then went to Dursley Tech. I lived in St. George's Road until I married and moved to Watford. My family still live there, known as the Trinders. Love to hear from anyone.
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