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379) Michael Griffin 
Location:
Majors Creek, NSW, Australia
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Thursday, 27 March 2014 00:07 Write a comment

I left Dursley in 1951 aged 16, to emigrate to Australia. My school was the Grammar School.
Over the years I have visited the town several times and even now still keep in touch with several old school friends.
I have fond memories of my childhood in Dursley and in particular I am still moved when looking at photos that I have of the end of WW2, of a street party celebration in Rosebery Road, where I lived. Good luck to all Dursleyans.

Michael Griffin. resident at Dursley from 1934 to 1951 smile

Alex Livall Sunday, 17 May 2015 14:58
My great aunt and uncle lived in rosebery road first house in the rank on highfields side Margaret and Arthur wyatt they had a son bernard
378) Jon Beard 
Location:
Bermuda
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Sunday, 2 March 2014 16:05 Write a comment

Great site - brought back a lot of good memories of Dursley.
377) Graham Palser 
Location:
Suffolk
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Thursday, 23 January 2014 23:34 Write a comment

Found this web site - has Dursley and Cam ever changed. I can remember them removing the track at Cam station, one of my earliest memories. I can remember the old original Coop in Cam. Born and lived in the area from the 60's until about 1989 when I moved to Lancashire then in 1990 moved to Suffolk. Still in the area every couple of weeks.

Went to Cam Hopton and Rednock schools.

Graham
376) Alison Kirby 
Location:
Dursley
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Wednesday, 15 January 2014 02:25 Write a comment

I've enjoyed this site greatly; I'm a new resident and I'm trying to find out more about Dursley, and the 1820 house I'm living in in Parsonage Street.
375) Rufford 
Location:
Suffolk
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Monday, 13 January 2014 16:49 Write a comment

Ref - Wartime evacuation to Pear Tree Farm, Cam
My wife & I are bringing my 87 year old father in law to Cam in February in order for him to try & retrace some of his boyhood time from his wartime evacuation from Suffolk, to Pear Tree Farm, Cam. While there he attended Dursley Grammar school.
We have been looking to try & find information about Pear Tree Farm but seem unable to find it.
We would be very interested to hear if it still exists & any other information about Cam at this time

Denis Booth Friday, 30 January 2015 00:15
I'm sure there was a Pear Tree Farm, Upper Cam (Upthorpe), just off the main drag on the left hand side before the playing field. I'm sure Farmer Allen was the last owner I know of in the 90's? Sorry bit late in response, have just found this site.

Chris Smith Sunday, 8 March 2015 12:34
There was Pear Orchard Farm owned by Allens.
374) Amanda Blake-Bell 
Location:
London
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Friday, 3 January 2014 13:51 Write a comment

Darryl Peacock, I remember you as a child we corresponded for a while a few years ago and then lost contact again. Hope you and yours are well
373) heslop 
Location:
Wythenshawe, Manchester
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Saturday, 21 December 2013 10:17 Write a comment

As a Dursley resident of 59 years ago I would like to wish everyone a Happy Christmas and a great new Year!!!
372) Anne McIntyre 
Location:
Brisbane, Australia
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Thursday, 5 December 2013 21:43 Write a comment

My maternal grandmother, Mary Constance Morgan,was born in Dursley in 1877.She came to Queensland in 1898 with her brother, Andrew. Andrew went back to Dursley but Mary married and settled in Cairns, Queensland. I have been to Dursley 3 times and love the place. I have stayed with my cousin Ron Powell and his wife Marlene in Dursley. Thank you for a wonderful website.
371) Andy (Derry) Gass 
Location:
Lowestoft
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Tuesday, 26 November 2013 23:41 Write a comment

Attended Dursley Secondary Modern 1959 - 1963. Friends were Richard Bessant, Barry Nelms and Nicky Chapple and also Francis Faulkener from the Grammer. I lived at Severn Road, Woodfields. My Mum and Dad both worked at Lister's. Mum, Francis Gass who is still alive and very active worked in the Auto Truck Dept. Me? I left in 1963 to join the Army and see the rest of the world. smile smile

Christine smith Sunday, 13 July 2014 14:25
We're you in my class, remember the names you mention, I was Christine Darby.

Andy (Derry) Gass Thursday, 9 October 2014 20:30
Hi Christine, I was in class 4A when I left in 63. We had a Christine in my class but I'm sure her name was Morgan. Form master was the kind Mr Ward who taught English. Maths was Mr Radcliffe, Music the strange Mr Sheethsbe? and History Miss Broad and Mr Watkins. I think Carol Orchard was also in my class. I'm on facebook but not much info posted. spent 25 years travelling finally landing at Lowestoft where I teach at the local college. Nice to hear a voice from the past
370) Janet Moore 
Location:
St. Helens
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Saturday, 12 October 2013 18:50 Write a comment

I used to spend school holidays in Summerhayes with Auntie and Uncle and two cousins. I have been trying to contact my cousin but had no luck. Hoping someone knows him. David Owen was in the RAF after leaving Dursley Grammar. Fingers crossed.
369) Tina Landgraf 
Location:
Nuremberg
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Wednesday, 25 September 2013 14:42 Write a comment

Thank you for showing the Pedersen-Group around in Dursley. We enjoyed it very much!

Andy Wednesday, 25 September 2013 16:58
Thanks for the message Tina. I enjoyed it too, especially the opportunity to ride on a Pedersen cycle!
368) Darryl Peacock 
Location:
Canada
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Tuesday, 27 August 2013 05:34 Write a comment

Hi there. My name is Darryl Peacock. I was at Dursley Secondary Modern School from 1966-1971. I am trying to locate Susan Perkins who was in my class. She was best friends with Shirley Jackson, who passed away in the 80's. If anyone knows where Susan Perkins is, please let me know. Thank you

Tricia Cox Wednesday, 11 December 2013 08:09
Darryl
Sue married a Trevor Denman and still lives at Fairmead Cam I believe.
367) Ewan Abbott 
Location:
Malvern
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Monday, 26 August 2013 10:08 Write a comment

This brought back many memories of my time at Lister's from 1984 to 1992, very sad to see it all gone.

Denis Booth Tuesday, 27 January 2015 23:08
Yes a very sad time Ewan, some good times at Lister's, i hope you are well and Jason to
366) J Harries 
Location:
Dursley
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Tuesday, 20 August 2013 11:10 Write a comment

Great site smile I just bought the house that used to be the Cross Keys Inn and I'm trying to find out more about it... every link seems to lead here eventually!

Joff Trotman Thursday, 5 March 2015 19:22
Hi,
I have just found your post. The Cross Keys Inn has a connection with my family history.
Edward Trotman, my Grand father’s elder brother became Land lord of the Cross Keys Inn some time in the 1920’s and remained at the Inn until his death in 1931.
Edward was married to Elizabeth French. The French family had a long association with the Cross Keys. Elizabeth was born in the Inn. Her father, Henry French, became land lord when he took over from his step father John Ridley in 1874.
After Edwards Trotman’s death in 1931, the Inn was taken over by Albert G Owen.
I do hope that this information is of use to you and I hope that your house is a happy one.
365) Rich Hughes 
Location:
Cam
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Thursday, 4 July 2013 21:58 Write a comment

Hello. I was walking through the newest phase of the Littlecombe site and found a stairway full of rubble and I cleared it out and found that it led to a vaulted arched cellar or an air raid shelter. It's a large room but I could not see all the way in as it was dark but I threw a stone and it took ages to hit the other side so it's quite a long room. Just thought I would mention it as this will be gone very soon courtesy of Bury Dursley and Co. Builders Ltd.
364) GariLu Weeks 
Location:
Farmingdale, Maine
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Tuesday, 28 May 2013 00:33 Write a comment

Thank you for the tour and great site
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363) Dave Goldsmith 
Location:
Dursley
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Monday, 20 May 2013 19:17 Write a comment

Hi Mike, you must remember me, I lived next door to you at Highfields.

Mike S. Tuesday, 21 May 2013 10:43
Hi Dave,

Yes, of course. Lots of happy memories living at No. 2. Hope all your family are well.
362) David Jewell 
Location:
Cornwall
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Monday, 20 May 2013 15:36 Write a comment

Worked at R.A.Lister's Dursley,1962 to 1978. Married Sandra Smart 1968, moved to Cornwall 1988 till 2006, moved back to Glos then finally retired back to Cornwall 2012.

Mike S. Tuesday, 21 May 2013 10:44
Hi Dave,

Hope retirement is treating you and your family well.

Alan Webb Sunday, 30 June 2013 17:14
Hi Dave
Alan (Spider) Webb now living on Vancouver Island Canada, Retired from engineering now doing a bit of reno & install jobs. a-swebb&shaw.ca smile
361) Michael (Mike) Sugar 
Location:
Cinderford, Gloucestershire
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Sunday, 19 May 2013 14:42 Write a comment

Dursley County Council Primary School 1948 - 1955.

Moved from Long Street to Highfields in 1955.

Dursley Grammar School 1955 - 1960.

Father was Don Sugar - Inspector in Crankshaft Dept - RAL.

Mother was Doris - worked at RAL as tea lady and later at Wilkes.

Older brother Don: younger sister Susan.

Married Shirley Thompson in 1965 - moved to Cam.

Moved to Llandrindod Wells in 2007.

Settled in Cinderford 2011.
360) Dave Goldsmith 
Location:
Dursley
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Wednesday, 8 May 2013 19:22 Write a comment

Funny I saw Ron today walking down the town. Also I knew his Dad, Rodger, very well. He was a very nice man, I think Ron still lives in the same old house.
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