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18) Brian Fayle 
Cambridge Ontario Canada Location
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Saturday, 27 March 2004 23:50 Write a comment

Lucked onto this excellent site whilst looking for something else. Very nicely designed and easy to navigate even on dial-up connection. My Father was a GP in Dursley from 1929 to 1965 and I have many happy memories of living there until I left in 1957. A site to come back to whenever I need a "nostalgic fix".

Hector Paroussi Saturday, 10 April 2004 14:14
Dear Brian, I have great thoughts about your Father, who brought our two children into the world. They are now contemplating retirement in a very few years making me feel old.

John Rose Saturday, 18 September 2004 06:02
Hello Brian
I was an evacuee and lived at Ashmead Green, Cam, 1940-45 and quite possibly went to your father's surgery.
I am compiling a family tree and trying to find some information about my Aunt and Uncle who lived in or Newmarket, they both died in 1971 with no relations in Canada.
I recently sent a letter to the Public Trustee in Toronto but it came back "address unknown."
I wonder if you could advise on any contacts that I could try.
My email is
John Rose

Graham Scott Thursday, 27 December 2007 22:16
Hello Brian, I believe I can picture your father although of course it's been many years now. Our G.P. was Dr. Fraser who was a colleague of your father. I believe Dr. Faulkner may have been a third doctor but I can't be sure. Mr. McMeakin (probably mispelled) was the dentist.

Brian Saturday, 29 March 2008 20:10
Yes Graham, Faulkner was # 3. Not sure about McMeakin's spelling. I can remember many a session sitting in the big chair looking down onto the street whilst he worked on my teeth. Another memory just dropped in my brain - John Wood (?) from Castle Farm delivering milk in a single horse (dray) to the back door of Galen House often, so my Mother claimed, seasoned with a bit of cow tail. Talking about Castle Farm, I remember watching from my bedroom window the cows going out to pasture as the workers were coming into town. Of course the reverse occurred as the cows were coming home and the workers were heading there too.
17) Pat Zwick 
Salem, Oregon USA Location
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Saturday, 20 March 2004 19:40 Write a comment

This wonderful website brings back a lot of happy memories.
16) Tim Edgell 
.com Nailsworth Location
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Wednesday, 17 March 2004 22:41 Write a comment

Truly inspirational website - amazing!! My friend & I are compiling a book on Gloucestershire's Old Breweries - does anyone know the whereabouts of an old advert for the Dursley Brewery (which until a few years ago was in the Old Curiosity shop in Stonehouse??) Cheers, Tim.

thirty-four.indraw@virgin Wednesday, 26 October 2005 21:34
Hi Tim, My grandmother's maiden name was Edgell and she married Ted Talboys the last blacksmith in Dursley. Perhaps she was related to your family?
Regards Alan Talboys
15) Tim Hatton, nephew of Trinders 
Watford Location
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Wednesday, 17 March 2004 13:19 Write a comment

Hi Dursley you may know my family; the Trinder family. My uncle's David Trinder, he plays for Dursley Town, you may know him as Trini (don't know if it's spelt right) anyway if you see this message and know him or any of my family tell them to go on the website and have a look, cheers Tim Hatton
14) Sue 
USA Location
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Monday, 16 February 2004 05:37 Write a comment

Born and bred in Dursley. Currently living in the USA. What a great site. The Virtual Tour was great, it must have taken you hours and hours. Thank you for giving me the chance to take a trip down memory lane smile
13) P.G."Jack" Echalier 
Olathe, KS, USA Location
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Tuesday, 10 February 2004 20:08 Write a comment

R.A.Lister apprentice, started 22/01/62
Still working for the company in USA.
Lived in Dursley 1962-1968, 1972-1978, 1986-1989.
Enjoyed the history and especially the old photos.
12) Kirsty Sutton 
USA Location
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Tuesday, 10 February 2004 01:43 Write a comment


I grew up in Dursley and am glad to see that someone has taken the time to create a website. The town has been through some hard times, but as a fundamentally attractive place I'm sure it will return to its former glory.

Good luck with the site!
11) Julia Owen (nee Lockier) 
Dursley Location
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Wednesday, 28 January 2004 21:17 Write a comment

Thanks for taking all the time and effort. I was born in Dursley and lived there till 1979. I was sent your site by my niece living in Vancouver Canada. I have been able to show her my friend Rebekah's new house as it is in one of your pictures! Excellent. I'll be checking it regularly.
10) Ken Welsh 
Brampton, Canada Location
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Thursday, 22 January 2004 15:39 Write a comment

Andy, thank you for building such a great web site. The virtual tour page was especially appreciated. It was a pleasure to be able to visit Dursley and take a walk around the town and countryside from so far away. I also enjoyed listening to the recollections of Dursley folk in the audio files. I was born and raised in Dursley during the fifties and sixties. A descendant of the Harris family. Many of my relatives still live in the same area of Upper and Lower Poole Rd where my Grandfather George resided. I always remember sitting in the garden of that home looking at the surrounding countryside and listening to my Uncle Wilfred tell me "that no matter where in the world he had travelled he had never been anywhere as beautiful”. I think he may have been right. Regards from the great white north.
9) Chris Pearson 
Belize (at the moment!) Location
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Wednesday, 14 January 2004 23:12 Write a comment

Interesting site.
8) Samuel Aidoo 
Ghana, West Africa Location
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Tuesday, 13 January 2004 16:43 Write a comment

My father bought 8hp diesel Lister Engine about thirty years ago. It is still stronger than the latest engines they brought to our hometown, with some broken down. Some too worked for only five years, but ours is still going strong with only crankshaft changed. So I thank R.A. Lister Co. Ltd.
7) John Smallwood 
Dursley Location
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Wednesday, 7 January 2004 22:31 Write a comment

Regret SH work has held up this. Have masses of info & 100s of images to web inc back to 1830 & 3kB.C. Will be keen to link to you. Can meet you to view some prints etc. We first met at Mawdsley's demolition. Your efforts - brilliant! J.
6) Alex Reeves 
The Knapp, Dursley Location
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Monday, 5 January 2004 19:58 Write a comment

Does anyone have a copy of the LMS rating plan for Dursley railway station?
5) Ian Johnson 
Oadby, Leicestershire Location
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Tuesday, 30 December 2003 16:35 Write a comment

Very interesting site. I lived in Cam (Summerhayes) between 1963 and 1977 and my parents are still there. My interest in the history of the place has been reawakened by following the correspondence in the Gazette about Dursley Castle - I wrote a letter referring to the old tower at Norman Hill that I used to play in in the late 1960s. Any idea as to what it might be and when it was first erected? Now under the Norman Hill housing estate. Regards and keep up the good work.
4) Nigel 
Dursley Location
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Saturday, 27 December 2003 15:47 Write a comment

Superb site - excellent shots of Mawdsley's - have worked there for a few years with Rich - I didn't realise there were so many old photos still in existence.
3) John Crump 
Christchurch New Zealand Location
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Monday, 22 December 2003 18:11 Write a comment

Great site. I lived in Dursley for five years 74-80 and used to enjoy the many walks up Stinchcombe Hill with fantastic views over the Severn. Is the pub at Waterley Bottom still going strong?

Andy Monday, 22 December 2003 18:25
Yes, The New Inn at Waterley Bottom is still a favourite watering hole. A few pints gives you strength to climb the hill on the way back to Dursley!
2) Alex Reeves 
The Knapp, Dursley Location
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Sunday, 21 December 2003 20:57 Write a comment

Can anyone help me get hold of good copies of two photographs.? They are: An aerial photo of Listers and Dursley Railway station in 1929. This appears in a Dursley history book and I'm interested in this one because I think that it shows my house under construction. The second is of the Dursley railway sidings in about 1920/30s and appears in a Dursley history book and Peter Smith's Dursley branch book. Please contact me if you have copies of either of these photos. Thanks.
1) Andy Barton 
Dursley Location
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Monday, 15 December 2003 20:42 Write a comment

Welcome to the Dursley Glos Web and thank you for visiting my local history pages. I would be very pleased to receive any messages or questions relating to Dursley or the immediate area. I am also keen to receive any feedback on the website content.

Claire Winsor Wednesday, 19 May 2004 14:42
I really enjoyed this site even though I haven't left the area. It was very interesting. I enjoyed the photos, both past and present.

Denis Booth Tuesday, 27 January 2015 23:32
Well done Andy, fantastic trip down memory lane
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