Despite our best efforts Thornbury Roots has been slow to load and has hit various problems in recent months. We have come to accept that it is just too big a website for its own good. For this reason we have decided to create a new simple website called Thornbury Roots 2 which will run [...]
We have been forced to reduce the number of images on the website because of the difficulties in backing them all up. Our software only allows us to back up the first 10,000 images in our collection. When we add a photo to the website the program creates up to 18 separate images of different [...]
We're grateful to Tina Kelly, a fellow member of Thornbury Museum Research Group, for allowing us to use her research into Thornbury's Saxon History.
We've just added a history of 'Thornbury Grange' covering the period from the late seventeenth century up to the time when it was the home of Basil and Violet Mundy. This property is located on the Bristol Road and was formerly known by various names including Gilberts, The Farm, Thornbury Farm and The Grange. In [...]
The responsibility for website first created by Mick Munns to hold photographs and memorabilia has now been transferred to Thornbury Museum. We have updated the site to provide a more modern look and sorted out all the photos into categories, rather than leaving a large collection of unsorted images. We have already included some extra historical [...]
We've added another house to Gillingstool. It never had a house name or number, so we've called it 'The Roberts House' after the name of the family who lived there for about 30 years in the 1900's.
We have added another criminal to our website! Charity Hogg was wrongly convicted of theft and sentenced to be transported. The people of Thornbury raised a petition for clemency which proved successful and her sentence was reduced to two year's imprisonment. Charity left Thornbury but she was later convicted of receiving stolen goods and transported. [...]
We have added a page providing links to what we have written about Thornbury pubs, both past and present. The link can be found on the 'OTHER' pull down menu. Click here to go to the page now
We've now added a few more houses in Gillingstool. 29 Gillingstool (the house on the corner of Oakleaze Road) Endrick Cottage, formerly Killiney Laurel Cottage, formerly South View
We are continuing to research house in the Gillingstool area of Thornbury and have recently added pages which include Appledore and The Dingle