We have now added a page about Morton Mill to our website and two pages about the families who were associated with it. Four generations of the Whitfield family owned this mill from 1797. Click here to read about Morton Mill
We have created a compilation of the monumental inscriptions in this old chapel from a list created in 2003 by Alf Beard (copied from the Wishful Thinking website) and a list made more recently by Roger Howell. The new list is available on our Thornbury Roots 2 website or by clicking here
We've been holding back from adding any new pages to the website because the site has got too big to manage and maintain. We've finally added the history of the Anchor at Morton.
A couple of new pages added for Poultrybrook Farm which was located at the bottom of Daggs Allotments off the High Street. The farm lay derelict for some time before being demolished in the 1960s or 1970s. The land was later acquired by the Town Council in 20o5 to provide an extension to the Mundy [...]
Please note that following our previous post we have now transferred our albums of streets in Thornbury to Flickr. Please click here to see the new format of street albums
Thornbury Roots has always been most fortunate in having access to the huge supply of photographs from Thornbury and District Museum and from the many people who kindly send us images. We have used some of these to make individual albums of family photographs for some of the well known families in the town. These [...]
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 [...]