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 [...]
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. [...]