Chris Doig

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Thornbury Grammar School

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 [...]

2017-03-27T07:57:40+00:00 March 27th, 2017|

The Roberts House

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.

2017-02-21T11:12:20+00:00 February 21st, 2017|

Charity Hogg

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. [...]

2016-12-17T15:47:20+00:00 December 17th, 2016|

Thornbury Pubs

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

2016-11-08T12:43:34+00:00 November 8th, 2016|

More Gillingstool

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  

2016-11-05T11:35:10+00:00 November 5th, 2016|

Appledore & The Dingle

We are continuing to research house in the Gillingstool area of Thornbury and have recently added pages which include Appledore and The Dingle

2016-10-07T20:14:24+00:00 October 7th, 2016|

The Black Horse

We have just uploaded a page on the history of The Black Horse in Gillingstool with a second page about the various Licensees of the pub. We are currently trying to research the old cottages along Gillingstool including those that were demolished when the road was widened in the late 1960's.  We'd love to hear [...]

2016-09-24T14:55:35+00:00 September 24th, 2016|

The Baths

We are grateful to a member of the Pearce family who contacted us recently about his family's long association with The Baths.  As a result of this we  have now added some pages about The Baths in Thornbury that gave its name to Bath Road.   This was an open public baths that had been in Thornbury [...]

2016-08-15T19:16:42+00:00 August 15th, 2016|

The Hollow

We have recently been looking at the history of a property  just outside Thornbury in Kington Road now called The Hollow.  It is a fascinating property that was once the home of a tallow chandler, then an ale and cider house, then a laundry before it finally returned to being  a private home.  This led us [...]

2016-07-05T08:24:45+00:00 July 5th, 2016|

1939 Register

The special register compiled in 1939 in preparation for the War has enabled us to confirm where families were living at that time.  It also provided us with individual's birth date and occupation if they had one.  We have now updated our family and house pages to reflect the information shown in the register if [...]

2016-03-31T18:37:15+00:00 March 31st, 2016|