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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+01:00November 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+01:00November 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+01:00October 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+01:00September 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+01:00August 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+01:00July 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+01:00March 31st, 2016|

Additions to Gloucester Road and family photo galleries

We were thrilled to receive from Andrew Niblett a lot of information about the Davis family, the builders who constructed six of the houses opposite the Grammar School in Gloucester Road.  He also sent us a wonderful collection of photographs of the Davis and Niblett families.  This has prompted us to add pages to the [...]

2016-02-10T11:08:33+01:00February 10th, 2016|

Hawkes House

We have just added two pages on the history of Hawkes House, formerly the Barrel.  One page covers the history of the building, the other provides information on several of the people who were licensees there.  The pages can be accessed from the side menus on the Silver Street and St Mary Street (North) pages.

2015-12-17T20:04:28+01:00December 17th, 2015|


Welcome to our new Thornbury Roots website which went live on 13th November 2015.  We realised that many of our users were now using smartphones and tablets to view the site it was not suited easy to see the pages on smaller screens.  The new site is responsive to the type of device being used. We are [...]

2016-10-25T14:26:44+01:00November 13th, 2015|

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