The BS35 Local is a community based magazine circulated in the Thornbury area.  From early 2011 to Summer 2016 the magazine had regular short articles about items of local history written by members of the Thornbury & District Museum Research Group.  From November 2016 articles were written for the Parish Magazine.

We have included these articles in Thornbury Roots to make them available to people living outside Thornbury or those people who may have missed the original article.  Please click on the link in the Title column to download any particular article.

Date of Issue Title

Includes particular mention of

December 2017 Detecting History John Champion’s school
October 2017 Dunkirk Edward Mills Grace
June 2017 The Sad Case of Charity Hogg Hannah Davis & Harriet Davis
March 2017 Thornbury Nimbys Thornbury  Workhouse
November 2016 There’s a cow in my parlour Ursula Chitts
July 2016 The Somme  William Noel Hodgson
June 2016 The Saw Mills Edmund Cullimore, Charles Reeves, Frances Grace, Edmund Mills Grace
May 2016 The two Ronnies and ……… Who?  Lionel Riddiford, Shen & Stokefield Close
April 2016 Wedding Bells
 Molly Summers, David Cogswell Owens, Austin Hodges, Edwin & Joanna Murphy
March 2016 Charley Davis, the builder
 Charley Davis
February 2016 Local Soldier killed in Afghanistan
 Lieutenant Hector Maclaine
January 2016 250,000 refugees come to England
 The Malt House, Morton
December 2015 Pye Corner
 John Lippiatt
November 2015 John Ovens
 John Ovens
October 2015 A Bus is Coming!
 R. E. Knapp & Jane Day
September 2015 Traffic Chaos in Thornbury
 Emma Bostock & Charles King
August 2015 Always read the small print
 Frederick Luke D’Arville
July 2015  “I Am That Ghost”
 Arthur Hugh Spencer Palmer
June 2015 Incident at the Police Station  Sergt David Rawle, Charles Frederick Gill and Dr Edward Long
May 2015  The Aukland Twins  Frederick Bishop, Hector and Thomas Sellick, Albert Edward Bevan and Kate Elizabeth Anderson
April 2015 The Parliamentary Candidate Captain Sears
March 2015 Sometimes an umbrella is not enough!
February 2015  Cossham Hall – demolish or extend? 
 January 2015  The Fire Station  Arthur Hewlett Wilkins, Charlie Pitcher & William Sylvester Pegg
Christmas 2014 Christmas Day at the Workhouse
 December 2014  The Tennis Court
November 2014 A Soldiers Story Claude Higgins
October 2014 A Soldier’s Story Charles Stanley Spencer Palmer
September 2014 Memorial to a Thornbury Nurse Elizabeth Exell
August 2014 The Voyage of the Terra Nova Captain Wilfrid Bruce
 July 2014  Conker the Enemy  Samuel Dennis
June 2014 Thornbury’s Gas Works John Breillat
May 2014 Gabriel Pippet Gloucester House
April 2014 The Transported Lawyer William Brodribb
March 2014 Mrs Chambers quilt Lucy Chambers, Alice Beatrice Underhill
February 2014 George Trayhurn – Sheep Stealer to Gold Miner Joseph Birt and Jonathan Muckleston Key
January 2014 Dinah Riddiford and the burglary at The Seven Stars Dinah Riddiford, Luke Riddiford and Daniel Reed
December 2013 Christmas Gifts for the Troops
November 2013 Dr Edward Long Wigmore House, Edmund Cullimore
October 2013 Burning Issues
September 2013 The Police Station
August 2013 Death of a dreamer Adrian Morgan Squire and Gloucester House
July 2013 The Tallow Chandler’s Son John Carwardine soap maker and tallow chandler
June 2013 The Prisoner of War Camp
May 2013 The Littleton Whale
April 2013 The Register Office
March 2013 The Picture House Edmund Cullimore & the Cinema
February 2013 “Chemist to the Queen” James Spencer Palmer
January 2013 The Paper Makers Kingsmill Grove & Kingsmill Grove Key
December 2012 Cold as Charity The Mayors’ Gift & Other Charities
November 2012 Tomatoes and Tambourines The Salvation Army at Cossham Hall
October 2012 Miss Saise’s Cottage Handel Cossham
September 2012 Crispin Lane to Pennsylvania George Pearce & his wife Ann (nee Gaynor)
August 2012 A Town called Thornbury Ellen Matilda Hopkins of St John Street
July 2012 Bowled over by a Summer of Sport? Thornbury Bowling Club
June 2012 Wave the Flag! Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee
May 2012 Daggs The Story of Daggs Allotments and Thomas Slimbridge
April 2012 Hats off to Straw Bonnet Makers Straw Bonnet Makers including Elizabeth Bruton
March 2012 March snow causes disruption Extreme Weather in March
February 2012 Catch & Glee – The Thornbury Society of Gleemen The Thornbury Society of Gleemen
January 2012 Bring Out Your Deeds
December 2011 A Christmas play and make good cheer
November 2011 A Little Gem – 25 Years On Thornbury Museum
October 2011 Thompsons Top Shop Albert Ernest Thompson the baker
September 2011 The Malthouse Green and Burtons at St Mary Street
August 2011 Cleanliness is next to Godliness – The Baths The Bathings
July 2011 Festivals and Fete Days Friendly Societies
June 2011 A Sanitary Tale Streamside Walk, sewage treatment and The Coombe
May 2011 Where was the Widows Mantle? 26 and 26a High Street
April 2011 Battle of the Church Pews Miss Elizabeth Sly & Joseph Williams
March 2011 How many coaching inns where there in Thornbury The Swan