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 information about the school and profiles of the headmasters and a few others and we will be adding more. We are providing an option for searching through the photo collection to find any named individual, Unfortunately we cannot provide a search facility to find anyone named in the Thornburian Magazines which are held in PDF format. Click here to see the website
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. Click here to read more
We’ve now added a few more houses in Gillingstool.
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 from anyone with knowledge of these cottages.
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 since at least 1840 until it was closed due to concerns about hygiene. We have also added an album of photographs of the Pearce family to our gallery.
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 to producing separate pages on members of the Maishment and Thurston families who lived in the property.
We have realised that we have a great many research material relate to other properties outside of our self imposed limit of the old town of Thornbury. We have decided to continue to add some of this to our website in the form of additional pages. We have called this section Outside Thornbury and we will gradually add to it from time to time