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 sizes to enable the image to be ‘responsive’ on whatever device is being used. We found that we had over 60,000 images, most of which weren’t being backed up.
Thus we have been working hard to reduce the number. This means that certain images have been withdrawn from the website. In many of these situations we refer in the text to the content of the image and that we have a photograph. We will be happy to share these with anyone on request.
Unfortunately this task also means that we can’t guarantee that the images are visible on all devices. We are checking them on four of our own as we proceed. Please let us know if you spot any missing photos on a page.
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 bringing together the history of the property we have also added pages about the Hawksworth, Haynes and Grove families.
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.