Brimscombe, Gloucestershire
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Brimscombe and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

Ice Skating On The Port

In the very cold winter of 1963 the canal port (known as the polly basin) froze over we were able to go iceskating , Brimscombe Hill had deep snow drifts and was shutdown but we still got the papers delivered !!! I was a paper boy at the time aged 11 yrs

A memory of Brimscombe by Stuart Baker

Stroud Ancesters

My mother with her father, Alfred Stroud, mother Caroline, (my mother's name was Doris) with two sisters and four brothers came over by ship in 1902 from Stroud, England. Everyone was sick except my grandfather who ate pickled herring. They settled in Little York (Toronto, Ontario) where my grandfather was a building ...Read full memory

Snow 1963

Having moved into Walls Quarry with my husband in 1961, I too remember the snow. It started to fall on Boxing Day 1962. We had a job to get home from Gloucester by car during theafternoon. By March '63 it was still thick and frozen hard. The postmen had difficulty doing hillside deliveries out from Brimscombe Post Office. Three ...Read full memory

A memory of Brimscombe by Pauline Hill