Brimscombe, The Bourne From Besbury 1900

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Caption for Brimscombe, The Valley 1900

This picture should more properly be captioned 'The Bourne from Besbury.' In the foreground lies Wimberley Mill, run in 1900 by the Critchley family as a pin factory. Hidden beyond it is the Thames and Severn Canal, and then the railway. Behind the viaduct on the left is Bourne Mill, formerly used by H S Hack to produce walking sticks. Brimscombe Port is in the distance.

Memories of Brimscombe

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

The Potters Cottage On The Hilltop

I knew Fred Potter and his family in the early 1960s - Fred and I dated for a while. Many times we got off the bus on the main road (I lived in Nailsworth), often straight from school - he at Marling, me at High School. We'd then walk past the lake and up that hill - seemed no distance in those days - to ...Read full memory

A memory of Brimscombe by Carla Radok

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