Gloucester, Children, Hare Lane 1892

Memories of Gloucester


This is a fine picture of The Oxbode, with the Bon Marché on the right and the old Boots frontage in Northgate Street at the end. Barton Street it is not.

I am certain the steamer is 'Sabrina' built in 1870 and was the steam inspection launch of the Directors and Engineer of the Gloucester and Berkeley Ship Canal, Gloucester. In 1912 'Sabrina' was owned by the Dock Company and did not leave their service until 1942. 'Sabrina' is still in regular use now on the River Thames and still in steam.

Tiger H would have been built by John Harker Ltd, Ship Builders, of Knottingley, West Yorskhire. My father born in Knottingley, was Captain on various John Harker petrol tankers from the 1930's - 50's, in Gloucester. He did not work on Tiger H, but I have heard her being mentioned at various times, when my family would chat about various vessels from those days.

Hi, Brunswick Baptist Church (Brun) is going to be celebrating it's 200th anniversary next year. I am looking for old photos, memories, etc that could possibly feature in a book we are trying to put together. We start out in New Inn Lane in 1813 (possibly in a room in the pub) and then moved to (...Read full memory)

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