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Mundy Playing Field - "The Splashy Playground"

Great for: paddling, splashing, picnics, all ages, running around, rolling down hills, appreciating different playground styles

The weather was gorgeous so we finally made it all the way out to Thornbury to check out their fabulous playground. 378 more words

Thornbury Railway opens

Recently I was browsing at some older Railway Magazines I had and in the December 1957 edition I came across this item.

First of all then, let me give credit to Colin H Maggs for the photo and for the extract about the opening of the line, below. 314 more words

Past Times

Afternoon Tea at Thornbury Castle

For Valentines Day, Stu bought me a voucher for Afternoon Tea at Thornbury Castle and we finally got round to going last month. Tea and cake is always worth the wait, especially when you’re sat in a castle! 375 more words


Percy Yarnold of Nailsworth

PERCY YARNOLD (1886-1991) by Richard Barton (28th October 2002)


Why should I want to assemble biographical material concerning the life of an elderly man who I knew as a friend over thirty years ago? 3,608 more words

Local History

Bloomin' marvelous

All roit?  Good.  Its been a while.  Our lives have been filled with mundane activities and unpacking furniture: books, linen that doesn’t fit, and clothes that are, well, too summery. 421 more words


Giles Family of Kington, Thornbury




Richard Giles I (1638-1714) and Mary (1639-1718)

Gentleman of Kington, Thornbury




Richard Giles II 1676-1723/4) and Ann Pullen (1691-1739c) 2,580 more words



It was a perfect time to visit. Both May and June turned out their best with weather that was close to that of early winter season in South Africa. 484 more words