G.W.R. comes to Gloucestershire
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G.W.R. comes to Gloucestershire recollections of 100 years ago. by Ruth G. Burtt

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Published by Gloucester Countryside in Gloucester .
Written in English


  • Great Western Railway.

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Edition Notes

Article in Gloucestershire countryside, vol. 5, no.9, 1945.

Other titlesGloucestershire countryside.
The Physical Object
Paginationp.186-190 :
Number of Pages190
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20682157M

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Newent, a small market-town, the head of a poor-law union, county court district, and petty sessional division, and a parish in Gloucestershire. The town stands in Dean Forest, 2½ miles E of the boundary with Herefordshire, 8 S of Ledbury, 9 NW of Gloucester, and 9 E of Ross, with a station on the Gloucester and Ledbury section of the G.W.R. Sir David Gooch, the G.W.R. chairman, made the first official journey through in and it was opened in As well as taking goods and passengers it took tanks, ammunition etc. during the wars. Before the Second World War all cars had to be emptied of petrol at Pilning Station before entering the tunnel and were refilled on leaving the. Full text of "Transactions of the Bristol and Gloucestershire Archaeological Society" See other formats. On Aug , the state of the roads comes under review:—"Mail men, who have to drive rapidly over long distances, must ever be on the look-out for the state in which the roads are kept. "In December, , Mr. Johnson, Superintendent of Mail Coaches, had to report to the House of Commons on the 'petition of Mr. McAdam,' who was engaged.

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The parish register of St. John the Baptist dates from the year , but there is a lapse of four years from there is also a book containing the minutes of the vestry from to The Gloucestershire Parish Registers are available online at Ancestry, . The GWR Centenary issue of The Times rapidly became a collector's piece and was soon reprinted in book form by the GWR. This is a new impression of the book which tells of the railways history and achievements, of its social attitude and future plans. (hb) David & Charles, , pp, isbn 0 2. VG, VG (some foxing to title page) £5.   Paris in Hudson and Dix scored the tries for Gloucester. Mr. George Romans, in his message to us, states that the score flattered the : Robert Iles. CHAPTER I. My Early Life in the Country. I n what is known as the Stroud Valley, Gloucestershire, or, as it was deservedly called by Queen Victoria, the Golden Valley, stands a little straggling village called the Thrupp, in which on J , I was born; but my early recollections of this beautiful valley began at a village about one mile distant, named Swells Hill, to which my parents.