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Photographic Record of Post Boxes and their Locations, 2015
Postal ServiceIn 1852 & 1868 Richard Holland ran a PO at Sisley and Joseph Workman ran one in Chalford. Post OfficeInformation from "Home Words", a parish magazine copies of which were read by Paddy Farroll and notes made: November 1887 "The…

Coal Cart from Chalford.jpg
Lanterns"I can remember these (hurricane) lanterns being hung in the milking shed. This helped to create a cosy atmosphere and it was pleasant to hear the cows chewing the hay. The lanterns were used in winter to light the way when delivering the…

Electricity was a big new thing in 1938
Information available on coming of domestic electricity to Stroud - see summary sheet .The UDC was empowered to supply electricity in 1903 but it was not until c. 1916 that a supply was laid to the town and it was carried out by a private company.…

Typical 1950's Single Decker Bus
Outline History of Bus Services to OakridgeStroud's Buses by N.P. Daniels 1923 National Buses No 55 from Stroud to Bisley1924 Service extended to Oakridge1931 The Western National Service No 226 Stroud to Oakridge or Bussage 1946 Late buses for…

A 'Proper' Road Roller ...
Gloucestershire Archives have some limited records of road maintenance from 1895 (ref. DA 35 B33/1):January, John Partridge - Breaking stone Waterlane Lane February, Gardiner/Latham/Twissell - Repairing Tunley and Farm Lane Nathaniel Gardiner -…

Chalford Workshop - Ernest Smith (foreground facing right), Harry Davoll (next bench facing right) and Percy Tanner (furthest bench facing right)
Peter Walls Workshop at Chalford  by Kay Rhodes From 1919 to 1937 a group of craftsmen worked for Peter Waals in workshops in what used to be Halliday's (or Smart's) Mill at the bottom of Cowcombe Hill. Much has been written about their work,…
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