Tewkesbury People and Connections

J.M.W.Turner,R.A.:His Presence in Tewkesbury


It has often been assumed that William Turner of The Old Curiosity Shop was the father of the painter, as has been stated in several recent publications. However, records at the Gloucester ...

James Bennett


I first became aware of Bennett whilst visiting the library of the old Municipal Offices in Oldbury Road. I was fascinated by the detail in his History, and even more fascinated with the way the ‘Register and Magazine’ recorded details of people’s lives, ...

Tewkesbury's MPs


Based on a talk given to Tewkesbury Historical Society by Dr Jones on September 21st 1995 Tewkesbury provides a fine example of the way in which the parliamentary system worked before 1832, for it was one of the 196 boroughs which sent ...

Thomas Collins


In a neglected grave in Tewkesbury Cemetery, deprived by the overhanging branches of a tree of a view of the Abbey he loved, lies one of the most important men of Victorian Tewkesbury - Thomas Collins. Collins was born to humble parents, John ...

Edmund Rudge - 'A Singular Character'


2018 saw the 175th. anniversary of the death of Mr. Edmund Rudge, a notable Tewkesbury character in his day. This brief notice appeared in the Gloucester Journal of October 14th.,1843: 'On Sunday last, the 8th. instant, died, at his humble ...

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