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 (1785-1856)


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 ...

George Rowe, Printmaker, 1796 - 1864


George Rowe drew and printed exceptionally important prints of buildings still present in Tewkesbury. They give us an idea of the importance and condition of these old buildings before photography. That they were subjects at all tells us that some ...

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 ...

William Morris Moore (1813-1841)


Having written an article for last year’s Bulletin [1] on Chartist activities in the area, I thought it appropriate that a closer study should be made of the chief Tewkesbury Chartist, William Morris Moore. Moore was the son of ...

Sir Dudley Digges (1583-1639)


(This introduction is entirely the work of Cameron Talbot, from the draft article written by him shortly before his sudden death in 2001. Ed.) It must be a dream, you think. You are sitting in a railway carriage of some ...

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