Gallantry Rewarded at Bristol Road Station: Area Superintendent Reginald Chapman of Gloucestershire County Ambulance Service Incident in 1963
by Ian Tindall

The Life and Times of Harry Frank Bradley 1896 – 1956. H.F. Bradley joined the British Army in 1914 at the start of World War One. In 1918 he was taken prisoner by the Germans and remained a prisoner of war until peace was declared.
After the war he worked at Mullins Stores on the eastern corner of Regent Street, Stonehouse. When Mullins moved across the road, Mr Bradley took over the original shop and ran it as a gents’ oufitter’s until his death in 1956.
Mr Bradley’s grandson, Tony Lawson, has written a biography of his grandfather and has kindly allowed us to include it on our website.

Charles Lister Smith Local historian. A year on the webfoot:at sea before the mast. Diary 1876-1877

Kathleen Jenner Davies 1886-1955. Community organiser and WW1 ambulance driver

Leslie Arrowsmith  Stonehouse Parish Councillor, fund raiser and organiser. 1903 – 1967

Luke Benson: station master Midland Station 1942 – 1946

The artist Stanley Spencer lived in Leonard Stanley from 1939 to 1941 when he painted several paintings of the local area.

Click here for Oral History. Memories of Stonehouse residents.

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Charles Lister Smith – local historian by Darrell Webb
Jefferies Brickworks by Vicki Walker
Chronicles of a visit to Stonehouse in 1927: extracts from the diary of George A Smith by Shirley Dicker and Vicki Walker
Beatrice Webb, 1858 – 1943 by Jim Dickson

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Benjamin Dooley Parkin (1879—1962) by Vicki Walker and Jim Dickson
Police Sergeant George Smith by Vicki Walker

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Edward Jenner Davies by Vicki Walker
Lieutenant David Wingfield RN by Darrell Webb
Alexander John Ball by Darrell Webb
Bridgend Hostel by Bob Lusty
Captain Eric Dixon, Royal Flying Corps by Jim Dickson

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Tom Round-Smith – a remarkable life by Jim Dickson
Movement among the people of Stonehouse 1600 – 1800 by Janet Hudson

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Rebecca Elizabeth (Betty) Sargeant 1921-2017 by Janet Hudson
Dr Francis Bond and a Stonehouse “Pioneer Enterprise” by Janet Hudson
Frank Woodyard 1918-2012 by Jim Dickson
Irene Adey by Shirley Dicker, Vicki Walker and Janet Hudson
Tom Shiers remembers by Shirley Dicker and Caroline Dicker
Memories of Stonehouse by Arthur French, 1920 – 2016 edited by Darrell Webb

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Standish House Sanatorium c1944 – 1945 by Tony Daffurn
Working at Ryeford Sawmill: Stan Paskey’s memories edited by Vicki Walker

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Tribute to Myra Peters by John Peters
Tribute to Philip Walmsley by Alex Walmsley
James Charles Clegg Kimmins and his family by Linda Collazo