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New Passage Halt and Daisy Boon's cottage?

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Topics under discussion on our Facebook pages


The Facebook page has 1009 members (as of 11 Nov 2020) who post interesting items for open discussion.

A special mention must go to James Bryant who has been very busy in the record offices of the Gloucester newspapers and has found some brilliant snippets of local news. I have added (JB) to indicate which ones he has provided.

In recent months the topics under discussion include:-

  • Pill Head House

  • The Williams family of Ostbridge Farm

  • Mothers Union Party of 1953

  • Unveiling party for Severn Salmon

  • The Melancholy Death of a Decayed Yeoman at Hallen (JB)

  • Severn Beach Scout and the hut

  • Boxing in the 19th Century (JB)

  • WWI Recruitment (JB)

  • Les Prout

  • More Injured arrive (1915 story of injured soldiers) (JB)

  • Pilning Hauliers sudden death (JB)

  • Pilning Heroine March 1927 (JB)

  • Fun in Pilning 1926 (JB)

  • New Luxury Hotel at Severn Beach 1937 (JB)

  • Severn Holiday ends in River tragedy  1930 (JB)

  • Mrs Hunt's class of 1964

  • Police Raid on Severn Beach club August 1933 (JB)

  • Station totem signs in Joe Nemeth's  Severn Beach Railway Museum

  • The Shops (Severn Beach Sunday Trading Restriction) Act of 1938

  • Tom Plant and the signal Box

  • Slot Machine in Joe's collection

  • Severn Beach and the coronation 1937 (JB)

  • Shaymoor Lane residents?

  • Carried away by water. Glo'shire School boys death. Mar 1935 (JB)

  • TV coverage of floods in 1990

  • Ghostly goings on in Severn Beach

  • Boy smashes a horses skull May 1906 (JB)

  • Cycling Tragedy May 1913 (JB)

  • Ghosts of New Passage

  • 5 Platelayers cut to pieces Sept. 1921 (JB)

  • Easter Compton residents of 1935

  • Two arrested, one charged theft from Pilning Shop June 1936 (JB)

  • Brave policeman August 1894 (JB)

  • The Havoc at Severn Beach October 1923 JB)

  • Carnival at Severn Beach July 1923 (JB)

  • Midnight Capture at Severn Beach April 1937 (JB)

  • Opening on new hotel Feb 1937 (JB)

  • Born in Almondsbury Hospital?

  • Accident at Severn Beach arm amputated June 1922 (JB)

  • Seaside Social Club of 1950s

  • Cinema souvenirs

  • Winston Bryant and Sevalco works (JB)

  • Pilning Pantomime

  • The Hooper Family

  • The Pram Races

  • Clark's Hardware shop

  • Miller's Sunday School

  • Aust Ferry

  • Clem's Hairdresser

  • The World War II memorial. A plea for help

  • Ronnie Taylors Photo's of life in "The Beach"

  • Pilning F.C.

  • Colourised old photographs

  • Bombing arrows in the fields at Aust

  • Born in Severn Beach?

  • Auntie May of Cross Hands?

  • Jim England being awarded a long service award at Pilning Post Office

  • Northwick Church

  • Daisy Boon and the England family of Redwick

  • Prospect Road houses

  • The Beach and pleasure gardens

  • The Pumping Station and Shaft Road

  • VE day 75 years on. Celebrations

  • Pilning Fire Station

  • Mr Cooper, the Pilning Headmaster

  • Pilning Girl Guides

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