New Passage Halt and Daisy Boon's cottage?

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

The Facebook page can be found at:-

https://www.facebook.com/groups/505759356122112/

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