Living in Barton and Tredworth

Here you will find our collection of personal stories from people about living in Barton and Tredworth, from growing up and playing games to meeting the Queen.

If you have a memory, why not tell your story too?

Page link: 1937 Coronation
1937 Coronation
Percy Street Tredworth
Page link: A Polish Lady
A Polish Lady
Moving from Poland to Gloucester in 2004
Page link: A Train Whistle Goodnight
A Train Whistle Goodnight
This short story is inspired by recollections of living on Trier Way, near the former All Saints Church, for more than fifty years. There is a large element of creative fiction in the re-telling.
Page link: Agnieszka
Agnieszka
One of the founders of the Polish Support Group speaks about what it was like to move to Barton and Tredworth from Poland
Page link: Alan Myatt
Alan Myatt
Alan talks about the GODS, the Mock Mayor and the joy of entertaining
Page link: Albert Mansbridge 1876 - 1952
Albert Mansbridge 1876 - 1952
Founder of the Workers' Education Association
Page link: Angela Payne
Angela Payne
Written memories of life in Barton Street
Page link: Ann Williams
Ann Williams
The Barton Street tramway and the tragic demise of Ann Williams
Page link: Back in the Day
Back in the Day
Young people researched the history of Barton and Eastgate Streets. What did they find?
Page link: Barbara Beven and Susan Scrivens
Barbara Beven and Susan Scrivens
Barbara reminisces about 100 years in Gloucester with her daughter Sue
Page link: Barton Fair 1903 and 1904
Barton Fair 1903 and 1904
Archival images of the Fair
Page link: Brook Bond Tea Co.
Brook Bond Tea Co.
Fancy Dress
Page link: Can you knife a skeleton?
Can you knife a skeleton?
This short story, and related audio, is based on an interview with Valerie George, recalling her experiences as a Brownie and as a Guide.
Page link: Carlton Green
Carlton Green
A journey from Jamaica to Gloucester
Page link: Coney Hill Girl
Coney Hill Girl
Memories of a Coney Hill Girl born in Tredworth
Page link: Dawn Mitchell
Dawn Mitchell
A West Indian family in Stratton Road in the 1960s
Page link: Don Durston
Don Durston
Memories of bygone shops and factories in Barton and Tredworth
Page link: Gloria Hardwick and Josie Newman
Gloria Hardwick and Josie Newman
Fond memories of the Barton and Tredworth area
Page link: Hatherley Rd School
Hatherley Rd School
Hatherley Rd girls July ?1914
Page link: Hazel Ponter
Hazel Ponter
Memories of Tredworth High Street and St James' Church
Page link: Ivy Smith
Ivy Smith
A Tredworth Childhood
Page link: Jim Slade
Jim Slade
A Barton and Tredworth artist whose work has taken him around the world
Page link: Joan Jackson
Joan Jackson
Blenheim Road in the 1930s and 40s
Page link: John Thornell
John Thornell
Street games in Vauxhall Road
Page link: Joyce Green
Joyce Green
Moving from Jamaica to Howard St and attending St James' Church
Page link: Lorna Morris
Lorna Morris
Memories of coming to Gloucester from Jamaica
Page link: Mahmoud M Patel
Mahmoud M Patel
One family's journey to Salisbury Road from India via Barbados in the 1960s
Page link: Maps of Barton and Tredworth
Maps of Barton and Tredworth
These 19th century maps, held at Gloucestershire Archives, illustrate the development of the area between 1842 and 1900
Page link: Maria Hlad
Maria Hlad
From Naples to Gloucester in the 1950s
Page link: Marian Wood, nee Burford
Marian Wood, nee Burford
Memories of childhood in Barton and Tredworth
Page link: Memories of my grandfather in early 1900s
Memories of my grandfather in early 1900s
Life-story extract written by Hubert Baldwin (1954)
Page link: Memories of Widden School and Victoria Street
Memories of Widden School and Victoria Street
An Australian resident remembers his early years in Barton and Tredworth
Page link: Naomi Patterson
Naomi Patterson
Memories of travelling from Jamaica for a new life in Gloucester
Page link: Neil Patterson
Neil Patterson
Growing up as a child from a Jamaican family in Alfred Street
Page link: Other Useful Websites for Barton and Tredworth
Other Useful Websites for Barton and Tredworth
Find links to websites of community groups and organisations in the Barton and Tredworth area
Page link: Rachel Williams
Rachel Williams
Memories of Barton Fair, All Saints Church and the Allington Hall youth club
Page link: Rashida Patel
Rashida Patel
From Gujarat to Gloucester
Page link: Reginald Buckley
Reginald Buckley
Mr Buckley shares his memories of living in the Barton area, remembering the buildings and places of the 'self-contained' community.
Page link: Roy Payne
Roy Payne
Selected childhood memories of Tredworth
Page link: Stan Nash
Stan Nash
Childhood memories of life in Barton and Tredworth
Page link: Tell us your Memory
Tell us your Memory
Quick entry form
Page link: The 1937 Coronation celebrations in Victory Road
The 1937 Coronation celebrations in Victory Road
A photograph donated to this site by Michael John Turk
Page link: The Gloucester Riot, 10 August 2011
The Gloucester Riot, 10 August 2011
Photographs of Barton Street on the morning after the riots
Page link: The Mock Mayors of Barton Street
The Mock Mayors of Barton Street
Brief notes on their origins and duties
Page link: Thomas Dainty (1815 - 1902)
Thomas Dainty (1815 - 1902)
A friend of the working poor who lived for much of his life in Conduit Street
Page link: Tony Ward
Tony Ward
Memories of a varied life and a commitment to the Barton & Tredworth area
Page link: Tony Ward
Tony Ward
The Former Mayor of Barton and Chairman of the Barton and Tredworth Partnership
Page link: Tredworth Environs
Tredworth Environs
My life in Tredworth
Page link: Tredworth Road
Tredworth Road
Tredworth Road Infants School 1906
Page link: Valerie Brazier
Valerie Brazier
Memories of Nelson Street
Category link: Digital Stories
Digital Stories
A collection of Digital Stories from the people of Barton and Tredworth
Category link: Wartime in Barton and Tredworth
Wartime in Barton and Tredworth
Memories of life in the areas during the Second World War