Winterbourne Family History Online... by Frenchay Village Museum
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The Homepage  tab brings you back to this page The Maps tab shows the area covered by this web site The Museum tab tells you about the Frenchay Village Museum and how to find its Web Site The Archives tab is the key page for all the research data available on this web site You are welcome to use the Contacts tab for comments and queries about this site The Messages tab is for you to locate other researchers of your own family

 

 

New book available

JS Fry & Sons

Now on sale at Frenchay Museum!

the Story of Fry's Chocolate in Bristol

by Alan Freke

The Future of the Frenchay Village Museum

 
    On 10th December last, South Glos Council granted planning consent to North Bristol NHS Trust to build 490 houses on the footprint of the present hospital buildings, and to safeguard most of the green open spaces. One of the many conditions was that South Glos Council acquired the museum building, and some land around the building - to include the garage. South Glos Council have offered to sell all this on to us at around half its market value.

 
    The Museum committee has agreed in principle to the offer, but we have yet to see the formal details. The planning officer concerned has told us that the transfer could be complete by April.... We are cautiously optimistic, and we believe it is a genuine offer that will be successful.

 
    Meanwhile, we have to organise how we're going to provide a toilet, upgrade security etc.
 

The family history research material available on this site is mainly related to the Civil Parish of Winterbourne, South Gloucestershire.

This includes the ecclesiastical parishes of Winterbourne, Winterbourne Down and  Frenchay.

Also the hamlets of Watley's End, Hicks Common, Pye Corner, Whiteshill and Hambrook; all within the Civil Parish.

 

New - Autograph Book of Amy Hill at Cleve Hill Hospital

 

New - 1737 Map of Winterbourne from Elizabeth McIntyre

 

Kerry Walsh needs help identifying members of the Turner, Skuse and Palmer families...

 

?.. Banksy Strikes Again ..?    At Frenchay Hospital...

 

New - Peter Platt is researching the Platt family. See message...

 

New - Nola Nisbet is researching the Maggs family of Winterbourne - can you help? See details.....

 

New Frenchay & District Nurse Committee Minutes 1919 - 1925

                                   (This is in .pdf format)

 

The Tuckett Trail - a walk from Bristol to Frenchay

                                   (This is in .pdf format)

 

NEW - Evacuues at Frenchay Hospital - 1941

Use the Archives tab above to access the following...

Parish records: Baptisms, Marriages, Burials, Tithe maps.

Parish Magazines from 1878 to 1951

Headstones: Monumental Inscriptions in the graveyards.

Censuses from 1841 to 1901.

School Registers and Master's Log Books.

Hospital records and the US Hospitals.

Kelly's Directories, with descriptions of the hamlets and lists of local trades people and gentry.

Cricket Clubs: and score books.

Photographs and Biographies of local people.