These excerpts are from the Stroud News – an alternative perspective may be seen from the reporting in the Stroud Journal
February 1900

A fight on the Rodborough Common was witnessed by a huge crowd.


Edward Hogg and Abner Fyfield summoned. Stroud News 9th February 1900
March 1900

A telegraph office at The Butts was under consideration.

Concern was expressed at the dreadful state of Eastcombe Pitch through Butterrow and the path leading from Bishop’s Mill to Rodborough Fields.

Stroud News 2nd March 1900

Death of the eccentric Marmaduke Bell of Rodborough Fort.

Stroud News 23rd March 1900

Success of new Co-op branch at Rodborough

Stroud News 23rd March 1900

Death of Ellen Apperly, mother of Sir Afred Apperly, at Rodborough Court and interment at Rodborough Tabernacle.

Stroud News 30th March 1900

Update on the roads and Post Office – telegraph office not agreed.

Stroud News 30th March 1900
April 1900

Heating for the new school – hot water v stoves – and could a woman manage it?

Stroud News 6th April 1900
May 1900

Inspector’s report on schools; Kingscourt, Butterrow and Rodborough (Endowed School) where work is carried on under exceptional difficulties.

Stroud News 4th May 1900

August 1900

Rodborough’s new school was to have water supplied and surprise was expressed that Kingscourt and Butterrow School’s might want a supply too. Kingscourt residents were obtaining water from Chapman’s and Payne’s Wells.

Stroud News 3rd August 1900

September 1900

It was proposed that Rodborough Fort could be established as a spa with a hydralic lift!

Stroud News 14th September 1900

More thoughts on the Rodborough Fort railway – from the Midland Railway to the Fort for a penny and the facility to carry goods. The Fort as a Temperence Hotel & pleasure grounds?

Stroud News 21st September 1900