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Melanie Mackintosh

Posted 2019-04-02 09:25:28 at Bristol

is the Daffodil Way just open on certain weekends or is the route a public right of Way at all times? I'd like to visit this Friday 5th - are there still some daffodils in flower? Thanks

Stephen Oliver

Posted 2018-09-13 20:28:24 at Birmingham

Many thanks indeed for opening up the church on Tuesday. It is a superb and inspiring example of the Arts and Crafts Movement.

dennis stubbs

Posted 2018-07-15 03:51:27 at scarborough

I spent many holidays at Kempley with Mr. and Mrs. Mason at Brick house farm. What a wonderful place it was.

Jayne Czira

Posted 2017-07-05 22:17:46 at Shropshire

Love the tardis.came to Kempleyto find the birthplace of my great grandfather Charles Edwards and there it was Wallfields cottage.HIs father James was a underneath the pond.beautiful place.!

James and Kim Young

Posted 2017-03-23 00:43:31 at Bedford

We visited Kempley on the 18th March 2017 and went on the daffodil walk. It was very enjoyable and our guide knew lots about the history of the parish and surrounding area. The refreshments in the village hall after the walk were very welcome and were outstanding. Everyone of the volunteers from the walking guides and the parking attendants to the ladies who made and served the lovely refreshments and the youngsters who cleared the tables were really friendly. A very well done Kempley and thanks for your hospitality.


Posted 2016-03-27 19:46:04

May be of use for the Daffodil Project in the area

Linda Mason

Posted 2015-09-01 20:57:15 at Aldridge

Cycling the Cider Route from Ledbury we came upon Kempley and were delighted. We have no connection at all with the village but found it welcoming, particularly the gentleman we spoke to outside of St Edward's church who was most informative and added immensely to our visit through the information he imparted. Both churches are amazing in their own very different ways. We shall return

jan parfitt

Posted 2015-04-05 18:41:33 at cowbridge

Visited Kempley a year or so ago and love it !! I found out I had family who lived in Kempley and were married in the church in 1882, so was lovely to go there. Wanted to find Marshells farm where my Oakley family lived but had no luck. Coming back in the summer to have another look !!

Anton and Emma Buckoke

Posted 2015-03-05 14:47:38 at Thornbury

A beautiful presentation of a beautiful and much loved church. Thank you

Phill James Carlisle --- F.H Brundle

Posted 2014-12-16 17:59:04 at United Kingdom

A beautiful village and i will return in the spring with my wife. Keep up the good work

Elizabeth H Hageman

Posted 2014-05-21 15:26:14 at United States

I am looking for Penelope Pyndar of Kempley who married into the Wyniat family of Dymock. Can you send me parish record, etc. of the marriage and/or of either of them?
Many thanks!!

Dr Richard Hanes

Posted 2013-11-24 21:21:44 at United Kingdom

Great site, Kempley looks like a great place to grow up

Jonathan Harris

Posted 2013-10-27 14:35:00 at Pontefract

Visted the beautiful church at Kempley whilst on holiday

Vicky eldridge

Posted 2013-07-13 13:37:47 at Upton bishop

What a marvellous website

Robin Vizor

Posted 2013-05-09 10:59:29 at United Kingdom

I think the heritage archive is a great idea. Dymock should take a leaf out of your book.

J Lockwood

Posted 2013-04-30 09:39:00 at North Gloucestershire

We love the Tardis, and have only just realised what a wealth of additional information there is on this website. A suggestion: could you put a nice photo of the actual phonebox on the website somewhere (preferably the homepage)? It would make it more meaningful to first-time visitors, and would be good for other sites who want to link to yours

Angela Danby

Posted 2013-04-04 16:29:55 at Anthony's Cross, Newent

Eleven members of Tibberton & Taynton WI had a most interesting afternoon at St. Mary's and St. Edwards followed by a scrumptious tea at the V.Hall. Many thanks, Kempley Tardis for your superb website.

Brian and Maggie Laycock

Posted 2013-03-23 11:28:19 at Malvern Worcestershire

We visit the area around Kempley to see the daffodils, the churches and to walk. Recently we were told about this website which is brilliant.

Fenny Smith

Posted 2013-03-19 22:57:16

Enjoyed the 2013 Daffodil walks and weekend very much


Posted 2013-03-15 10:08:30 at Newent

The daffodil history looks interesting but a nightmare to navigate; click here, scroll up and down to read tiny bits of text. Why not just have some regular pages?

E M Goulding

Posted 2013-03-13 21:05:07 at Newent

Time to join in!!

Michael Dunwell

Posted 2013-03-13 15:14:44 at Forest of Dean

Wishing you all the very best...great work.

Jan Courtney

Posted 2013-03-13 10:00:52 at upleadon

I'm new to the area and loving the daffodil theme

Martin Goulding

Posted 2013-03-08 09:45:41 at Hertfordshire

“Daffodils that come before the swallow dares, and takes the winds of March with beauty.”

Angie Jenkins

Posted 2013-02-25 15:58:32 at Ruardean Woodside, Glos

What a super project. An ancestor of mine, Wenman Wynniatt of Dymock married Penelope Pyndar of Kempley in 1685. I believe the Pydars are the same family as at Madresfield, who altered their name via fictive kin.rnI would love to know where at Kempley Reginald Pyndar (formerly of Breadsall, Derbyshire) lived. Can you help me please?

lynne butler

Posted 2013-02-19 17:29:03 at Hereford

Would like to bring a group of up to 10 on the 2pm wildlife walk on 17th March - how do I book, and is there a charge.

John Whiskerd

Posted 2013-02-19 10:04:38 at Kilcot

Beautifully designed website. rnThank you for a rich resource.rn

pat Jones

Posted 2012-12-30 22:18:35 at United Kingdom

looking for information on my ancestors who lived in lower house cottages, dymock

Doug Burgum

Posted 2012-08-23 17:36:24 at Andorra + Barcelona, Spain

Some of my Burgum ancestors lived in Kempley between 1720 and 1908. Are there any pieces of my jigsaw still there to be found? Perhaps. If only every village had a Tardis...

Roger White

Posted 2012-07-06 13:00:21

I would like to bring a group of architectural enthusiasts to visit St Edward's on Thursday 13th Sept at about 10.15am - no special arrangements needed, and no guided tour, but hope the church will be open?

Joe Boon

Posted 2012-07-04 09:27:42 at Parkend

This is a fascinating resource. Met Chris Bligh last week. Could you add a link to some of the environmental work being done in the area and around Newent? Best wishes.

Bob and Margaret Marsland

Posted 2012-07-01 13:18:46 at Hallwood Green

We enjoyed meeting you both, Margaret and Chris. Pleased that the wild daffodil project is doing well. We look forward to hearing from you later.

Lucy Harris

Posted 2012-06-22 20:38:10 at Guildford, Surrey

In the words of my teenage daughters, "this is so cool!"

wendy jay

Posted 2012-06-13 10:49:10 at winterwood, kempley

impressive,and very interesting.rnthank you to all involved.

jane morrell

Posted 2012-05-24 04:37:05 at Ashburton, Devon

.... and a few more daffs hit the trail. Very pleasedrnto lend a hand to your beautiful village. Fantastic work.rn 'the queen says my hands are perfeckly clean' A A Milne

Emma Cheshire-Jones

Posted 2012-04-19 11:14:48 at Ross-on-Wye

Great site, what a great idea.

David Sutton

Posted 2012-03-19 11:37:19 at Birmingham

Birmingham Ramblers

Carol Riddington

Posted 2012-03-14 11:40:26 at Guildford

Fascinating history and an excellent website,especially the church 'tour'

Frankie Martin

Posted 2012-02-29 21:30:31 at Kilcot

I am a seed guardian, making contact this way as I do not live in Kempley. I wish to be kept informed of the wild daff project, as and when things move on, please

Vivien Ferguson

Posted 2012-02-06 19:42:06 at Kilcot, Glos, United Kingdom

A great initiative - well done to all involved.

John Jurica

Posted 2012-01-25 12:25:58

The Kempley Tardis is a commendable project that uses to good effect histories of Kempley and Dymock that were published in 2010 in volume XII of The Victoria History of the County of Gloucester (ISBN 978 1 90435 636 3). As far as I can see the Tardis website does not credit the author of those histories for his original research and thereby his contribution to the Tardis project.

Rachel Horton

Posted 2012-01-04 21:20:11 at Buckinghamshire

I wish our village had one of these! I particularly like the timeline.

Debbie Stux

Posted 2011-12-24 09:06:09 at Cardiff

Lovely to ba able to explore history of a small parish - often so much more interesting than the large cities

Vicky Jones

Posted 2011-12-12 21:02:47

A novel and inspired way of approaching local history - congratulations to Chris and all others involved!

Simon Hanes

Posted 2011-11-10 10:09:02 at Kempley

Very exciting project- lots more data to add!

Tony Williams

Posted 2011-11-09 12:28:29 at United Kingdom

I found the stories and histories very interesting. I think it is a brilliant idea to record the personal accounts of people who lived and worked in the area before they are lost for ever. Congratulations to all involved!

Gwen Tutt

Posted 2011-11-09 11:39:01 at Oxenhall, Glos

An amazing achievement - inspirational for other local history groups.

Bob Embleton

Posted 2011-11-03 17:39:41 at Malvern, Worcestershire

A fascinating project. Should be expanded to all parihes. Many years ago I did somethong similar on paper to show the development of our village by overlaying the 1840s Tithe MAp, The Inclosure map of the 1850s and the 6" to the mile OS maps. Intrigued how you got round the county archive copyright restrictions when showing maps online.

margaret clowes

Posted 2011-11-03 05:56:21 at sippy downs 4556 Australia

I am interested in English villages

Jan Daines

Posted 2011-10-27 23:30:04 at malawi

This is a fantastic project; well done to all involved.

Katie Jarvis

Posted 2011-10-25 15:51:59 at Minchinhampton

This is such a tremendous project, which will give inspiration - I hope - to many other communities. Brilliantly thought-out and wonderfully executed; an absolute treasure trove.

gordon woolley

Posted 2011-10-22 22:31:01 at lyne down much marcle

A fascinating site, and an impressive project which I'll follow with interest

Harry O'Connor - Voodoochilli

Posted 2011-10-18 12:31:19 at Knighton

It has been a great experience working on this project with everyone from The Friends of Kempley Churches. Nice to see the site up and running and people using it!

Ian Hopkins

Posted 2011-10-14 18:26:33 at Kempley green

Wonderful project, you have all worked so hard, this is bringing the community spirit to Kempley and a good focal point.

Kate Baugh: Glos Rural Community Council

Posted 2011-09-23 10:15:51 at Gloucestershire

I have been proud to be involved with this project and seen it develop from idea to reality. Well done to all those involved - well deserving of Heritage Lottery funding.

Fraser Gunn

Posted 2011-09-21 18:57:06 at Hillend Green, Four Oaks

Really interesting, obviously a lot of work has gone into it.Very good reference for those with an interest in researching their local area. Well done.

Heather Fitzpatrick-Morgan

Posted 2011-09-21 16:39:46 at Hebden Bridge

Charming particularly so when it is grey and chilly here in Yorkshire, thanks.

Mandy Duncan Smith

Posted 2011-09-21 15:03:35 at London

Well done Chris and to the rest of you, great project.

Jo Walton

Posted 2011-09-21 14:03:17 at Kew, SW London

Chris, loved your comment about the autograph book - I had one of those (but in the 70's I hasten to add!) Lovely site, good luck with it!

Dawn, Shaun and Chester Hale

Posted 2011-09-20 23:13:27 at USA

Love, love, love it!rnThe photos are great!

David and Kate Bligh

Posted 2011-09-18 17:43:30 at Tomar Portugal

Great site which we managed to pick while on holiday in Potugal. Our hosts come from Gloucester so we have suggested they have a look at the site.

Chris Bligh

Posted 2011-09-02 10:45:32 at Kempley Launch Day 1st September 2011

By hook or by crook I'll be the first in your book. This is what we wrote in the playground in the 1960s in curious leather bound books called 'autograph books' 50 years on its known as a tweet ...