Cainscross and Ebley

On this page are:

Cainscross & Ebley Co-operative Society

Mr Dee of Cainscross School

Cainscross C of E School medals 1908, 1909, 1910, Gloucestershire Agricultural Society

Cainscross school in the newspapers

Cainscross school – 1930s

Cainscross Church

Cainscross History

Links to:

Cainscross & Ebley Co-operative Society

Coop commemorative plaque
Co-op commemorative bread plate

Cainscross & Ebley Co-operative Society Diamond Jubilee commemorative plate 1863 – 1923. Courtesy of G Gyde


You can download a pdf of a commemorative booklet here:

History of co-operation in Cainscross and district : a souvenir in commemoration of the jubilee of the Cainscross & Ebley Co-operative Society, 1863-1913 by Hudson, Bramwell Published 1913

It includes a history of the area, other cooperative societies and has some pictures.

Mr Dee of Cainscross School

Archive of memorabilia donated to SLHS by Janet Grist in December 2014. The originals are now at Gloucestershire Archives,  reference D13896 accession 13896.

In 1933, Mr Albert John Dee retired. He had been a teacher, then Headmaster, at Cainscross Church of England School, since 1891.

Mr Dee teachers notes
Mr Dee’s teacher notes

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Mr & Mrs Dee
Maria (Goodie) Dee, Annie Turner (became Mrs Brian Dee), and A J Dee

Mr Dee book He was presented with a book containing a list of school managers, staff and pupilsMr Dee book1.Mr Dee book2

In the early 1980s his son Brian Tiley Dee wrote to the Stroud News and Journal to ask for stories and photographs from old pupils. Old photos and many letters were sent to him as a consequence. His planned biography of his father was never written and in early 2015 we were given all the papers by his daughter Janet Grist.

We made an inventory, Cainscross school inventory and biographical note,

and these are class photographs (click to enlarge):

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Eric Dee’s pictures

Eric was Albert’s eldest son

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Eric Dee garden plan
Plan of my school garden by Eric Dee

Cainscross C of E School medals 1908, 1909, 1910, Gloucestershire Agricultural Society

These are in the Museum in the Park’s store












 Cainscross school in the newspapers

from papers donated to SLHS by J Grist:                               click to enlarge


1984 SNJ 1921 picture

Cainscross school children 1932

1932 Gloucester Journal school photos

1933 Citizen Mr Dee retires

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Christmas 1949

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1961 Citizen Mr Dee is 90

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1984_10_18 SNJ

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1984_09 Cotswold Life

 Cainscross Church

Cainscross Church Choir 1909

1982_07_05 Citizen special

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Cainscross Church wedding 1930

1930 J Tiley wedding

Photos donated by J Grist – many are undated

Anonymous vicar – J H Elliott studio portrait (so before 1902)

A Boucher organist

Archie Boucher, organist at Cainscross Church – Comley studio portrait (so before 1919)


Cainscross church choir 1931

Cainscross church postcards 1910 to 1920

postcards 1910-1920

St Matthew’s Church Centenary booklet 1937


booklet1Mr A J Dee provided information for the booklet

Click here for centenary booklet pdf

It includes:

  • Possible derivation of Cainscross from Keynes family
  • Building of the church
  • Subscribers and contributors: land from Mr Drew and Mr Cooke, 300 loads of stone from Major Snow Paul, timber, hauling, Communion Plate, cloth, and cash. Several local well known names.
  • The consecration of the church
  • Principle alterations and additions to the church
  • The windows; Memorials; The organ; The Bells
  • The churchyard
  • Vicars, curates, churchwardens, organists, church council, patrons
  • The vicarage
  • The schools (at The Retreat from about 1826 to 1877, then on a site given by Rev J G Uwins, near the church 1877 to 1984), Sunday school
  • Charities – Cosham, Strachan, Uwins. The orphan fund

Pictures from the booklet:

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Found during 2014 search of Citizen archive.

Click on the pictures to enlarge

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History of Cainscross


From Cainscross to Stonehouse

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Cainscross school – 1930s

Photos from Gerald Arthur


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1934 – Twins Meriel & Pamela Arthur in back row 2nd & 4th from right


1935 – Year of George 5th’s Silver Jubilee

Extreme right in back row, Gerald Arthur aged 9yrs
Front row, 2nd from left is John Addy
Third row back, 3rd from right is Betty Tanner

1935 cainscross school Gerald Arthur


1935 cainscross school

1935 – Twins Meriel & Pamela Arthur 3rd row from front, 2nd and 3rd from right


 Complied by Pauline Stevens and Marion Hearfield 2015


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