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edward bubb

ellen bird

william bubb

John and Betty Bubb

Edward Bubb of Bisley 1846/1912

and his wife Ellen (nee Bird) of York & Woodchester,

William N. Bubb 1879/1955 and Alice ( 2nd Wife)

John D.Bubb 1915/... & Betty (Elizabeth Bubb)

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Elizabethan Four Poster Bed

Elizabethan Four Poster Bed c.1580, in constant use at Bentham Manor until 1926.

Back and front views of the detailed carving on the bedhead.

This bed is was given to Cheltenham Museum in 1931

Sorry about the quality of the pics, but considering they were scanned from photocopies of the original museum black & white pics, they are quite good !

In 1948, the last of the families large houses (East Court) (In which my Great Aunt Olive Bubb lived ) was sold, and the contents sold by auction. The sale last 5 days, and included large quantities of china, and silver, also a great amount of beautiful Italian furniture acquired by Henry Bubb and his wife when they owned The Villa Porticciolo at Rappallo in Italy or click here to see a picture if the previous link does not work.

Between 1908 and his death in 1930 Henry and his family spent considerable time in this beautifull house. It was surrounded by superb gardens. My sister and I have two oil paintings of the gardens which we inherited from our parents. The House and Gardens are now owned by the town of Rappollo, and I believe the house is now a museum from what I can understand.

Here are a few pages from The Sale Catalogue of East Court, reproduced by kind permission of Bruton Knowles Auctioneers,Of Gloucester.

As a point of interest I am advised that Arthur Negus, the well known antique expert who appears in the British TV Show "The Antiques Road Show" had joined Bruton Knowles the previous year, and this auction was his first Antique Auction ! So perhaps it had a considerable influence on him !

East Court, Cheltenham Glos.

Auction Sale Catalogue Cover

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Latest Update 7thNovember 2008