The Cull and Silvester family of Badsey
Can you help with their family history?

Audrey New (née Harrison) of Badsey has loaned these lovely photographs of her grandparents, John and Ruth Cull. John Cull set up his bakery business in High Street, Badsey, in the 1880s (in what is now No 18 High Street). In this house, John and Ruth raised their ten children, with the bakehouse being situated at the back. Today, the house is uninhabited, but the bakehouse has been converted to residential accommodation and is lived in by a grandson of the Culls.


Is anyone able to help with Ruth Cullís family history? These are the facts:

What is intriguing is that there was another family of Silvesters living in Badsey at the end of the 19th century. It is believed that Ruth was connected in some way, but how? This is the information about the other Silvesters:

 If you have any information at all about these families, particularly the Silvesters, please contact

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