Dursley News - December 2007

During December, work continued on the Rednock school site although it was held up for several days after the felling of trees had taken place without the proper authorisation. The old music block finally met its fate, being quickly reduced to rubble by heavy machinery and excavations have also begun on the playing field on which the new building will go up. All around the site, significant earth moving has taken place with much of the soil removed going on to the grass area near the remains of the music block where an all-weather pitch will be constructed.

Elsewhere the walls are going up on the building site where the old Coop bakery once stood in May Lane and the first industrial buildings are nearly complete on the Littlecombe site.

On December 8th, during a very wet Dursley Christmas shopping day, Stefan Nawrot, a member of the town's Polish community came into the Heritage Centre in full costume and played several tunes on his banjo. Stefan has been in the town since the 1960s.

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Work continued apace on the demolition of the Rednock music block this month. This building, once the Territorial Army drill hall, saw continued attack by heavy machinery, soon reducing it to rubble.
(December 1st 2007 - copyright Andrew Barton)
A week later and only the centre section of the building remains. (December 8th 2007 - copyright Andrew Barton)
One more week, the building has disappeared and it only remains for the rubble to be cleared.
(December 15th 2007 - copyright Andrew Barton)

Rednock excavations begin
At the other end of the school site work began on excavating parts of the school field in preparation for laying the foundations of the new school.
(December 30th 2007 - copyright Andrew Barton)


Stefan Nawrot visits the Heritage Centre
On a very wet day,Stefan Nawrot, a refugee from Poland in the 1960s, came into the Heritage Centre in full national costume and regaled the visitors with several tunes.
(December 8th 2007 - copyright Andrew Barton)


Coop bakery building site in May Lane
The walls are appearing on the building which is being constructed on the site of the old Coop bakery in May Lane.
(December 16th 2007 - copyright Andrew Barton)

    Littlecombe industrial buildings
Almost complete now, are the first new industrial buildings in the middle of the Littlecombe development.
(December 30th 2007 - copyright Andrew Barton)
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