Dursley News - February 2017

February saw the annual Dursley Dozen race take place, for the 28th time. It started from outside the old Spot after which the runners made their way around a varied course including several climbs up and around Stinchcombe Hill before finishing next to the Market House in the centre of town. In other places around the area, the new house construction continues at Littlecombe as well as in Chapel Street and Box Road in Cam. Just a few miles away the long awaited removal of the old bridge over the railway took place this month. This was replaced by a new bridge but the works will continue until May 2017 before the road outside the Prince of Wales Hotel is fully open for two way traffic.

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Dursley Dozen race start
The runners begin their first climb of Stinchcombe Hill from just outside the Old Spot pub on Hill Road.
(February 12th 2017 - copyright Andrew Barton)


The winner arrives back in Dursley
The winner of the Dursley Dozen, Chris Mcmillan from Weston-super-Mare, crosses the line in a time of 1:19:33, nearly a minute ahead of the second placed runner. A total of 468 runners managed to finish the race.
(February 12th 2017 - copyright Andrew Barton)


Box Road new house construction
The new estate on Box Road, Cam, known as 'The Halt' has seen significant progress over the last few months and many houses are now complete.
(February 19th 2017 - copyright Andrew Barton)


Chapel Street houses
In the centre of Cam the new terraces of houses in Chapel Street have also seen much progress and the slate roofs are on on the nearest terrace close to the Methodist Church.
(February 19th 2017 - copyright Andrew Barton)


Daisy Belle Floral Design flower shop
What was once Wildwood Flowers has now been taken over by new owners and reopened with a new sign showing its new identity 'Daisy Belle Floral Design'.
(February 19th 2017 - copyright Andrew Barton)


Berkeley Road bridge removal
The old bridge which carried road traffic over the railway next to the Prince of Wales Hotel at Berkeley Road has been lifted out and lies on the road while being broken up for scrap. The steel bridge was originally lifted into position on 23rd March 1952 and was intended to be temporary only.
(February 18th 2017 - copyright Andrew Barton)

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