Dursley News - January 2010

Well 2010 certainly started with a bang with up to a foot of snow in places which fell overnight on the 5th / 6th January and again the following week. During this time temperatures plummeted to a low of -10 Deg. C and the icy conditions reduced road traffic to a minimum. It did create a great photographic opportunity though as the town took on a completely new look.

Around town, although hampered by the snow earlier in the month, work is accelerating to ensure that the new Sainsbury's supermarket opens as planned in March. This is causing short-term delays while half of castle Street is controlled by traffic lights but hopefully this will improve as soon as the paving is finished and the lights removed.

On the old Lister's site, now known as Littlecombe, rapid changes are obvious in Upper Cam as many of the new houses near completion and residents move in.

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    Market House snow
A snowy look to the Market House greets passers by on the first day of snow in 2010.
(January 6th 2010 - copyright Andrew Barton)
    Frosty trees at St. James' Church
On the path around St. James' Church the snow and frost covered trees provide an atmospheric backdrop.
(January 6th 2010 - copyright Andrew Barton)
    Chestal House lodge in the snow
Snow covers the ground around one of the old lodges to Chestal House close to Ferney.
(January10th 2010 - copyright Andrew Barton)
    Littlecombe houses on Church Road, Cam
At the Cam end of the Lister/Littlecombe site a row of new red brick houses has taken shape. This point was the approximate location of the old building known as Littlecombe House.
(January30th 2010 - copyright Andrew Barton)
    St. James' Church font move
As part of the current renovation work happening at St. James' Church the font has been moved from its position at the back of the church to one nearer the Tanner Chapel. This picture shows the font in its new location.
(January30th 2010 - copyright Andrew Barton)
    Sainsbury's supermarket progress
Viewed from near the coach stop, the shape and position of the new supermarket is now very clear. The store is expected to open during March and plenty of overtime work is taking place to achieve this
(January30th 2010 - copyright Andrew Barton)
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