Dursley News - January 2015

The big news as 2015 gets underway is that demolition of the Lister's factory has begun in earnest. This really is the sign that the town's connection with the world renowned engineering company really is over after a period of almost 150 years. The heavy machinery from Cuddy, the company contracted to do the demolition, has arrived on site and work is starting on the removal of internal structure and fittings. The old Lister Shearing buildings are also rapidly disappearing. A more positive event is the the renovation of the old Tabernacle Manse as the town's youth club, a long awaited development. Additionally new playground equipment is being constructed on the recreation ground. Elsewhere in town, premises continue to change hands.

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Lister site demolition
A view towards the two remaining principal buildings on the Lister site, now in the process of being taken down.
(January 10th 2015 - copyright Andrew Barton)


Guardian of the old factory
One of the items of heavy demolition plant rests at the entrance to the old Lister factory.
(January 17th 2015 - copyright Richard Kelsey)


Demolition underway
Back in action, the demolition machinery makes short work of the remaining factory structure.
(January 23rd 2015 - copyright Richard Kelsey)


Lister Shearing comes under attack
Looking towards the old premises of Lister Shearing the demolition machinery can be seen beginning to tear down the building.
(January 24th 2015 - copyright Andrew Barton)


'Vibe' Youth Club
The old Tabernacle Manse has been completely renovated for use as a youth club which now looks fresh in its new coat of paint.
(January 25th 2015 - copyright Andrew Barton)


Youth Club entrance
A close up of the youth club sign and entrance taken before its official opening on 31st January 2015.
(January 25th 2015 - copyright Andrew Barton)


Political premises
With election year underway, the labour party has taken up temporary residence in what was the old SPCK shop in Silver Street.
(January 11th 2015 - copyright Andrew Barton)


Mode Hairdressing premises on Uley Road
Another change of ownership, though not use, for the premises on Uley Road. This site once operated as a petrol station.
(January 11th 2015 - copyright Andrew Barton)


Recreation ground play equipment
New playground equipment is under construction on the Dursley recreation ground.
(January 17th 2015 - copyright Andrew Barton)

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