Dursley News - July 2005

The month of July saw Dursley's annual Festival take place. A whole raft of different events including exhibitions of work by different artists, an evening ramble, a talk on "Coughs, Bugs and Waterworks" in the town hall, dance workshops plus many more. The week concluded on Saturday 16th with entertainment on the recreation ground, a parade through the town, exhibitions on the history of the town's fire service and "Wartime Dursley" plus many stalls along Parsonage Street. Luckily the weather remained fine all day.

Elsewhere, the new library continues to take shape and the housing development on the old Bymacks site saw some work close to where a new junction will be formed with Uley Road.

The biggest other news for the month was that Tesco are to purchase the Coop in Cam which may put the regeneration plans for Dursley's town centre on hold as they had been the prime contender for the new supermarket there. Time will tell what happens!

  Picture Gallery (Click on picture for larger view)
    Festival parade
Dancers in traditional dress make their way past the town hall during the festival parade on the final Saturday.
(July 16th 2005)
    View from the church tower
Looking down from the tower of St. James Church in the centre of Dursley on Festival Saturday, shows the town hall decorated ready for the events of the day.
(July 16th 2005)

Library shaping up
The complete framework for the library is in place and work has begun on installing the internal staircase and lift shaft.
(July 3rd 2005)


Bymacks site development
The show-house offices on Crest-Nicholson's Bymacks development are essentially complete. The whole area now looks a lot clearer than previously.
(July 3rd 2005)

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