Dursley News - June 2006

With the coming of summer, the town is starting to come alive and June saw its fair share of events. During the week of June 10th to the 18th the Parish Arts Week was held to raise money for work needed on St. James Church. A busy week with an art exhibition, dancing in the town centre by the England's Glory Ladies Morris Dancers, concerts by the Willing Spirit Gospel Choir, Dursley Primary Schools and Rednock Swing Band as well as a film night and entertainment from the City of Bristol Pipes & Drums.

On the evening of June 17th, ex Lister apprentices from all over the country and around the world gathered in the Lister Hall for a night of reminiscence. Organised by Les Talbot, a 1960s apprentice, the event was a great success and many acquaintances were remade after a long gap.

Elsewhere the housing development continues at the Crest-Nicholson/Bymacks site and more progress was made with preparatory work on the Littlecombe development.

  Picture Gallery (Click on picture for larger view)
    England's Glory Ladies Morris Dancers
On a bright and warm day, the ladies entertained the crowds in the centre of Parsonage Street during the town's Parish Arts Week.
(June 17th 2006 - copyright Andrew Barton)
    Lister apprentice reunion
Held at the Lister Hall on the evening of June 17th, many apprentices came from all over the country to talk over old times and meet up again with long lost friends.
(June 17th 2006 - copyright Andrew Barton)
    Priory Close
Another street sign goes up on the Crest Nicholson site to reflect the history of the town. With a view of the Priory in the background this one seems particularly appropriate.
(June 17th 2006 - copyright Andrew Barton)
    Bymacks houses
With most of the houses of Phase A complete, work has started on Phase D in the background and Phase B in the foreground. Work on Phase C has yet to start.
(June 17th 2006 - copyright Andrew Barton)
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