Dursley News - March 2015

Demolition of the old Lister factory buildings is nearing completion and only a few now remain as the heavy machinery progressively clears the site. Conversely new house construction continues at Littlecombe and elsewhere in town the whole Broadwell area is being repaved to improve its appearance. On a negative note the Old Bell Hotel has closed down, hopefully only temporarily but time will tell.

Dursley and Cam also saw the W.I. centenary baton pass through town this month. The baton is visiting every W.I. group in the country over a period of a year, finishing in London during the summer.

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Eclipse over Dursley
A great view of the partial eclipse of the sun was to be had from Cam and Dursley during March. Unlike other parts of the country, the skies were clear enabling some great pictures to be had.
(March 20th 2015 - copyright John Wilkes)


New paving at the Broadwell
The Broadwell area is having a face-lift with new paving replacing the old surface.
(March 22nd 2015 - copyright Andrew Barton)


Lister demolition
The old security office and half of one of the old factory buildings are all that now remain on the Lister site.
(March 22nd 2015 - copyright Andrew Barton)


Littlecombe houses
House construction continues ever onwards on the Littlecombe site as it progresses down the valley towards Long Street.
(March 22nd 2015 - copyright Andrew Barton)


W.I. centenary baton relay
This month saw the countrywide Women's Institute baton relay pass through Dursley and to commemorate the occasion a group of ladies, gathered with two Pedersen bicycles outside Mikael Pedersen's old house in Long Street.
(March 22nd 2015 - copyright Andrew Barton)


Old Bell Hotel closure
Surprisingly, the Old Bell in Long Street, has closed down. Recently, and unaccountably, re-named "Ye Olde Dursley Hotel" it can only be hoped that the closure is a temporary one
(March 7th 2015 - copyright Andrew Barton)

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