Dursley News - November 2006

There were a number of things happening this month. Apart from the ongoing housing construction on the Bymacks site and Chestal Court, Bristol House, the substantial but lately sorry looking building in Silver Street, at last had its window glass replaced and is beginning to look presentable again.

The Littlecombe site is continuing to change with the construction of a new junction from Kingshill Lane and the earthworks have been considerably built up in the area of the old foundry and the gasworks. In this part of the development there was also a surprise when an old "R.A. Lister & Co, Ltd" sign was uncovered when the undergrowth was cleared away.

At the begining of the month, an unusual visitor to the town, a helicopter from Stansted Airport, landed on the playing field of Dursley C of E Primary School, much to the surprise of the children.

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    Remembrance Day ceremony at Cam
A sizable crowd turned out for the Remembrance Day service at the War Memorial in Cam. This picture shows the standard bearers at the front of the group.
(November 12th 2006 - copyright Andrew Barton)
    Helicopter lands in Dursley
The pupils of Dursley C of E Primary School had a surprise at the start of the month when a helicopter used the playing field as a landing ground. The aircraft, an Agusta A109E, with the registration G-SAMP, had flown some businessmen from Stansted airport.
(November 1st 2006 - copyright Carol Barton)
    Bristol House gets a facelift
A welcome sight during November was the installation of new glass into the derelict frontage of Bristol House, once home to Grimes' and then Montgomery's gentlemen's outfitters.
(November 26th 2006 - copyright Andrew Barton)
    Newland Homes - Chestal Court
Everywhere you look these days, new houses are being constructed. This one is in Yellow Hundred on the new Chestal Court development.
(November 26th 2006 - copyright Andrew Barton)
    Littlecombe stream
At the Cam end of the Littlecombe site, the once culverted stream has been opened up and the bank profiled. This view also shows the extensive earthworks that have been taking place on the site.
(November 12th 2006 - copyright Andrew Barton)
    Littlecombe junction
The view from the lower end of Kingshill Lane (Gasworks Pitch) has taken on a very different appearance lately. This shows the new junction which has been constructed at the place where the road bends at the point where the old Dursley Gasworks used to be.
(November 12th 2006 - copyright Andrew Barton)
    Hidden surprise
You can never tell what might be found with all the development that is happening lately. This old "R.A. Lister & Co. Ltd" sign was uncovered at Littlecombe when all the trees were cleared at the Cam end of the site.
(November 12th 2006 - copyright Andrew Barton)
    Crest-Nicholson houses
With Raglan House (home to Mikael Pedersen) in the right background, this view across the new piling on the old Bymacks site will soon disappear as construction proceeds.
(November 26th 2006 - copyright Andrew Barton)
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