Dursley News - November 2011

November was quite a busy month as construction of the new Vale Community Hospital came to a conclusion ready for opening at the start of December. This building, which stands near the bottom of Kingshill Lane, is an impressive piece of architecture, featuring colours from the local areas, such as Uley Blue and Stroud Scarlet, both previously used in the wool industry. Construction of the new timber framed building intended to house the Cam Parish Council offices is also advancing at a rapid rate and the view is changing daily.

After many years of looking downtrodden and forgotten it seems the old toll house building on Kingshilll Road will be smartened up as a program of renovation is beginning. The old cafe/cycle shop building which stood next to it has been demolished and the inside of the toll house has been gutted prior to refurbishment.

Towards the end of the month, Dursley had a late night shopping day and the whole town came alive with crowds, music, crafts and food on offer and the town's lights were switched on by the Mayor, Jane Ball.

  Picture Gallery (Click on picture for larger view)
    Timber framing goes up
Erection of the timber frame has started for Cam's new Parish offices and adjoining cafe in Chapel Street.
(November 12th 2011 - copyright Andrew Barton)
    Timber building work
View from Chapel Street along the length of the new timber frame building which is rapidly going up in Cam.
(November 17th 2011 - copyright copyright John Wilkes)
    Remembrance Day in Cam
Remembrance Day commemoration at the Cam Hopton War Memorial.
(November 11th 2011 - copyright Andrew Barton)
    Dursley evening shopping day
Dursley's Christmas shopping evening was very well attended and crowds gathered around the Market House to sample the crafts, food and music and enjoy the atmosphere.
(November 25th 2011 - copyright Andrew Barton)
    Illuminated Market House
Another view of the lights and Market House on the evening the shops stayed open late.
(November 25th 2011 - copyright Andrew Barton)
    Turnpike toll house renovation
The old cafe building, most recently used as a cycle shop, which stood next to the turnpike house on Kingshill Road has been demolished. Work has begun on renovating the toll house and constructing the new building.
(November 30th 2011 - copyright copyright John Wilkes)
    New hospital ready for opening
Dursley's new Vale Community Hospital building is complete and opening day awaits.
(November 25th 2011 - copyright John Wilkes)
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