Dursley News - September 2013

The weekend of 20th-22nd September 2013 saw an interesting event in Dursley when a large group of German, Austrian and Dutch cyclists, riding reproduction Dursley Pedersen bicycles, arrived in the town having spent the previous week cycling from Dover. The Friday was spent visiting Lister Shearing and touring historic properties in town, including those associated with Mikael Pedersen himself, notably Raglan House, the Pin-Mill and his grave. This was followed by a reception with the Mayor in Dursley Town Hall, where certificates and commemorative mugs were given to all the riders. Saturday saw the group cycle to Gloucester along the tow-path of the Gloucester-Sharpness to visit the Folk museum where original Dursley Pedersen cycles were on display. The cyclists left on the Sunday morning to make their way back to Dover via minibus.

Elsewhere in town the Lloyds-TSB Bank building at the top of Long Street has taken on a new identity following the de-merger of the two banks. It's now just Lloyds Bank while the old Cheltenham & Gloucester building in Parsonage Street has become the TSB.

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    Dursley C of E Primary Academy
Following a recent 'Good' Ofsted report Dursley C of E Primary School has become Dursley C of E Primary Academy.
(September 15th 2013 - copyright Andrew Barton)

Lloyds Bank new identity
The lloyds-TSB building on Long Street has reverted to being plain Lloyds Bank.
(September 29th 2013 - copyright Andrew Barton)

    TSB Bank
The TSB half of Lloyds-TSB has opened in what was the Cheltenham & Gloucester premises in Parsonage Street
(September 15th 2013 - copyright Andrew Barton)
    Pedersen cyclists at Lister Shearing
The group arrive at Lister Shearing for a full tour of the factory before taking a tour of the town.
(September 20th 2013 - copyright Andrew Barton)
    Raglan House visit
Robbie and Charlotte Wolters with their Pedersen cycles outside Raglan House, the home of Mikael Pedersen.
(September 20th 2013 - copyright Andrew Barton)
    Original Pedersen cycle back in Dursley
One of the original Dursley Pedersen cycles which was brought along to the Pedersen gathering, pictured here at the Broadwell in Dursley.
(September 20th 2013 - copyright Andrew Barton)
    Pedersens at the Market House
The Pedersen group gathers next to Dursley Market House before cycling to Gloucester.
(September 21st 2013 - copyright Andrew Barton)
    Plaque to John Evans
During 2012, someone who played a big part in the life of Dursley, John Evans, sadly passed away. To commemorate him a plaque was recently unveiled at the Market House.
(September 28th 2013 - copyright Andrew Barton)
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