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Sunday 31 July 2022
Afternoon Walk: Gloucester Docks and Gloucester and Sharpness Canal – An update

Over the years, we have had many GSIA walks round Gloucester Docks and every time we have seen significant changes. This will certainly be true for this visit.

After meeting at the North Warehouse, we will start our our leisurely walk with leader, Ray Wilson, by going around the Victoria Dock and Barge Arm taking in the newly repaired replica tramroad wagons which the Society fought hard to have installed in 2011. We will continue through the Gloucester Quays area where there have been massive changes in recent years. Crossing the St Ann Way bridge will give us excellent views of the new developments along the canal. We will then walk down the western side of the canal passing the Gloucestershire College, Llanthony Priory to Monk Meadow Dock. The latter has seen massive changes recently with all the new residential development. Happily the dock is still the home to a quirky assortment of vessels. We will then return to the start by way of the Main Basin.

The focus this time will be on the changes and not a detailed history of the docks and canal. If the weather is very hot (or wet) we will make suitable adjustments. The total distance will not exceed 2.5 miles, at a gentle pace and we expect to finish no later than 4.45pm.  

Details:  Meet after 1.45pm for a prompt start at 2pm between the Main Basin and the North Warehouse in the Docks off Commercial Road, Gloucester. [NGR SO82741841 click here for map]

Please wear suitable footwear for hard surfaces and footpaths.

If you have any queries please contact the leader at ray.wilson@coaley.net or 01453 860595.

Thursday 11 August 2022
Evening walk: Cheltenham’s Hidden Industrial Heritage


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Sunday 4 September 2022
Afternoon walk: Water power and transport around Stonehouse


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Sunday 18 September 2022
Afternoon walk: Stroud Gas Works Tramroad and other Features


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Sunday 9 October 2022
Afternoon walk: Three Stroudwater Canal Crossings


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Sunday 23 October 2022
Afternoon Walk: Bixslade, Forest of Dean


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Wednesday 16 November 2022
Modern Industry Visit: Gloucester Incinerator


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