It also contains information about the surrounding area and its close neighbours, Cam and Uley.
The site has a slight emphasis on the town's transport links and its industrial past but my intention is to make it of interest to anyone wanting to find out more about any aspect of the town's history.
From 1837 to 1851 it was the administrative centre of Dursley Registration District which recorded vital records of people living in the parishes of North Nibley, Coaley, Slimbridge, Stinchcombe, Uley, Dursley, Cam, Nympsfield, Kingswood, Wotton-under-Edge and Owlpen. The original church spire collapsed in January 1699 during a bell-ringing session, causing casualties.
The current belltower, in an imposing Gothic survival style, was built by Thomas Sumsion of Colerne in 1708–09.
Dursley is a market town and civil parish in southern Gloucestershire, England, situated almost equidistantly between the cities of Bristol and Gloucester.
The town is surrounded by beautiful woodland and countryside and the Cotswold Way long distance trail passes through Dursley town centre.Notable Roman remains exist at Frocester, West Hill near Uley, Woodchester and Calcot Manor.The town sits on the edge of the Cotswolds escarpment where it drops off towards the Severn Vale and the River Severn.James Parish Church and another showing a collection of old postcards documenting the town from the beginning of the 20th century.With the warmer weather making an appearance several projects are making good progress.