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If there was ever a real “hero of Gloucester”, then that person should be Ivan Taylor, chairman of the Westgate Quarter Traders’ Association, who runs Truscot Jewellers .
Ivan can be seen every day early in the morning sweeping up, not only in front of his own shop, but all of College Court and into Westgate Street. He is incapable of walking past any rubbish without picking it up and putting it into the nearest bin. Most of the decorations and many of the plants that are brightening up the westgate quarter were bought by Ivan, and then put up and planted by him. He is over 70 years old, but nothing seems to stop him.
Not content with running the Westgate Quarter, Ivan is also the driving force behind the four gates of Gloucester , and a great supporter of local business. If we had another dozen like him, then Gloucester would be transformed. We all owe him a great vote of thanks.
This will be a great day for the city of Gloucester, but don’t forget that many roads into Gloucester will be closed early in the morning. We plan to be here for 7 am. Naturally we will be taking some video and photos as the torch passes my office twice. It will run down Westgate Street, into the Cathedral and then back up Westgate Street, so we will have 2 bites of the cherry.
I am hoping to get the video up live on line within an hour of the procession passing us.
If you are in Gloucester we are at 46 Westgate street. Do drop in and say hello.
It is marvelous to be in our new offices in Westgate St Gloucester. You can feel the buzz of the city with the bustle of shoppers passing by ouir office windows, and of course it is easy to pop out for a coffee or lunch.
The new office furniture is due here on the 28th, and Tammy Lynne will be coming the week after to take photos for us.
Today if you walk past our offices in Westgate street, you will hear ghastly noises, creaks, groans and scary music coming from inside. No, we havent been invaded by ghosts, we are producing the preview DVD for Gloucester ghost walks, run by our very own Lyn from Gloucester.
The DVD contains tales of Gloucester’s ghostly past with videos of all the locations our ghostbuster uses, together with fascinating insights into the long and varied history of Gloucester. We are aiming to get the final version ready for sale to the public by Easter.
Anyone reading this blog will already know that I’m a Gloucester man, and I and may family have connections with Gloucester going back centuries on my mother’s side of the family ( Knight ). We also have particular connections with Westgate Street. My mother was born in Westend Parade, and my family have been christened and married in St Nicholas church in Westgate St for generations, so it is with great pleasure that I can say that my company, SoftData Internet Ltd is moving to Westgate Street tomorrow morning. The Churchdown address and phone number will still be valid but our main operations are now in the old Alsms houses at the bottom of Westgate St. The full address is:
6 Westgate House,
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Gloucester Folk Museum, 99-103 Westgate St is 75 years old this year, and an exhibition looking back at the past three-quarters of a century launches today.
Ted Currier, who was born at the Folk Museum in 1933 when the building was an undertaker’s office, was guest at a preview evening on Thursday. Also there was Gloucester MP Richard Graham and Mayor Janet Lugg.
Mr Graham said the museum had come on in leaps and bounds, even in the past six years.
The exhibition will run until November 13.
See more at Westgate News