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Roger Farnworth
post 24 Apr 2020, 12:17
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After spending a bit of time reading Neil Parkhouse's recent series on the railways of Gloucestershire - entitled "British Railway History in Colour" and published by The Lightmoor Press, I have stared looking at the ancient tramroad which served Gloucester Docks and Cheltenham and Leckhampton Hill. There is an excellent little book about this by David Bick. The first post in this short series focusses on the remote end of the branch-line which served Leckhampton Quarries. A small part of the tramroad outside the quarry boundaries remained in use up until the turn of the 20th Century.

http://rogerfarnworth.com/2020/04/23/the-c...tramroad-part-1
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Roger Farnworth
post 2 May 2020, 20:01
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I have just completed the second part of a journey along the Gloucester and Cheltenham Tramroad. This length runs from the bottom of Leckhampton Hill to the junction with the Tramroad's main line to the Northeast of what is now Cheltenham Railway Station.

http://rogerfarnworth.com/2020/05/02/the-g...tramroad-part-2
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Roger Farnworth
post 8 May 2020, 16:37
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The Gloucester and Cheltenham Tramroad - Part 3. ....

This length of the tramroad takes us from central Cheltenham to the suburbs of Gloucester. ....

http://rogerfarnworth.com/2020/05/06/the-g...tramroad-part-3
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Roger Farnworth
post 12 May 2020, 06:56
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This is the final instalment of the articles about the Gloucester and Cheltenham Tramroad. Part 4 covers the length which ran through the City of Gloucester to the Docks. ......

http://rogerfarnworth.com/2020/05/08/the-g...tramroad-part-4
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post 12 May 2020, 19:45
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Hi Roger I must say what a very detailed research you have carried out. I live in Gloucester and have done all of my life with the exception of 6 years when I severed in the army. During this time the Eastgate station which was the Midland was closed and later demolished . Later the Asda super market was built .It was long time ago but I think that some part of the tram road was discovered during the construction but as I say it was I while ago. Gloucester is a very old place with a lot of history and every time a new building project happens in the city they have to allow for historical excavations . More recent years the part of the old prison was demolished and part of the Gloucester castle were excavated close to some of the sites in your pictures. Some thirty odd years ago I worked in Cheltenham with our factory near to the Leckhampton station and worked all over Cheltenham so most of the locations are familiar to me in both city and town .I find local history very interesting not just mine but where ever I go . Thank you again for sharing your efforts. Jim
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