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Wills Bros uncover hidden Gloucestershire history!

During our works on the A435 Cycleway section 1 which we are pleased to be delivering on behalf of Gloucestershire County Council, a partially hidden piece of history caught the attention of Wills Bros Project Manager, Chris Dale.  Situated on Evesham Road, a boundary marker stone, had become partially buried over time and Chris started the process of having it lifted to its former glory so that it could once again be enjoyed by the local community. Keen to find out more about the history of the stone, recently appointed Public Liaison Officer Val Kudrya who lives locally reached out to the Cheltenham Local History Society to find out more.

The stone, one of 26 supplied by The Croft Granite company in 1935 previously served as a demarcation of the responsibility for maintenance of the highways, between Gloucestershire County Council and Cheltenham Borough Council and came into force when the boundaries were extended.

The search for the other 25 stones continues…