An Oral history of ‘The Marshes’…what is your memory?


Very close to the centre of Coleford and on the very edge of the towns conservation area lies  ‘The Marshes’

‘We used to see 5 swallows each year..they would gather mud from the stream to make their nests’

A market garden, a market place, site of cricket matches, proposed site for a supermarket, more recently neglected what is your story about the Marshes ?

As part of Coleford Festival of Words 2017 a project to remember, reflect and imagine- the photograph above is a view of what the site could be, a garden in the Town Centre, a tourist accommodation?- you are invited to contribute memories, stories, points of view…contact

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