6 George Street in 1936 directory and 4 George Street in 1957 city directory.

The Citizen, 15th June 1979 – Action to end traffic chaos: A machine moved into George Street, Gloucester, today, to begin demolishing the building which has caused the closure of the street – and traffic chaos for nearly a week. Acting under its emergency powers to remove unsafe buildings, the City Council this morning accepted a tender to demolish a major part of No’s 2 and 3 George Street, which is owned by Ind Coope, the brewers. Mr Michael Matthews, assistant chief executive of the City Council, said George Street should be open again by Monday morning. “The council and owners accepted a tender this morning and work should start later today. They will demolish part of the building and make the rest safe. The cost of this work will be borne initially by the ratepayers and recovered later from the brewery,” he added.

George Street was closed last Sunday after police became alarmed over the demolition of the Excelsior Inn, which is next door to Nos 2 and 3. City Council surveyors who examined the adjoining hotel annexe declared it to be unsafe and closed the road. With a vital stretch of the city road network closed rush hour traffic chaos followed

.The Excelsior Inn is owned by Gloucestershire County Council and is being demolished to make way for the Inner Relief Road. The County Council is still negotiating terms for the purchase of the Northgate Hotel.


1936 A.R.J. Raybould

1939 Alfred Howell

1957 S.P. Brookes

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