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My Gloucester: Sandra Pember, from Longlevens

By The Citizen  |  Posted: November 11, 2013

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Sandra Pember, retired repairer of antique clocks, Longlevens

What do you love most about Gloucester?

Its history and its museums.

What is great about where you live?

Longlevens is close enough to the city shops, but also only a few minutes away from the countryside.

If you could bring one thing to Gloucester, what would it be?

I'd love to see Robert Opie return to Gloucester Docks, as it would be a huge boost to tourism.

Where would you take visitors to show off the city?

I'd take them to the Folk Museum and the Cathedral. I do miss the old Gloucester Docks, though, and am not keen on the Outlet Centre.

Do you have a favourite cafe or restaurant in Gloucester?

There are several places I like to eat at – Toby Carvery, Ye Olde Fish and Chip restaurant in Hare Lane, and Coffee #1 in Northgate Street.

Where do you shop in Gloucester?

M&S but I'm also a keen supporter of Hempsted Car Boot Sale! I'd like to see more independent shops opening in the city centre, and can't wait for the redevelopment of King's Square, which looks and feels very drab and down-at-heel at present.

Which is your favourite pub and why?

I don't really drink or go into pubs, but enjoy the occasional shandy with a meal if eating out.

Football or rugby? And who do you support?

I'm a follower of neither football or rugby, but would favour rugby if I was.

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  • jas37  |  November 11 2013, 11:58AM

    Sandra, Couldn't agree more on the Robert Opie Museum, I get the impression that the City Council try to ignore that the Docks exist as a potential visitor attraction. There is enough vacant floor space in the Docks for the Museum to locate to but it seems the Council just see the Docks as a place where there offices are sited and have given consent for more to follow.

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